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ARTIST
TITLE
Major Arcana
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RR 149CD RR 149CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/5/2005

"Major Arcana's self-titled release from 1976 which appeared on the modestly-named A Major Label followed hot on the heels of two previous solo efforts by the folk/psych legend Jim Spencer. This is an album that defies categorization, featuring as it does a veritable smorgasbord of musical styles, although the phenomenal opening track, 'Western Wind,' is rightly regarded as an acid folk/psych masterpiece. The band, augmented by the presence of Spencer's previous collaborator and Bloomsbury People alumni, keyboard player and flautist Sigmund Snopek III, combine effortlessly to produce an album of changing moods, with strong, up-front vocals, neat synth arrangements and a recurring lounge/multi-instrumental vibe. One critic described the album thusly: 'West coast psychedelic gem, with nice folky tunes, dreamy stoned vibe and some killer acid guitar outbursts. Really great psych music you can easily imagine from the awesome cover art!'."