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ARTIST
TITLE
Awakening...
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 115CD SHAD 115CD
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RELEASE DATE
1/5/2010

Shadoks presents the first of three albums reissued on CD by heavy prog/psych South African band The Third Eye. The original pressing came out on Polydor in 1969, and thanks to the cooperation of band members Dawn Selby (Hammond organ) and her brother Ron Selby (guitar), this project came to life again. The Third Eye started playing in 1968, based in Durban -- a coastal city several hundred miles away from the recording and musical hub of Johannesburg. Awakening... came out in 1969 when Dawn Selby was only 14 years old. Just imagine her age when you listen to the blistering organ and piano tracks. Followed by two more albums Searching (1969) and Brother (1970), The Third Eye produced a veritable volcano of work in a short period of time, even challenging fellow peers Freedoms Children for the title of heaviest band in South Africa. Awakening... is the most complex of all three of their albums, with great brass arrangements, piano, Hammond organ, fuzz-guitar and soul-infused vocals. Musically headed in the direction of bands such as Electric Flag, The Flock's Dinosaur Swamps, Chicago, The Nice, and Al Cooper, this is pure electric underground of the best sort. Other members include: Maurice Saul (vocals, lead guitar), Robbie Pavid (drums), and Mike Sauer (six-string bass).