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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond

Captain Beyond was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1972. Its members were singer Rod Evans, guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, bassist Lee Dorman, and drummer Bobby Caldwell. Evans was the original lead singer for Deep Purple and probably best known for his vocals on their 1968 debut chart-breaker "Hush"; Rheinhardt and Dorman had played in Iron Butterfly. Caldwell had come to prominence playing with Johnny Winter. He was replaced by drummer Martin Rodriguez on the group's second album, after which Evans left the band. Captain Beyond re-formed in 1976, with singer Willy Daffern, and Caldwell back on the drums.

Captain Beyond played hard rock influenced by progressive rock. Although the band achieved little commercial success, the group nevertheless earned a cult following. Reinhardt and Caldwell reformed Captain Beyond in 1998. Since then they have been performing at shows and have released a four track EP. There is of yet no information whether they are going to record a new album.
(Year of Release: 1972)

Track List:
1. Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
2. Armworth
3. Myopic Void
4. Mesmerization Eclipse
5. Raging River Of Fear
6. Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Intro)
7. Frozen Over
8. Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Time Since Come &...)
9. I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)
10. As The Moon Speaks (To The Waves Of The Sea)
11. Astral Lady
12. As The Moon Speaks (Return)
13. I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)

Download: Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond (38.7MB)


Dgrador said...

amazing album.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing this album to our attention. I've always heard of Captain Beyond but was wary of spending the money to check it out [been burn before by the hype you know]. I will buy it in a heartbeat if the good reviews are true!

Anonymous said...

always wanted to hear this one , thanks - timo