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Friday, January 25, 2013

Opal - Early Recordings

Let's get on down, get on down the road.

While SST's release Happy Nightmare Baby by Opal is essential, this set of 'Early' (1983-1987) recordings is a great showcase of the song-making skills of Kendra Smith & David Roback. Made up primarily of songs from the Northern Line & Fell from the Sun eps, with additional outtakes & unreleased tracks ("Harriet Brown" being a great haunting melody previously unheard). Opal is an oft overlooked band that always manages to please me, no matter the set or setting. I hope the uninitiated (if there are any) will take a chance on this wistful yet lovely offering.

Year of Release: 1989
Label: Rough Trade
Genre: Indie, Alt-Psychedelic

Track List:
Empty Box Blues
She's a Diamond
My Only Friend
Empty Bottles
Grains of Sand
Brigit on Sunday
Northern Line
Strange Delight
Fell from the Sun
Harriet Brown
All Souls
Hear the Wind Blow

Download: Opal - Early Recordings
Download Size: 114.74MB (at 320Kbps)


Dr. Schluss said...

Along with the continuing stream of psychedelic weirdness over at the Psychedelic Garage, I'd love for you to give a listen to my new recordings as Glaze of Cathexis with "The Golden Konbanwa." It's a stew of psych rock, glam rock, electronic insanity, and probably a few other things that slipped by me.


wytchcroft said...

great post! i love Opal.

AllyWonderland said...

Picking this up...

Dave said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have the vinyl copy. I love Empty Box Blues.

John R said...

Thanks so much - wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

excellent post! thank you!