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John Braheny (Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock) - Some Kind Of Change (USA 1968 1st pressing LP) - LP Album - 1st Pressing - 1968/1968

John Braheny (Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock) - Some Kind Of Change (USA 1968 1st pressing LP) - LP Album - 1st Pressing - 1968/1968

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John Braheny (Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock) - Some Kind Of Change (USA 1968 1st pressing LP) - LP Album - 1st Pressing - 1968/1968
Number of items: 1 - Near Mint (NM) - Including: Gatefold

John Braheny (Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock)

John Braheny – Some Kind Of Change (Records By Pete – S1104) made in USA 1968 original Gatefold 1st pressing LP | vinyl: NM (mint-) | cover: VG++ (excellent) deletion hole in cover / small tape on cover and some removable sticker rest front top richt.

Some Kind of Change is an odd mixture of folk-rock, California singer/songwriter, and very slightly unhinged psychedelia. While there are songs here and there that are un-eyebrow-raising, Southern California 1968 singer/songwriter rock, the more interesting tracks suggest an anxious man being pushed toward a dazed and distraught state of mind. Think of more normal, far less worrisomely troubled acid folk in the Skip Spence mode, and that's somewhat along the right track. Odd psychedelically treated voices, reverb, and effects decorate about half the cuts, effectively weaving around Braheny's tense and yearning voice. "Don't Cry for Me" is quality spooky blues acid folk, with its constant haunting refrain "Don't cry for me/I'm free" suggestive of a man who's obtained freedom at some cost to his grasp of reality. "Free Fall" is another highlight, somewhat reminiscent of Tim Buckley's stranger earlier numbers like "Hallucinations," but not imitative. Other weird detours, not all of them successful, crop up, like the eerily bittersweet blues-psych instrumental "Silver Cord," and "Tour Line Ladies," built around the narrative of a Hollywood tour guide that goes on at least twice as long as it should. In a less offbeat mood, this also has his own quality version of "December Dream," an outstanding melancholy folk-rock love song. This is an LP deserving of a CD reissue, although that prospect might be unlikely given that it doesn't fit into any comfortable niche of rock that's been revived for the collector market.

A1 Grey Day 3:54
A2 December Dream 2:45
A3 Don't Cry For Me 2:51
A4 Tour Line Ladies 5:19
A5 Some Kind Of Change 5:47
B1 Long Way Home 2:33
B2 Warm 2:30
B3 Reason For Leaving 2:52
B4 Free Fall 2:35
B5 Silver Cord 8:55

Lot details
Artist/ Band (max 3)
John Braheny (Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock)
Record Title
Some Kind Of Change (USA 1968 1st pressing LP)
Nr of items
1
Media Source
LP Album
Release Country
U.S.
Release year (oldest)
1968
Release year (youngest)
1968
Condition
Near Mint (NM)
Pressing
1st Pressing
Includes
Gatefold
Record Label
Records By Pete
Record Label Number
S1104
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