Daughters of Albion [Remastered]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Daughters of Albion is happy Californian pop
ock music, imbued with streaks of the kind of weirdness that only cropped up in otherwise normal pop
ock records in the late 1960s. Some of the harmonies are good, if a little on the super-sweet and high side. The odd interjections of orchestration and weird little effects -- most likely producer Leon Russell was a strong contributor in this regard -- make this more interesting than you might expect from the basis of the songs alone. If you're looking for rough ballpark cult figures that might indicate whether you should seek this out, it's kind of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Daughters of Albion is happy Californian pop
ock music, imbued with streaks of the kind of weirdness that only cropped up in otherwise normal pop
ock records in the late 1960s. Some of the harmonies are good, if a little on the super-sweet and high side. The odd interjections of orchestration and weird little effects -- most likely producer Leon Russell was a strong contributor in this regard -- make this more interesting than you might expect from the basis of the songs alone. If you're looking for rough ballpark cult figures that might indicate whether you should seek this out, it's kind of between the albums of the era by Millennium and the Judy Henske-Jerry Yester duo. With its frequent good-time bounce, it's closer to Millennium than the darker and more resonant Henske-Yester collaboration, though it doesn't sound extremely close to either act, and isn't as good as either. Still, the better tracks, like "Candle Songs," conjure an appealing never-never fairyland, far more innocent than those devised by psychedelic peers like the Jefferson Airplane on "White Rabbit." [The 2012 reissue on Now Sounds includes mono 45 versions of "Well Wired" and "Story of Sad."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Now Sounds
  • EAN: 5013929063921
  • Catalog Number: 2906392
  • Sales rank: 289,792

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daughters of Albion Primary Artist
Leon Russell Piano, Keyboards
Buddy Childers Trumpet
John Audino Trumpet
Chuck Blackwell Percussion, Drums
Bill Boatman Percussion, Drums
Jesse Ehrlich Strings
John Gallie Piano, Keyboards
Nathan Gershman Strings
Jim Horn Saxophone
Richard Leith Trombone
Lew McCreary Trombone
Dick Nash Trombone
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe Strings
Carl Radle Bass
Myron Sandler Strings
Marshall Sosson Strings
Anthony Terran Trumpet
John Vidusich Trombone, Trumpet
Ernie Tack Trombone
Dorothy Victor Harp
Harrell Jones Percussion, Drums
Frank Green Strings
Technical Credits
Leon Russell Arranger, Producer
Greg Dempsey Composer, Photo Courtesy
Kristian Hoffman Liner Notes
Steve Stanley Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Art Direction, Layout
Alan Brownstein Mastering
Dan Lee Morehouse Contributor
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