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Parallelograms [Expanded]
     

Parallelograms [Expanded]

by Linda Perhacs
 

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The history of rock music is filled with one-hit wonders and debut albums left without a follow-up. Most of those just had the fate they deserved, some were the results of early disbanding or mismanagement. Linda Perhacs' Parallelograms belongs to none of those categories. The singer/songwriter spent all her inspiration on this gem, simple as that. It sits

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The history of rock music is filled with one-hit wonders and debut albums left without a follow-up. Most of those just had the fate they deserved, some were the results of early disbanding or mismanagement. Linda Perhacs' Parallelograms belongs to none of those categories. The singer/songwriter spent all her inspiration on this gem, simple as that. It sits there on the shelf, a life's compendium, stunning in its beauty and the fact that no later albums can frame it in a historical context, or diminish its impact. Softer, less declamatory than Joan Baez, more daring than Joni Mitchell, Perhacs' songs are psychedelic on a daily, domestic basis. Originally released in 1970, the album had been lifted from the LP and reissued on CD by The Wild Places in 1996. The label was finally able to locate Perhacs after the CD was released. In 2003, a new, expanded edition of Parallelograms came out. Remastered from the original master tapes, it sports a much better sound, warmer and with more of that psychedelic reverb. It also includes six bonus tracks: a previously unknown song, "If You Were My Man" (in both demo and completed versions, this song was left off the album), a take of "Hey, Who Really Cares" with a sound collage intro, and two demo versions of "Chimacum Rain." Informed by the female singer/songwriters of the late '60s, and the sonic experiments of the West Coast psychedelic scene (just listen to the title track, its abstract lyrics and beautiful, intertwined atonal melodies), Perhacs has created 40 minutes of music out of time. [Sunbeam's 2008 expanded edition included eight bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Sunbeam Records
UPC:
5051125506019
catalogNumber:
5060

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Performance Credits

Linda Perhacs   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,electronics
Shelly Manne   Percussion
Steve Cohn   Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Milt Holland   Percussion
Brian Ingoldsby   Hosepipe
John Neufeld   Flute,Saxophone
Reinie Press   Guitar,Electric Bass
Leonard Rosenman   electronics
Fleetfoot   Guitar

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Composer
Steve Cohn   Arranger
Billy Funk   Photo Courtesy
Terry Brown   Engineer
Brian Ingoldsby   Sound Effects,Engineer
Leonard Rosenman   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Electronic Effects
Linda Perhacs   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Electronic Effects
Jude Holmes   Executive Producer

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