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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Freeborne's sole album is, in common with the mildly better-known '60s Boston psychedelic bands who comprised the Bosstown Sound, something of a goulash of then-trendy underground rock crosscurrents. It's not quite a ghoulish goulash, but it's not too tasty either, though they come up with some nice minor-key vocal harmonies. The record sounds like it was steeped in many listening sessions to the most popular psychedelic records of 1967, particularly the Doors' first album, Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow, and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. Also at work are some jazz, classical, and raga influences, albeit of the sort by young musicians just getting to grips ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Freeborne's sole album is, in common with the mildly better-known '60s Boston psychedelic bands who comprised the Bosstown Sound, something of a goulash of then-trendy underground rock crosscurrents. It's not quite a ghoulish goulash, but it's not too tasty either, though they come up with some nice minor-key vocal harmonies. The record sounds like it was steeped in many listening sessions to the most popular psychedelic records of 1967, particularly the Doors' first album, Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow, and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. Also at work are some jazz, classical, and raga influences, albeit of the sort by young musicians just getting to grips with those forms. The flaws of the album are that there aren't outstanding songs, and that the mood shifts seem more like an attempt to be as eclectic as possible than they do like genuinely well-thought-out compositional statements. The overall spacey, haunting feel of the record sometimes verges on self-conscious creepiness. It's embroidered by novel use of recorder, cello, harpsichord, and trumpet from time to time, though electric organ in the mold of the Doors or Country Joe & the Fish is more prominent, as is California psychedelia-influenced guitar. The CD reissue on Distortions adds bonus tracks of marginal worth: the mono 45 version of "Images," and a "stereo mix #2" of "Land of Diana."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2014
  • Label: Arf Arf
  • UPC: 737835510328
  • Catalog Number: 103
  • Sales rank: 13,762

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Images (3:37)
  2. 2 Land of Diana (2:56)
  3. 3 Visions of My Own (4:07)
  4. 4 Sadly Acknowledged (1:27)
  5. 5 Peak Impressions & Thoughts (6:42)
  6. 6 Yellow Sky (2:19)
  7. 7 Hurtin' Kind of Woman (4:16)
  8. 8 Inside People (2:45)
  9. 9 A New Song For Orestes (3:31)
  10. 10 But I Must Return To Frenzy (8:50)
  11. 11 Images (3:40)
  12. 12 Land of Diana - Dave Codd (3:14)
  13. 13 Visions of My Own (4:08)
  14. 14 Sadly Acknowledged (1:18)
  15. 15 Yellow Sky (2:20)
  16. 16 But I Must Return To Frenzy (8:48)
  17. 17 This is It (4:21)
  18. 18 Take a Lick (3:11)
  19. 19 Lew's Blues (7:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freeborne Primary Artist
Bob Margolin Guitar, Vocals
Tom Halter Trumpet
Aaron Smith Drums
Nick Carstoiu Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Codd Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Sampling
Technical Credits
Bob Margolin Composer
Erik Lindgren Reissue Producer
Gary Burns Liner Notes
Don Puluse Engineer
Lou Waxman Engineer
Rob Pemberton Mastering
Spiros Composer
Babbitt Composer
Barry Greenglass Composer
Richard Smith Cover Art
Nick Carstoiu Composer
Dave Codd Composer
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