The Amazing Charlatans

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
After almost 30 years, there's finally a definitive document of one of the first San Francisco psychedelic groups -- or, at least, as definitive a document as surviving tapes allow. This compilation assembles 23 tracks from their demos for the Kama Sutra and Autumn labels, as well as a couple of later sessions recorded at San Francisco area studios. Much of this material has been bootlegged previously, on both vinyl and tape, but here it appears in its best fidelity to date by far. Those expecting psychedelic fireworks will be surprised. There's some acid-soaked folk-rock here most notably "We're Not on the Same Trip" and "I Saw Her," the two best cuts, but on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
After almost 30 years, there's finally a definitive document of one of the first San Francisco psychedelic groups -- or, at least, as definitive a document as surviving tapes allow. This compilation assembles 23 tracks from their demos for the Kama Sutra and Autumn labels, as well as a couple of later sessions recorded at San Francisco area studios. Much of this material has been bootlegged previously, on both vinyl and tape, but here it appears in its best fidelity to date by far. Those expecting psychedelic fireworks will be surprised. There's some acid-soaked folk-rock here most notably "We're Not on the Same Trip" and "I Saw Her," the two best cuts, but on the whole, it's much more of a travelog of roots music, with white blues, jug band, folk, country, and music hall influences much more to the fore. Sure, the Charlatans never really got the opportunity to flex their muscles in the studio, but it's also true that they didn't possess either the songwriting or instrumental chops to rival the Jefferson Airplane or Moby Grape. If you gear your expectations to the appropriate level, there's plenty of good-time mid- to late-'60s Bay Area rock to savor here. Big Beat's meticulous packaging and programming also ensures that an important chapter in psychedelic/San Francisco music has been properly presented for the first time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1996
  • Label: Big Beat Uk
  • UPC: 029667413824
  • Catalog Number: 138
  • Sales rank: 47,194

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Charlatans Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Hank Bradley Violin
Dan Hicks Vocals
Lynne Hughes Guitar, Vocals
Patrick Gogerty Piano
Technical Credits
Mike Wilhelm Arranger, Contributor
Dan Hicks Arranger, Contributor
Patrick Gogerty Arranger
Alec Palao Liner Notes
Nehemiah James Composer
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