The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings of Pearls Before Swine is simply the handsomely repackaged reissue of both albums cut for the label in 1967 and 1968, One Nation Underground and Balaklava. Re-released in the U.S. by Bernard Stollman's erratically active label, the two-on-one CD package features both albums completely remastered for reissue by veteran studio wiz Joe Phillips. While the Pearls Before Swine website claims that Phillips worked from master tapes, Phillips in his liner note essay says that the masters "are long-lost to History" sic. Over five years he used his memory of the original recordings produced by Richard Alderson, the supervision of Pearls Before Swine's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings of Pearls Before Swine is simply the handsomely repackaged reissue of both albums cut for the label in 1967 and 1968, One Nation Underground and Balaklava. Re-released in the U.S. by Bernard Stollman's erratically active label, the two-on-one CD package features both albums completely remastered for reissue by veteran studio wiz Joe Phillips. While the Pearls Before Swine website claims that Phillips worked from master tapes, Phillips in his liner note essay says that the masters "are long-lost to History" sic. Over five years he used his memory of the original recordings produced by Richard Alderson, the supervision of Pearls Before Swine's visionary songwriter and principal vocalist Tom Rapp, and existing copies. They sound great. Given what he had to work with -- and some of the atrocious sounding re-releases on CD -- this set is basically the reference point from here on out. The sound is clear, flat, and dynamic with many of the subtleties of the original sessions reproduced in unprecedented detail. In addition to Phillips' own introductory tome, the package includes essays by songwriter and labelmate Randy Burns, a brief paragraph by Stollman, and complete lyrics for both recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Esp Disk Ltd.
  • UPC: 825481040037
  • Catalog Number: 4003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another Time (3:06)
  2. 2 Playmate (2:22)
  3. 3 Ballad to an Amber Lady (5:16)
  4. 4 (Oh Dear) Miss Morse (1:56)
  5. 5 Drop Out! (4:06)
  6. 6 Morning Song (4:08)
  7. 7 Regions of May (3:29)
  8. 8 Uncle John (2:56)
  9. 9 I Shall Not Care (5:23)
  10. 10 The Surrealist Waltz (3:31)
  11. 11 Trumpeter Landfrey (0:35)
  12. 12 Translucent Carriages (4:04)
  13. 13 Images of April (2:44)
  14. 14 There Was a Man (2:57)
  15. 15 I Saw the World (3:26)
  16. 16 Guardian Angels (3:04)
  17. 17 Suzanne (5:00)
  18. 18 Lepers and Roses (5:24)
  19. 19 Florence Nightingale (0:17)
  20. 20 Ring Thing (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pearls Before Swine Primary Artist
Tom Rapp Guitar, Vocals, Breathing
Lee Crabtree Organ, Flute, Piano, Guest Appearance
Roger Crissinger Organ, Harpsichord, Clavoline
Joe Farrell Flute, English Horn, Guest Appearance
Wayne Harley Banjo, Mandolin, Autoharp, Background Vocals, Vibes, Oscillator, Harmony
Lane Lederer Bass, Guitar, Celeste, Bass Guitar, English Horn, Vocals, Sarangui, finger cymbals, Sarungi
Bill Salter Bass, Double Bass, Guest Appearance
Al Shackman Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jim Bohannon Organ, Piano, Marimbas, Clavinet
Warren Smith Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Composer
Tom Rapp Composer
Richard Alderson Director, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Roger Crissinger Composer
Wayne Harley Composer
Lane Lederer Composer
Joe Phillips Engineer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Mastering
Bernard Stollman Liner Notes
Saxie Dowell Composer
Randy Burns Liner Notes
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