Various – Wilderness America, A Celebration Of The Land

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Used LP 1975

Disc:VG+/VG (surface noise is noticeable on A1/A2, rest of tracks are good shape feel slight surface noise)

Jacket:VG+ (scuffs on corner/side of sleeve, light wears, not bad condition) w/original inner sleeve

A private record in 1975 that was produced as a promotional music album for a nature conservation project. When environmental activist was looking for talented musicians, they (she) turned to David Riordan, who is known as a member of bands such as Sugarloaf and Sweet Pain and was the most important figure in this work. Iasos, Harvey Mason, Lee Retenoir, Walter Hawkins, Ed Bogas, and others were assembled and recorded exclusively for this album. Conceptual content that allows you to feel the nature and the earth while composing the type of music, it opens with Iasos' new age track, followed by a gorgeous backing of funk soul ``Metropolis'' sung by Walter Hawkins, gentle folk song ``Mountain'' sung by David Riordan, jazzy instrumental tune ``Flight Of The Egret''. There are likely to be albums with this concept, but above all, the songs/tunes are quality. This is what makes this album so special. A1/A2 must have been listened to a lot, and surface noise is noticeable, so considering the price.

自然保護プロジェクトのプロモーション用音楽アルバムとして制作されたという75年のプライベート盤。環境運動家が有能なミュージシャンを探していた所、この作品の最重要人物でSugarloafやSweet Painといったバンドのメンバーとしても知られるDavid Riordanが抜擢されIasos,Harvey Mason,Lee Retenoir,Walter Hawkins,Ed Bogas等のメンバーを集めこのアルバムの為だけに録音を行ったのが本作品。Iasosのニューエイジ・トラックで幕を開け、豪華なバックにWalter Hawkinsが歌うファンク・ソウル”Metropolis”、David Riordanが歌う優しいフォークソング”Mountain”、ジャジーなインスト曲”Flight Of The Egret”など様々なタイプの楽曲構成ながら自然や大地を感じ取って頂けるコンセプチュアルな内容。このようなコンセプトのアルバムはありそうですが、何より曲のクオリティが高い。ここがこのアルバムの特別な所以でしょう。A1/A2がよく聴かれていたのでしょう、ジリジリとノイズが目立ちますのでお値段そこを考慮してます。

A1 - Dawn

A2 - Metropolis

A4 - Mountain

B2 - Flight Of The Egret

B4 - Before I'm Gone