Saturday, March 22, 2008

by Anonymous

Lazarus "A Fool's Paradise" 1973

The second album by Bill Hughes, Carl Keesee, and Gary Dye was released in 1973. Like their first it was produced by Phil Ramone and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Though still predominantly acoustic, A Fool's Paradise is noticeably more uptempo, slighly more electric, and more produced than the first album, which arguably held onto its mellow attitude at times when it might have let down its hair rather more. On the first album their use of percussion was so sparing that the drummer wasn't even named, but here he gets enough track time to warrant crediting Nick Jameson, who also gets a line for "additional production," whatever that means. There is also a credit for orchestration given to Chris Dedrick.

Once again the theme of religion weaves in and out but with a few exceptions it's even more subtle here than in their first album.

A Fool's Paradise was briefly available on a Japanese-issue CD but to my knowledge is not currently available in any format.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great record, thank you very much!!
Armute

22 March, 2008 23:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. It's as beautiful as the first day that I heard it back in 1973.

If they release it on CD, I would buy it

A very contented listener in Canada

23 March, 2008 09:43  
Blogger mnminn said...

Is anyone willing to re-up this for someone slow on the uptake? Thanks in advance. J

31 March, 2008 01:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://paylesssofts.net/?x1b3d63674

02 April, 2008 18:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correct link for back art:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9692/foolslineroh2.jpg


Thanks for sharing!!

06 April, 2008 01:58  
Blogger mnminn said...

Thanks for the re-up. Much appreciated. J

06 April, 2008 02:19  
Blogger wkc said...

Another one I was late to the show for. If a reup of this one is possible it would be very appreciated. Thanks for all you do.

22 November, 2008 07:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still no CD, but this album is now available from amazon.com as an mp3 download.

23 December, 2008 18:50  

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