GAL COSTA: GAL COSTA
A landmark Tropicalia album from Gal Costa—set to arrangements from the legendary Rogerio Duprat, and featuring songs by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben (with musical contributions by both Veloso and Gil)! Costa is light years beyond her earlier bossa material, and emerges here as a powerful vocalist who deftly straddles jazz and psychedelia, electronic and acoustic settings, and all the other criss-crossed styles that make up the Tropicalia polyglot. This Real Gone Music/Dusty Groove reissue of this classic record from 1969 features new liner notes by Peter Margasak. A cornerstone of any Tropicalia collection!
Tracklist: Nao Identificado, Sebastiana featuring Gilberto Gil, Lost in the Paradise, Namorinho De Portao featuring Gilberto Gil, Saudosismo, Se Voce Pensa, Vou Recomecar, Divino, Maravilhoso, Que Pena (Ele Ja Nao Gosta Mais De Mim) featuring Caetano Veloso, Baby featuring Caetano Veloso, A Coisa Mais Linda Que Existe, and Deus E o Amor.
PEGGY LIPTON - THE COMPLETE ODE RECORDINGS
Model-turned-actress Peggy Lipton was (and is) one of the great beauties of her generation, and in her role as flower child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, became the “It Girl” during the show’s late ‘60s and early ‘70s run. The same year (1968) that she premiered on the show, Peggy also unveiled her formidable singing talent on a self-titled album produced by Lou Adler and released on his Ode record label. The album yielded a charting single in “Stoney End” and led to some other “Bubbling Under” non-album single releases for Ode including evocative covers of Laura Nyro’s “Lu” and Donovan’s “Wear Your Love Like Heaven” plus a collaboration with writer-producer Jimmy Webb on his song “Red Clay County Line” – all of which we’ve collected on Peggy Lipton: The Complete Ode Recordings, which features everything she released on the label plus an unreleased track, a version of Brian Wilson’s “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times.” Our Real Gone reissue of this lost gem (which has only come out on CD in Japan as a straight album reissue without the bonus tracks) replicates the original album’s gatefold art with wallet packaging that includes a booklet displaying rare photos and single picture sleeves, with notes by Joe Marchese. An earful and an eye-ful from the multitalented Ms. Lipton! Track include: Let Me Pass By, A Natural Woman, Memories of a Golden Weekend (or How I Got the Acapulco Blues), San Francisco Glide, Stoney End, Who Needs It, Hands Off the Man, It Might as Well Rain until September, Wasn’t It You, Lady of the Lake, Honey Won’t Let Me, Bonus Tracks: Red Clay County Line, Just a Little Lovin’, Lu, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times (Unreleased).
GENE CHANDLER - THE TWO SIDES OF GENE CHANDLER
A fantastic lost album by the great Gene Chandler – and one of his most sophisticated soul documents! The record was Gene's last album for Brunswick – issued shortly before Gene scored big once again on Mercury, which is why it's probably often lost in the shuffle of time. The record's got some incredibly dark material that shows a different side of Gene than you'd expect from earlier hits – including the incredible track "Suicide", which is a magnificent "Iceman" track in the Chicago tradition, that features the main character contemplating suicide as a means of dealing with his sorrow. Other titles include "If You Would Love Me", "The Sun Died", "This Bitter Earth", "Eleanor Rigby", and a remake of "Can I Change My Mind". ~ Dusty Groove