Nesmith's Country-Rock Cornerstone On Blue Vinyl LP!
In his solo debut as a recording artist, Michael Nesmith breaks ground with his
First National Band on Magnetic South, waxing eleven country-rock classics.
Taped at RCA's Hollywood Studios in February 1970 directly after his departure
from The Monkees, the album thematically opens Nesmith's First National American
trilogy of blue, red and white albums (with a trademark needle point sleeve
designed by none other than Dean Torrence).
Magnetic South is brimming with songs Nesmith stockpiled during The Monkees
heyday and also includes the Top 40 hit single Joanne, with covers of One Rose
and Beyond The Blue Horizon topping off this spirited and infectious long
player. Issued in July 1970, Magnetic South was the first of two albums issued
by The First National Band that year to critical accolades.
Available again on Blue Vinyl from Sundazed, for the first time since the
"...This trilogy from 1970-71 forms a magnificent whole...These LPs are
stellar on every level: musicians of the highest order, including pedal steel
maven Red Rhodes and pianist Glen D Hardin, and songs that deserve hit status:
'Joanne', 'Listen To the Band' and 'Silver Moon'. Even the few covers are
inspired...So don't miss these this time around - OK?" - Ken Kessler, www.hifinews.co.uk,
Yearbook 2018, Rated 95/100 Sound Quality!
• Blue Vinyl
Michael Nesmith, vocals, guitar
John London, bass
John Ware, drums
O.J. "Red" Rhodes, pedal steel guitar
Earl P. Ball, side piano
1. Calico Girlfriend
2. Nine Times Blue
3. Little Red Rider
4. The Crippled Lion
6. First National Rag
1. Mama Nantucket
2. The Keys To The Car
4. One Rose
5. Beyond The Blue Horizon