SPIRIT TWELVE DREAMS OF DR. SARDONICUS 150g LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the July 2009 Issue of Stereophile!
Although they never achieved the commercial superstardom that was often
predicted for them, Spirit remains one of the most revered and influential
musical forces of the late 1960s. Perhaps more than any American band, Spirit
embodied the era's adventurous eclecticism and creative ambition. Combining the experimental attitude of psychedelia and jazz, blues, R&B, folk and classical elements, Spirit's original lineup burned briefly but brightly to produce some of the most distinctive music of its time.
Spirit's 1970 classic Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (produced by longtime Neil
Young collaborator David Briggs) is widely acknowledged as the band's magnum
opus. The fourth and final collaboration by the band's classic original lineup
of Randy California, Jay Ferguson, Mark Andes, John Locke and Ed Cassidy, the
12-song album reflects the quintet's one-of-a-kind mix of talents and
personalities. Spirit's unique musical vision is reflected in their trademark
hit "Nature's Way", which remains a staple of classic-rock radio, along with
such Spirit favorites as "Prelude-Nothin' To Hide", "Animal Zoo," "Mr. Skin" and
"Morning Will Come" which mix sonic experimentation and vivid lyrical imagery
with catchy melodic craft.
Out of print on vinyl for more than two decades, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
has been meticulously resorted to its original two-sided glory for this LP
reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on
high-quality, high-definition vinyl, reproducing the album's distinctive
original cover art in its entirety.
• High-Definition Vinyl
1. Animal Zoo
2. Morning Will Come
3. Mr. Skin
4. When I Touch You
5. Street Worm
6. Love Has Found a Way
7. Space Child
8. Prelude-Nothin' To Hide
9. Why Can't I Be Free
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Nature's Way