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Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
Four Bonus Tracks plus the album's own eclectic brew - Prog rock with real
Clear is the third Spirit album, written largely around the time of their work
on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Model Shop. Clear has several moments of
brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band Spirit were. Coming off of the
success of The Family That Plays Together and the hit single, "I Got a Line on
You," the group entered the studio with Lou Adler once again in the producer's
The album contains many high points, like "Cold Wind," "So Little Time To Fly"
and the awesome original release closer "New Dope in Town." "Dark Eyed Woman"
opens the album with promise, and it is indeed one of Spirit's hardest-rocking
studio performances. Randy California's inspired guitar solo is one of the
finest performances of the period. California is indeed the rock equivalent of
the cool, progressive jazzman of the '50s.
Clear includes four Bonus Tracks: both sides of the 1984 single, the song
"Fuller Brush Man" and a piece entitled "Coral," which was on the Model Shop
original movie soundtrack and is present here in an elaborately produced
version. This is Spirit, at the height of their powers, with Jay Ferguson still
in the fold. Their music is different from anyone else, at times a little Jazz,
Rock and Roll, and a fusion of other styles. Hard to believe this was done in
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
Jay Ferguson, vocals, percussion
Randy California, guitars, vocals
John Locke, keyboards
Mark Andes, bass, backing vocals
Ed Cassidy, drums, percussion
1. Dark Eyed Woman
2. Apple Orchard
3. So Little Time To Fly
4. Ground Hog
5. Cold Wind
6. Policeman's Ball
7. Ice (instrumental)
8. Give A Life, Take A Life
9. I'm Truckin'
10. Clear (instrumental)
11. Caught (instrumental)
12. New Dope In Town
14. Sweet Stella Baby
15. Fuller Brush Man
16. Coral (instrumental