The Blues Project Projections 150g Mono LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the June 2010 Issue of Stereophile!
A 1966 Masterpiece!
The Blues Project created a visionary blues/folk-rock/jazz/psychedelic fusion
that became a key source of inspiration for subsequent generations of
roots-conscious rockers. Sundazed's High-Definition vinyl edition features
Projections' original rare and unique mono mix and complete original cover art.
The Blues Project was one of the most innovative and influential bands of the
1960s. Rising from the vibrant Greenwich Village music scene, the New York
quintet created a visionary fusion of electric blues, folk-rock, jazz and
psychedelia, and delivered it with gritty, effortless expertise. Although the
Blues Project didn't stay together long enough to cash in on the musical
innovations that they pioneered, they served as an inspiration for subsequent
generations of roots-conscious rockers, and the band's small but seminal body of
work remains beloved by '60s rock aficionados.
1966's Projections is generally regarded as the Blues Project's peak as a
recording unit. The only studio album to feature the band's classic lineup of
keyboardist Al Kooper, guitarists Danny Kalb and Steve Katz, bassist Andy
Kulberg and drummer Roy Blumenfeld, Projections is a potent manifestation of the
Blues Project's eclectic approach and a persuasive showcase for the band
members' varied talents.
At the time of its release, Projections became a fixture on the emerging
underground FM album-rock radio format with such enduring tracks as the garagey
Kooper-sung rocker "Wake Me, Shake Me", Kalb's epic blues showcase "Two Trains
Running", Katz's resonant take on Bob Lind's folk-rock standard "Cheryl's Going
Home" and the spacey instrumental "Flute Thing", featuring bassist Kulberg on
the title instrument.
"This is a relatively long and ambitious production packed with good tunes and even better playing." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 8, Sound 6
• High-Definition Vinyl
• Mono Edition
• Original cover art
1. I Can't Keep From Crying
2. Steve's Song
3. You Can't Catch Me
4. Two Trains Running
5. Wake Me, Shake Me
6. Cheryl's Going Home
7. Flute Thing
8. Caress Me Baby
9. Fly Away