Friday, April 29, 2016

Crystal Jacqueline- Morning Dew 7” (Regal Crabomophone winkle 24)

CJ have made a few releases on this label and are back with a new 7” with four underground tracks all performed with the bands usual skill and excellence.  Three are covers. I was quite surprised at the take of Morning Dew. I love the way Warren Haynes does this song and of course know the Grateful Dead version but this is something totally different. The female vocals are very beautiful and passionate and I like the way the keyboards sort of flow in and out and across the track. Ivy is an original track with some beautiful acoustic guitars, floating mellotron like keyboards and multilayered vocals.  Moonsong (originally by Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies) is more keyboard oriented with dreamy vocals and a more psychedelic feeling.  Sally go Round the Roses closes the 7”. Totally different from the original. Cool band.

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