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This is a good hard-psych album from 1969, the second and final effort from Canada's  The Collectors, "Wild Grass and Strawberries".......used to have thier self-titled debut, can't locate it at the moment, if anyone happens to have it, please share it here, it's pretty good (although MUCH different from this one) as well.

The Collectors were guitarist/keyboardist Bill Henderson, Claire Lasaerence on flute, sax, harmonica, and keyboards, Ross Turney on drummes, bassist Glenn Miller, and vocalist Howie Vickers. Classical and jazz influences abound, making this a rather unique item for its time. The very sophisticated lyrics were (just now learned this) written by Candian playwrite George Ryga as part of a stagae play of the same title as the album.

This album, for me, works better as a cohesive effort rather than listening to parts of it (just played it today for likely the first time in 15 years or so), although "Early Morning" stands out, as does the wierd, heavy "Teletype Click" and the equally wierd, classical/jazz based number, "Seventeenth Summer" and the title track with it's jazzy saxaphone....hell it's all pretty great, feel like smoking some weed (if I still did that) and listening to it again.......

If you've never heard this one, give me a full report, it's damn near what I would refer to as an unknown classic from a genre of which there are many (late 60's-early 70's hard/heavy psych), if (like myself to be honest) you haven't heard this in several years, plese give it a fresh listen, it really DOES sound excellent, a really fine effort which I think is fairly forgotten except for fans of the era/style (and if you aren't one, why are you here?)....and please, if anyone has that first album PLEASE share it or send it to me, I'd love to hear it again.

01 Overeture/02 Grass & Wild Strawberries/03 Things I Remember/04 Don't Turn Away (From Me)/05 Teletype Click/06 Seventeenth Summer/07 The Long Rain/08 My Love Delights Me/09 Dream of Desolation/10 Rainbow of Fire/11 Early Morning/12 Sheep on a Hillside

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