Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gypsy - In The Garden (1971 us, incredible progressive rock with jazz elements)


This was Gypsy's second album and their  the most collectable. The song "As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel)" is a 12 minute epic which is probably their best song from all of their albums. This song also received the most radio airplay from this album.

The band has matured greatly with this album. The basic music is structured much like their first LP, but the sound is more together and the organ, played by Jimmy Walsh, seems to be the focal point of the group's maturity. "As Far As You Can See" is an enchanting education; while the second side of the LP contains one view of paradise entitled "Here in the Garden," and two other explicitly religious tunes.
1. Around You – 5:27
2. Reach Out Your Hand – 2:33
3. As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel) (Rosenbaum, Lordan, Walsh) – 12:09
4. Here In The Garden I – 6:43
5. Here In The Garden Ii – 3:07
6. Blind Man – 3:59
7. Time Will Make It Better (Walsh) – 2:53
All Songs By Enrico Rosenbaum except as noted

*Enrico Rosenbaum - Guitar, Vocals
*James Walsh - Keyboards, Vocals
*James Johnson - Guitar, Vocals
*Bill Lordan - Drums
*Willie Weeks - Bass
*Joe Lala - Percussion

1970  Gypsy (1st Album)

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  1. Gypsy began life as the hugely popular teen band The Underbeats, hailing from the fertile Minneapolis/St. Paul music scene. In 1969 The Underbeats decided to go for the big time and headed for California, where they eventually secured house band status at the Whiskey A Go-Go. Around this time the Underbeats name was sounding a bit dated so the band was rechristened Gypsy. The band started to attract attention from record labels and wound up with two solid offers, Atlantic and the upstart Metromedia. The band chose Metromedia and proceeded to record their self titled debut album, released in 1970. After the first album the band embarked on a successful national tour, playing large venues and festivals. In 1971, along with some personnel changes, the band returned to LA and began recording their second album In The Garden. Due to financial problems at Metromedia the album never got the attention it deserved.

    1971 was a terrific year for Progressive Rock and Gypsy's second album provides more memorable music. This band is prodigiously talented in every way. Almost anyone can relate to the lovely "Time Will Make It Better". It should have been a hit, and the album is real progressive masterpiece,in fact, marks the transition from traditional to psychedelic progressive rock. with beautiful melodic structures, vocal harmonies and a very good competent guitarist In The Garden excites and thrills from start to finish with their beautiful songs and always welcome timbre of the good old organs Hammond B3. As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel) is a small epic of almost 12 minutes long with chilling harmonies and solos. In The Garden II is another firecracker album!!!
    Thx Marios.

  2. Great stuff! I know Minneapolis drummer Bill Lordan (b. 1947) as a drummer for Robin Trower c:a 1975-81. Minnesota born were they all?) Jim Johnson died Sept. 26 2019, aged 76.

  3. Gypsy - In The Garden 1971, reup!!