Joe Byrd And The Field Hippies - The American Metaphysical Circus
Joseph Byrd was a key member of the highly influential American psychedelic group United States Of America. The band’s self-titled album from 1968 was a ground-breaking work in American popular music, although Byrd departed the band to pursue new musical interests.
Securing the backing of Columbia Records, he assembled a new group of musicians (including noted saxophonist Tom Scott) and a series of recording sessions produced The American Metaphysical Circus.
Even more experimental than his work with United States of America, Joseph Byrd produced a masterpiece that was to feature clever use of tape loops and some of the earliest use of synthesizers in rock music. A stunning album that would influence future generations of musicians, The American Metaphysical Circus, originally released in 1969, is now regarded as a landmark release in American experimental and psychedelic music of the late-Sixties.
The Sub-Sylvian Litanies:
You Cant Ever Come Down
American Bedmusic I - Four Dreams For A Departing President:
Mister 4th Of July
Gospel Music For Abraham Ruddell Byrd III:
The South Western Geriatrics Arts And Crafts Festival:
The Sing-Along Song
The Elephant At The Door
The Sing-Along Song (Reprise)
- Newly re-mastered
- CD housed in jewel case with clear tray
- Features original artwork
- Includes booklet with new essay
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