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arcadium: breathe a while
  • arcadium

  • breathe a while (LP)

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  • Condition: Brand New In Stock
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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Ethelion
  • Genre: Psychedelic, Progressive

Originally released in 1969. Arcadium's ominous, cathedral-like organ, distorted guitar and anguished vocals are clearly derivative of bands such as The Doors, Iron Butterfly and Vanilla Fudge - very much in the 'downer-heavy' school of the genre that was popular at the time. Their album is something of a bad-trip soundtrack that relies on minor-key melodies, ghostly harmonies and anguished vocals. What with all its flaws - bad production, sloppy vocals and doomsday atmospherics - its historical significance is immense. The music's intensity and sense of urgency, the blazing acid-drenched guitars, the tortured vocals and heavy nightmarish sounds all perfectly convey the late '60s atmosphere.

Track listing:

  • A1 I'm On My Way 11:50
  • A2 Poor Lady 4:00
  • A3 Walk On The Bad Side 7:36
  • A4 Sing My Song (Bonustrack) 4:18
  • B1 Woman Of A Thousand Years 3:39
  • B2 Change Me 4:47
  • B3 It Takes A Woman 3:54
  • B4 Birth Life And Death 10:19
  • B6 Riding Alone (Bonustrack) 2:49