pandamonium (ponton & curtis): thoughts and words
  • pandamonium (ponton & curtis)

  • thoughts and words (CD)

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  • Format: CD
  • Label: Radioactive
  • Genre: 60s Garage / Surf / RnB
In mid-'68, five years and three singles into their career as Pandamonium,Bob Ponton and Martin Curtis were fed up. Their history, coveredcomprehensively in No Presents For Me (RRCD106) saw them at theepicentre of London's psychedelic folk scene and hanging out with thelikes of Davy Graham and Sandy Denny and the other Fairport members.The duo, fed up with the way they had been treated and supported byDenny and producer Joe Boyd, decided to got it alone. They'd built upsongs and confidence, so Ponton decided to contact his old work mate,Andrew Lauder who was in charge at Liberty. After hearing the material,Lauder placed the duo in the tender care of rising producer and head ofA&R, Mike Batt. The duo's delicate, wistful songs gave Batt an idealopportunity to hone his talents as an arranger and producer, as well as thealbum's pianist. "I always think of Thoughts And Words as a trio - me,Martin and Mike" recalls Ponton.Thoughts and Words is a largely upbeat collection of melodic, pensivesongs, so unlike the angry and disillusioned vibe that had prevailed in theirlate '60s output. The duo decided to name the album after a track on theByrd's Younger Than Yesterday, but were surprised to learn that they hadbeen given the name too!This is the 3rd Pandamonium release on Radioactive, and the 2nd to bemastered directly from the original 2-track 1/4" IPS analogue tapes. Thesound is warm and soft - and so is the music. A lovely albumTrack Listing1. Morning Sky2. And The Tears Fall Like Rain3. Friends4. Back In 19395. Today Has Come6. Give Me A Reason7. Go Out And Find The Sun8. Seven Years9. Father And Son10. Lifetime11. Annette12. Vision13. Charlie Gates