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Morgen Vinyl 2LP

Now-Again Records Reserve EditionSKU lp-12489

1969 psychedelic rock from Long Island expanded w/ rare bonus tracks
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"Morgen’s self-titled 1969 album is the sole release by the NYC band led by songwriter / vocalist Steve Morgen. Now-Again’s Reserve edition of the release pairs the album with previously-unreleased songs and alternate takes to create denitive double LP reissue of the album. That casual listeners have never heard of this late 60s masterpiece is by any measure a musical injustice. Morgen offers a portal to a dream space where the expansive, artful touches never prevent the band members from pummeling their instruments like their lives depended on it. The band, and Morgen’s arc were – cribbing Kurt Vonnegut – unstuck in time. It took 50 years for Steve Morgen’s belief, for instance, that an alternate, superior version of his stellar 'Purple' was recorded in 1968. It sees release here, alongside other takes of songs from the album, including a version of 'Beggin’ Your Pardon (Ms. Joan)' on which Morgen’s fiery guitarist Murray Shiffrin sings lead and songs the band recorded as possibilities for the album, before settling on their dense, hazy vision and etching an indelible entry into the psychedelic canon. The set is rounded out with the inclusion of extensive liner notes by Jeff 'Chairman' Mao as well as never-before seen photos and ephemera in an oversized book. Download card for WAV files for all vinyl tracks and additional bonus tracks." - Now-Again

  • lone 1969 album from New York psych rock band
  • black double vinyl pressing
  • 2nd LP includes rare bonus tracks and unreleased alt takes
  • housed in deluxe gatefold jacket w/ obi strip
  • includes book w/ rare photos + extensive liner notes by Jeff 'Chairman' Mao
  • limited edition
  • music label: Now-Again Records Reserve Edition 2021
UPC: 659457522216


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