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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mary Butterworth - Mary Butterworth (1969 us, marvellous west coast psychedelic rock)



In the Spring of 1968, the Mary Butterworth band was formed. They enjoyed playing a variety of engagements around the Southern California area and in 1969, they recorded their one and only album entitled Mary Butterworth. This original, vinyl album was pre-sold to fans and friends only - it was never available to the general public.

Shortly thereafter, the group split up and never performed together again. Years passed and rumors spread that Mary Butterworth had made it big. Of course, that was not the case. What did happen was that one of those original vinyl albums made it into the hands of "bootleggers" in another country. They thought enough of the music to reissue the album, and they began a sales campaign of their own. It didn't stop there. The Butterworth album has been bootlegged at least three other times in two different countries.

This bootlegging has created a Mary Butterworth following and pushed the price of the original vinyl album to over $300.00 per used record. The Psychedelic Rock Music of the '60's is still regarded, even today as some of the greatest live music ever created - and Mary Butterworth will now be a lasting part of that history. This has prompted the re-release of this album, which is mastered from the original studio recording onto Compact Disc.

This CD contains photos of the group, as well as the signature of the original lead singer, like the original vinyl album, is bound to be a collectors item. Now you can find out why.


Tracks
1. Phase II - 6:10
2. Optional Blues - 4:03
3. It's A Hard Road - 5:51
4. Make You Want Me - 2:40
5. Feeling I Get - 3:58
6. Week In Eight Days - 8:50

Mary Butterworth
*Michael Hunt - Drums, Vocals
*Michael Eachus - Hammond
*Michael Ayling - Bass, Vocals, Flute
*Jim Giordano - Guitar

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14 comments:

mscmichael said...

Really tremendous album ! Extremely rare as well. Thanks a lot...

psychonaut said...

Many thanks mate!! :-)

Bob Presto said...

The cue file is corrupt. I had to download from another blog.

Remy said...

Thanks Marios, I enjoyed this very much!

kobilica said...

Thank you"MARIOS" for opportunity to access this rare jewel...

Marios said...

Hi Bob Presto,
just checked and i haven't noticed any cue file problem, maybe you didn't complete your d/l, beside that no one else mentioned problem, I don't know how other cue files work, but I think it's better to use the original.
Thank you.

DanP said...

Like the sample track quite well, though I don't feel the instrumental sections come together as well as the vocal ones. I'm tempted to check this one out. Thanks Marios!

adamus67 said...

A great, but unfortunately only one album of psychedelic, the American group playing a bit of a combined (almost progressive), improvised, guitar rock with keyboards. Long compositions, quite laid back atmosphere and quite raw, but very professional production. This is absolutely a cult item for many, serious collectors of old rock...Thanks Marios!

mukahnlor said...

Thanks for this hidden group for me,so many thanks Marios!!!.

Sam Diamond said...

The preview song has me very excited to listen to this. Thanks for sharing.

sparkler said...

very cool! thanks Marios!

sonic said...

Wow, this is another beauty.Cant get enough of that west coast sound

Thanks again Marios

Anonymous said...

I often moved the Hammond B3 for these guys.
South Gate High School 1969-70.
They called me Teddy Bear...

Marios said...

....Mary is Here...