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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fargo - I See It Now (1969 us, charming sunny flower baroque psychedelia, Vinyl issue)

This post is dedicated to Cor by Anatoly

Dean Wilden and Tony Decker are Fargo. Their home is Salt Lake City, Utah. People who meet them or hear their music find that fact incongruous, for thinking of Salt Lake City brings to mind the Tabernacle with its mysteries and its majesty and the descendents of Brigham Young quietly living their lives by that oddly isolated sea in the heartland of America. Somehow it's hard to imagine young contemporary singers-composers at work against this backdrop. 

Twenty-one years of living in and around Utah and Colorado have been etched into their memories and have made the personalities of Tony and Dean. A mother plays the violin to entertain her children; a father softly strums his guitar in the evening; Sundays echo the magnificent music of the church. 

There is always music—choir practice, school concerts and the radio bringing in the sounds of New York, Nashville and Hollywood. Two distinct musical personalities evolve, and upon meeting they merge, and the halfthought- out melodies of childhood can no longer wait to become songs.

I See it Now by Tony and Cross with No Name by Dean are new songs about Jesus. A Castle in Wales is about a castle in Wales, unless you want to search for hidden meanings. Lady Goodbye is a timeless morality ballad.

Here are Tony Decker and Dean Wilden with their songs and music. Not New York, Nashville or Hollywood – not even pure Salt Lake City - just FARGO.
Original Liner-notes

1. 'Round About Way Of Describing Our Situation (Decker)- 2:37
2. Lady Goodbye (Wilden, Cooper)- 1:52
3. The Sound Of It (Decker)- 2:40
4. Places Everyone (Decker)- 2:01
5. A Castle In Wales (Decker)- 2:50
6. Talks We Used To Have (Decker)- 2:35
7. When The Dew Drops Change To Teardrops (Wilden)- 2:11
8. Promises Of Love (Decker)- 2:17
9. You Need Me (Decker)- 1:24
10.Cross With No Name (Wilden, Cooper)- 2:49
11.I See It Now (Decker)- 2:29

*Dean Wilden - Vocals Guitar
*Tony Decker - Vocals Guitar
*Terry Paul - Bass
*Rick Cunha - Guitar

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sorogan said...

Many thanx Anatoly and Marios !!

dadfred said...

Thanx for the nice share Marios and Anatoly. Much appreciated!

snakeboy said...

It's amazing after all these years there are still new sounds to discover. Thanks.

SadStone said...

Thank you very much, great lp!

Cor said...

Hi Anatoly, and of course Marios, many thanks for this nice gesture.
I really appreciate it.
Thanks a lot.

June said...

This is really very sweet.
Thank you so much Anatoly & Marios.

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