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    Main » 2010 » February » 2 » Ora ~ 1969 ~ Ora
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    Ora ~ 1969 ~ Ora
    Ora ~ 1969 ~ Ora

    genre: psych folk

    country: uk

    quality : lossless  (flac, scue, log, cans)

    time: 1:01'58" size: 336 mb

    issue: 1993

     

    Tapestry of Delights:

    The key figure in this band seems to have been songwriter Jamie Rubenstein. Not many copies of their original album, which was effectively a collection of demos, were pressed almost inevitably ensuring its status as an ultra-rarity. It contained a number of pleasant sometimes whimsical, and even haunting songs plus a frenzied piece of psychedelia, Witch, that was untypical of their sound but now 25 years on is the main reason for its collectability. All the other cuts have female vocals with the best being Fly, which opens the 'B' side. This is based on a fast Take Five (Dave Brubeck) rhythm with electric guitar accompaniment and some good electric guitar leads. Are You Seeing has some electric guitar leads, too, towards the end. The other tracks are acoustic-based with gentle melodies. The Seagull and The Sailor, The Morning After The Night Before and Emma's Saga (especially the latter) have a Samba feel, with sparse guitar accompaniment and discreet percussion only. Overall this was a good album of beautiful songs.

    The recent CD reissue includes seven bonus cuts which mostly consist of alternate versions of songs on the album. The accompanying booklet includes a band history which Jamie Rubenstein has contributed to.

    The band later evolved into Byzantium. Mark Barakan is currently part of Bruce Springsteen's backing band under the name Shane Fontayne. (VJ/CA).

     
    01. Seashore 2:53
    02. About You 2:43
    03. Deborah 3:07
    04. Whitch 6:28
    05. Venetia II 2:10
    06. You 2:46
    07. Fly 3:46
    08. Ladyfriend 2:21
    09. Are You Seeing 2:56
    10. Emma's Saga 2:39
    11. The Morning After The Night Before 2:19
    12. The Seagull And The Sailor 3:19
    13. Seashore 4:13
    14. No More Love 3:21
    15. Pomme 2:41
    16. Deborah 3:04
    17. It Was An Easy Legend 2:40
    18. Fly 3:46
    19. Thank God 4:45
     

     

    JULIAN DIGGLE drms, b. vcls

    JAMIE RUBENSTEIN vcls, acoustic gtr

    ROBIN SYLVESTER bs, keyb's, gtr

    JON WEISS lead gt

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    CHLOE WALTERS gtr

    MARK BARAKAN gtr

     

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