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Scented Gardens Of The Mind:
Along with Evolution's album, I Can Fly (1971) has been one of the most sought after Spanish albums among the wealthiest collectors in the 90's. Unlike many others, the Barcelona band Pan & Regaliz undoubtedly deserve their legendary reputation!
They were first known as Agua De Regaliz and recorded one single in 1970. The A-side "Waiting In The Munsters Of Garden" [their spelling], included on the collection Mъsica Progressiverssiva Espaсola, was a true gem that was later re-recorded (and retitled) for the LP. The album is a psychedelic masterpiece, with a very surreal and ghostly atmosphere, comparable to Group 1850 and Pink Floyd (in their 1968 phase) but it also contains some glimpses of heavily mutilated Spanish folk-rock. "Today It's Raining" featured mouth harp (used in a very unusual manner) and mumbling voices in a long free passage. The slightly more coherent "I Can Fly" was a pinnacle of acid blues, a befitting soundtrack to Salvador Dali's most bizarre paintings.
The album ranks among the top five from Spain! I don't know what happened to the group, but their drummer later recorded with Jarka.
01. One More Day 3:29
02. Waiting In The Munster's 3:12
03. Dead Of Love 3:15
04. Thinking On Mary 3:29
05. A Song For The Friends 2:22
06. When You Are So bring Down 3:14
07. Todaz It Is Raining 9:18
08. I Can Fly 3:38
09. Magic Colors 2:54
Arturo Domingo / bass, voice
Alfonso Bou / guitars, voices
Pedro Van Eeckhout / drums, perc
Guillermo Paris / vocals, flute, harmonica, mouth harp
Ricard Casals - piano (on 1 track)