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Paradise Now

GROUP 1850

Type: LP 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE PRESSING
Genre: Psychedelic, Progressive
Catalog number: VP99.044
Label: PSEUDONYM
Releasedate: 13-04-2013

Description:

LP GROUP 1850 – Paradise Now

Recorded, edited and mixed over one long Red Lebanon hash-fueled weekend in October 1969, Group 1850’s second album, Paradise Now, remains one of the high-water marks of European psychedelia. A wide-eyed, wide-open, synapse-electrifying set of songs, it sounds like the transmissions of a burnt-out satellite spinning through the galaxies of inner space. Group 1850 leader Peter Sjardin skillfully edited the group’s free-flowing improvisations into eight cohesive yet distinctly different tracks, part Saucerful Of Secrets, part Electric Ladyland, part Guru Guru, part Can circa Monster Movie.

Bypassing the established network of record labels, distributors and stores, the album was released on Discofoon, the label owned by the Dutch department store chain V & D, and carried exclusively in their shops nationwide. It has since become a highly sought-after collectors’ item. Finally this album sees its first official reissue on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, dynamically remastered from the original master tapes. Packaged in a lavish gatefold sleeve with the original cover artwork supplemented by rare photos and liner notes by Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine.

Track listing

VP99.044 LP GROUP 1850 – Paradise Now

CHAPTER 1
1. Paradise Now (D. Duba, P. Sjardin) 5:27
2. Friday I'm Free (D. Duba, P. Sjardin) 2:53
3. Hunger (D. van Bergen, P. Sjardin) 4:56
4. Circle (D. Duba, P. Sjardin) 1:08
5. Loneliness (D. Duba, D. van Bergen, P. Sjardin) 2:17

CHAPTER 2
1. Martin & Peter (M. van Duynhoven, P. Sjardin) 1:55
2. ? ! (D. Duba, P. Sjardin) 7:08
3. Purple Sky (D. Duba, D. van Bergen, P. Sjardin) 10:57


GROUP 1850
PETER SJARDIN - Organ, Vocals, Flute
DAVE DUBA - Guitar
DEAN VAN BERGEN - Guitar
DOLF GELDOF - Bass Guitar
MARTIN VAN DUYNHOVEN – Drums, Percussion


Artist: GROUP 1850
Album: Paradise Now
Format: LP high quality 180 gram audiophile pressing
Label: Pseudonym Records
Cat. No.: VP99.044
barcode: 2090503798007

- Music Style: Psychedelia, Progressive 
- Exclusively restored dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes
- LP high quality 180 gram audiophile pressing
- Original restored artwork
- Deluxe 350 gram carton gatefold sleeve
- Rare memorabilia & photo’s included
- Liner notes Mike Stax / Ugly Things Magazine

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