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Monday, November 18, 2013

Tommy Flanders - The Moonstone (1969 us, magnificent folk psych, 2006 digi pack edition)

Tommy Flanders the singer of The Blues Project  departed the group after their first LP, "Live At The Cafe Au-Go-Go". In 1969 he released this, his own Solo Debut LP, The Moonstone, featuring: J. Bruce Langhorne (Guitarist with Bob Dylan; Joan Baez, etc); Dennis McCarthy, Michael Botts (Drummer with Hoyt Axton, Karla Bonoff, etc); Dick Rosmini (Guitarist with Hoyt Axton; Doug Dillard; etc); and Jerry Scheff (Bass with Hoyt Axton; Marc Benno; The Association). 

The faded, melancholy vibe herein is somewhat unsettling, as the ghost of a fairly straight acoustic pop album is dimly apparent, and Tommy's voice still sounds occasionally as positive as it did on his earlier "Violets Of Dawn”.

1. Since You've Been Gone - 2:37
2. Blue Water Blue - 3:05
3. Morning Misty Eyes (G. Meckler, T. Flanders) - 2:59
4. A Detective Story - 3:52
5. Purple And Blue - 3:40
6. The Moonstone - 4:38
7. By The Mailbox We Stood - 3:16
8. Angel Of Mercy - 3:42
9. Boston Girls - 3:08
10.Sleepin' - 3:50
11.She's My Love - 4:44
All compositions by Tommy Flanders unless as else stated

*Tommy Flanders - Vocals
*J. Bruce Langhorne - Guitar
*Michael Botts - Drums
*Dick Rosmini - Guitar, Keyboards
*Jerry Scheff - Bass

Related Act
1966  The Blues Project - Live At The Cafe Au Go Go (2013 Japan SHM double disc set)
1971-72  The Blues Project - Lazarus / The Blues Project

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