Saturday, October 18, 2008

P.L.J. Band - "Gaspar" {Greece} [1979] (Single)

The first ever official vinyl reissue of these Greek legends. Originally released in 1982 by Vertigo this is a very rare album nowadays. Progressive, space rock, psychedelic, Byzantine and mid-eastern elements create the ultimate Greek "rock" album, as many prog-minds around the world declare. The lyrics based on the "Apocalypse of John" and the "Prophecies of Ezekiel". The surprise is the "GASPAR", which accompanies this album. It was a privately pressed 7" EP, released in 1979 as a limited edition of 1000 copies and it had been distributed by the band through their gigs. Nowadays, it's an ultra rarity and almost impossible to find a copy. It contains 4 tracks, all self-penned and sung in English and it's closer to the late 60's - early 70's psychedelic music than to the "Armageddon's" space progressivism. It has never been rereleased in any format. This is an official reissue. From the master-tapes. Exact reproduction of the gatefold cover and the Vertigo labels. Includes extra 2-pages insert with photos and the reproduction of an original full-coloured poster which announces the just-released (!!!) album by Vertigo back in 1981. Yet, the set contains the ULTRA RARE, 4-tracks,7" EP "Gaspar", made by the band in 1979. With its original B/W picture sleeve, this 7" re-release is licenced by P.L.J Band members. 500 copies. http://www.shinybeast.nl/catalog/view.php?item_id=319408

More info here http://www.termitesband.com/ http://www.myspace.com/termitesgr

01. Wake up (3:07)
02. Summer will come for me again (2:52)
03. Gaspar (3:15)
04. Transmigration (3:19)

- Laurentis Macaeritsas / Lead Vocals, 12-String Guitar, Keyboards
- Antonis Mijelos / Lead guitar, Acoustic Guitar
- Jimmy Vasalakos / Bass, Backing Vocals
- Pavlos Kikrilis / Rhythm, Classical Guitar
- Tolis Skamajouras / Drums, Percussion

Thanks to Antony :)
Thanks to Pavlos Kikrilis :)

03. Gaspar
04. Transmigration

Link in comments...

11 comments:

Munju said...

Links:
- Gaspar -> http://lix.in/-361650
- Armageddon -> http://prognotfrog.blogspot.com/2006/12/plj-band-armageddon-greece-1982-psych.html#comments

Anonymous said...

This is the album,not the single..Could you please fix it? I'd love to hear it!Thanx!

Anonymous said...

The Gaspar link is actually the one for Armageddon, could you correct it? Thanks.

Munju said...

Correct link to Gaspar: http://lix.in/-2e8df9

:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Likedeeler said...

Very nice. Thanks!

Sr do Vale said...

Thanks!
Gostaria de compartilhar o link:
www.particulasdosentido.blogspot.com

'Congratrulações'

abraços.

Θειος said...

Thank U for the real good stuff !
Nice blog.

AdMad said...

nice one man! thanx a lot..

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. Like this stuff very much.

isabelbc said...

http://lix.in/-361650

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