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The mirror man sessions 1999 artrock CD (EX/EX+)(US) import – 08/12 – 70 ***

MIRROR MAN SESSIONS

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The Mirror Man Sessions

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MIRROR MAN SESSIONS - Music On Vinyl

Captain Beefheart's blues on the Mirror Man Sessions is so relishable. I'm surprised how just by playing the blues in a seemingly straightforward type of way, they are breaking new ground -- white blues players -- which many were incorporating into their music in the late 60s early 70s. Janis Joplin's (the white blues-mamma) music has songs that are straightforward blues, as do the Allman Bros. Even Led Zeppelin. They all made the blues work for them. It has to work because the blues are the root, and for anyone to really be considered a great rock star, he/she must have some experience and familiarity with the blues. Listening to Captain Beefheart, one can hear an old black blues singer inside his being. It's like he was a black blues singer in his previous life and came back and took up where he left off.

I tried buying the Trout Mask Replica in '88 and didn't care for it. Hey, I was younger and not so hip to this kind of music so I sold it back to the record store for an exchange. And it was on VINYL too! I think i got it for around 5.99. Nowdays a brand new copy of Trout Mask Replica must go for around 18.99 -- what CDs originally cost when they first came out. Someday all of this pricing will balance each other out as people who release music will realize that fans no longer are only about CDs anymore. I have LPs, CDs and cassettes in great condition and continue to buy and listen to all of them. But, for me, Trout Mask Needs to be purchased vinyl because of the cover art work.

When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Safe as Milk', which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album.
Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's 2 LPs.
This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, & many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished & without any vocals.
A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, & released as 'Strictly Personal'.
The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title 'Mirror Man' in 1971.
In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled 'The Mirror Man Sessions', which features 5 additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes. Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these Mirrorman Sessions as a double album on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.

The Mirror Man Sessions, an Album by Captain Beefheart

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band ~ 1999 ~ The Mirror Man Sessions
 

genre: psych, blues
country: us
quality : lossless (flac, cue, log, booklet scans)
time: 1:16'24"
size: 486 mb

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"Tarotplane" – 19:08
"25th Century Quaker" – 9:50
"Mirror Man" – 15:46
"Kandy Korn" – 8:06
"Trust Us" (Take 6) – 7:14
"Safe as Milk" (Take 12) – 5:00
"Beatle Bones n' Smokin' Stones" – 3:11
"Moody Liz" (Take 8) – 4:32
"Gimme Dat Harp Boy" – 3:32


Captain Beefheart – vocals, harmonica, and musette
Jeff Cotton – guitar
John French – drums
Jerry Handley – bass
Alex St. Clair Snouffer – guitar


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Captain Beefheart - Mirror Man Sessions CD Album

The Mirror Man Sessions features the complete remastered contents of Mirror Man, albeit in a resequenced running order, and fills out the rest of the CD with a number of bonus tracks taken from additional recordings, both finished and unfinished, made around the same time for what would have been a double album titled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. As a listening experience, the package will appeal more to those who value the instrumental Beefheart; the Mirror Man album is, of course, essentially a 50-plus-minute jam session, containing as it does only four songs, and the bonus tracks — many of which appeared on the One Way label's reissue of Safe as Milk — mostly consist of jams and instrumentals which push the boundaries of conventional blues-rock, with a Beefheart vocal tossed in here and there. Some may miss Beefheart's surreal poetry, gruff vocals, and/or free jazz influence, while others may find it fascinating to hear the Magic Band simply letting go and cutting loose.

When Captain Beefheart went into the studio in late 1967 to record the follow-up to their debut album which had been released earlier that year, it was with the intention of producing a double album. Three of the tracks they recorded were long, psychedelic blues jams. These were intended to fill one of the set's two LPs.

This concept, however, was at some point abandoned, and many of the tracks from the sessions were left unfinished and without any vocals. A number of the abandoned tracks were re-recorded in 1968, and released as Strictly Personal.

The original session tapes, however, remained the property of Buddha Records, who released them under the title Mirror Man in 1971. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.

Music On Vinyl is proud to pay homage to the late Don Van Vliet by re-releasing these Mirror Man Sessions as a double album on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.