Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New BLUE ASH reissue on the way!!!

PhotobucketBruce just gave me this awesome new info:

Details coming--ships October 28th! I'll have a special bonus I'll put together for folks who pick this up here at Not Lame, too. Details forthcoming! My understanding is NO bonus trax on the formal reissue--a straight-up reissue but at least it's OUT finally!!!

Here's the information sent out on the reissue:

When England's esteemed GUARDIAN newspaper assembled their list of "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die", the 1973 debut album from Blue Ash made the grade amongst all the established classics--pretty remarkable for an obscure record that was out-of-print for over 30 years! Well, we at Collectors’ Choice have rectified that injustice, so this critically acclaimed LP can take its rightful place in the power pop pantheon. Signed to Mercury by legendary rock critic/publicist Paul Nelson, this four-piece from Youngstown, OH was among the first power pop bands alongside Badfinger, Big Star and Raspberries to revive the virtues of mid-60s rock against the then prevailing tides of prog excess and singer-songwriter self-absorption. NO MORE, NO LESS showcases the band's knack for melodic three-minute pop tunes delivered via a breathless attack that melded the Byrds’ jangle with the Who’s rhythm section and the Fab Four’s harmonies, as heard on the first cut and best-known track "Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?)". Also includes their rave-up of the Dylan rarity "Dusty Old Fairgrounds" and such proto-power pop gems as "I Remember a Time" and "All I Want". This first-ever CD release features brand-new liner notes, courtesy of the band’s bassist and co-songwriter Frank Secich, along with rare photos from the band’s archives.

Pre-order here.


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