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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Fantastic Sound Of Guitars Unlimited

A Whiter Shade Of Pale
The Fantastic Sound Of Guitars Unlimited
Phase 4 Stereo
London SP 44147

Arrangements - John Keating
Producers - Tony D'Amato & Ray Richardson
Engineer - Arthur Bannister

From the December 12, 1970 Billboard: Another outstanding package of entertainment from The Guitars Unlimited.

Indeed, the majority of London's Phase 4 series LPs are outstanding space age entertainment.

My first impression is that, for 1970, the sound is a little thin. But, if you are into easy listening/space age stuff the "minimalist" arrangements or sonic impression the record imparts might well grow on you. I even warmed up to covers of The Beatles, Come Together, OB-La-Di and Let It Be after they played a bit.

The sample, A White Shade Of Pale, is a particularly quirky arrangement.

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