Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kaleidoscope - White Faced Lady (1971-90)

Line-up / Musicians
- Peter Daltrey / vocals, keyboards
- Eddie Pumer / guitar
- Steve Clark / bass, flute
- Dan Bridgeman / drums

Recorded in 1971 after band had become Fairfield Parlour, but not released until 1990.

This album was in fact made by the progressive encarnation of Kaleidoscope, whose name was Fairfield Parlour, though it was shelved and released only in 90's. In fact this one was recorded in 1971. The sound is different from psychedelic beginning, more folk and symphonic, though with some psychedelic influences still evident. The songs are mostly short. The album was made to be an opera-rock, with lyrics and a history of the concept in the booklet, about the life of the White-Faced Lady, a movie star that lived trying to achieve fame and love, but failing
1 Overture 2:48

2 Broken Mirrors 2:50

3 Angels Song: Dear Elvis Presley 2:39

4 Nursey, Nursey 3:47

5 Small Song - Heaven in the Back Row 3:22

6 Burning Bright 2:03

7 The Matchseller 3:50

8 The Coronation of the Fledgling 0:21

9 All Hail to the Hero 5:03

10 White Faced Lady 4:41

11 Freefall 5:13

12 Standing 6:12

13 Diary Song: The Indian Head 0:54

14 Song from Jon 6:56

15 Long Way Down 4:06

16 The Locket 2:58

17 Picture With Conversation 3:38

18 Epitaph: Angel 7:48
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