Flight Of The Light Air Force
(Roaratorio - ROAR44) 7-inch $7.75
The majestic title track — an outtake from their second Columbia LP With Pleasure, left off for reasons of space (it clocks in at eight minutes) — could’ve been a highlight of this outsider-folk duo’s career. On the flip side are two cuts recorded live at a February 1970 concert in upstate New York with violinist Ian Guenther: their signature song “Dance Hall Girls” and a rollicking version of the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Includes digital download.
This Song Was Borne
(Roaratorio - ROAR39) 2xLP $29.00
Previously unreleased demos, studio outtakes, radio sessions and live recordings from the archives, spanning the entire career of these shining lights of the late ’60s Canadian coffeehouse circuit whose two albums for Columbia are cult classics in psychedelic folk circles. Their combination of ragged-but-right, salt-and-pepper harmonies, evocative lyrics, beautiful songs with the occasional dissonant grace note, and careful arrangements that still sound off-the-cuff make for some of the most beguiling music of its era. Detailed liner notes by the artists. With download card.