One of the best and most collectable records in psych rock!
Formed in 1966 as an offshoot of two Boston-area garage bands (The Missing Links and the Indigos), the Freeborne have remained something of an enigma; avoiding both the limelight and the eventual stigma associated with the “Bosstown” fad. Their eclectic musical vision, which incorporated complex musical textures, sophisticated composition, creative studio effects, elements of jazz, rock, blues, and free-form sounds, all create a truly ambitious period piece from the turbulent day-glow Sixties. During their prolific two-year lifespan, the Freeborne performed constantly throughout the New England region and in August of 1967 opened for the Velvet Underground at the Boston Tea Party.
They made the connection with local music impresario Barry Richards who secured a record deal with the New York-based Monitor label as their sole rock act. The band was booked at CBS Studio in NYC which resulted in a remarkably well-produced, ten-song audio document of their full-blown imaginative compositions—an impressive and ambitious feat for a quintet comprised of high school seniors.
While numerous unauthorized reissues of Peak Impressions have appeared over the years, this substantial upgrade is taken directly from the original master-tapes and includes six bonus and enlightening alternate mono mixes.
This quality 78-minute CD edition comes packaged in an informative 24-page booklet chock full of pictures, memorabilia, and liner notes by noted archivist Gary Burns culled from insightful interviews with all five members of the ensemble. “…full of the acid imagery which typified the Bosstown sound in 1968.” —Max Waller/Fuzz Acid & Flowers.
|2||Land Of Diana||2:53|
|3||Visions Of My Own||4:06|
|5||Peak Impressions & Thoughts||6:40|
|7||Hurtin' Kind Of Woman||4:15|
|9||A New Song For Orestes||3:30|
|10||But I Must Return To Frenzy||8:46|
|Bonus Alternate Mono Mixes (1968)|
|12||Land of Diana||3:11|
|13||Visions Of My Own||4:07|
|16||But I Must Return To Frenzy||8:44|
|17||This Is It||4:19|
|18||Take a Lick||3:08|