The very first recordings by the BLEU FOREST happened after they played a show at the "Hey You Coffeehouse" in Ventura, CA. Jimmie Haskell decided to have them come to Hollywood and record on the spot at his place. His intention was to capture how the band sounded live, and this is what you get in Ichiban: Two mics, the band, a recording machine, no retakes, spontaneity and raw energy, a time-capsule direct From Jimmie's place in 1967.
The sound and the style reminiscent of what was happening in San Francisco around 1966/1967 is captured in these recordings. ichiban mirrors the pinnacle days at Haight-Ashbury, echoes of the summer of love, "Turn on, tune in, drop out"!
1. Bitter Street 02. Story Of A Sort 03. When I'm Alone 04. One I Love 05. I Need Sunshine 06. You Said You're Leaving 07. Looking In (Introspection Song) 08. For You 09. A Woodland Spring 10. At Times 11. Colored Rings