CLOWN - Lord of the Ringside (70s prog rock rarity) LP

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Clown were an excellent progressive rock sextet which had the luck (???) to produce only one single in early 1972 for CBS, containing the tracks 'Lord of the Ringside' and ‘Rumania'. The band’s line up was including the classic rock core of guitar-bass-drums augmented by the sax-flute-keyboards progressive touches. Superb musicianship, beautiful orchestration and rhythm changes which flirt with the late 60’s psychedelia and early 70’s British folk rock.

At the same sessions which produced their single, Clown recorded six demos. These tracks were intended for a forthcoming full-length album by the same label, which unfortunately never materialized. On the bright side, they appear here for the very first time, together with both sides of the band’s only single and four more tracks recorded as their first demo in January 1971.

All 12 songs included on “Lord of the Ringside” LP here, come from old surviving tapes which have been carefully restored and remastered. 'Ed Welch', the song which concludes the album, is taken from a semi-destroyed tape — but as it is one of their best (and indeed heavier) songs, and an excellent example of Clown’s powerful live presence, Clown members wanted to be included. And so we did our best to make that possible, restoring it from the scratch.

•Fully laminated cover.
•4-page LP-sized color insert with bio, photos, lyrics and memorabilia.
•Limited to 200 black copies.