An excellent album! Featuring the same players who were in the Big Roll Band (including future Police guitarist Andy Summers) on all tracks, Zoot Money came up with this tip-top set, which has soulful ballads, up-tempo mod material and a couple of dreamy sitar numbers written by Summers; 'Soma' inspired Summers and Money to push the boundaries and encouraged the band to wig out further, and in a state of psyche-pop bliss, they decided they were so far out of the Big Roll Band sound that they should change their name to Dantalian's Chariot. They played shows with the Pink Floyd and featured a couple of the tracks from Transition in stranger incarnations; Dantalions became a cult classic in the process, but turned their existing mod following off and failed to ignite. After the Dantalion hiatus, Transition was finally released (in 1968) on the Direction label; by that time, the mods had embraced the psychedelic bug and the album slipped into obscurity, and became one of those buried treasures that is talked of but seldom actually even seen. Finally, this lost gem has made it to CD.
Remastered from the original quarter inch tapes, with all of its glorious sweeping sounds, aching vocals and groovy upbeat tunes intact, it's the epitome of cool.
|1||Let The Music Make You Happy||2:37|
|4||What Cha Gonna Do 'Bout It||3:35|
|5||Stop The Wedding||3:57|
|7||Recapture The Thrill Of Yesterday||3:53|
|9||Just A Passing Phase||3:01|