Monday, September 22, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1971 on Metromedia Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Produced By: Clark Burroughs
Engineered By: Jerry Barnes
Recorded At: Larrabee Sound Studios
Cover Art By: Lester Bellin Associates
Around You
Reach Out Your Hand
As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel)
Here (In The Garden) Part One
Here (In The Garden) Part Two
Blind Man
Time Will Make It Better
James "Owl" Walsh - Vocals, Keyboards
Enrico Rosenbaum - Vocals, Guitars
Bill "Sweet William" Lordan - Drums, Gong
James C. Johnson - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Willie Weeks - Bass
Joe Lala - Conga
By Yours Truly:
I really dug the first Gypsy album when it came out. It's nice mellow groove and beautiful harmonies kept it on my turntable quite a bit, but when this one came home with me and I played it for the first time all I could say was wow!. Keeping in mind that the year is 1971, only two years past Woodstock and still a very volatile time in this country's relatively short history, this album spoke to me in ways that only a couple albums had done before. I was a senior in high school and looking at a one way trip to Viet-nam after graduation. The words that lie within here were strong ones to me at the time and they still resonate tonight as I play it while I write this.....I guess that makes for an emotional connection as well as a musical appreciation of what lies within these grooves.
If you were alive back in the early 70's and you recall the times then it might not be too much of a stretch for you to close your eyes and put yourself in those times again with the help of these songs. If you're younger than that and have read about those days in your history book and are paying attention to what's going down these days then it might not be too hard for you to connect to this piece of history either. At the very least you should be able to enjoy the great arrangements and fantastic voices singing in unison.


Gypsy is timeless, April 30, 2004
Mister Q (BLAINE, Minnesota United States) - (Amazon Customer Review)

There IS info about Gypsy. See my webpage for many details about them. This music is underappreciated and wonderful. The 1st and 2nd albums (2nd is In the Garden) are must haves for prog-rock fans. Exquisite vocal harmonies, great guitar from Jim Johnson, and excellent lead vocals from Enrico and James Walsh. In addition, fine B3 keyboards and top flight drumming from Bill Lordan.They had it all...except fame.See more at:

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