Gypsy,来自美国明尼苏达的迷幻摇滚/前卫摇滚乐队,前身是The Underbeats,69年至70年间曾经是Whisky a Go Go(West Hollywood, California)的驻场乐队,1970年的单曲Gypsy Queen Part 1 and 2在Billboard上成绩很好,吉他手/主唱Enrico Rosenbaum作为核心人物,创作了乐队大部分的作品
This album is the outstanding #2 follow-up by a less well-known but outstanding group, Gypsy. The band, from Minneapolis MN with a following in St. Louis area, was centered around an outstanding singer/guitarist/song-writer, Enrico Rosenbaum, guitarist/vocalist James Johnson, and keyboard/vocalist/composer James (Owl) Walsh. This trio went to LA in 1970 to stake out their musical fortunes and created beautiful melodies and vocal harmonies, and could really rock. Rosenbaum's vocals are reminiscent of Burton Cummings (The Guess Who), and the group harmonies like CSNY. This album has more vocal solos and instrumental solos, and less soaring harmonies than their double-album debut, called Gypsy. But the songs themselves are all outstanding. Around You (5:27) - fast paced, guitar and organ As Far as you can see (12:07) .. extended jamming, tempo changes, dual-guitar soloing, great vocals Here (in the Garden) part one (6:43)..slow paced, acoustic, great vocals, goes into a drum solo Here (in the Garden) part two (3:07) has the signature soaring Gypsy vocal harmonies Blind Man (3:59) A real hidden gem. beautiful mid-tempo vocal, acoustic guitar, solo electric guitar and organ, a great chorus, "Still I'm fooling myself believing I really don't know if I need you" Time will make it better (2:53) Solo piano and vocal by James Walsh, a lovely tune.
All songs were written by Enrico Rosenbaum, except the last by James Walsh. The group released two other albums, Antithesis (1972) and Unlock the Gates (1973) but the first two (Gypsy and In the Garden) are clearly the strongest overall. Rosenbaum died later in the 70's. Walsh and Johnson have re-organized the group in the late 90's, and recorded new material true to the original style.
1. Around You
2. Reach Out Your Hand
3. As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel)
4. Here (In The Garden) Part One
5. Here (In The Garden) Part Two
6. Blind Man
7. Time Wil Make It Better
8. Bonus Track