- Order number: 32944
- Band/Artist: MARSUPILAMI
- Format: LP
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 11.06.2021
This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1970 on Transatlantic. Marsupilami is one of those early ‘70s groups that should‘ve emerged but didn‘t, like Audience, Gravy Train, Gnidrolog and a few more. This south-west England sextet, built around the Hasson brothers Fred (vocals) and Leary (keyboards) and the latter‘s girlfriend Jessica Clarke (flute and vocals), released two superb albums that have gone way too long without being noticed. Marsipulami‘s sombre and slightly spooky flute-laden music, often evoking mythology, certainly was groundbreaking stuff and should‘ve caught many more "underground public" ears, but the offer was plentiful in those times and the places in the sunshine a bit scarce.
There is a vibe that reminds occasionally of Quintessence and at other times of Iron Butterfly, but Marsupilami has more to offer. Earthy, powerful and intriguing, Marsupilami was one of the first true progressive rock bands. This is a must for all lovers of early British prog rock. The album comes with 6-sided cover-sized insert sheet with comprehensive story by singer Fred Hasson and additional Glastonbury story by organ player Leary Hasson, rare and unseen photos and lyrics. Don‘t miss it!