Limited vinyl LP-only repressing of this 1974 album that has been rated by many as the best Folk/Progressive and/or Folk/Psych album ever made. Ptarmigan recorded the basic tracks for what would eventually become their only album in 1972. It then took the band's producer and manager, renowned flautist Paul Horn, more than a year to find a label willing to release such unusual music. Finally, in 1974, Columbia Records released Ptarmigan's album to critical acclaim, and minimal sales. The music of Ptarmigan is deep and authentic and intimate; it's reflective sounds are well suited to meditating on a landscape, an emotion, a bottle of wine, or maybe while staring at a flickering candle. Sometimes it is free-flowing and jazz-oriented; at other times it has the mystical feel of a shamanistic ceremony, fueled by Eastern-tinged harmonies. But in the end, this album is about the sea: Ptarmigan was, after all, from Vancouver Island, and the musicians were well-versed in the contradictory moods of the surrounding ocean.
Go Dancing - Rise
Go Dancing - Go Dancing
The Island (Part One) - Introduction
The Island (Part Two) - Preamble
The Island (Part Three) - Main Theme
Vancouver (Part One) - Reflections
Vancouver (Part Two) - The City
Night Of The Gulls (Part One) - On The Water
Night Of The Gulls (Part Two) - On The Wind
A Hymn To The Ocean And A Great Northern Lake (Part One) - Ocean Song
A Hymn To The Ocean And A Great Northern Lake (Part Two) - Afternoon Rain
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.