This specially-priced Lion Productions LP edition contains all known recordings of grooving and infectious Middle Eastern inflected rock/beat from The Sea-ders (or Cedars, depending on which 45 label you look at), Lebanon's top musical export to the world. Eight dynamic tracks, with driving rhythms, blazing electric bouzouki (or oud?), recorded between 1966-1968. Fantastic! Many groups have used elements of Eastern music to add mystery and exotica to their sound; The Sea-ders didn't need to flirt with foreign culture-they tapped right into the source. Decca Records contacted the group and offered them a record deal in the UK. Well, that didn't pan out, making the band's EP a very rare item indeed, despite being one of the most exciting releases of the era. Faced with studio bills from Decca, they eventually sold their instruments and equipment and moved back to Beirut, leaving this perfect microcosm of exotic 60's pop in their wake. Liner notes by Mike Stax (Ugly Things Magazine). Limited pressing of 500 copies. This time around, vinyl is mastered at 45 RPM, for maximum fidelity. The Sea-ders would only record eight tracks between '66-'68, but what amazing tracks they are!
For Your Information (2:35)
Hide If You Want to Hide (2:35)
I Like The Way (2:12)
I Don't Know Why (2:08)
Thanks A Lot (2:48)
Better Loved (2:40)
'Cause I Do Care (2:37)
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.