Limited 180 gm vinyl LP pressing comes in an old-style tip-on jacket. Insert is packed with info and band history by band leader Nick Freund, plus photos from his personal archive. Search Party was the brainchild of (then Reverend) Nicholas Freund. Having left Wisconsin to join a burgeoning West Coast religious scene, Freund made his way to San Francisco in 1968 to lay down this sole effort with some of his students. The result is a spooky trip that's equal parts acid-soaked mind expansion and God. Laced with haunting vocals and dreamlike passages, sinister farfisa, blasts of fuzz guitar and downer lyrics, MONTGOMERY CHAPEL is psychedelic music at it's most evocative and thanks to it's depth and sense of anxiety, most truly spiritual. Only 600 copies were pressed and issued on the custom Century label; they've become holy grails of collectors. Artists as disparate as Current 93 's David Tibet and Sonic Boom have heaped praise on it.
Speak to Me (2:50)
Renee Child (2:45)
When He Calls (4:22)
So Many Things Have Got Me Down (9:00)
You and I (3:08)
All But This (4:00)
Poem by George Hall (3:40)
The Decidedly Short Epic of Mr. Alvira (3:15)
The News Is You (4:40)
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.