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Ellison - ST (re-issue)

Format: CD
Label: Gear Fab GF 145
Origin: Montréal, Québec
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Track Name
Unchanged World
Seal A Beam Bow
Winter Slutch
Strawberry Rain
Untruth story


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This great group from Montreal, Canada released their awesome self-titled LP in 1971. Great fuzzed-out guitars, echoey vocals, hard-driving drums, and fine bass guitar make this a must for early 70's pscyh rock!! Ellison was an English Canadian Band from Montreal Québec. The band was originally formed in 1967 as Jimmy Peace, around the talents of vocalist/ guitarist Vincent Marandola, bass player Richard Arcand, In 1969, drummer Robert Cager and guitarist Christian Tremblay joined and the name was changed to Ellison. In 1971 the band released an excellent hard rock styled album on the independent and highly collectable Trans-World label. Mainly selling in the province of Québec and Ontario, the album had only a limited release and quickly disappeared as did the band itself. The self titled album featured seven original songs that have been described as brash, loud, hard rock with straight from the heart vocal work. In a similar style as Canadian cohorts The Ugly Ducklings, The Haunted or the Sinners, Ellison has become one of the most sought after Canadian band albums and its legitimate reissue is welcomed by many fans. This Gear Fab release contains all seven original songs remastered from the best sound sources possible. Unfortunately the master tapes of the original recordings no longer exist so this CD was cut from high quality vinyl sources. Despite that fact the overall sound is still quite good but there are no bonus tracks or additional material added to this release. The booklet contains liner notes from band member Vincent Marandola as well as band photos.
-Keith Pettipas


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