In the late 1960s, CBC augmented its commitment to Canadian artists by producing original albums by home-grown talent and distributing them on vinyl solely to its broadcast affiliates, both in Canada and across North America, in runs of just 250 copies. These discs have become holy-grail items for collectors and are now being remastered from the original tapes where available, or carefully restored from mint vinyl originals with the original artwork. They are pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl on brand new, state-of-the-art record pressing machines.
Original copies of this record have traded hands for upwards of $1500.00!
A true legend of the psych-folk rock genre, the very first album by Canadian band Perth County Conspiracy was conceived, recorded and designed to look and sound like the product of a commercial record label. But with only 250 copies produced the record quickly reached mythic status as the band went on to begin a commercial career with Columbia Records. Defining the zeitgeist as the 60s became the 70s, the band sound has touches of Nick Drake, Donovan and Terry Reid as well as more acid folk influences. Pure commune folk music and one of Canada’s most intriguing psychedelic artifacts. Heavy (vibes) and extremely rare. All tracks recorded at Studio G CBC Toronto on August 14 and 15, 1970.
Producer: Dave Bird
Recording Engineer: Ian Jacobson
Repertoire Consultant: Gary McGeehan
Artists: Cedric Smith, Richard Keelan, Michael Butler,
Recorded at Studio G CBC Toronto on August 14th and 15th, 1970
All tracks remastered at The Warehouse Studio by Eric Mosher with Sidechain™.
Artwork remastered by Brent Lunney.
CBC Production Coordinator: John Rahme
Series Curator: Gary Corben