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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 19:56
 

 kurtster wrote:
This is the original 1970 CBS Vinyl LP cover.
  Yep, that's the one I have (Columbia logo in the top left corner).
Cheers, kurtster.


kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 14:41
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmm, this is the cover I remember:

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_250/MI0001/612/MI0001612378.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

 
Yes, this is similar to the LP cover I have.  Your's is the original cover used for the San Francisco Sound reissue.

This is the original 1970 CBS Vinyl LP cover.

Upon further investigation, the cover used in the song listing is from European reissues of the 1980's.  Don't know where the artwork originated from.  It was used for awhile and then reverted to the original.


kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 14:41
 

 RedTruk wrote:
This is an old Deep Purple song - Hard Road (European albums called it Wring That Neck) from their Book of Taliesyn album of Dec 1968 when Ritchie Blackmore was still playing lead. I wonder what the relationship was between It's A Beautiful Day and Deep Purple? And Don & Dewey, 50/60's California duo, for that matter? http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14110

 
Yeah, never thought that, but definitely.  And then there is DP's Child In Time and Bombay Calling from IABD's first album.  Always did wonder about those two.

Nonetheless love these four songs by both artists.
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 14:34
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmm, this is the cover I remember:

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_250/MI0001/612/MI0001612378.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

 
Hey beach, That;s a helluva memory you have. 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: May 19, 2017 21:53
 

Hmm, this is the cover I remember:

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_250/MI0001/612/MI0001612378.jpg?partner=allrovi.com
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Apr 22, 2017 16:32
 

{#Boohoo}
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 10:18
 

 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} I was but a kid knee-high to a cricket in the 60s, but have gone out with more mature women who lived through the decade, and they've told me that it was pretty much like any other decade until it had passed then got the label "the 60s". True, there were major évènements in the era both sides of the Pond, but did people believe that they were living through a special era that would be in/famously immortalised? Perhaps some of the older denizens of this board could answer that question...?

 
Ah yes...every generation likes to think their young adult years...and even NOT so young adult years (heh), were some sort of special.  Stand back away from that self-centered indulgent thinking and you can see they're....not?  It's all just a point of view.  Add the benefit of some time and the point of view equalizes out along the line of your mature women.  {#Cheers} Time is the great leveler of each and every one of us.  But even so every generation has certain moments that define them, for better and, god help us, for worse.  The best of those times is reflected in music like this.  And reflected in other fashions, too. 

Sociological forces powered by the unfettered mind of a large cohort of young people did change society in fundamental sense(you can read into THAT statement anything you like - heh).  From technological developments you even now reap the benefits of, to the less technologically elegant and hideous styles of (disco) clothing, ethics and thought, some of which thank god were relegated to the trash can.  There were some things brewing back then, especially in politics.  I've seen those forces burble up from time to time ever since that era.  It's always surprising, sometimes better and other times not so much.  Regardless, they're always motivating.  And almost always the forces emerge from the province of the young.  It's a good thing, too.  Imagine a society dominated by an ossified elderly mind closed off to those energizing forces.  Why....then you'd have....Trump?  

And here's the irony for my generation.  If the Clintonistas were a reflection of our generations (purported) best instincts the Great Liar (as I call Trump) represents the worst of our carnal Huge Hefner playboy corporate aspirations.  Yin/Yang.  And life rolls regardless.

Sorry for being long-winded... 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
primm
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 10:01
 

{#Boohoo} STILL ZESTY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS !
misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Feb 20, 2017 12:13
 

DUUUUUUUUDE! Thanks for motivating me to get off my ass, put on my glasses, and find this incredible LP that had gone missing on my stax-o'-wax!

Evidently it has sat for some years misfiled under the name "Marrying Maiden" when it correctly belongs snuggled up with, as it were, my Incredible String Band LP's, in the "i'" section right between Isaac Hayes and The J Geils Band, keeping the world in its eternal balance of yin and yang. Somewhere in this Bearcave there's a copy of It's A Beautiful Day, their eponymous first album too that's eluding capture... 
 
Those and David LaFlamme's  solo "White Bird" LP make a tasty sam'wich of early psychedelia that're just good enough to eat! 
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Feb 20, 2017 11:59
 

 nomnol wrote:
Bill, where do you find this stuff? Excellent!

  He is THE BEST! {#Notworthy} IN MY BOOK! 
nomnol
(Grafton ON)
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 5:15
 

Bill, where do you find this stuff? Excellent!
chrsmagas
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 9:27
 

very good 
Andybob
(InthewoodsnorthofKincardineOntarioCanada)
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 10:04
 

Some sweet playing. 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 07, 2015 9:52
 

 RedTruk wrote:
This is an old Deep Purple song - Hard Road (European albums called it Wring That Neck) from their Book of Taliesyn album of Dec 1968 when Ritchie Blackmore was still playing lead. I wonder what the relationship was between It's A Beautiful Day and Deep Purple? And Don & Dewey, 50/60's California duo, for that matter? http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14110

 
Thanks RedTruk!  it's got that Blackmore vibe man  : )
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Sep 05, 2015 18:47
 

Good way to describe it.  
 

Sloggydog wrote:
This is freakin cool

 


idiot_wind
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 7:41
 

Once saw this band open up for Nazareth. 

They started with "white bird" song and were pretty much got booed off stage. 

"Now your're messing with a son of ...".   
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Dec 27, 2014 22:16
 

 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} I was but a kid knee-high to a cricket in the 60s, but have gone out with more mature women who lived through the decade, and they've told me that it was pretty much like any other decade until it had passed then got the label "the 60s". True, there were major évènements in the era both sides of the Pond, but did people believe that they were living through a special era that would be in/famously immortalised? Perhaps some of the older denizens of this board could answer that question...?

 
Those "mature" women weren't the philosophical types...
Yeah, think about it. THE PILL was the revolution.
What type of woman has 4, 5, 6+ kids these days. Nasty, politically incorrect comment could follow but I don't want to stray from the music forum.
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 15:44
 

 now that's some good ol fine jammin.. {#Dancingbanana}
FrankDebbieCote
Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:34
 

Excellent, never heard this before. 
BigIslandBlues
Posted: Jul 24, 2014 15:36
 

Yeee...Haaa. Saddle up!
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 16:35
 

 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Maybe if it were still 1970 this might be OK, but it's 40 years too late.  Enough already

 
you thinking  gangsta crap is better?...............or maybe the canned crap from the mainstream shlocks......
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 16:25
 

{#Music} {#Sunny} {#Boohoo} nice treat, . David in fine form......
RedTruk
(Calgary)
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 12:33
 

This is an old Deep Purple song - Hard Road (European albums called it Wring That Neck) from their Book of Taliesyn album of Dec 1968 when Ritchie Blackmore was still playing lead. I wonder what the relationship was between It's A Beautiful Day and Deep Purple? And Don & Dewey, 50/60's California duo, for that matter? http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14110
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 12:25
 

 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} I was but a kid knee-high to a cricket in the 60s, but have gone out with more mature women who lived through the decade, and they've told me that it was pretty much like any other decade until it had passed then got the label "the 60s". True, there were major évènements in the era both sides of the Pond, but did people believe that they were living through a special era that would be in/famously immortalised? Perhaps some of the older denizens of this board could answer that question...?

 
I can speak only for myself and for my milieu, which was San Francisco, but, yes, we knew something special was happening. All you had to do was step foot on Haight Street (before the hard drugs took it down), and you knew. The music scene was like something you'd never heard; the plastic arts were simply explosive; literature ditto. How could you not feel you were part of something important?
more-more-more
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 12:20
 

 Frater_Kork wrote:
Feeling more than a little Grappelli in this one. =)

 
Well, you definitely beat me to that, man.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 15, 2013 18:39
 

 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} I was but a kid knee-high to a cricket in the 60s, but have gone out with more mature women who lived through the decade, and they've told me that it was pretty much like any other decade until it had passed then got the label "the 60s". True, there were major évènements in the era both sides of the Pond, but did people believe that they were living through a special era that would be in/famously immortalised? Perhaps some of the older denizens of this board could answer that question...?

 

You talking to me?           You talking to ME?       Sorry, just hard of hearing.

Well, I did go to the same school as Keef, saw the Who when they were the butt of jokes, The Small Faces, also Cliff Richards (!). rode a scooter and lived near Brands Hatch. Went to many Trad Jazz clubs, pubs mainly, Chislehurst Caves for the concerts and read the NME front to back weekly. Felt privileged, since my background was distinctly blue collar. I was in Toronto when Woodstock was about to happen and 2 American friends were going down, but I couldn't be bothered - went to Yorkville to see Gordon Lightfoot play instead.

I did go to Greenwich village later that year and was unimpressed.

Did I know that it was going to become know as an infamous decade?

Of course not.


fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Nov 16, 2013 12:47
 

 johnjconn wrote:

Ahhhh , the 60's
If I could remember it, I'd probably speak highly of it.

 
{#Lol} I was but a kid knee-high to a cricket in the 60s, but have gone out with more mature women who lived through the decade, and they've told me that it was pretty much like any other decade until it had passed then got the label "the 60s". True, there were major évènements in the era both sides of the Pond, but did people believe that they were living through a special era that would be in/famously immortalised? Perhaps some of the older denizens of this board could answer that question...?
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 12, 2013 9:40
 

{#Boohoo} {#Bananajam} {#Bananapiano}   {#Guitarist}  {#Sunny}
funkyalfonso
(Vancouver Island)
Posted: Jul 11, 2013 11:54
 

 Frater_Kork wrote:
Feeling more than a little Grappelli in this one. =)

 

Absolutely. I always thought that a 'little Django' would have been nice as well. A wonderful band nevertheless.
zenhead
(Maine)
Posted: Jul 11, 2013 11:50
 

Very snazzy!
richrosen
Posted: Jul 11, 2013 11:46
 

Throwback!!!! I have this on vinyl!
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Oct 01, 2012 9:23
 

This is freakin cool
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:46
 

 unclehud wrote:

How about music by Bach, Puccini, Cage, Coltrane, or Elvis?  How about books over 40?  Buildings over 40?  People over 40?  Enough already.
 
Some stuff still seems vibrant and relevant years later, some does not. This tune is okay, but it is heavily dated (which is fine) and it isn't quite Bach or Coltrane.  Do you really listen to John Cage - does anyone?
Randomax
(Wimberley, TX)
Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:37
 

 RonBraithwaite wrote:
It's A Beautiful Day is one of my all-time favorite bands and this is probably my favorite song from their second album. I wore out three copies of their first album.

And I'm not a complete fuddy-duddy. I like Daft Punk, Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, et.al. But just because a song is more than 40 years old doesn't mean that it is no longer beautiful.
 
If RP has taught us anything, it's that good music is good music....age doesn't matter.
Yeoleman
(Bangor Heights)
Posted: May 28, 2012 2:37
 

 johnjconn wrote:

Ahhhh , the 60's
If I could remember it, I'd probably speak highly of it.

 
Good one!!!!     {#Stupid}
siskinbob
(United Kingdom)
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 9:08
 

This is so good. Stopped working to listen.  Wow.
martinc
(Ottawa Canada)
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 9:06
 

More from the magically musical year of 1969
meuks
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 15:47
 

These guys were the sh#t in the 60's - earlyt 70's. Remember "White Bird"? Yup. Its a Beautiful Day....once again RP pleases when it surprises...


bobzane
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 15:44
 

Nice call. I haven't heard these guys in forever.
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 12:33
 

Don't know what to think of this.  I will flag it as a 6 for now.
Frater_Kork
(Uppsala, Sweden)
Posted: Oct 19, 2011 4:33
 

Feeling more than a little Grappelli in this one. =)
Kokoloco53
(Safford, AZ)
Posted: Sep 17, 2011 13:47
 

Wow, heavy man, heavy. Back when music was more than music, it was COSMIC, know what I mean? Just kidding. But seriously, really, really good stuff, they don't make cars like they used to(thank goodness), but I wish more music was made like this stuff, karma filled joy.If you really like this song, you should buy the album, The Dolphin is one of my fav's as well, and was covered much later by Gove Scrivenor on his album from a few years back. Man oh man, life was good back then, life's still good, and I really believe in spite of all of the naysayers and end of the worlders out there, that it will be a good life in the future. You just gotta keep your focus, keep smilin, no matter what.


jkhandy
(Near the ocean (in my mind))
Posted: Sep 17, 2011 13:42
 

Tune has soul  {#Cool}
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 4:42
 

I dig.{#Cowboy}
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Jul 16, 2011 20:03
 

 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Maybe if it were still 1970 this might be OK, but it's 40 years too late.  Enough already
 
How about music by Bach, Puccini, Cage, Coltrane, or Elvis?  How about books over 40?  Buildings over 40?  People over 40?  Enough already.
RonBraithwaite
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Jan 08, 2011 19:39
 

It's A Beautiful Day is one of my all-time favorite bands and this is probably my favorite song from their second album. I wore out three copies of their first album.

And I'm not a complete fuddy-duddy. I like Daft Punk, Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, et.al. But just because a song is more than 40 years old doesn't mean that it is no longer beautiful.
valeriogonzalez
Posted: Jan 08, 2011 19:37
 

Cool song.
paulmack
(the hissing swamps)
Posted: Nov 06, 2010 11:42
 

 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

I'm in my 30's, and the 1960's were before I was born. That's a long time ago.
 

Dude, you really missed out.
paulmack
(the hissing swamps)
Posted: Nov 06, 2010 11:39
 

 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Maybe if it were still 1970 this might be OK, but it's 40 years too late.  Enough already
 

Speak for yourself. I like this just as much now as I did then. You evidently could not be bothered to explain how the context of 2010 has changed your opinion from 1970. How old are you, anyway?

Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Oct 05, 2010 21:42
 

Maybe if it were still 1970 this might be OK, but it's 40 years too late.  Enough already