Present Tense CD (2002)

Artist: Sagittarius

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Label Sundazed Records
SKU 60153534
UPC 090771105325
UPC 14 00090771105325
Format CD
Release Date 11/14/2002
Sales Rank 595
Author Sagittarius
Technical Info
Engineer Roy Halee; Tom May
CatalogID SC 11053
Lable Name Sundazed
Released 07/14/1997
Original Release 1967
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 2s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090771105325
Album Notes and Credits
Includes 9 previously unreleased tracks.
Sagittarius includes: Gary Usher, Glen Campbell, The Firesign Theatre, Curt Boettcher, Bruce Johnston.
Producers: Gary Usher, Curt Boettcher.
Reissue producer: Bob Irwin
Originally released on Columbia (9644). Includes liner notes by Dawn Eden.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Curt Boettcher (vocals); Gary Usher, Bruce Johnston (vocals); Glen Campbell (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Bob Irwin.
Liner Note Authors: Dawn Eden; Joe Foster.
Recording information: 10/??/1966-08/07/1968.
Photographers: Guy Webster; Dawn Eden; Steve Besch; Clark Besch.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Wrecking Crew ; Doug Rhodes; Firesign Theatre; Michael Fennelly; Joey Stec; Lee Mallory; Sandy Salisbury; Steve Clark ; Ron Edgar.
Arrangers: Curt Boettcher; Gary Usher; Keith Olsen .
In an alternative universe, Curt Boettcher would be lauded along with Brian Wilson as one of the reigning geniuses of '60s California pop and psychedelia. After success as a writer/producer for others, Boettcher founded the Ballroom and then the Millennium, recording material that was far ahead of its time. Some of the material and much of the sensibility of those groups were brought to Sagittarius, Boettcher's collaboration with producer/composer Gary Usher (the Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.).
In a revolutionary move for the time, Sagittarius was conceived purely as a studio group, and California pals like Glen Campbell and Beach Boy Bruce Johnston were brought in to work on PRESENT TENSE. The result is a marriage of pure pop, psychedelia and experimentalism that makes the PET SOUNDS-era Beach Boys sound like a bunch of high-school kids (or high schoolkids). Subsequent reissues of material by the Ballroom and Millennium are equally worthy of attention.
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gorgeous, swirly mix of inventive string-and-vocal arrangements over a Californian bass-led rhythm bed."
Disc 1
1 Another Time
2 Song To The Magic Frog - (Will You Ever Know)
3 You Know I've Found A Way
4 Keeper Of The Games, The
5 Glass
6 Would You Like To Go
7 My World Fell Down - (mono, single version)
8 Hotel Indiscreet - (mono, single version)
9 I'm Not Living Here
10 Musty Dusty
11 Truth Is Not Real, The
12 Artificial Light(Of All The Living Lies) - (previously unreleased)
13 Get The Message - (previously unreleased)
14 Mass #586 - (previously unreleased)
15 Love's Fatal Way - (previously unreleased)
16 My World Fell Down - (single version)
17 Hotel Indiscreet - (single version)
18 Lonely Girl - (previously unreleased)
19 Keeper Of The Games, The - (previously unreleased, demo)
20 Sister Marie - (previously unreleased, TRUE instrumental)

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