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Merrell Fankhauser/Fankhauser Cassidy Band - Return to Mu/On The Blue Road (2CD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 25th August 2014

Label: Bat Country
Catalogue Number: BC241-62
Price: $14.29
Available: In Stock


 
Merrell Fankhauser/Fankhauser Cassidy Band - Return to Mu/On The Blue Road
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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

Features Merrell Fankhauser's "Return to Mu" and Fankhauser Cassidy Band's "On The Blue Road".

Merrell Fankhauser was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to California when he was 13 years old. This move was to have a life -changing effect on the teenager. Merrell went on to become one of the innovators of surf music, enjoying success with his band The Impacts and also a hit album entitled Wipe Out. Merrell went on later in the sixties to branch out into psychedelic folk rock. 

His travels from Hollywood to his 15-year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the United States and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 250 songs published and released.

Return To Mu is an album seven years in the making, featuring a cast of famous guest artists including with Jay Ferguson and Ed Cassidy of Spirit, Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipolinna, both of whom played for Quicksilver Messenger Service, and many others. The album is considered a masterpiece amongst friends, critics and fans, and was produced by award-winning movie and record producer, William E. McEuen.

Originally released in 2003 to many good reviews, this album has had limited availability until now when it is re-issued.

"On The Blue Road" is a double CD and features legendary drummer Ed Cassidy playing alongside Merrell.


Tracks: 

Return to Mu

1.Mystical Land 
2.Waterfall 
3.On Our Way To Hana 
4.Pictures of the Past 
5.The Unknown Writer 
6.Queen Mu 
7.Mother Sea 
8.Beckoning Maiden 
9.Polynesian Dream 
10.Time Travellers 
11.Prospectors Moon 
12.Goin' Down To Atlantis 
13.The Land of Mu 
14.Under A Maui Moon 
15.Matthew's Dream 
16.Lodru's Mu Chant 
17.The Mothership 
18.Mu Rainforest

On The Blue Road

Disc 1
1. Further On Up The Road
2. 32/20 Blues
3. Bright Lights Big City
4. Excited (M. Fankhauser)
5. Walking The Dog
6. Louisana Blues
7. High Heel Sneakers
8. Tale Of Misty Mountain (M. Fankhauser)
9. Possession over Judgment Day
10. On The Blue Road (M.Fankhauser)
11. Nickys Song (M.Fankhauser)
12. Psychedelic Dreams((M. Fankhauser) 

Disc 2
1. Hot Night In Louisville (M.Fankhauser)
2. Milk Cow Blues
3. Who Shout The Lightnin (M.Fankhauser)
4.Goin Back To Delta (M. Fankhauser)
5.Stolen Guitar Blues (M.Fankhauser & E.Cassidy)
6. Brian Berry Blues (M.Fankhauser & E.Cassidy)
7. Cosmic Lady (M.Fankhauser & T. Fankhauser)
8. Voodoo In The Jungle (M.Fankhauser)
9. Cassidys Big Beat (E.Cassidy)
10. Long Rifle ( T. Fankhauser)
11. Papa Told Me (Larry Willey)
12.Ed Cassidy Interview

 

 



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