Format : 33T
Etat pochette / disque :
VG- / EX
Label : DUNHILL/ABC Pressage : USA - DS 50069 Année : 1969
ORIGINAL US STEREO PRESSINGAn original member of Chicago's landmark H.P. Lovecraft, in the wake of the band's demise drummer Mike Tezga formed The Bangor Flying Circus with singer/guitarist Alan De Carlo and keyboardist David Wolinski. Signed by Dunhill, the trio's self-titled 1969 debut teamed them with producer George Badonsky. Musically "Bangor Flying Circus" wasn't anything spectacular. On the positive side, DeCarlo and Wolinski were decent, if anonymous singers; the trio's performances never less than professional. Unfortunately, with Wolinski writing the majority of material (De Carlo credited with one song), selections such as 'Violent Man', 'A Change In Our Lives' and their gawdawful elevator music instrumental cover of The Beatles' 'Norwegian Wood' reflected a surprisingly pedestrian AOR feel. Occasional jazzy touches on tracks like 'In the Woods' and the skat segments in 'Ode To Sadness' and 'Someday I'll Find' didn't help much either. In spite of those shortcomings the album still managed to sell, peaking at # 190.