Thursday, November 18, 2021

Purple Overdose - Reborn (1999)

The fifth and final album from this band from Greece.

The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of effects, cymbal, drums, congas, percussion, jug, bass, guitars, sitar, organ, keyboards, mellotron, flute and vocals.

I have had the joy of reviewing all their albums and it has been an interesting journey.

Their 1988 debut album Exit 4 is a turkey. The rest of the albums has become better and better by every album.

The music we get is classic psych rock with a lot of Jefferson Airplane influences. There is a lot of flower power and hippies here. 

The sound is very much both contemporary and the late 1960s. It sounds both new and ancient. 

The music is pretty romantic too and takes the listener on some flying carpets.... in particular if you are enjoying this album flat out on a sofa. But all other listening positions also delivers the flying carpets mood.

This one hour long album delivers the goods and it is indeed a very good album with a lot of intricate details and good moods. The vocals is great and this band has cemented their position as one of the all time great European retro psych rock bands.

3.5 points

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