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Elmer Gantry's Velvet opera
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera ~ Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
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Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition. On the face of it, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera should have been a shoo-in for success. A popular, dynamic live act who were equally at home in the studio, their early recordings were bursting with wit, intelligence, melody, style and, perhaps more than anything else, a sense of fun. The sole album to be made by the original line-up, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera was one of the most original and consistently entertaining albums to emerge from the British psychedelic scene. This definitive release of that self-titled 1968 album adds their three contemporaneous singles (including the minor hit 'Flames', an EGVO song that the embryonic Led Zeppelin included in their live set), various studio outtakes (such as their title song to the little-known 1967 Swinging London horror movie short Talk of the Devil) as well as hitherto-unreleased early demo versions of 'Flames' and 'Salisbury Plain'.