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The Fantasy Of Reality

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Pre-Release
Release Date:
12-08-2022
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Barcode:
636551821421
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
SMACD1214
The Fantasy Of Reality
The Fantasy Of Reality

Description

JEFF COTTON OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND FAME TO RELEASE HIS FIRST EVER SOLO ALBUM THE FANTASY OF REALITY. After playing guitar, lap steel & vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band, appearing on the ground-breaking album 'Trout Mask Replica' (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on 'Strictly Personal' & 'Mirror Man', Cotton withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly 50 years. Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, he emerges from his seclusion in 2022 with his first ever solo album, 'The Fantasy of Reality'.

Whimsical, playful & tongue-in-cheek - Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees while bringing plenty of new ideas to the table across the sprawling 22 track, 66-minute runtime. 'Trout Mask Replica' cover designer Cal Schenkel collaborates once again as he returns to contribute to the internal artwork of the album to continue the Captain Beefheart canon into the 2020's.

Across the decades, the Magic Band's power & influence has only grown in might & the cult following of 1969's 'Trout Mask Replica' still excites fans to this day, in part due to the mystery & enigma of members such as Antennae Jimmy Semens (aka Jeff Cotton). In 1967, Cotton was discovered by Don Van Vliet - Captain Beefheart himself, replacing Ry Cooder on guitars. He then went one to help craft some of Captain Beefheart & the Magic band's most vibrant recordings & later contributed to the cult band MU.

Now blending together musical strands such as jazz, delta blues, Hawaiian & the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas, Cotton astonishes fans with his comeback.

The magic will continue on 'The Fantasy of Reality' on CD on & the 2LP release to follow later in the year.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Does It Work For You ? ( 03:25 )
  3. It Never Ceases To Blow My Mind ( 03:48 )
  4. Ivy ( 02:06 )
  5. Green Bamboo ( 03:46 )
  6. He Made The Eagle ( 02:57 )
  7. Elvirus ( 01:15 )
  8. This Gentle Earth ( 03:56 )
  9. All Things New ( 03:17 )
  10. Crusin' Hamakua ( 03:24 )
  11. Together We Sail ( 03:10 )
  12. The Space Between Us All ( 04:37 )
  13. On The Thread ( 02:22 )
  14. Aloha ( 01:52 )
  15. The Liberation Song ( 02:23 )
  16. The Breeze Of Oblivion ( 04:08 )
  17. Heavy ( 02:05 )
  18. The Season Of The Awakening ( 03:49 )
  19. Mother Earth Needs Healing ( 04:56 )
  20. Together ( 03:18 )
  21. Hear The Word ( 02:53 )
  22. It Would Take An Angel ( 03:48 )
  23. Clean In Nature's Stream ( 03:59 )
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