Scented Gardens For The Blind


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Format: LP

Cat No: FGBG2043

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Release Date:  10 November 2023

Label:  Musea (code 7)

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  3426300020437

Genres:  Rock  Progressive Rock  

  • Description

    It was not only in Brittany that progressive rock bands went under the radar in the 1970s. This was the case with the New Zealand quintet Dragon, born in 1972 in Auckland. Author of two albums released by Vertigo, certainly appreciated by amateurs, the group unfortunately did not meet with the expected success in its country of origin, which led it to emigrate to Australia from 1975. From there, they would spin the perfect love with the kangaroo public and the rest of the world in the 80s. Since then, between splits and reformations, they are still touring!

    But let's come back to this second album "Scented Gardens For The Blind" published for the first time in 1975 and today emerged from the shadows by the Replica and Musea labels. Note that from the first title, they try to get out of the shackles of progressive pop with Ivan Thomson's keyboards which push the combo to venture towards very English lands that the Zombies then Argent knew how to borrow. It is both marked by the 70s and a real desire to seduce the charts. What they did next in Australia.

    For the time being, on most of the album, the work remains a paragon of progressive rock marked by long guitar solos and beautiful flights of keyboards. Masterfully reissued.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Vermillion Cellars
      • 2. La Gash Lagoon
      • 3. Sunburst

      Side 2

      • 1. Greylynn Candy
      • 2. Darkness
      • 3. Scented Gardens For The Blind