HEATHCLIFF, JUSTINJustin Heathcliff

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Beschreibung

Osamu Kitajimas venture on British late 60s pop music with even a typically English sounding pseudonym to make the
impression perfect. And this album definitely is a perfect late 1960s British pop album with songs of an extraordinary greatness.
It is time that this awesome piece of late 60s style beat and psychedelic rock music gets a proper reissue. This one will be
appointed with an awesome leathery cover and comes in a strictly limited edition, available in prsale only.What do we know
about this record? It feels like Syd Barret, TBeatles, Twink, The Deviants, T-Rex, Tomorrow and The Small Faces got together for
a boozy and smoky jam session out of which a handful of beautiful songs have emerged, ranging from straight, powerful beat
tunes towards joyful flower pop anthems with a bubble gum edge with a layover at melancholic folksy singer / songwriter
sounds. What most people do not know ist that the participating musicians are only partly British. This album is the brainchild of
renowned Japanese world music / ethno jazz rock artist Osamu Kitajima, who later on went to fame under his own name with
some extraordinary progressive albums in the later 70s. He spent a year in England around 1970 to 1971 and recorded this
album under the monicker of „Justin Heathcliff“, to make the impression of a true British pop / psyche record with a distinctive
late 60s feel perfect. It might not have been a commercial starship around the time it got released, but it stood the test of time
and even nearly 50 years after it’s initial release this record still flatters our ears with songs of unearthly beauty on par with the
above mentioned English legends. More pop than alternative music of 1968 „Justin Heathcliff“ is a great soul journey to a
brighter and more colorful time. This is swinging London, not the apocalyptic hippie Utopia of Haight Asbury in late 1967, or the
revolutionary street fights in Germany or France. This is music to comfort your mind and make you feel happy. It even goes back
to 1966 when The Beatles did „Revolver“. For a 1971 release this is already a retro affair despite only going back to elements
who were five years old at most. It does not matter anyway, this is a masterpiece and Osamu Kitajima is a master of colorful UK
60s pop.For all fans of The Kinks, Tomorrow, Manfred Man in the late 60s, The Small Faces, Twink, The Beatles etc.

Tracks

01. Let’s all sing along
02. You all should think more
03, Hand in hand
04. Which is true
05. Once it’s nice to rise at dawn
06. Lost are my dreams
07. Sea
08. You know what I mean
09. A tiny island
10. Good bye
11. Life
12. To live in peace
13. Love makes the world complete