Monday, April 26, 2021

The 7th Seal- Reflections(1967)



The (7th) Seventh Seal- Reflections(1967)
This was recorded in 1967, but never released. Introspective US garage/psych band influenced by the "British Sound", soul and R&B. After they recorded their "Leave or Stay" 45 for the Gama label under the name The English Muffins." 32 years later this LP finally sees the light of day via this lovely reissue LP limited to 400 copies and in an old style thick jacket done to look just like the Lp would have looked on the Justice label had it come out way back when. 6 covers include Kinks, Yardbirds and the 5 originals all have an early Stones vibe. Most who've heard it put it up in the top 2 for the label.

Side One1.
Sympathy2. Midnight Hour3. Till the End of the Day4. Mr. You're a Better man Than I5. Mustang Sally6. Well I Know
Side Two
7. It's My Pride8. Come on Up9. Proud Reflections10. Make Your Bed11. I've Got a Mind to Give Up Livin'





9 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. But the link is dead. Could you re-up?

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  2. Wow ! A lost Justice LP ist really a find !

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  3. Thanks for the band i don 't know !!

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  4. Hi!

    Thanx for this one. A "new" artist = "new" hears here.

    Cheers!
    Ciao! For now.
    rntcj

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  5. Seventh Seal

    Personnel:
    WILLIAM CRAUN drms A
    MARC FARLEY bs, vcls A
    DANNY LEGGE gtr A
    ED "SHRED" SCHROEDER ld gtr, vcls A B C
    LARRY TRAITOR vcls A
    BOB ALTIC organ B
    STEVE HALE vcls B C
    BRUCE PETERSON drms B C
    STEVE UPDIKE bs B C
    RICHARD PRICE organ C


    ALBUM:
    1(A) REFLECTIONS (Justice JLP - 0) 1999


    45:
    1(B) People Grow On You/The Day Before Love (Gama 45-676) Apr. 1968
    NB: (1) credited to "The 7th Seal".

    The quintet, attending college in Bridgewater, Virginia were previously known as The English Muffins. Their album, a limited edition of 400, is taken from tapes for an unreleased Justice LP recorded in Winston-Salem, NC in 1967. Whilst many on the Justice label suffer from a dearth of originals and a similar selection of cover material, several originals are included here, which occupy minor-mood introspective garage-ballad territory. Well I Know is a fine example and their reworking of It's My Pride, from their English Muffins repertoire, is very Zombiesque in the vocal arrangements. Proud Reflections is a moody jangler. The dark horse and arguably the best track is Make Your Bed, a low-key folk-punker that ends surprisingly in a crescendo of drums and feedback.

    Of the covers, Till The End Of The Day and Mister You're A Better Man Than I are above-par with searing lead guitar. Soulful aspirations are aired in Midnight Hour and the Rascals' Come On Up, whereas blues reign in the near five-minute finale I've Got A Mind To Give Up Livin'.

    Numerous photos and an insert with the band's history complete a welcome release, certainly one of the most interesting and rewarding from the Justice stable.

    By April 1968 and the Gama 45, Schroeder was the sole survivor of the LP line-up. Organist Bob Altic had been an early member of the English Muffins; he was replaced soon after the 45 by Richard Price. People Grow On You is great psych with whispering vox at the beginning and end (sans music) and nice guitar work. The flip, composed by Steve Hale, is a ballad - OK but nothing exceptional.

    (Max Waller/Frank Uhle/Brent Hosier)

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  6. Above from Fuzz Acid and Flowers. thanks for upload

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