ON WHITE VINYL
The shimmering follow-up to Present Tense, 1968's pop-psych cult classic by producers Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher's studio-only project Sagittarius ("My World Fell Down"), 1969's The Blue Marble once again finds Usher crafting still more sunshiney, Beach Boys-esque dreamscapes. As he did for Present Tense, Usher called on the cream of L.A.'s studio pros as well as members of the like-minded Millennium, and the results are once again magnificent.
Layered with creamy vocal harmonies, brass, flute, and Moog synthesizer, The Blue Marble will have fans of the Millennium, the Association, the Yellow Balloon, and similarly grandiose baroque pop acts positively floating on air. Sourced from the original Together Records analog masters, these editions contain four bonus tracks on the CD and two bonus tracks on the LP.
Also available for digital download on iTunes.