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Artist: THIRD EYE, THE
Title: Awakening
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy gatefold sleeve with insert. "With the help of many music friends and a lot of patience, we could finally arrange a deal to reissue the 3 albums by the South African band The Third Eye for the first time. The original pressing came out on Polydor. Perhaps Third Eye is the best band from S.A. with the most innovative and complex music. Most music lovers would vote Freedoms Children as the biggest influence in S.A,. rock, but Third Eye will share at least half of that cake. In cooperation with Dawn Selby (Hammond organ) and her brother Ron (guitar), this project came to life again. They where based in Durban, a coastal city several hundred miles away from the recording and musical hub of Johannesburg and started playing in 1968. The first album Awakening came out in 1969 when the female organ player Dawn Selby was only 14 years old. Just imagine her age when you listen to the amazing organ and piano tracks. Awakening was released in 1969 followed by 2 more albums Searching and Brother just one year later in 1970. What a musical output in such a short time. The band and composer must have sat on a volcano where they just waited to burst their music out onto the rock universe. Awakening is the most complex album of the three, with great brass arrangements, piano, Hammond organ, fuzz-guitar and vocals full of soul. Musically going in the direction of bands such as Electric Flag, The Flocks Dinosaur Swamps, Chicago, The Nice and Al Cooper. Pure electric underground of the best sort." -Shadoks

Artist: THIRD EYE, THE
Title: Brother
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy sleeve with insert. "The album Brother followed the same year in 1970 after Searching. The music is closer to the album Awakening without the brass arrangements. More organ based compositions with beautiful vocals and guitars. We must mention here the amazing drumming and bass which holds the complete tracks together and drives them forwards. As a musical comparison we would mention again the bands from the US and UK underground, such as Electric Flag, Chicago and Keef Hartley Band. But we must say, if bands from South Africa were not banned in Europe and the USA at the time the albums by The Third Eye came out, they would have become as popular and even more as the mentioned bands from USA and UK. All three albums are killer albums and we would not want to miss one of them." -Shadoks

Artist: THIRD EYE, THE
Title: Searching
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
"Numbered edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl; glossy sleeve with insert. "The album Searching followed a year later after Awakening. Today originals of this album are rare as gold dust and, among two or three others, the most valuable collectors item from South Africa. Many collectors who have basically everything in their collection are missing this one. The music is heavier, the lyrics full of political statements, more psychedelic and a bigger step down into the musical underground. The 14-minute track Awakening is really amazing, with tons of great organ parts and extra heavy fuzz-guitar." -Shadoks

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