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LES FRERES MEGRI - Mahmoud, Hassan Et Younes

You could say many things about the Sun City Girls, but one thing you cant dispute is that they had great taste in covers. One of them originates on this LP, which was originally released by Phillips in 1974. The M�gri family included three brothers, all veteran session men in their native Morocco; their sister contributes some backing vocals and doesnt get her photo on the cover with the boys. Leili Twil," which the Sun City Girls renamed "Cruel And Thin," is even more stirring in this incarnation than it is on 300,003 Crossdressers From Beyond The Rig Veda, but its not the only thing on this record thatll take you somewhere else. Jalilas ethereal voice and electric sitar accents make "Galouli Ensaha" an apt tune to soundtrack some desert road movie; wah-wah guitar and impetuous bass make "Sebar" the song youd deploy for the car chase round the cliff sequence. Lightly applied psychedelic production and insistent hooks make this one lost psych classic that youll want to play, not flip." - Bill Meyer, Dusted.

"A reissue of Les Frères Mégris Mahmoud, Hassan Et Younes, originally released in 1974. Les Frères Mégri was a Moroccan rock band formed in Oujda, Morocco in the late 1960s. The band consisted of four members: the three brothers, Hassan, Mahmoud, and Younès, and their sister Jalila Mégri. Before the creation of the band, the Megri brothers were popular session musicians, composers, and producers in Morocco, starting in the late 50s. In the early 70s, Hassan and Mahmoud released four singles as Les Frères Mégri: El Harib/Heya Essamra, Galouli Ensaha/Kellemtini, Sebar/Ououd Ou Chouk in 1971 and Sabar/Chaaltiha Nar in 1972. This LP, their second album simply titled Younes Hassan Mahmoud and a collaboration between all three brothers, was released in 1974. They re-recorded some of the singles tracks with Younes and the result is one of the finest examples of the early 70s progressive, psych, folk sounds coming from North Africa and beyond. This is an album that stands as a high point for the genre globally. A baroque folk approach that demonstrates utterly mesmerizing results, psychedelic, electric guitars, sitars, bongos, swirling multi-tracked vocals that sound like prime era Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Trees, and the first two Pink Floyd albums -- It is of that pedigree. A holy grail LP that has been near impossible to locate for over 40 years. Beautifully remastered, its presented here in its first ever reissue. Edition of 500." - Sudiphone.
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