This is a domestic Warner Bros. White Label Promo copy of a classic Van Dyke Parks album. This one has a calypso theme but still sounds perfectly in line with VDP's catalog. Keeping true to the style, the recording itself is somewhat lo-fi at times. But many of the tracks sound quite good, like "Occapella" and ""John Jones", two of my favorite songs on here, which are very rich and full-bodied with a powerful bottom end. The vinyl plays with light surface noise behind the music at times, nothing serious -- it's a very enjoyable listen.
4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "A pop music history lesson that is without question one of the lost classics of the early '70s."
Vinyl: VG+ (clean with some light superficial scuffs)
Cover: VG+ (really nice, light wear near opening)
Play notes: Sounds correct, plays with light surface behind music in spots
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