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5 Aug 2017

Vision Of Sunshine "Vision Of Sunshine" 1970 US Psych Folk Rock


Vision Of Sunshine  "Vision Of Sunshine" 1970 US Psych Folk Rock
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This youthful Californian quintet taped their sole LP at Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Sound Recorders in 1969. Led by singer-songwriter Gerald Hauser (later to achieve fame as the actor Wings Hauser), they performed complex hippie folk with arrangements incorporating cello, flute, harpsichord, electric guitar and more. Originally issued in early 1970, the album has been hailed as a lost classic..



This Californian quintet was led hy Gerald Mauser, who was romantically involved with singer Jane Boltinhouse. They rehearsed their material at the Lake Sherwood home of TV star Bob Denver (best-known for his role in Gilligan's Island), in what drummer Andy Douglas has subsequently decribed as 'a large rec room overlooking the pool, with a view of the lake'. 

The link with Denver came through guitarist Mike DeTemple, who was house-sitting for him. Recorded at the legendary .Sunset Sound Recorders studio in Hollywood, their sole LP was produced by Howie Kane (a founder member of Jay & The Americans), and appeared in March 1970. Billboard wrote that 'the five regulars known as Vision Of Sunshine have come up with a unique sound on their debut LP. 

The use of such unfamiliar instruments as flute, celeste, calliope and harpsichord in a rock context, together with Jane Boltinhouse's haunting soprano, produces an ethereal A sound that is not only different but pleasing. She Said and the title cut are the best songs.' 

Though they were disaffected by their label's reluctance to pay the session musicians used on the album, the band promoted it with gigs at the Troubadour club in Hollywood and at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre (on a bill with comic Don Ho and poet,folk singer Rod McKuen), ' but they disintegrated whilst on the road, shortly after Hauser and Boltinhouse's daughter Bright was born in 1970. 

Their relationship disintegrated simultaneously, with Boltinhouse departing in search of herself. Hauser returned to LA and gradually made a name for himself as actor Wings Hauser (with parts in The Young & The Restless, Beverly Hills 90210 and Roseanne), while Mike DeTemple earned international acclaim for his guitar-building. Their album, meanwhile, was largely forgotten about four decades, though its cult reputation has steadily grown.


This youthful Californian quintet taped their sole album at Hollywood's legendary Sunset Sound Recorders in 1969. Led by singer-songwriter Gerald, they performed complex hippie folk with arrangements incorporating cello, flute, harpsichord, electric guitar and more. Originally issued in early 1970, the album has been hailed as a lost classic. Interesting to note that they do a cover of Rabbit Mackay’s (of Rabbit Mackay and the Somis Rythm Band/Boize fame; I recommend checking out his Uni album’s, if you haven’t already) Stranger Here. The rest of the material, including a cover of Mr. Bojangles is pleasant and well performed, some of it has a spiritual nature. Vision Of Sunshine took to the road to promote their album, but soon fell apart…The album, featuring male and female lead vocals, is mostly acoustic with some electric guitar. flutes, cello, strings and celest add depth to the arrangements......music emporium...


Vision Of Sunshine :
Jane Baltinhouse - Vocals
Gerald Hauser - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Sean Allan Nelson - Celeste, Calliope, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano
Terri Osiecki - Flute
Mary Tiller - Flute

Guest Musicians:
Michael DeTemple - Banjo, Bass, Guitar
Andy Douglas - Drums
Jessie Eurlich - Cello
Flint - Electric Guitar
Joyce Miller - Cello
Jack Carone - Voices
Bill Lazarus - Percussion

Tracks
1. Mourning Word (Gerald Hauser, Sean Allan Nelson) - 1:14
2. She Said (Gerald Hauser) - 5:41
3. Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) - 4:23
4. For You Alone (Gerald Hauser, Sean Allan Nelson) - 3:10
5. Stranger Here (Robb MacKay) - 4:01
6. Vision Of Sunhsine (Gerald Hauser) - 4:26
7. Woke Up Staring At A Fire Hydrant (Gerald Hauser) - 2:53
8. Summer Sundown Woman (Gerald Hauser) - 3:50
9. Bizarrek Kind (Rex Holman) - 3:23
10.You Get What You Pray For (Gerald Hauser) - 5:18

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