Available For The First Time EVER Exciting Releases From Marvin Gardens & Terry Dolan

Available For The First Time EVER
Exciting Releases From Marvin Gardens
& Terry Dolan


Phenomenal anthology of San Francisco late-60s electric-folk/garage-psych alchemists Marvin Gardens.
Available on LP, CD and Digital November 11th

This revelatory collection of electric-folk/garage-psych alchemists Marvin Gardens easily warrants oft-overused terms like “lost gem,” and “buried treasure”. Comprised of never-before-heard Warner Bros. audition demos, an extremely rare, self-released, seven-inch EP (only 100 were pressed), and an inspired live performance from the legendary Matrix club in San Francisco, 1968 captures virtually all recorded evidence of a dynamic and mesmerizing band that existed for only a couple years at the tail end of the 60s.

“Had The Charlatans been joined by Country Joe’s keyboard player and fronted by an earthy female singer, they might’ve sounded like Marvin Gardens…”
– Mike Stax, Ugly Things Magazine

With their catchy, melodic sensibility, primal rock instincts, and lead singer nonpareil, Marvin Gardens was poised to make a serious mark, locally and nationally. From Tin Pan Alley to Haight-Ashbury, they cover a lot of ground; tight blues, sweet folk, fuzzed-out rockers and jazzy interludes. Lead singer, Carol Duke, had a wonderfully versatile and powerful voice. But they never “made it” past the Sixties or even much beyond the Northern California music scene. Apart from a handful of dedicated local enthusiasts and a warm embrace by the Gay Biker Club scene ( their sole original, “Whips and Leathers”, was a celebration of that nascent movement), the band never achieved escape velocity. Thanks to some die-hard fans, archivists and true believers, one of the coolest bands you’ve never heard of is finally getting its debut. High Moon Records has created the ultimate document of a group that should have been a bigger deal and still very much deserves to be heard.
Remastered from the original source tapes by multi-Grammy nominee Dan Hersch
Liner notes include an insightful essay by Ugly Things’ writer and editor Mike Stax, reflections from band members and associates, with many archival photos
CD has 19 tracks, in a deluxe custom Digipak with a full-color 32-page booklet
LP has 14 tracks, pressed on high-quality RTI vinyl with a 24-page, magazine-sized booklet and a download card for 5 exclusive bonus tracks
Digital download includes 19 tracks and a full-color PDF of the booklet
Original cover and back art by legendary underground cartoonist Larry Welz

Check out a video for “Down The Line” and an exclusive
preview of the release on Dangerous Minds.


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Marvin Gardens | 1968


Previously Unreleased 1972 Warner Bros. Debut From
San Francisco Legend Terry Dolan
Available on LP and CD November 25th

A masterpiece of early-70s rock ‘n’ roll, cancelled by Warner Bros. two months before its release date. Produced (and played on) by keyboard legend Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones, The Kinks) and British session ace Pete Sears (Rod Stewart), Terry Dolan is the missing link between the ecstatic, guitar-driven sound of the San Francisco ballroom scene and the increasingly expansive feel of the West Coast singer-songwriters.

“A historic gem – incredible that Warner Bros. left it on the vine. This is the one that might have sealed his reputation.”
– David Fricke Rolling Stone/Sirius XM

The players on this rare and remarkable album — including John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Prairie Prince (The Tubes) and Neal Schon (Journey, Santana)— seem to have been cherry-picked from a music fan’s dreams. The Pointer Sisters add layers of gorgeous, Gospel-inspired harmonies, and Steve Miller Band members Greg Douglass and Lonnie Turner are featured throughout.

With a collection of simple-but-powerful songs, the album captures Terry’s dual nature; an East Coast folkie with a penchant for soul-stirring rock ’n’ roll. Featuring epic guitar duels intertwining with driving piano and organ, it anticipated the jam band genre by twenty years. The lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry captured on the eight album tracks (filled out here with six equally-fiery bonus tracks), has never seen the light of day, until now.

28-page, magazine-style LP booklet (48-page in CD) packed with rare photos, posters, a definitive essay on the album’s history, and personal recollections by friends and the musicians involved
Remastered audio from the original analog tapes by multiple Grammy-nominee Dan Hersch
Cover and artwork by legendary rock photographer Herb Greene
CD includes with 6 bonus tracks from the original sessions
Check out a video for “Inlaws And Outlaws” on Stereogum


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Terry Dolan

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