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    Came accross a copy of this S/T lp in the racks today but it was just a wee bit too pricey for a punt but it looked interesting. Do any of you chaps know it - should I be rushing back for it (it was less than a tenner)?

    Info appreciated as always.
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    Quote[/b] (LDJB @ April 18 2004,16:20)]Came accross a copy of this S/T lp in the racks today but it was just a wee bit too pricey for a punt but it looked interesting. Do any of you chaps know it - should I be rushing back for it (it was less than a tenner)?

    Info appreciated as always.
    The Australian Procession? If you like the popsike/beat thing then you will like it. It normally sells for £15/20 which I think is remarkably cheap for a 1968 LP of this genre.
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      Check the write up on AMG -

      AMG REVIEW: Procession&#39;s rare and only album sounds a little like a cross between late-&#39;60s California sunshine pop and British psychedelic pop, with the emphasis falling heavily on the California soft-harmony rock part. At times it sounds a little like a less-slick Association with different production, though without the immediately memorable pop hooks that gave the Association several huge hits. The songs are sweetly pleasant but forgettable, with some of the lyrics and arrangements indicating exposure to a commercial psychedelic mindset, without getting too weird or experimental. There are also odd detours into pop-jazz suitable for light entertainment segments of television variety shows, particularly on the scatted &quot;Signature Tune.&quot; Ultimately Procession doesn&#39;t have its own identity, though fans of soft rock would certainly count it among the rarer items in their collection should they find a rare copy. — Richie Unterberger


      Personally, I quite like it. There&#39;s nothing funky or dancefloor-orientated on it, but it&#39;s a good varied set. If you like soft/sunshine/pop/psych stuff, I&#39;d say you&#39;d like this...

      EDIT: incidentally, if you&#39;ve got the Nuggets II box, check out track 23 on CD 3, &#39;Sad&#39; by The (Australian) Playboys - this is the same band as Procession in a slightly earlier incarnation...
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