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Brightly toned but still substantially heavy, the 1970 self-titled debut from Mystic Siva was recorded when the Detroit outfit were teenagers. As the liner notes tell, they were unhappy with the mix at the time, with going direct line instead of mic’ing the amps, but the reissue addresses this with a new mix direct from the original tapes, as well as a new mastering job.
As such, what you get is heavy, organ-laced rock that’s raw stylistically but still presented with an overarching sonic clarity — a rare balance. The songs themselves, cuts like opener “Keeper of the Keys,” “Come on Closer” and the penultimate “Touch the Sky,” demonstrate a nascent but already consistent approach on the part of the band, who also rereleased their second album, Under the Influence (1970), through World in Sound in 2002.
For those who can’t get enough of the particular vibe and low groove of the heavy ’70s, Mystic Siva should be a welcome addition to the collection, and in this version, has major label sheen and private press dirt in just the right amounts, songs like “Eyes Have Seen Me” and the swirling, lead-topped “Supernatural Mind” offering sonic space and straightforward crunch in no less a satisfying balance.
From Michigan produced an excellent psych-rock album, which comes in an amazing sleeve and is as rare as hell.Finally from the master tapes! Be blown away by the mind bending power of "Supernatural Mind" in a previously unheard clarity.
|Mystic Siva - Sealed Copy 1970 (Sold for USD 3000)|
First issue of these recordings from 1969-70, packaged in a heavy duty book-like folder. "Previously unreleased recordings of Mystic Siva from Detroit, very famous in the psychedelic collector´s scene for their outstanding and rare original album (already reissued by WIS). The music here, recorded live prior to the album is taken from the mastertapes.
The opener is an instrumental cut, followed by six diff. versions of original album tracks in very powerful style, mixed with four long acid jamming cover tunes turned into typical Siva style with pounding and hypnotic Hammond B3 organ, wailing and distorted fuzz/wah-wah guitarwork, powerful (sometimes Doors influenced) vocals and massive drums which lead you to the holy grail of psychedelic music."
It's the rebirth of , who are without any doubt one of the ultimate US psychedelic underground bands from the earliest 1970s. Finally, this album is now available with a more superior sound than anyone of us could ever have expected. The original album release featured guitar overdubs on three tracks, done with the intention to give the sound more power.
However, the band wasn't entirely happy with the result. This Lp is remastered and remixed from the original tapes, with all the original guitar parts! Indeed, this version of the album sounds the way it was meant to be! The four Sivas took '60s hippie/garage/psychedelic rock music to a darker and higher level of intensity. While the slower, atmospheric tunes remind of The Doors, Jimi Hendrix or Iron Butterfly, the heavy cuts are unexpectedly crazy, mind blowing and hypnotic, with flashes of the later upcoming rural 1980's thrash punk/metal vibe.
Now, after 43 years, these original album recordings express the challenging and inventive concept and the pure beauty of Mystic Siva's music at their best. Eleven original songs with a total running time of 46 minutes.
Mystic Siva - Mystic Siva US 1970
01. Keeper Of The Keys - 4.29
02. And When You Go - 4.56
03. Eyes Have Seen Me - 3.30
04. Come On Closer - 3.29
05. Sunshine Is Too Long - 3.19
06. Spinning A Spell - 3.31
07. Supernatural Mind - 4.21
08. Find Out Why - 5.48
09. Magic Luv - 3.30
10. Touch The Sky - 3.57
11. In A Room - 5.31
Mystic Siva - Under The Influence US 1969-70
Unreleased gem from 1969/70 perhaps even better than the original album. Features mind melting arrangements of "Come Together", "Tobacco Road","I'm A Man" and "Black Sheep" along with 7 of the groups own compositions. Live recordings from 1969-70 in Detroit with very good stereo sound. A legendary US psych band.
01. Keep Your Head - 04.48
02. Spinning A Spell - 03.21
03. Come On Closer - 03.10
04. Super Natural Mind - 05.00
05. Come Together - 05.14
06. Magic Luv - 03.02
07. Find Out Why - 04.52
08. I´m A Man - 07.09
09. Tobacco Road - 06.48
10. Sitting In A Room - 06.06
11. Black Sheep (S.R.C.) 04.16
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