7in - Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My
Being recognized as a musical pioneer is great in retrospect but it can be an arduous journey getting there. In 1974 as Captain Beefheart recorded his eighth album Unconditionally Guaranteed he was eager to reach a wider audience while regaining the critical acclaim of his earlier work. To these ends he pushed the Magic Band relentlessly during the album sessions so much so that the band quit en masse after the album was finished. Upon its release the LP did not achieve the commercial success for which Beefheart had hoped while conversely critics disparaged it for being too commercial. Listening to albums lead single Upon The My-O-My b/w I Got Love On My Mind its hard to believe anyone found this effort lacking. True the music may be a bit more polished around the edges but the Captains commanding voice rules over all. Long out of print Sundazed resurrects this overlooked Beefheart morsel in all its original sonic splendor sourced directly from original stereo master tapes. A new picture sleeve created specially for this release perfectly compliments the music and makes this single a must own for fans everywhere. Official Black Friday 2012 Limited Edition release Unique picture sleeve created by Sundazed just for this release First EVER reissue of this incredibly rare 45!