Huckle - Wild Blue Yonder 1976 private pressing. Rerelease by Mapache Records
The first ever vinyl reissue project of Canadian hippy folker Huckle. Wild Blue Yonder is a cosmic-psych folk rock masterpiece recorded in 1976 as his second and last album from that period.
After his accoustic debut, Huckle recorded this album with a full band creating a fascinating mix between folk and rock. This is a favourite album for folk and roots music collectors. Extremely rare and hard to find, it has arrived up to $400 on auctions. Sometimes with an “Astral Weeks” flavour, this album combines great songwriting with an excellent freedom feeling and a very special performance.
Mapache presents this vinyl reissue, digitally remastered from the original tapes, original artwork and extra insert with unseen pictures.
Excellent music for the road, this rare and hard to find album is a perfect example of folk and rock made by a bunch of hippies in the seventies.
The words are of love and tolerance, and free life and travelling, while the music suites the words well and transcends all of their messages flawlessly.
Acoustic guitar and haunting fiddle, tablas and vocal harmonies of great and natural honesty of happiness from both the male and the female parts, it is one of the best albums I have heard in quite a while and it holds a strong place in my music collection.