Bernie Schwartz - The Wheel LP 1970, reissued on CD
By the time he released this solo album in 1970, Bernie Schwartz was a veteran of the Hollywood music scene, having collaborated with The Everly Brothers on some unsuccessful singles, written songs for The East Side Kids and The Yellow Payges, and played with psych-pop band The Comfortable Chair. Co-produced with Wesley Watt and Bill Lincoln of Euphoria, The Wheel effortlessly spans wild psychedelic rock and gentle ballads. Expertly written, played, and sung, it's a lost classic, reissued here for the first time.
Re: Bernie Schwartz - The Wheel LP 1970, reissued on CD
Great record with the first and last songs really standing out for me. And the cover of the Euphoria song "Sunshine Woman" is raucous and very good. I now have about fifty cover versions of "I think it's going to rain today" though. Randy Newman must have loved it.