Justin Heathcliff (Osamu Kitajima) – Justin Heathcliff

Everland Psych 002

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Rock / Indie + Classic Rock
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Justin Heathcliff (Osamu Kitajima) - Justin Heathcliff
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It is time that this awesome piece of late 60s style beat and psychedelic rock music gets a proper reissue. This one will be appointed with an awesome leathery cover and comes in a strictly limited edition, available in prsale only. 
What do we know about this record? It feels like Syd Barret, TBeatles, Twink, The Deviants, T-Rex, Tomorrow and The Small Faces got together for a boozy and smoky jam session out of which a handful of beautiful songs have emerged, ranging from straight, powerful beat tunes towards joyful flower pop anthems with a bubble gum edge with a layover at melancholic folksy singer / songwriter sounds. What most people do not know ist that the participating musicians are only partly British. This album is the brainchild of renowned Japanese world music / ethno jazz rock artist Osamu Kitajima, who later on went to fame under his own name with some extraordinary progressive albums in the later 70s. He spent a year in England around 1970 to 1971 and recorded this album under the monicker of „Justin Heathcliff“, to make the impression of a true British pop / psyche record with a distinctive late 60s feel perfect. It might not have been a commercial starship around the time it got released, but it stood the test of time and even nearly 50 years after it’s initial release this record still flatters our ears with songs of unearthly beauty on par with the above mentioned English legends. More pop than alternative music of 1968 „Justin Heathcliff“ is a great soul journey to a brighter and more colorful time. This is swinging London, not the apocalyptic hippie Utopia of Haight Asbury in late 1967, or the revolutionary street fights in Germany or France. This is music to comfort your mind and make you feel happy. It even goes back to 1966 when The Beatles did „Revolver“. For a 1971 release this is already a retro affair despite only going back to elements who were five years old at most. It does not matter anyway, this is a masterpiece and Osamu Kitajima is a master of colorful UK 60s pop. 
For all fans of The Kinks, Tomorrow, Manfred Man in the late 60s, The Small Faces, Twink, The Beatles etc.

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A1. Let's All Sing AlongJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
A2. You All Should Think MoreJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
A3. Hand In HandJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
A4. Which Is TrueJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
A5. Once It's Nice To Rise At DawnJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
A6. Lost Are My DreamsJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B1. SeaJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B2. You Know What I MeanJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B3. A Tiny IslandJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B4. Good ByeJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B5. LifeJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B6. To Live In PeaceJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
B7. Love Makes The World CompleteJustin Heat...Justin Heat...
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