Artist Credit
Eden Ahbez Composer
Richard Allen Liner Notes
Brooks Arthur Engineer, Original Engineering
Davy Bauer Drums
Garry Bonner Composer
Evelyn Danzig Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Gandalf Primary Artist
Alan Gordon Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Frank Hubach Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Bob Irwin Mastering
Stephanie Kennedy Production Coordination
Charles Koppelman Original Recording Producer
Koppelman-Rubin Producer
Jay Livingston Composer
Tim Livingston Project Manager
Bob Muller Bass, Guitar (Bass)
Don Rubin Original Recording Producer
Peter Sando Guitar
Jack Segal Composer
Jeff Smith Design
Mike Stax Liner Notes
Efram Turchick Project Manager
Victor Young Composer

Gandalf’s self-titled album has some attractive baroque-psychedelia with a spacey air, though its quality depends very much on the standard of the material. Generally they’re better the more they rely on the slightly weird and spacey production, as on “Scarlet Ribbons” and their cover of Tim Hardin’s “Hang on to a Dream.” On tracks like “You Upset the Grace of Living” there’s a nice balance of melody and quasi-classical keyboards on the cusp between pop, progressive rock and psychedelia. “Can You Travel in the Dark Alone,” one of the few originals (by Peter Sando), is nice, harmonic sunshine pop with a slightly experimental feel, along the lines of some of the better things being done by Californian cult figures like Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher at the time. Other selections are nothing special, however.

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