Spirit

Clear

Marketing Highlights

"Four Bonus Tracks plus the album's own eclectic brew - Prog rock with real insight"

Clear is the third Spirit album, written largely around the time of their work on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Model Shop. Clear has several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band Spirit were. Coming off of the success of The Family That Plays Together and the hit single, "I Got a Line on You," the group entered the studio with Lou Adler once again in the producer's chair.

The album contains many high points, like "Cold Wind," "So Little Time To Fly" and the awesome original release closer "New Dope in Town." "Dark Eyed Woman" opens the album with promise, and it is indeed one of Spirit's hardest-rocking studio performances. Randy California's inspired guitar solo is one of the finest performances of the period. California is indeed the rock equivalent of the cool, progressive jazzman of the '50s.

Clear includes four Bonus Tracks: both sides of the 1984 single, the song "Fuller Brush Man" and a piece entitled "Coral," which was on the Model Shop original movie soundtrack and is present here in an elaborately produced version. This is Spirit, at the height of their powers, with Jay Ferguson still in the fold. Their music is different from anyone else, at times a little Jazz, Rock and Roll, and a fusion of other styles. Hard to believe this was done in the '60s.

Bio

Jay Ferguson – lead and backing vocals, percussion
Randy California – guitars, backing and lead vocals
John Locke – keyboards
Mark Andes – bass, backing vocals
Ed Cassidy – drums, percussion 

Tracklist

Tracks:
1. Dark Eyed Woman
2. Apple Orchard
3. So Little Time to Fly
4. Ground Hog
5. Cold Wind
6. Policeman’s Ball

7. Ice (Instrumental)
8. Give a Life, Take a Life
9. I’m Truckin’
10. Clear (Instrumental)
11. Caught (Instrumental)
12. New Dope in Town
Bonus tracks:
13. 1984
14. Sweet Stella Baby
15. Fuller Brush Man
16. Coral (Instrumental)

Home Market

Los Angeles, CA - USA

Album Details

Artist

Spirit

Album Title

Clear

Street Date

02/09/2018

Order Due Date

01/12/2018

Discount

3% (ends 02/15/2018)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Audio Fidelity

Configuration

Super Audio CD

Price Code

CDSA29

UPC

780014226725

Box Lot

100

Catalog #

AFZ267