The Blue Marble
Sundazed Music, Inc - White LP
The shimmering follow-up to Present Tense, 1968s pop-psych cult classic by producers Gary Usher and Curt Boettchers studio-only project Sagittarius (My World Fell Down), 1969s The Blue Marble once again finds Usher crafting still more sunshiney, Beach Boys-esque dreamscapes. As he did for Present Tense, Usher called on the cream of L.A.s studio pros as well as members of the like-minded Millennium, and the results are once again magnificent. Layered with creamy vocal harmonies, brass, flute, and Moog synthesizer, The Blue Marble will have fans of the Millennium, the Association, the Yellow Balloon, and similarly grandiose baroque pop acts positively floating on air.