Arcadium (2) ‎– Breathe Awhile

Middle Earth ‎– MDLS 302
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo




Released on an aqua blue Middle Earth Label in a laminated cover.
Counterfeits have white labels.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REP 4855 Arcadium (2) Breathe Awhile(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4855 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CD 012 Arcadium (2) Breathe Awhile(CD, Album, RE) SPM Records CD 012 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
SPLP 1313 Arcadium (2) Breathe Awhile(LP, Album) Astor SPLP 1313 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
ADLP 1077 Arcadium (2) Breathe Awhile(LP, Album, RE, RM + 7", EP) Acme ADLP 1077 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Arcadium (2) Breathe Awhile(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) Special Limited Edition (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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December 23, 2014
this album is a vintage psych classic. very good songs, singing and playing, great guitar parts. some real "a-ha" moments. recommended to late 60's /early 70's psych heads.


November 13, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

The UK pressing is always poor, meaning fairly constant surface noise, even on an unplayed copy. I've never heard the French original on Vogue, but it is supposed to be equally cursed. It was also released in minute quantities in Australia on the Astor label. A decent pressing, that is the version to get if you want an original that plays nicely.


March 1, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
All tracks on this extremely rare album are filled with an atmosphere of anguish and despair, even in their quieter moments. Both lyrics and music are struggling for expression, to the effect of creating a very dense and at times impenetrable album, which is worth your while nonetheless. Although barely escaping perennial threats of murkiness and even sloppiness, the convincing emotional contents save the day for this album. Especially impressive are the longer tracks like the opening I'm On My Way with its telling title, in which the song structure gets blown to pieces by emotional outbursts on guitar, leading into an altogether strange and hitherto unheard of territory. This track was also issued on the rare label sampler Earthed from 1970. Mediocre vinyl marred all copies I have encountered.