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Tracklist

Kites Are Fun2:34
Make The Madness Stop3:07
When Love Is Young2:49
The Proper Ornaments2:45
My Brother Woody2:34
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)2:50
Don't Turn Away3:55
Umbrellas2:21
Michelle3:08
Never Tell The World2:28
A Man And A Woman3:02
Stay Another Season4:31

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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
LP, Album
Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDUS1967US1967
Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, 8-Track CartridgeKites Are Fun
8-Track Cartridge
Project 3 Total Sound – L-76-5019US1967US1967
New Submission
Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
LP, Album, Stereo
Project 3 Total Sound – SPJL-932,876Australia1967Australia1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
LP, Album, Mono
Project 3 Total Sound – MO-206Argentina1967Argentina1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
LP, Album, Promo, Mono
Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019 MUS1967US1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDCanada1967Canada1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SD Stereo PromoUS1967US1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – SPJL-932876New Zealand1967New Zealand1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDUS1967US1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019 SDUS1967US1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1967, VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDUS1967US1967
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1972, Reel-To-ReelKites Are Fun
Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, Quadraphonic, Album
Project 3 Total Sound – PR4C-5019 US1972US1972
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1994-12-01, CDKites Are Fun
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Trattoria Family Club – PSCR-5341, Trattoria – menu.51/FC-002Japan1994Japan1994
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 1999, CDKites Are Fun
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Overseas Records – TECW-20796Japan1999Japan1999
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2002, CDKites Are Fun
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Substance Records Corp. – BSCP-30027Japan2002Japan2002
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2003, VinylKites Are Fun
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004US2003US2003
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2003, CDKites Are Fun
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004, Project 3 Total Sound – LITA 004US2003US2003
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004, Project 3 Total Sound – LITA 004US2003US2003
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2013, CassetteKites Are Fun
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004, Burger Records – LITA 004US2013US2013
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2015, CDKites Are Fun
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Solid Records (6) – CDSOL 1388Japan2015Japan2015
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2017-11-24, VinylKites Are Fun
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004US2017US2017
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, 2018-07-18, CDKites Are Fun
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Ultra-Vybe – UVPR-10158, Solid Records (6) – CDSOL 1388Japan2018Japan2018
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, , VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR-5019 QD, Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDUSUS
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, , CDKites Are Fun
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Light In The Attic – LITA 004, Project 3 Total Sound – LITA 004USUS
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, , VinylKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PR 5019SDUSUS
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, , 8-Track CartridgeKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PRQ8-5019 USUS
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Cover of Kites Are Fun, , Reel-To-ReelKites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PJX 5019 , Project 3 Total Sound – PJ 5019USUS
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Kites Are Fun
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Project 3 Total Sound – PJM 80009, Som Indústria E Comércio S.A. – PJ 89-ABrazilBrazil
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Reviews

okboognish's avatar
okboognish
Was not expecting this to sound so rich. Good lord it's a beautiful press.
jtung86's avatar
jtung86
Edited 4 years ago
All the copies were sold out at my local store - I waited in line for this too.
I picked this up for $17.99 USD on here - much cheaper than retail. I think it is a must have for people who like some light-hearted easy-listening music.
xn--wnu's avatar
xn--wnu
how's this pressing sound? been thinking about buying an original but to have it on gold vinyl would be nice
streetmouse's avatar
streetmouse
Edited 3 years ago
The Free Design was a family band backed in spirit and attitude by their father, a noted jazz trombonist from the 1940’s. And to that end, the audience that this group reached in 1967, the Summer of Love, the year The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, Pink Floyd released Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Cream with Disraeli Gears, The Rolling Stones had Their Satanic Majesties Request, Jim Hendrix staggered the world with Are You Experienced, along with The Velvet Underground & Nico, certainly established that this shiny easy listening group had an attraction for much older listeners.

Without a doubt, The Beach Boys, along with groups such as The Mamas & Papas, and James Taylor [who was just round the corner], created beautiful mellow productions that were out of this world. But these bands had genuine visionary artistic merit as opposed to Free Design, who had pleasant shifting harmonies, had the hooks, had sophisticated arrangements, but were, as we called acts of this ilk during the day, “plastic people” ... meaning that they were copouts, co-opting the values of the times with the looks and the sounds but not the honesty and the merit. Remember, even The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family where creating music in this style, though reaching a greater and wider audience because of their television shows, yet they were considered still equally as shallow.

Flash forward to this century, and you’ll find bands like The Explores Club and Stereolab who have built on these themes and observations, pointing with reverence to Free Design as being more than instrumental as an influence, while going on to polish their sound even more so ... and while Free Design may come off as the embers of a warm campfire in the night, these later bands, struggle to create anything more than fresh air.

There’s not much to think about when you drop this record onto your turntable, and maybe that’s the point, or “was” the point during the psychedelic 60’s, when the world was at war, where the world was in flux, where drug and commercial sensory overloads battered us like trees in a storm, and we just needed a sunny field, a warm day, and a kite to allow us to forget, if only for a moment, all that was happening around us.

Take it for what it is ... there’s really nothing to love or dislike, it’s all so pleasantly mater of fact.

Review by Jenell Kesler