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The NiceAmerica

Genre:Rock
Style:Art Rock, Prog Rock
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America
The Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon

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    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
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    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    Immediate – IM 068Netherlands1968Netherlands1968
    Cover of America (2nd Amendment) (Adapted From West Side Story), 1968, VinylAmerica (2nd Amendment) (Adapted From West Side Story)
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IMF 513, Immediate – IMF 513 LFrance1968France1968
    Recently Edited
    Cover of America (2nd Amendment), 1968, VinylAmerica (2nd Amendment)
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Immediate – IM 23 921Germany1968Germany1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment, 1968, VinylAmerica (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment
    7", 45 RPM, Promo
    Immediate – ZS7 5008US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment, 1968-10-15, VinylAmerica (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – ZS7 5008US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Misprint, Mono, Solid Centre
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", Single
    Immediate – IM 068Sweden1968Sweden1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono, label typeface/layout variation
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", Single
    Immediate – IM.069New Zealand1968New Zealand1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment, 1968-10-15, VinylAmerica (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
    Immediate – ZS7 5008US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Solid Centre
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Red Vinyl
    Immediate – IR-2348Japan1968Japan1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America , 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Stateside – ESS. 82India1968India1968
    Recently Edited
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", Single
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (2nd Amendment), 1968, VinylAmerica (2nd Amendment)
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
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    America/The Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IM-8597Australia1968Australia1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IM-8597Australia1968Australia1968
    New Submission
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    America
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IM 068Australia1968Australia1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Test Pressing
    Immediate Records – IM 23 921Germany1968Germany1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1968, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – IM 068UK1968UK1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment, 1968, VinylAmerica (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment
    7", 45 RPM, Promo
    Immediate – ZS7 5008US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment, 1968-10-15, VinylAmerica (From "West Side Story") 2nd Amendment
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – ZS7 5008US1968US1968
    New Submission
    Cover of America, 1971, VinylAmerica
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    Immediate – 3C 006 - 92654 MItaly1971Italy1971
    New Submission
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    America
    7", Single, Reissue
    Immediate – IM 068UKUK
    Needs Changes
    Cover of America, , VinylAmerica
    7", Single, Reissue, Solid center
    Immediate – IM 068UKUK
    New Submission

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    • Deadeasy's avatar
      Deadeasy
      These labels aren't lilac, they look very much like the white labels on the version I have.
      • progfan97402's avatar
        progfan97402
        Edited 9 years ago
        OK, so the A-Side is a totally Niceified cover of Leonard Bernstein's "America" from West Side Story. It sounds a lot like a prototypical Emerson, Lake & Palmer, which really isn't surprising given this was Keith Emerson's previous group. This was an instrumental song so you for those who can't stand Lee Jackson's singing, can breathe a sigh of relief here, and it's certainly one of the band's big highlights too.

        The B-Side, "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon" is a real baffler to me. Not the music here, as it's much more in the pop psychedelic style. What baffles me is the presence of the Mellotron. Emerson has been very open about his dislike for the Mellotron, and whatever Mellotron sightings seen with ELP, it was with Greg Lake (there is photographic proof), and not Emerson (apparently some 1972 live performance of "Abbadon's Bolero" had Lake using the Mellotron, but nothing solid to confirm). But there's no mistaking the Mellotron on "Diamond Hard Blue Apples". For all I know Emerson didn't play it, but some hired studio hand, but there isn't a shred of evidence for that. This is one of the great mysteries. Right there with Tony Kaye and Badger's One Live Badger, and Vangelis with Aphrodite's Child's End of the World, both albums with its fair share of Mellotron played by keyboardists who had an open dislike for the Mellotron.

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