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Beast (10)Beast

Label:Evolution (3) – 2017
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1Inlook
Written-ByR. Yeazel*
4:22
A2Communication
Written-ByJ. Greenspoon*, R. Yeazel*, R. Morgan*
6:08
A3The Man Outside
Written-ByR. Yeazel*, R. Bryant*
1:26
A4Migration
Written-ByM. Kerns*
1:58
A5Whistle
Written-ByR. Yeazel*
0:56
B1I Am
Written-ByD. Raines*, G. Fike*, R. Yeazel*
3:11
B2Don't You Think It's Time?
Written-ByD. Raines*, R. Yeazel*, R. Bryant*
3:32
B3Move Mountain (You Got It)
Written-ByD. Raines*, R. Yeazel*, R. Bryant*
4:38
B4It's So Hard
Written-ByG. Fike*
3:17
B5Legal Machines
Written-ByD. Raines*
2:52
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Credits

Notes

'Higher ... & ... Higher !' [text on back cover].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label matrix no.): 38135
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label matrix no.): 38136
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A runout [SON is etched]): SE 38135 2 SON
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B runout [SON is etched]): SE 38136 2 SON
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Beast (LP, Album)Evolution (3)2017Canada1970
New Submission
Beast (CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Flawed GemsGEM 105Sweden2013

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Reviews

  • PsychedelicGuy's avatar
    Really out of left field album that has a wide variety of styles but they all work well. Some floating psych, some hard rock, some jazzy and prog moves as well. The well never runs dry with stuff like this out there.
    • Doc_Smiley's avatar
      Doc_Smiley
      Edited 10 years ago
      Pretty decent slice of psychedelic rock. Mine is a Canadian pressing manufactured and distributed by Quality Records Canada on the Evolution label.

      Beast cover a variety of styles here; One minute you get acoustic/dreamy folk/psych, the next it's heavy and electric, followed by jazz excursions (50's style, Dixie, & ragtime!) and country. This Beast is full of surprises. For example, the 2nd cut on side 1 titled "Communication" (my personal favourite) is a fairly lengthy full-blown psych/hard rocker, while taking a few jazz turns as well..employing flute and keyboards, which make for some very cool instrumental passages. But as side 1 winds down, suddenly we're confronted with some acoustic countrified folk music. For some, this eclectic surprise element might add to the whole experience...while to others it might distract. Surprisingly, the album is recorded/mixed quite well all things considered.
      My vinyl copy is virtually brand new, and plays dead silent without any surface noise. This really helps capture all the sonic layers throughout this psychedelic sound-scape.

      As for side 2? Much the same...more groovy psychedelic music...sometimes heavily distorted lead guitars accompanied by whirling Hammond organ. Admittedly, I feel some of the shorter cuts (2 min and less) are just filler, plain and simple. These abrupt interludes act as segues to the next song, and may annoy some listeners. Obviously there wasn't enough "good" material, ie; the song "Communication", so bring on the filler in an attempt to complete the album.
      That said, the album as a whole is also rather short in length, with side 1 clocking in at maybe 15 mins. Side 2 might be 17 mins at best. Remove the aforementioned "filler" tracks, and we're left with roughly 20 minutes of great psychedelic music.

      The back cover art-work is quite basic; A solid black background with "BEAST" written at the top. Beneath that are the words "Higher...& Higher!", followed by the band lineup. Below that reads; "all the seats have been taken, but you can sit here on the floor". No doubt a lyric from one of the songs. I've just never been able to figure out which one. The album was produced by the band, and recorded by Norman Petty at Petty Sound Studios, Clovis, New Mexico.

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      • Avg Rating:4.13 / 5
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