June 05, 2021

Moonstruck – Moonstruck (1976, LP, Canada)

A1 Opus 1
A2 Slidin'
A3 Rondo In G Major
A4 Cog
A5 My Mother Forgot To Tie My Shoes This Morning
A6 Oceans Notions
B1 Dance Of The Aardvarks
B2 The Joker And The King
B3 Gord's Tune
B4 Interlude In F Major
B5 A Space In Time
B6 Invention
B7 Heather

Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals – Gordon Tucker
Flute, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar – William Wallingham
Mellotron, Piano – Tony Murphy
Percussion, Drums – Daniel Iceton

Instrumental Progressive Rock with strong guitar, flutes, piano and some mellotron with Jazzy overtones (their sole release).
Starting off as a cover band in Eastern Canada, Moonstruck quickly morphed into a tight progressive outfit playing small live gigs in the region. However, without a recording contract, the group privately recorded/ pressed these 13 tracks at Solar Audio & Recording (*SAR) studios in Halifax, composing all their own tracks, self-producing and self-financing the effort on their own "Lunatunes" label, reportedly pressing only around 500 copies.
* Solar is well known in Canadian vinyl collectors' circles for having pressed some of Canada's rarest LP's to come out of the Atlantic provinces (Blue Max, Happy Dolls, Moonstruck, Molly Oliver (EP), etc).
* Original founding members, drummer Dean MacDonald and bassist Bo Hanson left the band just before this album was recorded.

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