Thursday, April 3, 2014

the mutual understanding / in wonderland (LP reissue out in june on beatball records)

*i first came across the mutual understanding around 15 years ago. i was initially intrigued by the psychedelic LP sleeve painting and nimbus 9 label (the guess who, bonnie dobson), then, after turning the jacket over, by the familiar names of ben mcpeek, jerry toth, and jimmy dale (CBC, canadian talent library). the mutual understanding's 1968  in wonderland album represents the best of toronto's late 1960s studio jazz and vocal group sound. the disc was made by world-class professionals at one of canada's largest recording studios of the era and crafted w/ passion and skill. the music recalls a simpler and more innocent time. it's filled w/ love, and yes, understanding... this june sees the first ever vinyl reissue of this pure sunshine pop masterpiece!!! it was my utmost privilege and honour to pen liner notes for this re-release. BIG thanks to beatball records (south korea) for making this happen and light in the attic records for handling the north american distribution. please join us on the trip (and spread the good word)!@#$%!!! PEACE


  1. could you give me some more info on where to find this reissue? i've been looking all over the web and it seems you're the only one who's mentioning it. lia records hasn't said anything and beatball has only put out a cd reissue as far as i can tell. will the lp be reissued as well? thanks for posting about this btw, i love this band!

  2. hello,
    a beatball/LITA LP version will be coming out in july 2014!!!
    should be available at better record shops worldwide!!!
    let me know if you dig the notes!!!
    all the best,