Estes Brothers "Transitions" lp,SO RARE,1971 ORIG. PRESS,PSYCH/BLUES/ROCK,EX. C!

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03 Dec 2015
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Aurora, Illinois

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On the Edcom Record label from 1971 this is the original pressing, not just a re-issue, of the Estes Brothers Blues/Psych/Rock "Transitions" cult lp, and it's still in fantastic condition too! The Cover is clean and pristine with all of its Original Shrinkwrap, and the Side 1 label doesn't even have a "spindle hole" marking to indicate it was ever played! Plus on Side 2, there's just two "spindle hole" markings! Please see all seven of my pictures, Thank You!

An online review:
"An original of this obscurity (only 100 were pressed) will easily set you back four digits. From Ohio, this early 1970's quartet's lp has been the subject to quite a bit of hype over the years. The music fits this scene perfectly and translates that feeling of no hope and despair - that ended up being quite accurate historically speaking. "This Morning" absolutely jams, in the tradition of bands like Cargo (Netherlands), Wishbone Ash, and Man. "Gary's Thought" adds a bit of Take 5 era Dave Brubeck piano for a cool jazzy vibe to end the day. As mentioned above, their exceedingly rare 1971 album "Transitions" routinely sells for $1,000 +. While the album's frequently labeled as being psychedelic blues rock, a lot of the seven extended tracks are guitar-propelled rockers. Singer/keyboardist Bill Marren's responsible for most of the set, though brothers Joe and John Estes and bassist Don Smith each contribute a track. The sound quality is surprisingly good with Joe Estes' drums and John Estes' lead guitar seemingly getting special attention in the mix. Bluesy hard rock tracks such as the extended jam 'This Morning', 'Do What Is Real' and 'Gary's Thought' are good enough to stand up to any of their better known compatriots. This album is a gem, and the perfect representation of the blue collar characteristic spirit of the day."

"Transitions" Tracklist:
(Side 1)
1.) Tomorrow's Sunlight   (Joe Estes) - 2:16
2.) Never Coming Down   (Bill Marren) - 3:34
3.) This Morning   (Bill Marren) - 9:22
4.) Wooden Thoughts   (Don Smith) - 4:54

(Side 2)
1.) Do What Is Real   (Joes Estes) - 5:19
2.) Let Me Live My Own Life   (Bill Marren) - 6:10
3.) Gary's Thought   (John Estes) - 6:02

Cover: Near Mint (Original Shrinkwrap, there are no Cut-outs, BB Holes, Splits, Stains, etc! Please see my pictures, Thank You!)

Vinyl: Excellent (as mentioned above,
the Side 1 label doesn't even have a "spindle hole" marking to indicate it was ever played! And on Side 2, there's just two "spindle hole" markings!)

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