Much to the band’s evident dismay (see the press release), Levitation’s second record Meanwhile Gardens was never released in 1993 when it was recorded. It has taken until now for the album to receive the full, proper release it was meant to: now, we can all hear the alt-guitar sound the band crafted back then. On Flashback.
Double LP £22.99 FB009
Limited gatefold 2LP + CD on Flashback. High resolution remaster from the original tapes with new artwork.
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CD £11.99 FB009CD
CD on Flashback. High resolution remaster from the original tapes with new artwork.
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10/10 Richard Customer review, 7th December 2018
When Levitation split up before 'Meanwhile Gardens' was released I was gutted. I'd loved the string of eps that preceded their excellent debut 'Need For Not' and they had just released the brilliant single 'Even When Your Eyes Are Open' plus I had a ticket to see them live in Cinderford of all places. When the release of the album was shelved we were denied what could have been a 90's classic. There was a version issued in Australia with re-recorded vocals from Steve Ludwin, but his vocal delivery lacked the intensity of Terry Bickers, and although I was very kindly given a taped copy from the guy in my then local record shop who had imported a copy for himself, I still felt sore at missing out on one of the most eagerly anticipated LPs of my record buying life.
Thank goodness for this Flashback issue of the original tracks, first released in 2015, and due back again in the new year. It does not disappoint. It's wonderful to hear the tracks as intended with Terry Bickers' brilliant vocal delivery. The drumming is amazing, the guitar work brilliant. A true lost classic, that manages to blend indie rock, prog and psych rock into a marvellous whole. If you are a fan of indie music in general you should invest in this for sure. Absolute classic.
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