plastic cloud The Plastic Cloud (180g vinyl LP, £21.75) due 04-05-2018label: Lion Productions
In 1968, the Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest psychedelic albums ever made. This is one hip album, full of catchy melodies and hippie harmonies, as well as some of the most superb (and trippiest) fuzz guitar ever recorded. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent-one is equally as good as the next. We feel that its about time this fine record got its due, so we have gone all out for this reissue. And so, it is remastered from the tapes; the gatefold spread contains the lyrics (thanks to Don Brewer, the man who wrote them), as well as rare photos and a replica of an original Allied Records press release that must be seen to be believed. Essential psychedelia! Now, on to the presentation... Highest quality mastering and pressing (done at Acoustech Mastering/RTI in California); the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, which is inside an ultra-heavy 1960's Project label style gatefold jacket, which is in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Top of the line pressing all the way. Limited by licence to 400 copies.