Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies

The American Metaphysical Circus

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  • $18.99
  • Standard Black LP.
  • $13.99

Newly re-mastered official CD edition of the classic 1969 Psychedelic / Experimental album 'The American Metaphysical Circus' by Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies. Joseph Byrd was a key member of the highly influential American Psychedelic group United States of America. The band's self-titled album from 1968 was a ground-breaking work in American popular music, although Byrd departed the band to pursue new musical interests. Securing the backing of Columbia Records, he assembled a new group of musicians (including noted saxophonist Tom Scott) and a series of recording sessions produced 'The American Metaphysical Circus'. Even more experimental than his work with United States of America, Joseph Byrd produced a masterpiece that was to feature clever use of tape loops and some of the earliest use of synthesizers in rock music. A stunning album that would influence future generations of musicians, 'The American Metaphysical Circus' is now regarded as a landmark release of American music in the late 1960s. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and restores the original album artwork. It also features a booklet with a new essay.

LP - Standard Black LP.

CD - Standard CD.