Odyssey – “Angel Dust” Video on YouTube
Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.S.A. 1960s (Tracks)
Odyssey (Brentwood, New York, U.S.A.)
“Angel Dust” (written by Lous Yovino, Vincent Eugene Kusy) A1 (opening track) included on the album “Setting Forth”, released on Organic Records (ORG 1) in 1969
The ultra-rare original one, pressed in less than 100 copies
Promotional copy, white cover, label is marked “not for sale”
Recorded at A-1 Studios, New York City.
Drums – Jay Sharkey
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Red Beard
Executive Producer – Joe Carlton
Guitar – Fred Callan (2)
Liner Notes – Vincent Eugene Kusy
Lyrics By – Louis (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8 to 10)
Mixed By – Kenny, Vincent
Music By – Janis Ian (tracks: 7), Michael Tschudin (tracks: 4), Vincent (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8 to 10)
Producer – Ken Stella
ODYSSEY “Setting Forth”:
Once upon a time, when the music business was more music than business (but only just), there was a lean, mean, and super tight band who created a quintessential dose of New York sixties psychedelia: one perfect album, loaded with heavy swirling organ, ferocious fuzz guitar, and powerhouse vocals. That band was Odyssey.
Their album, “Setting Forth,” did not take them from support slots in their native Long Island to the major label heights of other local bands like Vanilla Fudge. But it is that same Odyssey “Setting Forth” album that is one of the greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world, and as a result one of the most sought after (and expensive) psychedelic rarities ever pressed on wax.
This is truly one of the pinnacles of underground psychedelic music, recorded in 1969, released in an edition of fewer than 100 copies, and impossible to find as it only came in a plain white cardboard sleeve; an incredible, musically accomplished, hard rocking album of originals that jumps right out of the speakers and grabs you, from it’s opening In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-esque riffs right to the grooving end.
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album cover photo (front) Timothy’s Brain Records (TB-103), Reissue Edition, 1995
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album photo (A’ Side), promo, original edition of 100 copies
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album photo (promo, original edition of 100 copies)
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album artwork, Lion Productions (LION-LP 102), Reissue Edition, 2005
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album cover photo (front), Lion Productions (LION-LP 102), Reissue Edition, 2005
Odyssey – “Setting Forth” Album cover photo (front), Trip Records (T-1000) , Reissue Edition, 1990
Odyssey, Band’s Photos
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