Paul Levinson - Twice Upon a Rhyme

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Artist: Paul Levinson
Title: Twice Upon a Rhyme
Label: The Sound of Salvation
Catalogue Number: SOS 001S
Limited Edition Repress of 50 copies in screen printed foldover sleeve

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Paul Levinson's psychedelic folk rock album Twice Upon a Rhyme was originally released on his own label in 1971, gaining local interest before fading into seeming obscurity. After appearing in Japan's Record Collector magazine interest started to grow and it soon apperared in Hans Pokora's seminal 4001 Record Collectors Dreams as well as Fuzz Acid & Flowers and the Acid Archives.

The Sound of Salvation sent the album back into the studio for a full remaster which Paul says sounds even better than the original.

That original repress sold out and due to popular demand we have pressed another 50 copies with a unique screen printed foldover sleeve.

Review by Austin Matthews in Shindig

Twice upon A Rhyme, originally a private press on the artist's own label in 1972, features Levinson's psychedelic folk-rock recordings from the previous three years and contains numerous beguiling instrumental flourishes and many notable session musicians such as Boris Midney. Superb fuzz guitar is irresistibly drizzled across several tracks, enhancing the mood of woozy psychedelia, and a memorable personality is indelibly locked inside the grooves.

Highlights are numerous but the fuzz guitar on "Forever Friday" or the total psychedelic immersion of "The Lama Will Be Late This Year" are probably the pick of the bunch. The always tender material is delicately laced with woodwind and strings that complement the overall vibe rather than interfere with it. This is the perfect soundtrack to a lethargic spring day and comes heartily recommended.

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