Terry Brooks first came to prominence with his 1973 debut LP, the heavy rocking progressive-psychedelic masterpiece ‘Translucent World’, privately released on his own Outer Galaxie Publishers label. Terry was active releasing albums, singles, and performing live throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He remained staunchly independent through the years, having declined several major label contracts. Terry declined these opportunities, in part, because he never wanted to part ways with the members of his Strange band. And, crucially, he was committed to creating a more cosmic brand of rock n roll, which will be apparent to his long time fans.
The ‘Treasures and Gems from the Treasure Chest’ series has been launched to make available unreleased and little heard music from Terry’s massive archives. Each volume in the series seeks to showcase the many sides of this multi-faceted artist.
The music on Volume 7 is from two rehearsals recorded on July 27 and July 30, 1984. The performances are phenomenal, showcasing Terry and the band at the height of their powers, just before an upcoming tour of Germany. These rehearsals are also a treat for fans because they include multiple, and excitingly varied versions of songs like ‘High Flyer’ and ‘Looking For A Friend’. The recordings were digitized from a cassette tape found in Terry’s archives and is shown in the cool cover image created by production team member Ben Upham.
released March 2, 2019
Music by Terry R Brooks. All rights reserved, Terry R. Brooks and publishing, Aura Love Publishers BMI. Producers Terry R. Brooks, Jerry Kranitz, Ben Upham, Benjamin Auman, All World Wide.