claudine longet

claudine longet

Margo Guryan - 29 Demos - "I Love" Double LP Vinyl

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Margo Guryan's honeyed voice and gorgeously sweet songwriting has become a favorite of the soft-pop set. As a successful songwriter, her compositions have been recorded by the likes of Jackie DeShannon, Spanky & Our Gang, Astrid Gilberto, Claudine Longet, Oliver, Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell, Saint Etienne and Harry Belafonte. Her only solo album, the magnificent Take A Picture (featuring the hit “Sunday Morning"), has become a cult classic since its release in 1968, and no wonder: its combination of marvelously funky sunshine arrangements and Margo's delicious melodies are a heady combo. She’s influenced everyone from the Wondermints to Belle and Sebastian to oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (who listened to Take A Picture while writing Juno). In 2001, she released 25 Demos, a collection of fully-fleshed out demos from her personal collection. Most people's demos are mere sketches -- Margo's are little baroque masterpieces, featuring string arrangements, circus organ, chamber-pop rhythm sections and tons of glorious echo. Now Modern Harmonic presents the biggest collection yet, 29 Demos, all lovingly mastered in Nashville by Bob Irwin and wrapped in a gorgeous period-accurate sleeve. Finally, an album worthy to follow Take A Picture — two LP's worth of magnificent soft-pop. www.modernharmonic.com