Leigh Stephens

Cast of Thousands

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Cast of Thousands is the second solo album release from Blue Cheer frontman Leigh Stephens. Originally recorded and released in the U.K. in 1971 on the Charisma label, this album is dramatically different from his debut, Red Weather. Cast of Thousands journeys into more of a jazz, AOR style on most of its tracks. The overabundance of horns and female backup vocals makes it rather annoying at times, but Stephens' superb guitar work does manage to shine through in places. This CD has been re-released in a slightly oversize cardboard gatefold sleeve which reproduces the original albums' graphics. For hardcore Stephens fans or Blue Cheer completists only.