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Magic Lanterns

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The psychedelic reissue label Gear Fab peel back another layer of the history of underground psychedelic rock with this obscure 1968 album. It has remained a long-forgotten collectors item for more than three decades, and has appeared in various bootleg forms before this official re-release. From the opening cut, it is fairly apparent why the original album is so sought after -- Magic Lantern is as fine a display of American psychedelia as late-'60s albums by It's a Beautiful Day and Jefferson Airplane. This will appeal to fans of the fuzzed-out guitar antics of Cream and Blue Cheer.

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