Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band is scored for organ, saxophone, and the echo-inducing time-lag accumulator (aka the Phantom Band). The piece's first incarnation was as a six-hour all-night concert during 1968, and later as the back of a CD reissue of the previous year's Rainbow in Curved Air. Finally, a 40-minute edit of the concert was released in 1997; it shows Riley's growing Eastern influence and droning minimalism, quieting only for the last five minutes.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush
|Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, for soprano sax, electronic keyboard & tape delay|