Procession

Procession

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Procession's rare and only album sounds a little like a cross between late-'60s California sunshine pop and British psychedelic pop, with the emphasis falling heavily on the California soft-harmony rock part. At times it sounds a little like a less-slick Association with different production, though without the immediately memorable pop hooks that gave the Association several huge hits. The songs are sweetly pleasant but forgettable, with some of the lyrics and arrangements indicating exposure to a commercial psychedelic mindset, without getting too weird or experimental. There are also odd detours into pop-jazz suitable for light entertainment segments of television variety shows, particularly on the scatted "Signature Tune." Ultimately Procession doesn't have its own identity, though fans of soft rock would certainly count it among the rarer items in their collection should they find a rare copy.