Brothers John and Terence Boylan created this highly imaginative unit in 1968. Their sole release, Playback, was completed with the aid of several session musicians, including Eric Gale, Chuck Rainey and Larry Coryell. An original, and indeed pioneering, concept album, the set balanced memorable songs with experimental sound collages, wherein the duo’s soft, ethereal harmony work enhanced a spirit of adventure. Although Playback became a cult favourite, it was not a commercial success and its protagonists later embarked on contrasting solo careers. Terry Boylan completed a series of well-crafted albums, the latter of which were redolent of Jackson Browne, while John became a highly respected producer for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and, in 1991, for the cartoon ‘group’, the Simpsons.
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