Arzachel – S/T (1969)



Comprised of what was then the band URIEL, this was the earliest formation of Steve HILLAGE and Dave STEWART. ARZACHEL had two things which helped transition it to be CD era: the music is a head above most other psych rarities, and the four musicians later achieved marginal success within the ’70s progressive rock “Canterbury scene”.

The record itself featured some of the most explosive psychedelia by an English group. The sound of sustained keyboard and guitar passages are full blown drawn-out psychedelia of the highest order, think EGG, GONG, NATIONAL HEALTH, CARAVAN etc. Collectors of rare psychedelia recognize ARZACHEL’s sole LP as being one of the most desired (and pricey) relics from the late ’60s.

Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock
Origin: United Kingdom

Studio Album, released in 1969

Track Listings

1. Garden of Earthly Delights (2:40)
2. Azathoth (4:11)
3. Queen Street gang (4:20)
4. Leg (5:31)
5. Clean innocent fun (10:24)
6. Metempsychosis (16:19)

Total Time: 43:25


– Basil Dowling (Clive Brooks) / drums
– Njerogi Gategaka (Mont Campbell) / bass, vocals
– Sam Lee-Uff (Dave Stewart) / organ
– Simeon Sasparella (Steve Hillage) / guitar, vocals



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