The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967) [2014, Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319]

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The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967) [2014, Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319]

The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319 | ~ 605 or 612 or 288 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 105 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Garage Rock

(2-CD set) The Music Machine are one of the most respected and best loved American bands of the 1960s, renowned for their powerful sonic assault and intelligently crafted repertoire. Big Beat's Ultimate Turn On compilation from 2006 anthologised the monochromatically-garbed combo's hit Talk Talk era, and now we turn our focus to the latter half of the Music Machine's career.

The Bonniwell Music Machine was originally released in early 1968 and consisted of outtakes and single sides by the original Music Machine, along with newer recordings featuring the band's second line-up: both incarnations headed by charismatic singer, songwriter and rock savant Sean Bonniwell. Now with this deluxe 2CD expanded reissue, the original album is augmented by further non-LP single sides and outtakes, and a whole second disc of vintage Music Machine rarities, drawn from the untapped tape collection of the late Sean Bonniwell.

While the improved sound quality of the Warner Brothers sides supersedes previous reissues of this material, it is the unissued material that will surprise and delight Music Machine fans, featuring as it does a rash of previously unknown songs. Many of these are heard as Bonniwell's home demos, acoustic in nature but captivating nonetheless.

The original band's first recordings (as the Ragamuffins), along with unreleased studio and rehearsal takes by the second line-up, and a jam-packed, detail-filled booklet, all contribute to making Big Beat's The Bonniwell Music Machine an exhaustive and definitive celebration of the Music Machine, truly a band amongst bands.

~ amazon

The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967) [2014, Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319]

The Music Machine announced themselves to the world with one of the most powerful musical statements of the 1960s. ‘Talk Talk’ remains to this day an as tightly focused moment as has ever been witnessed in rock’n’roll. But what is not known to those only casually acquainted with the Machine is that the group ended their career a scant two years later with the equally awe-inspiring, if far more obscure, ‘Dark White’. In-between lies a quantity of compelling performances, all directed by lead singer, principal songwriter and sergeant-at-arms, Sean Bonniwell.

Big Beat’s previous anthology of the monochromatically-garbed combo, “The Ultimate Turn On” (CDWIK2 271), was very well received indeed, so now our focus turns to the latter half of the Music Machine’s career. The hits may have dried up, but to their audiences the Machine was as popular as ever. Their second album, “The Bonniwell Music Machine”, was released in early 1968 and consisted of outtakes and single sides by the band’s original line-up, along with newer recordings featuring a second set of personnel; all made under the watchful eye of producer Brian Ross.

All of the outfit’s non-LP singles and outtakes for Warner Bros are included on Disc 1, in fully remastered sound. First-generation Machine rockers such as ‘Bottom Of The Soul’ and ‘Talk Me Down’ sit well with ‘You’ll Love Me Again’ and ‘Everything Is Everything’ by the second incarnation. To revisionist ears, even the once unfairly maligned ‘Tin Can Beach’ and ‘To The Light’ now come across as tremendous pop-psych.

Disc 2, subtitled “Inside Eternity”, gathers gems from the beginning and the end of the Music Machine saga, drawn from Bonniwell’s largely untapped tape collection. These include early demos by pre-Machine trio the Ragamuffins (produced by Boyce and Hart); outtakes and rehearsals by various line-ups, including ‘Point Of No Return’ and ‘Closed’; and the final Music Machine release, ‘Mother Nature-Father Earth’ (recently sampled by Miles Kane), along with ‘Dark White’, their parting shot and one of Bonniwell’s greatest performances.

During the mid-60s Machine era, Bonniwell was incredibly prolific, writing over 100 tunes, most of which would remain unheard and unknown. We are proud to feature a selection of these fragile gems, acoustic in nature but captivating nonetheless. The later life of the Music Machine has long been a mystery, and the extensive liner notes, based on interviews with all the members of both line-ups as well as producer Ross, help clear up some of the confusion.

Finally, on a personal note, this release bears great importance. When I spoke to Sean Bonniwell a few days before his death in 2011 (see obituary here), he asked me to see to it that his music legacy continued. “The Bonniwell Music Machine” is therefore respectfully dedicated to him.

By Alec Palao, acerecords
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The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967) [2014, Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319]

Tracklist CD1:

01. The Music Machine - Astrologically Incompatible - 2:36
02. The Music Machine - Double Yellow Line - 2:09
03. The Music Machine - The Day Today - 2:53
04. The Music Machine - Absolutely Positively - 2:14
05. The Music Machine - Somethin' Hurtin' On Me - 3:04
06. The Music Machine - The Trap - 2:34
07. The Music Machine - Soul Love - 3:39
08. The Music Machine - Bottom Of The Soul - 2:01
09. The Music Machine - Talk Me Down - 1:52
10. The Music Machine - The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly - 2:47
11. The Music Machine - I've Loved You - 2:49
12. The Music Machine - Affirmative No - 2:08
13. The Music Machine - Discrepancy - 2:36
14. The Music Machine - Me - Myself, And I - 2:14
15. The Music Machine - You'll Love Me Again - 1:52
16. The Music Machine - In My Neighborhood - 2:21
17. The Music Machine - To The Light - 2:12
18. The Music Machine - Everything Is Everything - 1:52
19. The Music Machine - This Should Make You Happy - 2:04
20. The Music Machine - Black Snow - 2:32
21. The Music Machine - Tell Me What Ya Got - 2:07
22. The Music Machine - Time Out (For A Daydream) - 2:07
23. The Music Machine - Tin Can Beach - 2:08
24. The Music Machine - Unka Tinka Ty - 2:18
25. The Music Machine - 902 - 1:57

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Tracklist CD2:

01. Sean Bonniwell - Gimme Gimme - 2:24
02. Sean Bonniwell - Stand Aside - 1:57
03. The Ragamuffins - Two Much - 1:58
04. The Ragamuffins - Push Don't Pull - 2:14
05. The Ragamuffins - Chances - 3:03
06. The Ragamuffins - Talk Me Down - 1:41
07. The Music Machine - Point Of No Return - 2:41
08. Sean Bonniwell - I'll Take The Blame - 1:53
09. Sean Bonniwell - The Life I Live - 1:51
10. Sean Bonniwell - Would You Believe - 2:20
11. Sean Bonniwell - Inside Eternity - 2:56
12. Sean Bonniwell - Paper Mache - 2:29
13. Sean Bonniwell - You'll Love Me Again - 2:06
14. The Music Machine - Dark White - 4:34
15. The Music Machine - King Mixer - 3:04
16. The Music Machine - She Is - 3:21
17. The Music Machine - Reach Me In Time - 2:23
18. The Music Machine - Closed - 2:11
19. The Music Machine - Temporary Knife - 2:37
20. The Music Machine - Advise & Consent - 2:57
21. The Music Machine - Mother Nature-Father Earth - 2:16
22. The Music Machine - King Mixer - 3:17
23. The Music Machine - Dark White - 4:16
24. Sean Bonniwell - Citizen Fear - 2:29

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The Music Machine - The Bonniwell Music Machine (1967) [2014, Big Beat Records, CDTOP2 319]

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