THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS Lies To Live By Orig Cdn lp M-
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS “Lies To Live By” original psych M-<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
1974/Cdn/Daffodil DAF-10047……here’s a clean original Canadian pressing of this rare lp and final by the band. The thick gatefold cover is in strong VG++ condition, the corners have been dinged/creased and have slight wear, the lower left corner has several creases across the corner and appear lightly on the front surface(see pics), and a couple of light creases on the back, there is some lite wear on the front right edge of the gatefold cover at the bottom half, otherwise virtually no cover wear, splits, delete or other issues. Looks very sharp! The vinyl is in M- like new condition. The record plays clean with excellent fidelity. The labels are clean with no spindle marks. Includes the fold open insert, it has some minor light stains, otherwise fine. A gorgeous copy of this rare and excellent lp! Please check my auctions for other psych lp's. Good Luck and Thanks for looking!
BOB BRYDEN guitar, vocals, keyboards
ROBERT BULGER lead guitar
TYLER RAIZENNE bass
HELGE RICHTER drums
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />PRESTON WYNNE lead vocals
"Lies To Live By" is essentially the 3rd album release by the Canadian band Christmas. After the release of the Heritage album, Christmas was beset with management and label problems over the direction of the band's next album. The music scene in Canada was in disarray and bands such as April Wine, The Guess Who, BTO and Chilliwack had hits with commercial hard rock songs.
The Heritage album was a start in the right direction and the label wanted the band to continue with hard rock but make it more "radio friendly". Christmas had other ideas about where there music was heading. In 1973 a new album was recorded that was a radical change from the hard rock sound of Heritage. The album ended up being tied up in legal wrangles and was not released until 1975 when the band decided on a name change to The Spirit of Christmas to avoid legal complications associated with the "Christmas" name and to release the album.
This time out (The Spirit of) Christmas went totally towards a guitar fronted progressive sound complete with mellotron, a chamber orchestra , special effects, intricate piano work and lush backing choruses. In the similar vein of such acts as Genesis, Gentle Giant, and Yes, "Lies To Live By" was a total departure in sound from anything recorded by a Canadian band to date. The six songs on the album are broken into conceptual chapters each with a different theme that intertwines through out the song while half of the songs clock in at close to nine minutes or more. "
Lies To Live By" was an instant hit with critics and progressive music fans world wide.
Despite the critical acclaim of the album, Daffodil Records was in trouble and the album did not receive the promotion and support it deserved. Soon after release of the album, the label folded and with it the hopes of (The Spirit of) Christmas . Now left without a label the band also decided to call it a day and broke up also.
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MINT: as stated with no defects
M- OR NEAR MINT: as stated near Mint!, or Mint Minus, same thing, very clean with no defect to sound or visual appearance, one scuff or mark may be permitted but it will be mentioned in the description, a near Mint record looks and plays very clean
EXCELLENT: not much below near Mint, may have a delete hole and/or a minor defect or two not visually detracting from the cover, the vinyl will appear shiny and in clean condition with very minor defects not affecting the sound, still very clean and very collectable!
VG++ still a very nice copy with minimal cover wear and/or delete/splits, still visually appealing, the vinyl will retain it's original gloss and can have some minor scuffs/scratches that don't affect play very much
VG+ a little more cover/ring wear and delete, splits etc., the vinyl will still retain much original gloss with a bit more scuffs and/or scratches I may list a very rare or desirable item with a lower grade, I will try to list all defects, both cover and vinyl no matter the condition, I also play grade the records on high end equipment and will give an honest play grade as well as visual grade, considering the number of records I buy on line my grading is very conservative and fair.
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