For producer-wunderkind Gary Usher, Sagittarius was the outcome of
months holed up in the studio with like-minded friends: Curt Boettcher,
Bruce Johnston, Glen Campbell, the Firesign Theatre and others. The hit
single, 'My World Fell Down', debuted in 1967. 'Present Tense' -
shimmering, dense, and relentlessly melodic - quite simply relocated the
goals of contemporary pop songwriting and arranging.
in the best Sundazed tradition, 'Present Tense' chronicles the epitome
of California sunshine rock and the Summer Of Love - it's the sound of
the Mamas and Papas, the Beach Boys and Claude Debussy having an Easter
egg hunt on Phil Spector's lawn. 20 tracks, including rare single
versions and 7 previously unissued tracks.