The shimmering follow-up to Present Tense, 1968's pop-psych cult classic
by producers Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher's studio-only project
Sagittarius ('My World Fell Down'), 1969's The Blue Marble once again
finds Usher crafting still more sunshiney, Beach Boys-esque dreamscapes.
As he did for Present Tense, Usher called on the cream of L.A.'s studio
pros as well as members of the like-minded Millennium, and the results
are once again magnificent.
Layered with creamy vocal harmonies, brass, flute, and Moog synthesizer,
The Blue Marble will have fans of the Millennium, the Association, the
Yellow Balloon, and similarly grandiose baroque pop acts positively
floating on air. Sourced from the original Together Records analog
masters, these editions contain four bonus tracks on the CD and two
bonus tracks on the LP.