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Performer: East Of Eden
Genre: Rock
Title: Mercator Projected
Country: UK
Released: 1969
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
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From the sleeve notes to the original LP: 'This is East of Eden's first LP called Mercator Projected.

Mercator Projected is a music studio album recording by EAST OF EDEN (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1969 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. How this album is so unknown is much of a question. EAST OF EDEN blended Classic Rock with jazz solos,psychedelic movements,Classical hints and bluesy riffs to create one of the most rich-sounding albums of the time. In ''Mercator projected'' the fuzzy guitars of Nicholson and the complicated bass work of York are battling with the obscure.

More albums from East Of Eden (2): Here We Go Agai. y East Of Eden (2). Silver Park by East Of Eden (2). Essen 1970 by East Of Eden (2). Snafu by East Of Eden (2). New Leaf by East Of Eden (2). East Of Eden by East Of Eden (2). View all albums . Mercator Projected. By: East Of Eden (2) (1969, Rock). 1. Northern Hemisphere.

1. Northern Hemisphere 2. Isadora 3. Waterways 4. Centaur Woman 5. Bathers 6. Communion 7. Moth 8. In The Stable Of The Sphinx Tracks 1 to 8 are their debut album Mercator Projected – released March 1969 in the UK on Deram DML 1038 (Mono) and SML 1038 (Stereo). The rest of East of Eden at that time also consisted of bassist Steve York (who jumped ship after this album for Manfred Mann Chapter III), saxist Ron Caines, guitarist and vocalist Geoff Nicholson, and drummer Dave Dufort (although the album misspelled his name as "Dufont").

Side two of the album opens with the brooding "Bathers," perhaps the most conventional progressive cut on this album and, not coincidentally, the least interesting song here. Communion," by comparison, is a composition whose inspiration was a Bartok string quartet, and is dominated by Arbus' violin. The album finishes with the high-energy "In the Stable of the Sphinx," a blazing showcase for electric guitar, violin, tenor, and alto sax that's worth the price of admission by itself and must've been amazing to hear on stage

In 1969 they released the Mercator Projected album, followed shortly after by Snafu (1970), and Jig-a-Jig, a European only compilation, released in 1971. Snafu reached the Top 30 in Britain of the UK Albums Chart, whilst a single, "Ramadhan," reached number two in France. Caines and Nicholson left the band in the 1970s for an unsuccessful stint with Harvest Records. Arbus also left around this time, and was replaced by Joe O'Donnell. Mercator Projected (1969, Deram). Jig-A-Jig (1971, Deram, European only compilation). East Of Eden (1971, Harvest). New Leaf (1971, Harvest). Another Eden (1975, Harvest, European only release). Here We Go Again (1976, EMI, European only release). It's The Climate (1977, EMI, European only release).

Fantastic album from an English group that bridged the psychedelic and progressive worlds together. East of Eden had put out a non lp single prior to their debut album, Mercator Projected, which was released in 1969 off Decca. The band formed in 1967 and was centered around classically trained violinist Dave Arbus, guitarist Geoff Nicholson and vocalist/sax player Ron Caines. The group had a strong underground following in London and in other parts of Europe but never attained the widespread success they deserved

The album finishes with the high-energy "In the Stable of the Sphinx," a blazing showcase for electric guitar, violin, tenor, and alto sax that's worth the price of admission by itself and must've been amazing to hear on stage. Mercator Projected was reissued on CD in Japan in 2000 as part of the British Rock Legend Series by Universal Music Group. East Of Eden - Mercator Projected (1969) Re-up. From the sleeve notes to the original LP: 'This is East of Eden's first LP called Mercator Projected.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Northern Hemisphere 5:04
A2 Isadora 4:31
A3 Waterways 6:50
A4 Centaur Woman
Vocals – Ron Caines
7:10
B1 Bathers 5:18
B2 Communion 3:41
B3 Moth 4:03
B4 In The Stable Of The Sphinx 8:20

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Kalimba [Indian Thumb Piano] – Steve York
  • Engineer [Assistent] – Adrian Martins
  • Engineer [Recording] – Derek Varnals
  • Guitar, Vocals – Geoff Nicholson
  • Percussion – Dave Dufont
  • Photography By [Cover] – David Wedgbury
  • Producer – Noel Walker
  • Saxophone [Acoustic, Amplified], Organ – Ron Caines
  • Violin [Electric], Flute, Bagpipes, Recorder, Saxophone, Sounds [Lavatory] – Dave Arbus
  • Written-By – Dave Arbus (tracks: B2, B4), Geoff Nicholson (tracks: A2, B4), Ron Caines, Steve York (tracks: A2, A4, A4)

Notes

© 1969 The Decca Record Company Limited, London Exclusive U.S. Agents, London Records Inc.
539 West 25th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001
Printed in U.S.A.

This pressing was done at Monarch Record Manufacturing, which has a circled MR and △ symbol in the runout area on both sides

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: ZAL 8688 (side 1)
  • Label Code: ZAL 8689 (side 2)
  • Matrix / Runout: (A-side run-out, stamped): ZAL 8688-2 Bell Sound MR (hand-etched) △13350
  • Matrix / Runout: (B-side run-out, stamped) ZAL 8689-2 Bell Sound MR (hand-etched) △13350-X

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SML 1038 East Of Eden Mercator Projected ‎(LP, Album, Fir) Deram SML 1038 UK 1969
DES 18023, DES - 18023 East Of Eden Mercator Projected ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Deram, Deram DES 18023, DES - 18023 US 1969
ECLEC 2033 East Of Eden Mercator Projected ‎(CD, Album, RE) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2033 UK 2008
ET 1005 East Of Eden Mercator Projected ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ethelion ET 1005 Europe 2019
PL 509 East Of Eden Mercator Projected ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Progressive Line PL 509 Australia 2001