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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

These Tears are Golden

posted by on October 16 at 12:04 PM

Because I’m on a Don Ray Kick, and that ain’t a bad thing:

In 1977, disco producers Alec R. Costandinos and Don Ray hooked up for another one-off project called Sumeria. The group’s only album, “Golden Tears”, was a concept record that loosely explores modern identity in the late 1970’s without ever moving too far from the dancefloor. This LP, in my opinion is one of the best cosmic disco concept albums of all-time. There’s just as much pre-song dialog between two confused lovers as actual music on the record to dance to. Where skits and dialog intros fail to make any connection to the listener or the music, Costandinos and Ray get it right on this album, the dialog actually makes the the music make more sense and tends to tie up the entire record. All I can say is, that in my opinion, this album is brilliant and if you like cosmic disco, this album is a must for your personal collection.

*Please sit through the intro dialog on this first track
Sumeria - Dance and Leave it all behind you
Sumeria - Why Must there be an End

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