"One of the half-dozen best albums of 1973" — Rolling Stone magazine
200-gram reissue of Muldaur´s debut album featuring "Midnight At The Oasis"
Premium vinyl gatefold LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Maria Muldaur´s strong debut album features savvy studio vets, talented guests, strong tunes and Muldaur´s best-known single, "Midnight At The Oasis" — a flirty invitation to forbidden pleasure, set in an Arabian Nights desert that falls somewhere between jazz and pop. A well-known music critic declared that "Midnight At The Oasis" was probably responsible for the conception of more children than any other song of the 1970s."
Now reprised on 200-gram premium vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings, this reissue from Exhibit Record´s Audiophile Series revisits and stunningly improves upon this former FM staple. Muldaur found just the right balance between her commitment to the traditional material she favors and her ability to interpret it in her own quirky and original recognizable singing style. There´s not a weak song, a weak arrangement or a weak performance anywhere on this album. This album has elements of rock, pop, blues, folk, country, bluegrass — even vaudeville — and still all the disparate elements blend well to make for a cohesive, remarkably unified album impossible to classify as a whole.
Among the musicians and vocalists appearing on the recording are Dr. John, Ry Cooder, Andrew Gold, David Grisman, Chris Ethridge, Ray Brown, Richard Greene, Dave Holland, David Lindley, Bettye LaVette, Bill Keith of Bill Monroe´s Bluegrass Boys, solo Beatles drummer Jim Keltner, solo Beatles bassist Klaus Voorman, and jazz guitarist Amos Garrett.