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Saturday, January 02, 2010

EXOTIC ISLAND


by The Surfmen


SOMERSET RECORDS
SF-10500
1965
STEREO





SIDE A:



QUIET VILLAGE
TAHITI SUNRISE
BALI HAI
BAMBOO
JUNGLE ROMANCE
FORBIDDEN ROMANCE

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SIDE B:



TABOO
MOONLIGHT IN PARADISE
LUAU
ORCHID LAGOON
FIRE GODDESS
MOON OF MANAKOORA

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Editor's note: some helpful information about this album can be found here though half of the info is on the back sleeve. As for the record itself: pretty boring really with some lite piano work and some pretty funny man-made animal sounds that probably were hashish-induced (hopefully).

3 comments:

RugbyFootballer said...

Does anyone know where I can find The Surfmen - The Sounds Of Exotic Island? I would very much appreciate the help.

tbegalaxybeing said...

Well, although you probably already have your answer I'll add this anyway. If you're looking for the CD, it hasn't been released, however, if you go to Amazon and look up "The Surfmen: Studio 102 Essentials" you'll find all the tracks of "The Sounds of Exotic Island" plus the other tracks of their second LP. They sound terrific however they aren't in the original sequence. I purchased a copy and made a copy with the tracks in the proper sequence. as for the original cover (which I feel is part of the experience) you'll just have to download a picture or get the LP used. If you're wanting the vinyl, there are many sites selling copies including Ebay. Look for a stereo copy since takes full advantage of what was then a fairly new technology (at least for vinyl). I have also posted a review of "The Surfmen: Studio 102 Essentials" with a lot of information on the original LP's

Hope this helped.

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to have anything from The Surfmen Sounds From The Exotic Island ? If so can you please post it.

http://recordoobscura.blogspot.com/2010/01/exotic-island.html