In March of 1977, Mind & Matter completed the final mixes of “Sunshine Lady” and “I’m Under Your Spell,” which would share sides of the group’s self-released 45. Tracked at Creation Studios on Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, Minnesota, one forward thinking bandmate thought enough of the occasion to bring a camera to the recording session. The prints survived for decades, and were digitized sometime around the advent of the consumer photo scanner. Sadly, those prints have since disappeared. While the digital files were too small to properly reproduce in Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound or the band’s dedicated release Mind & Matter: 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement), they capture the mighty band mid-flight, offering an intimate glimpse into one of the most sought after artifacts from the dawn of Minneapolis Sound.
Mastered from the original 1/4-inch stereo mix, “I’m Under Your Spell” and “Sunshine Lady” will appear on Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. Closing out said compilation will be “No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby,” which opens Mind & Matter: 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement), a bundle of endearing demos tracked by the band in the Fall of 1977. Preorders are available here for CD and LP.
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