Numero Group: By The Numbers


Postcards from the Edge: Mind & Matter, 1977
August 22, 2013, 8:57 am
Filed under: Mind & Matter, Purple Snow

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.

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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.


6 Comments so far
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What is the release date for Mind & Matter? Is it included in the Subscription or do I need to pre-order this? How are you today?

Comment by Jason Bugg

10/29/2013.

Comment by numerogroup

Um, as a subscriber, should I be ordering this, or am I receiving it already?

Comment by Donovan Friesen

I’m really excited for Mind & Matter. My dad Lawrence “Sabu” Brown was in this group. It’s nice to hear the music he made with these guys.

Comment by Elliot Brown

Hi. Long shot but i`m looking for the original 45 release of this on M & M records, contact me please, if anyone has one for sale. Regards.

Comment by barry close

We all are, Barry. We all are…

Comment by numerogroup




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