Media Condition: M
Sleeve Condition: M
Genre: Rock, Folk, Psychedelic
Notes: New, unopened. 2008 reissue from Sundazed–even the reissue is a rare find.
If you like: late ‘60s psychedelia with the baroque flourishes of The Left Banke, Emitt Rhodes, The Cyrkle and The Association, you’ll enjoy this dreamy dose of sunshine pop.
About: Influenced by psychedelia and California rock, pop/rock producer Curt Boettcher (The Association) decided to assemble a studio supergroup who would explore progressive sounds in 1968. Millennium’s resultant album would find no commercial success and only half-baked artistic success, but nonetheless retains some period charm. Influenced in roughly equal measures by The Association, The Mamas and the Papas, the Smile-era Beach Boys, Nilsson, The Left Banke, and The Fifth Dimension, Boettcher and his friends came up with a hybrid that was at once too unabashedly commercial for underground FM radio and too weird for the AM dial. It would have fit in better on the AM airwaves, though; the almost too-cheerful sunshine harmonies and catchy melodies dominate the suite-like, diverse set of elaborately produced ‘60s pop/rock tunes.*Richie Unterberger
A favorite track: I Just Want to Be Your Friend