Inside The Shadow
Media Condition: VG
Sleeve Condition: VG+
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Notes: Official 2013 reissue with lyrics and sleeve notes from Aaron Milenski and recollections from Ron Matelic. Scratch on side 1–does not affect playing, subtle surface noise present on both sides.
If you like: the charming harmonies and mystique of Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac paired with psychedelic rock, you will thoroughly enjoy this album.
About: Originally released in 1976 in an edition of 300 copies, the sole album by Indianapolis’ Anonymous stands today as a high-water mark in rock ‘n’ roll, combining the adventure of west coast ballroom groups, the 12-string majesty of Byrds, and breathtaking multi-part harmonies to forge something inimitable and one-of-a-kind, with powerful songs that pushed the limit and raised the bar at the same time. Long time top ten favorite with almost every head we know, a true classic recommended for everyone into amazing rock records of all varieties. *via Light in the Attic
Close to the perfect album; each element has been drawn from the best possible source, yet somehow Ron Matelic manages to fuse these massive building blocks into personal, deeply human music. *via Patrick Lundborg, The Acid Archives
Why it’s worth your time: Well, it’s difficult to put it better than Lundborg did. The majesty of Inside The Shadow exists in its honesty–a draw so strong it transcends time–and perhaps that’s the very reason this album is still so revered and remains unmatched today. This was no commercial effort–this came from a much higher place. As sincerely beautiful as it is electrifying, Inside The Shadow dazzles with a rare and incredible power to leave one breathlessly in awe, no matter the amount of times it’s spun.
A favorite track: Sweet Lilac