RE: Baron Von Tollbooth>>>masterpiece


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Posted by Ron S on 02/06/02 - 10:16:15
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Ethel-

I suggest you do yourself a favor and track down a vinyl copy of "Baron Von Tollbooth". The cover art, innersleeve and insert alone are worth it. As has been discussed here previously, the Airmachine were great when it came to cover art, libretto booklets, Bark paper bags, Long John Silver cigar boxes, etc. It is something I miss in this CD  age.

I recall buying the original "Baron Von Tollbooth" album the day it came out in 1973. Also just released during the same period was George Harrison's "Living In The Material World". Being young and without a lot of funds in those days, I could only afford one, and I remember standing for what seemed like hours in the record store (remember "record stores"?), where the albums were displayed side by side, trying to decide. I eventually opted for "Baron Von Tollbooth", and went back a week or so later and bought "Living In The Material World".
29 years later, both albums have served me well. I still have my original copies.

Ron S

"Give me love, give me love, give me peace on Earth..."
-George H, from "Living In The Material World"

"There is one moment in your life and it can come at any time
When you remember all of what went on from the instant you were born..."
-PK, from "Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun"

"Plants that cannot bloom by day must flower in the night"
_Jack Traylor, from "Baron Von Tollbooth and the Chrome Nun"




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