Morly Grey - The Only Truth

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK109
Format: LP
Total Time: 46:25:00

Morly Grey had only one album, titled The Only Truth. Originally released in 1969 on the Starshine label, it was a rare collector's item for years. Now it is available as a reissued and digitally remastered LP and CD by Comet Records. The first few original releases came packaged with a poster, which is reproduced beautifully from the original artwork as a bonus to this LP.

This great rock record is one of those amazing classics that you never heard, wish you did, and then wonder why you have not. The music sounds unexpectedly advanced considering the tracks were committed to tape in1969. You will hear rock, psychedelic sounds reminiscent of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, and jazz-rock fusion, like on the track "Our Time." For a trio, their sound was an electrifying full exciting new sound that was just starting to make its way into the consciousness of young adventurous musicians. Bands like this jump-started the beginning of many major changes in music. The title track, which is a flat out progressive rock tour de force running over 17 minutes long, brings you full circle from a rocking entrance, to a spaced out eerie middle section, then to a meaningful powerful ending. I do not want to imply that it is something that you would hear today. It sounds more like a formative free form track that develops and comes to a head like a musical eruption exploding from the core of their base sound. The group works very hard to maintain and expand this format in many of their songs.

It comes as a shock that they did not continue to record after such a successful recording session as this. One never knows what the circumstances may have been at the time though. One thing I do know, they left their ineradicable mark on early progressive rock music.

Reissued again (on CD) in 2005 on Speed (1001)

Side One: Peace Officer (5:30) / You Came To Me (4:12) / Who Can I Say You Are (3:40) / I'm Afraid (4:32) / Our Time (6:29)

Side Two: After Me Again (3:07) / A Feeling For You (2:33) / The Only Truth (17:02)

Tim Roller - all guitars, backing vocals
Mark Roller - bass, lead vocals
Paul Cassidy - guest vocals, drums (Side I)
Bob LaKnave - drums, percussion, lead vocals (Side II)

The Only Truth (1969/2002)

Genre: Psychedelic-Space Rock

Origin US

Added: December 15th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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