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Release Date: 4/20/2024
Format: LP
Label: Jackpot Records
Quantity: 1500
Release type: 'RSD First' Release


If you’re as obsessed with unfairly unheralded bands as we are, bringing out a proper, well-deserved, official re-release to change that is always an honor. Case in point, Jackpot Records proudly announce Gandalf’s 1969 self-titled release, one of our proudest moments. It is time for the rest of the uninitiated to catch up with this beautifully crafted haunting psych-pop record (fans of The Left Banke, Kaleidoscope, The Millennium and The Zombies, take note!).
Recorded at Century Sound in Manhattan with Grammy-winning producer Brooks Arthur (who engineered Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”), the production of the album was created on the spot in the studio with arrangements being thrown about and the incredibly haunted vocals being recorded directly from the band’s PA using a Binson Echorec to make this innovative sound (Pink Floyd later used the same echo unit to great effect). Add to that sitars, vibes, B3 organs, harpsichord, minor tragic guitar chords, and bass drones aplenty, and you’ve got the recipe for an album that bears listening to with eyes closed, music cranked, mind open.
So get in on the beauty of this record, and as Sando says on the liner notes: “Put the needle in the groove, sit back, and take the trip with Gandalf.” Enough said.
This Record Store Day 2024 release, was created alongside band member Peter Sando, cut from the original analog master tapes in an All Analog Process. Includes liner notes and photos by Peter Sando and pressed on limited edition Lemongrass vinyl.

Golden Earrings
Hang On To A Dream
Never Too Far
Scarlet Ribbons
You Upset The Grace Of Living
Can You Travel In The Dark Alone
Nature Boy
Tiffany Rings
Me About You
I Watch The Moon

Gandalf Gandalf

  • In-store purchases only but E-Commerce coming soon

    All Record Store Day 2024 titles listed here have been ordered and will be available from 10am Saturday April 20th IN STORE ONLY, hence the “out of stock” status. We have little control over quantities of some titles but we usually fair pretty well. Some titles may be available online later when our E-Commerce is activated. Please bear with us as this website is new. Exciting new and vintage product will be added daily, thanks.

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