Blue Gold (2xLP)

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Al Manfredi, born to a musical family of Italian immigrants in the small SoCal beach town of San Clemente, found regional success with his garage rock band Lost & Found while he was still a teenager. The tragic deaths of two of the band’s members in the late 60s shook Manfredi to his core, and he gave up on the band scene completely, retreating to his family’s music store, and working on music in private, multi-tracking demos of growing prowess on primitive recording equipment. In 1973 he chose six of his favorite songs and exactingly produced and recorded an album, which he custom-pressed in minute quantities. His dreams of securing a record deal faded, but he spent the rest of his life recording music, surfing, bringing children into the world, and battling alcohol and drug abuse. This little-known West Coast rock masterpiece was rediscovered celebrated by Acid Archives founder Patrick Lundborg and others around the time that Manfredi died in 1995. This version of the album, overseen by Manfredi’s son, the hip hop producer Exile, and with Manfredi’s story told by Ugly Things’ founder Mike Stax, presents the complete package of an incredible lost and found artist.


A1 Al Manfredi– Of the Sea 
A2 Al Manfredi– I Don't Live Today 
A3 Al Manfredi– Five Six 
A4 Al Manfredi– Blue Gold 
A5 Al Manfredi– Foggy Night 
A6 Al Manfredi– Empty of Your Possession 
B1 Al Manfredi– What A Way To Be Laughing 
B2 Al Manfredi– Let It Alone 
B3 Al Manfredi– Never Have You 
B4 Lost & Found– To Catch The Sun
B5 Lost & Found– Don't Move Girl
C1 Al Manfredi– Can Be Near You 6
C2 Al Manfredi– Basking 6
D1 Al Manfredi– What A Way to Be Laughing (Acoustic Version) 
D2 Al Manfredi– Star Factory 
D3 Al Manfredi– Just Can't Stay Away 


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