LOOKING FOR THE SUN:
THE LOST PRODUCTIONS OF CURT BOETTCHER & FRIENDS
High Moon Records is thrilled to announce a new collection of Curt Boettcher‘s long lost singles collected here for the first time, out on LP & CD on October 25, 2019. Looking For The Sun is available for pre-order in the store.
Featuring a mix of 21 songs as dynamically eclectic as they are sonically audacious—all either produced, arranged, or written by revolutionary psychedelic-pop producer Curt Boettcher.
Dangerous Minds premieres the first track, Cindy Malone’s stunning single You Were Near Me, previously unreleased and available now for the first time ever.
As a singer, Malone cut numerous sides for RCA and Capitol in the ’60s which are coveted by record collectors. Malone’s released output appears to have come to an end by 1967, around the time of Boettcher’s recording. Exactly why this stunning effort, assisted by Gary Paxton’s masterful studio crew, never saw release now joins the many other mysteries surrounding the Curt Boettcher catalog.
Best known for his groundbreaking contributions to what later became known as “sunshine pop,” and his hit productions for The Association (Cherish, Along Comes Mary), Curt Boettcher formed the pioneering rock bands The Ballroom and The Millennium, and contributed heavily to classic pop-psych album Sagittarius created and crafted by legendary producer Gary Usher (Beach Boys, Byrds). A Hollywood-based producer and arranger in the Phil Spector mode—whose sessions he actually participated in—Boettcher was innovative in utilizing the studio as an instrument—an approach that made a lasting impression on a young Brian Wilson. In 1966 and ’67, Boettcher spent so much time at Columbia Studios in Hollywood that some began to call CBS “Curt Boettcher Studios.”