Terry Dolan

A historic gem—incredible that Warner Bros left it on the vine. This is the one that might have sealed his reputation.
David Fricke, Rolling Stone

Previously Unreleased 1972 Warner Bros. Debut From San Francisco Legend Terry Dolan

A lost masterpiece of early-70s rock ‘n’ roll. Produced (and played on) by keyboard legend Nicky Hopkins and British session ace Pete SearsTerry Dolan is the missing link between the ecstatic, guitar-driven sound of the San Francisco ballroom scene and the incresingly expansive feel of the West Coast singer-songwriters. 

The players on this rare and remarkable album —including John CipollinaPrairie Prince  and Neal Schon —seem to have been cherry-picked from a music fan’s dreams. The Pointer Sisters add layers of gorgeous, Gospel-inspired harmonies, and Steve Miller Band members Greg Douglass and Lonnie Turner are featured throughout.

With a collection of simple-but-powerful songs, the album captures Terry’s dual nature; an East Coast folkie with a penchant for soul-stirring rock ’n’ roll. Featuring epic guitar duels intertwining with driving piano and organ, it anticipated the jam band genre by twenty years. The lightning-a-bottle chemistry captured on the eight album tracks (filled out here with six equally-fiery bonus tracks), has never seen the light of day, until now. This record is going to blow a lot of minds!

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