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THE ASSOCIATION “Same” (U.S.Warner Brothers-Seven Arts Records label, pressed in 1969 (original pressing)
SEALED/ , gatefold cover, cut corner, a couple small rips in the shrink
The best songs on the new album emanate from the band’s main songwriting corps of Terry Kirkman, Jim Yester and Jules Alexander, and find the group venturing into a more pastoral head-space, as evidenced by the banjo-laden opener “Look at Me, Look at You”, the lovely “What Were the Words” and the timeless “Dubuque Blues”. In all three cases, the mood is melancholic nostalgia, a trip that suits the new, more mature Association like a tight glove. Also on point are some fine cocktail-pop gems that are more in line with the traditional Association sound. In short order these would include Jimmy Yester’s near-perfect “Love Affair”, a gorgeously spun story-song from the pen of Teddy Bluechel Jr. titled “the Nest”, the strangely dissonant yet still appealing “Under Branches” and the more upbeat “Goodbye Forever” which really gets over on some pretty funny wordplay (rhyming “ruby” with “boobie” for example, and not in the way you’re thinking.)
Contains these songs:
Side 1: Look At Me, Look At You; Yes, I Will; Love Affair; The Nest; What Were The Words; Are You Ready For That.
Side 2: Duboque Blues; Under Branches; I Am Up For Europe; Broccoli; Goodbye Forever; Boy On The Mountain