Silver Apples (album)

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Silver Apples
Studio album by Silver Apples
Released June 1968
Genre Experimental rock, psychedelic rock, electronic
Length 33:15
Label Kapp
Producer The Magical Theatre Partnership, Barry Bryant
Silver Apples chronology
Silver Apples
(1968)
Contact
(1969)

Silver Apples is the debut studio album by the band of the same name. It was released in 1968 by record label Kapp.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Crawdaddy! very favorable[2]

Silver Apples was released in June 1968 by record label Kapp.[3] It was the most successful original album by the band, reaching 193 on the Billboard 200.

The album was re-released in 1997 by MCA Records and was compiled with the band's second album, Contact.

Legacy[edit]

Adam Bunch of Crawdaddy! wrote in 2007: "Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. It's not surprising then, in a year when the airwaves were still dominated by Motown and The Beatles (whose experimentation was tame by comparison), that it failed to garner much of an audience. Even now, nearly forty years later, the record sounds fresh and unconventional – in 1968 there simply wasn't anything else like it."[2]

The track "Oscillations" placed at number 119 on Pitchfork's list "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oscillations"   Danny Taylor, Stanley Warren 2:48
2. "Seagreen Serenades"   Simeon Coxe III, Warren 2:55
3. "Lovefingers"   Simeon, Warren 4:11
4. "Program"   Simeon, Warren 4:07
5. "Velvet Cave"   Simeon, Warren 3:30
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whirly-Bird"   Simeon, Warren 2:41
2. "Dust"   Simeon, Warren 3:40
3. "Dancing Gods"   Navajo Indian Ceremonial 5:57
4. "Misty Mountain"   Eileen Lewellen, Simeon 3:26

Personnel[edit]

Silver Apples
  • Dan Taylor – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Simeon – oscillators, vocals
Technical
  • Don Van Gorden – engineering
  • Anonymous Arts – sleeve art
  • Virginia Dwan – sleeve photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak position
Billboard 200 193

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Silver Apples – Silver Apples | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bunch, Adam (May 16, 2007). "Shine On Silver Apples". Crawdaddy!. Archived from the original on August 23, 2007. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "New Albums". Billboard 80 (25): 25. June 22, 1968. 
  4. ^ Sherburne, Philip (August 15, 2006). "Staff Lists: The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s | Features | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 

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