The Wozard of Iz

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For the song from The Avalanches, see Wildflower (The Avalanches album).
The Wozard of Iz
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Studio album by Mort Garson
Released 1968
Genre Electronic music, spoken word
Length 35:05
Label A&M
Producer Bernard Krause

The Wozard of Iz is an album of electronic music composed and realized by Mort Garson and conceived and written by Jacques Wilson. It parodies the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), setting the characters in the 1960s with a hippie mindset. Throughout the story the main character, Dorothy, seeks out "where it's at".

The album was released the year following another collaboration between Garson and Wilson, The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds, a concept album issued by Elektra Records.

Cast of characters[edit]

  • Dorothy - Suzie Jane Hokom[1]
  • Scared Crow - Barney Phillips
  • In-man - Jay Jasin
  • Lyin' Coward - Barney Phillips
  • Baddy Witch - Julie Haas
  • Goodie Witch - Jadine Vaughn
  • Narrator - Jacques Wilson

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Contrary to popular legend, Suzi(e) Jane Hokom is not a pseudonym for Nancy Sinatra. She was Lee Hazlewood's sometime girlfriend, and recorded both with him and as a solo singer.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Prologue" - 3:05
  2. "Leave the Driving to Us" - 2:50
  3. "Upset Strip" - 2:25
  4. "Never Follow the Yellow-Green Road" - 2:40
  5. "Thing-a-Ling (Scared Crow)" - 2:21
  6. "In-man" - 1:28
  7. "Man With the Word (Lyin' Coward)" - 2:00
  8. "They're Off to Find the Wozard" - 1:40

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Blue Poppy" - 6:27
  2. "I've Been Over the Rainbow" - 2:10
  3. "Big Sur" - 3:20
  4. "Killing of the Witch" - 3:35
  5. "Finale" - 1:04

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