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Green Tambourine - The Best of The Lemon Pipers


Download links and information about Green Tambourine - The Best of The Lemon Pipers by The Lemon Pipers. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Teen Pop, Psychedelic genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 45:46 minutes.

Artist: The Lemon Pipers
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Pop, Teen Pop, Psychedelic
Tracks: 13
Duration: 45:46
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No. Title Length
1. Green Tambourine 2:27
2. Rice Is Nice 2:18
3. Shoeshine Boy 3:26
4. Rainbow Tree 2:23
5. Blueberry Blue 2:28
6. The Shoemaker of Leatherware Square 2:00
7. Jelly Jungle (Of Orange Marmalade) 2:24
8. Everything Is You 2:47
9. Love Beads & Meditation 2:54
10. Catch Me Falling 5:16
11. I Was Not Born to Follow 2:32
12. Wine & Violet 3:09
13. Dead End Street / Half Light 11:42



This compilation is the first thorough domestic U.S. release to gather tracks from both out of print Lemon Pipers albums. Although known primarily for their international, ersatz, hippy, bubblegum pop anthem "Green Tambourine," the quintet's formidable musical chops and material are displayed at the center of Green Tambourine: The Best of the Lemon Pipers. During their brief existence, the Lemon Pipers had two additional charting hits — "Rice Is Nice" and "Jelly Jungle (Of Orange Marmalade)" — for music mogul Neil Bogart's Kama Sutra label. Bogart was already hosting a number of successful bubblegum bands such as Ohio Express and 1910 Fruitgum Company. His hugely thriving production team featured Jerry Kasenetz and the Jeff Katz-scouted Ivan and the Sabers — a local Oxford, Ohio band. The Pipers were self-contained instrumentally, but Bogart and company supplied the tunes. The team of producer/composer Paul Leka and lyricist Shelley Pinz provided the Lemon Pipers with a great deal of their material. When left to their own devices, the band ironically had very little in common with the sounds on the chart-topping "Green Tambourine." On the whole, the group falls somewhere between the over the top pseudo-psychedelia of the Strawberry Alarm Clock and the garage pop of the Blues Magoos. There are a few gems on Green Tambourine: The Best of the Lemon Pipers. The trippy "Catch Me Falling" takes on dimensions of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buffalo Springfield, and the innovative fretwork of a Jorma Kaukonen-propelled Jefferson Airplane. "Dead End Street/Half Life" — the 11-minute epic that rounds out this compilation — recalls the indulgence of "In a Gadda Da Vida." However, variations in instrumentation as well as tempo are actually more akin to the Grateful Dead's "Cryptical Envelopment" suite. The sound on Green Tambourine: The Best of the Lemon Pipers is brilliant, leaving previous compilations and the European CD pressings sounding thin in comparison.