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The Aerovons lived a dream come true in 1968 when they packed up their bags and traveled from St. Louis to London for a record deal with The Beatles label and the chance to record at Abbey Road Studios. Resurrection album was shelved at the last minute by their record label, RPM has seen fit to finally release the entire album, along with the released singles and unheard demos. Any fan of Beatles inspired 60s pop music should definitely check out this exciting collection of lost music, for The Aerovons add their own magical story to the time period.Resurrection (the title track) sounds like Across the Universe with a demonic twist, the track Say Georgia, sounds like Oh! Darling, Something of Yours is reminiscent of Michelle, and She's Not Dead has the piano sound and melodic similarities to a bunch of Paul McCartney tunes like Lady Madonna or Let It Be.The Aerovons were formed in 1966 in St. Louis, and in late 1967guitarist/pianist Tom Hartman recorded a demo of his composition "A World of You" at the instigation of his mother. The demo was heard by a representative of Capitol Records, and though he offered the group a session in Los Angeles, Hartman's mother told him the band wanted to record in London. In early 1968, the still-young Aerovons -- Hartman was 16 -- flew to London to play their demo for EMI. EMI was impressed enough to sign them when Hartman and his mother returned to London in August 1968, and the Aerovons even got another offer at the time with Decca. The whole band came back to London in March 1969 to record.Over the next few months the group cut about an album's worth of material at Abbey Road. Unsurprisingly considering the surroundings, and considering that the Beatles were the group's heroes anyway, the material sounded much like the Beatles did circa 1967-1969, though on the lighter side of what the Beatles themselves came up with. More surprisingly, the album was produced by Hartman himself, who also wrote most of the songs laid down in the studio. Though the sessions were quite well-produced and well-arranged, with some of the settings also reminiscent of the late-'60s Bee Gees or (more distantly) Hollies, the songs were still too derivative to have stood much chance of making a big mark had everything been issued at the time.
1. World Of You2. Resurrection3. Say Georgia4. With Her5. Quotes and Photos6. Words From A Song7. Bessy Goodheart8. Something of Yours9. She's Not Dead10. The Years11. Everything's Alright12. The Children13. The Train (Single A-Side)14. Song For Jane (Single B-Side)15. Here (Unreleased Song)16. World Of You (Demo)