Starry Eyed And Laughing were either 15 years ahead
of their time
or 10 years too late.
Either way, in 1974 they were voted the Rickenbacker
most likely to succeed.
Even before they signed to CBS, one paper observed:
‘By the end
of '74 the group will be set fair. They'll emerge
fully in '75
- how's that for crystal-gazing?’
The critic concerned echoed the hopes of most pop pundits.
Starry Eyed were well-respected, loved even.
They wrote their own songs - the sort you felt you'd known
all your life
- and played as if they'd just
emerged from the
grooves of The Byrds' Fifth Dimension.
Named after the first line of the last verse of Dylan's
Chimes Of Freedom,
the quartet released a few singles and two exceptional albums:
Eyed & Laughing and Thought Talk
On CD for the first time
That Was Now And This Is Then
This 28 song Double CD contains both albums, together with
2 singles produced by Flo & Eddie and 4 previously unreleased tracks
including "Chimes Of Freedom"