The haunted genius of Alexander 'Skip' Spence's Oar returns at long last to its original format, the LP. Sundazed is ecstatic to be able to reissue Spence's cult classic on 180-gram vinyl, with original track listing, liner notes and photos intact. Spence, a founding member of seminal San Fran skull benders Moby Grape, cut his only solo work in Nashville immediately after being released from New York's Bellevue Hospital late in 1968. Unavailable on the collector's market these days at any price, Oar vanished without a trace when first released in 1969. Frequently compared to the likes of Syd Barrett and Nick Drake, Spence's visionary work walks the tightrope between reality and delusion and remains a national treasure. "Oar was the visionary solo work recorded during Alexander 'Skip" Spence's last days as part of the seminal San Francisco band Moby Grape.
Sundazed restores the original Columbia album version of Oar directly from the 2-track master tapes, circa 1968. Our 180 gram vinyl edition is an exact reproduction of the original Columbia LP.