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MacArthur-MACARTHUR-'74 US psych–prog-NEW CD 

MacArthur (CD)

MacArthur (CD)
Cat. No. : OSRCD044

U.S basement psych–prog monster released in 1979 as an ultra–rare private pressing of 200 copies.

MacArthur were formed when a young guitar player and songwriter named Ben MacArthur met a 17–yeard old prodigy musician called Bill Heffelfinger in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1978. Bill was not only a gifted guitar player but also a genius arranger and keyboard wizard. When Ben showed him some of the stuff he had written, Bill took the songs and transformed them into classic pieces of music. They soon recruited Jeff Bauer on bass and Scott Stockford on drums. The chemistry of MacArthur was born.

The first MacArthur album, known in collector’s circles as "The Black Forest" due to the vinyl bootleg of the same title released in the 80s, was recorded in 1979 using a four–track machine. Produced by Bill Heffelfinger, "MacArthur" is a progressive / psychedelic concept album highlighted by devastating, ripping fuzz guitar solos and Mini–Moog / analog synths attacks.

Due to the lack of funds, the album was originally issued by the band in a primitive hand–made sleeve with just a sticker on front and a paper sheet with the credits glued on back.

First ever legit vinyl reissue with original artwork

Master tape sound

Booklet with liner notes and photos

"Adventurous sweeping synth prog with guitar bursts featuring Ben MacArthur, very spacey with long tracks and echoed vocals" – (Acid Archives)


Light Up – Laughing Like A Lark – Generations / First Contact – Push On – Of Only Then – The Black Forest – Prelude No.1In C Major – The Shock Of The New

MacArthur (2) ‎– MacArthur
Out-Sider ‎– OSRCD044
CD, Album, Reissue
01 Apr 2016
Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
1     Light Up     
2     Laughing Like A Lark     
3     Generations/First Contact     
4     Push On     
5     Of Only Then     
    The Black Forest     
6a     The Journey In     
6b     Demonic Encounter     
6c     Presence Of The Dark Force     
6d     The Battle     
6e     The Escape     
6f     The Journey Out     
7     Prelude No.1 In C Major     
    The Shock Of The New     
8a     The Molecular Meeting     
8b     The Reaction/Atomical Fusion     
8c     Confusion/The Interaction     
8d     The Molecular Release     
8e     Finale     


    Bass – Scott Stockford
    Drums, Percussion – Jeff Bauer
    Engineer – Bill Heffelfinger
    Lyrics By – Ben MacArthur
    Piano, Synthesizer, Organ, Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Classical] – Bill Heffelfinger
    Producer – Bill Heffelfinger
    Vocals, Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar – Ben MacArthur
    Written-By – Ben MacArthur (tracks: A1 to B1), Bill Heffelfinger (tracks: A1, A4, B2 to B4)

Reissued with original artwork.
Includes booklet with liner notes and photos.

Master tape sound.

Recorded in Camden, New Jersey in October 1973.

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