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Pic Nic-Pic-Nic-'68 spanish folk-pop masterpiece-NEW LP
Pic Nic




Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition


"A delicate folk-pop masterpiece from 1968, "Pic-Nic" was the musical debut of vocalist Jeanette. who would go on to have a successful solo career with hits such as "Po qué te vas" and "Soy rebelde".
Original artwork -

Liner notes inside -

Limited edition - 180g vinyl

A recording of disarming delicacy, the only album by Pic Nic was released by the Hispavox label in the hazy year of 1968 after the short, one-year life of the five-piece, and it featured an innocent and touching cover which immediately invited people to find out what was behind it.
The formation of the group began in 1966 Barcelona after the split of Brenner's Folk, a short-lived band created by the Venezuelan musician Vytas Brenner. They included most of the original members of what later would become Pic Nic, mainly guitarist Toti Soler, then 17, Jordi Sabatιs and, of course, Jeanette. The rest of Pic Nic's line-up was completed by Isidoro "Doro" de Montaberry and Mexican Mario Alfonso "Al" Cαrdenas. Jeanette (real name Janette Anne Dimech, born in London in 1951) was a child of the diaspora; her mother was from the Canary Islands and her father from the former Belgian Congo. From her native England the family had moved to the United States, where she would remain until she arrived in Barcelona as a 14-year-old, her tender voice carrying the echoes of Californian folk-rock. Rafael Turia, a radio man and neat interpreter of Donovan songs in Spanish for Discos Belter, introduced them to the Hispavox label. Their official story starts after their meeting with the Madrid record company. Producer Rafael Trabucchelli got involved and that was it. He changed their original name to Pic Nic and chose Jeanette as their vocalist. They recorded their first single, Cαllate Niρa/Negra Estrella (1967), which sat at number one on the charts for 10 weeks. After their equally-successful second single Amanecer/No Digas Nada (1968), they got working on what would be their only LP. The album possesses a rare pre-adolescent lyricism, and Trabucchelli's arrangements and production transforms their folk ballads into something never heard before, or since, in Spain. Besides the Vytas Brenner song "Te Esperarι," the covers of Peter, Paul And Mary's "Tiny Sparrow," Janis Ian's "Society's Child" and the only track sung in English, bluesman Jesse Fuller's "San Francisco Bay Blues," are remarkable and their renditions rival the originals. However, there's no better track than "Cαllate Niρa" to define the spirit of the album: a lullaby sung by two small girls after the death of the mother of one of them, it overflows with melody despite its simplicity, and its use of triangle, harmonica and a male backing vocal provide an absolutely ghostly quality. Jeanette would start a successful solo career two years later, covering songs written by Manuel Alejandro, Josι Luis Perales and Andrι Popp. After that, Pic Nic never recorded another record. Includes an insert with liner notes in Spanish and English. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 copies only.

Inner leaflet with liner notes [english and spanish] by spanish music expert Vicente Fabuel, and images from original releases of the band (some of them rare non spanish releases).

A1         Cállate Níña

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

A2         No Digas Nada

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

A3         El Es Distinto A Ti (Society's Child)

    Adapted By – Maria D. Ostiz*
    Written-By – Janice Ian*

A4         En Mis Noches

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

A5         Te Esperaré (I'm In Love)

    Written-By – R. Turia*, V. Brenner*

A6         San Francisco Bay-Blues

    Written-By – Jesse Fuller

B1         Amanecer

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

B2         Me Olvidarás

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

B3         No Volverá

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

B4         Oí Tu Voz

    Written-By – J. Dimech*, R. Turia*

B5         Negra Estrella (Tiny Sparrow)

    Written-By – Okun*, Stookey*

B6         Sola (It Happens All The Time)

    Written-By – Maria D. Ostiz*, R. Turia*, Jordi Soler*



    Bass – Isidoro "Doro" de Montaberry*
    Drums [Uncredited] – Jordi Barangé
    Guitar – Toti Soler
    Guitar, Banjo – Mario Alfonso "Al" Cárdenas*
    Liner Notes – Vicente Fabuel
    Photography – Ontañon
    Producer, Arranged By – Rafael Trabucc

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