Emerald Web - Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales. 1979 USA

Emerald Web - Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales. 1979 Stargate

LP reissue: 2012 Sebastian Speaks

Similar to the Resan album we featured recently, here's another album that has found its way to a legitimate LP reissue, but no CD as of yet.

Packaging details: As you can see from the images above (original is first), the cover has been slightly altered. The back cover as well has been changed around (the original is white, the reissue black, and many other alterations with the content and layout). There are no bonus tracks, but it sounds great. There are no inserts or essay's, making this a straight reissue. This reissue is authorized by Kat Epple, the surviving member of the duo. I found this comment from her on the web, that I think is interesting: "The label “Sebastian Speaks” is the one who contacted me about “Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales” re-release..... Man…….it has been a long time since I listened to this album! Some cool OLD synth sounds on this one, for sure! - Kat"

Notes: The Florida based duo of Kat Epple and Bob Stohl debuted with "Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales" which is a nice mix of sequencer based electronic music, fluttering flute, airy female voice and acoustic/electric guitar. Excellent atmospheres and even a few heavy rocked out moments towards the end that are well placed to add some much needed spice. A quite varied album, that needs a few listens to appreciate.

The duo went on to record a few more albums, though supposedly in the new age genre. I remember seeing these 80's albums back then and avoided like the plague, but I haven't heard them to be fair.  Tragically, Bob Stohl died in a drowning accident in 1989.

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