Iliad - Distances. 1976 USA

Lead by keyboardist Sandy Owen, Los Angeles based Iliad present a fairly mellow and relaxed symphonic progressive album. At times the tranquil piano and flute give off a proto New Age feel. Features a couple of rockin' rave-ups, as well as an extended jazzy improvisation on the familiar Beatles chestnut Norwegian Wood. The mixed classical-progressive-jazz-new age style recalls Minnesota's Sailor (1974) in many places. Two groups from completely different regions drawing a somewhat similar musical conclusion.

Personal collection
LP: 1976 Northern Lights

According to Owen's website, the album release is clearly set to 1976 (there's absolutely no date to be found anywhere on the LP proper). No reissues exist as I write this,

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