JOANNA CAZDEN - The Greatest Illusion - Private Acid Folk LP

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JOANNA CAZDEN - The Greatest Illusion

Private Folk LP

1976 Massachusetts
Private Press
Sister Sun Records
Has inner lyric sleeve ( see our pic)
Seattle USA
LP Says made in Canada

Record is VG+ light scuff marks
Cover has ringwear and slight stain ( see our pic)

01. Songs Again
02. Growing Pains
03. The Greatest Illusion

04. Pilgrimage
05. Green, Green, Rocky Road
06. Freeway
07. Gone Beyond
08. Praise to the Dispeller of Darkness (Guru Puja

Little-known female singer/songwriter with psych and Eastern moves and an unusual cerebral edge. Mainly piano and a serious feel like Carole King on acid, title track is a high point with trip-praising lyrics.

. Cazden's second LP "Hatching" is reportedly similar but not as good

The capabilities of the human voice have been thoroughly explored by Burbank, CA-based singer/songwriter and speech pathologist Joanna Cazden. While she's performed everything from Appalachian folk tunes to Yiddish songs, Cazden's greatest successes have come via her work with speech disorders. In addition to working in the voice and speech departments at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cazden has lectured throughout the United States. She presented such programs as "Arts Medicine and the Folk Performer," delivered at the National Folk Alliance Conference in 1993, and "Body/Mind Perspectives in Voice Rehabilitation," for the Voice Symposium Foundation, in Philadelphia, in 2001. She continues to write about voice technique and vocal health for Electronic Musician and Onstage magazines.

Cazden inherited her musical skills from her father, who taught piano in the family home. As a youngster, she was instructed in the basics of music theory and harmony. Singing at camp from earliest memory, she took her first vocal lesson at the age of 11, in preparation for a role in a Shakespeare play presented by neighborhood kids. Studying theater arts at California State University, Cazden was introduced to the voice method devised by Kristin Linklater. Although she began singing in folk music coffeehouses in the early '70s, she remained fascinated by Linklater's teachings. Moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Cazden earned a master's degree of fine arts in theater from the California Institute of the Arts two years later. She became a licensed speech pathologist in 1994. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Gets a positive writeup in Acid Archives, one track is about tripping.
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Format LP
Label Sister Sun Records