The Nice – Ars Longa Vita BrevisVendor: Immediate
RARE/2HAND VINYL ON IMMEDIATE 1968
Immediate, 020 made in the UK.
Vinyl VG+. Cover VG.
The Nice's second album, and their first as a trio, was a genuinely groundbreaking effort, and now it sounds the way it was always supposed to. The 1998 Castle Communications reissue (ESM 646), part of its Essential Masters series, puts even the version in the 1995 Charly box to shame -- that was clean and clear, where this is bright, with a much more solid high end and richer bass as well.
A1 Daddy Where Did I Come From 3:45
A2 Little Arabella 4:20
A3 Happy Freuds 3:27
A4 Intermezzo From The Karelia Suite
A5 Don Edito El Gruva 9:12
Ars Longa Vita Brevis - Symphony For Group And Orchestra 19:53
B1b 1st Movement Awakening
B1c 2nd Movement Realization
B1d 3rd Movement Acceptance "Brandenburger"
B1e 4th Movement Denial
B1f Coda-Extension To The Big Note