Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of the 1968 LP Now and “Them” by Them.
This was the band’s first LP after Van Morrison left the band.
About this copy: This copy of Now and “Them” is a 1968 pressing on the Tower label.
This is an original U.S. pressing and not the common counterfeit.
The cover is M- with no wear. The white areas are pure white; the cover looks almost like new. A price has been written on the front cover in permanent marker.
The disc is M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. There are no spindle marks on the labels, the disc looks like it may have been removed from the inner sleeve a couple of times but otherwise it appears to be virtually new.
The initials “EZ” are written on the side two label in permanent marker.
A beautiful copy of a very rare rock/psych LP that often turns up in terrible condition.
Background: Them is best known for their two albums that featured Van Morrison, which produced hits such as “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night.”
Morrison left the band after their second album, and the group continued on without him, but pursued a more blues/psych direction in their music.
Now and “Them” was the first album without Van Morrison; recorded for the U.S. Tower label, a subsidiary of Capitol. The album did not chart, and no singles were released.
The average ’60s rock fan should be aware of this vital fact about Now & Them right away: This is not the version of the band that is most familiar, with Van Morrison on lead vocals. In fact, Morrison does not appear at all on this album, the first of the obscure LPs recorded by a reorganized Them after Morrison’s departure for a solo career. For that simple reason, it cannot be compared to Them’s previous recordings, either in quality or in style. Getting beyond that, it’s not a bad record, though not a particularly good one, and pretty lacking in consistent direction. …For all that, it does contain one nice, lengthy, haunting raga rock piece, “Square Room,” undoubtedly the most original work on the record, and the album’s highlight.
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|Year of Release:||1968|