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Curt Boetcher: sunshine pop man, throws a few rays of his own - The Audiophile Man
Title: There’s An Innocent Face Label: Man in the Moon He was a producer and a composer and could safely be labelled as one of the main creators of the sunshine pop sound that was prevalent during the 60s. Think lots of melody and oodles of harmonies which is why he had a strong association with, well, The Association, for example. He arranged their hit, Along Comes Mary. An ex-member of the folkie Goldebriars group he became involved in other outfits: his own Ballroom and then a connection with producer Gary Usher and the band Sagittarius (who attracted help from the likes of Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and BB-associate and country pop star in his own right, Glenn Campbell). Boetcher then moved on to the Millennium group but that was a commercial failure. After that lot…came this LP. A solo work which he completed while working with the Beach Boys in terms of production and contributing session vocals Initially released in 1973 and packed with his trademark vocal harmonies, this is an intriguing album. Firstly, only two of the songs are written (co-written actually) by the man himself. The album is produced by his long standing colleague Gary Usher and …