Haymarket Square ‎– Magic Lantern

Chaparral (2) ‎– CRM-201
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Elevator
Written-By – Gloria Lambert
A2 Train Kept-A-Rollin' 7:15
A3 Ahimsa
Written-By – Kovalski*, Swenson*, Homa*
B1 Amapola 10:30
B2 Phantasmagoria 4:05
B3 Funeral
Written-By – Gloria Lambert

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The music in this album was used to accompany the original Baron & Bailey Light Circus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): 201-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched. There's an additional symbol after the B. wQ?): 201-B

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRM-201 Haymarket Square Magic Lantern(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Chaparral (2) CRM-201 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RPR 1125 Haymarket Square Magic Lantern(LP, Album, RE) Osmose Productions (3) RPR 1125 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
GUESS183R Haymarket Square Magic Lantern(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Guerssen GUESS183R Spain 2021 Sell This Version
GF-176 Haymarket Square Magic Lantern(CD, Album, RE) Gear Fab Records GF-176 US 2001 Sell This Version
GFC 417 Haymarket Square Magic Lantern(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Comet Records (2), Gear Fab Records GFC 417 Europe 2001 Sell This Version


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May 24, 2021

Haymarket Square is one of those '60s albums whose cover is marvelous, and reputation extraordinary, but musically turns out to be pretty lame. The sound is more in line with '60s pop-rock, but there's no way that any of these songs could've ever made it onto the radio, because (apart from the private pressing) the tracks feel like repetitive demo sketches rather than well-polished compositions. This recording had all the right components to be great: fuzz, male+femme vocals, etc., but lacked the polish to reach any tangible noteworthiness. With some more energy the group could have made a powerful garage act, or with better lyrics and more dynamic compositions a trippy psychedelic group, but this album presents neither. There are some promising guitar solos, which is a redeeming quality, but equally some real duds, like the drumming on the first track, which I'd liken to The Shaggs. If I had to describe this album with one phrase, it would probably be "fake psych" ... or just "boring." The reissues are all NR'd vinyl dubs; the originals probably sound better but are very rare and hugely overvalued.


July 11, 2018
And to think I found this record at a Chicago record fair in the late 80's (for $27) and eventually got conned out of it by "Warren Peace", of the price guide notoriety. Never saw another one.