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Merrell Fankhauser - The Return To Mu (CD)

Genre: Psychedelia/Rock
Release Date: 28th March 2011

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST054CD
Price: £9.99
Available: In stock

Merrell Fankhauser - The Return To Mu

Merrell Fankhauser was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to California when he was 13 years old. This move was to have a life -changing effect on the teenager. Merrell went on to become one of the innovators of surf music, enjoying success with his band The Impacts and also a hit album entitled Wipe Out. Merrell went on later in the sixties to branch out into psychedelic folk rock.

His travels from Hollywood to his 15-year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the United States and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 250 songs published and released.

Return To Mu is an album seven years in the making, featuring a cast of famous guest artists including with Jay Ferguson and Ed Cassidy of Spirit, Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipolinna, both of whom played for Quicksilver Messenger Service, and many others. The album is considered a masterpiece amongst friends, critics and fans, and was produced by award-winning movie and record producer, William E. McEuen.

Originally released in 2003 to many good reviews, this album has had limited availability until now when it is re-issued.

1.Mystical Land
3.On Our Way To Hana
4.Pictures of the Past
5.The Unknown Writer
6.Queen Mu
7.Mother Sea
8.Beckoning Maiden
9.Polynesian Dream
10.Time Travellers
11.Prospectors Moon
12.Goin' Down To Atlantis
13.The Land of Mu
14.Under A Maui Moon
15.Matthew's Dream
16.Lodru's Mu Chant
17.The Mothership
18.Mu Rainforest


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