Andrew Gold’s ‘Rainbow People’ is so much more than a genre piece. The track appears on his cult 1997 project ‘The Fraternal Order of the All – Greetings from Planet Love’, a work that almost eclipses his storied catalogue.
The meta-physical, semi-fictional group The Fraternal Order Of Them All is a cover for Andrew Gold’s psychedelic observations. In reality, almost every instrument was played by himself, while the record also contains a handful of guests – luminaries such as Graham Gouldman.
Cherry Record have stepped in to re-issue this cult masterpiece, with a CD edition landing on July 28th. Alongside this, you’ll be able to pick up a limited edition double LP pressed on 10-inch coloured splatter vinyl, boasting a newly designed lavish gatefold sleeve.
‘Rainbow People’ is a highlight from the album, with its McCartney-esque melodies, and an arrangement worthy of the Zombies at their peak. It’s far from a simple pastiche, however, with Andrew Gold injecting real heart and soul into the performance.
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