Tracks: Lightyears Away: 1. Fourth Coming (5:18) 2. Path of Stone (3:38) 3. Windows of Limited Time / The Astral Navigator (1:50) 4. Yesterday (3:07) 5. Today (North Country Cinderella) (2:42) 6. Tomorrow (Buffalo) (4:15) Thundermother: 7. Someday (13:43) 8. Country Lines (1:00) 9. Boogie Music (5:40) 10. Rock Me Babe (6:03) 11. Come on Home (7:29)
This album is actually improperly entered as by artist Astral Navigations, but this is really only the title of a split album by two British bands, Lightyears Away (featuring a young Bill Nelson in, most likely, his earliest recordings), and Thundermother ( a studio amalgam assembled by the label), but it has become popularly known as by this name. Side 1 features the L.A. mat'l, which is virtually all acoustic, but with 1 incredibly heavy psych cut, while side 2, by Thundermother, is heavy rock. To me, most of the acoustic L.A. stuff is dispensable, but that heavy psych cut is well worth the (steep) price of admission, while the Thundermother mat'l is good, though not necessarily outstanding. The mat'l was recorded between 1970~1. The original pressing is among the rarest UK collector items, and this legitimate, high quality re-issue by the original label in a numbered press of 450 copies sold out almost immediately. Grades - 1 A, 1 B+, 1 B, 3 C+'s, and a C. Comes with an outer band type sleeve featuring the original artwork, plus 2 inserts and a booklet. - tymeshifter, Rate Your Music.