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Vacation From My Mind

by Forager Records

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    The Third installment of Forager Records’ critically acclaimed compilation series. Featuring a selection of songs sourced from rare records of the 70s & 80s reissued for the first time. 12 restored and remastered tracks from 12 obscure artists plus 3 additional bonus tracks.             
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    Premium case wrapped style sleeves for a period correct look & feel. Includes a free digital download of the full album plus 3 additional bonus tracks. Original artwork by Eric Thompson

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Rainy day blues, rush my mind with grey cloud green hues, from me to you give, living for myself is all I know. Long black hair that falls without care sets the rhyme for people who share. Let your be free from what you say. Love burning hard and I recall late motion still and soundless for, don't let times...
Wish, I could take, a vacation... from my mind. And leave every thought about you, far behind. Wish, I had no memory or time is chased. About you, under so closely, face to face. I wish, I could take, a vacation... from my mind.
There's something in the wind, the cool perception in the breeze, devil's strength in what it feels, still here in my dreams. Dreams... dreams. Just like the hint of fall and the line resembles morning, she'll arrive in passing time...
Ba da... Celia... had green eyes Say you would kiss me...
I love you, I've falled in love with you. I've watched from a distance, and I've laid good to love I'm in love, here is my song I quiver when you're near Your voice I long to hear What has happened can you make it, disappear
Every time I look at you, you look at me, and I know, something's wrong. I feel it down, way deep inside me, cos late at night, you start to cry. I don't know where I went wrong, you went wrong, something went wrong. Somewhere in our lives...
Feel like a storm is coming It's getting might cold out here Long to put my arms around Long to pick me up when I'm down Going to tell my troubles to you Especially when my trouble's you
And if I loved you like I should Then I would have loved you like I could And if I'd loved you like I would Then I know that it would sure be good And I know you feel the way I do Through this nighttime without you And there will come a day When you will look at me and say And if I've loved you like I should...
When one's tell the truth and I will tell lies Who knows the difference, I think I'm quite wise I still get it strange, but I seldom the moon, All an empty eyes, the cosmic fool My friend I will trade my life for your face My house for your fortune, my beats for you gain My branches are green, and my ships on the sea...
Look at all the people in the world Crying to be heard Trying to find the way, Smiling with their fear, Put your hand inside of mine, And we'll walk out of the shadow...
Not so long ago, I was afraid to even speak, For fear of destroying what I knew wasn't even there, But now I can smile, Asking nothing of each other, we give much more than required No pressure, no tension, no tears, nothing but that beautiful peaceful feeling...


A gift to the overthinkers and overworked. Those who are over-concerned and always preoccupied. This is an invitation to hang up the bootstraps, take a load off, and visit a place in the mind where the sun is shining, the breeze is soft and the waves lap softly at your feet. Vacation From My Mind is a sonic realignment of melancholic soul, breezy soft rock, & mellow jazz-funk. 

This album is a thoughtfully curated collection of 12 rare and obscure tracks from 1973 to 1981. From Jeanette Baker’s hypnotic 70’s soul title track “Vacation From My Mind” to the Latin rhythms of David Buckland’s jazz-funk “Celia”, this compilation was lovingly crafted to ease the stresses and worries of modern life. The Care Package’s song “The Storm” is a larger-than-life production of dreamy harmonies not often found on privately released 45s. Utopia’s “Lejos De Mi” is a slow-burning slice of Bolivian psych that will have you searching for similar sounds. Whatever your preference, we hope that this album will give you a vacation from your mind.

Original artwork by Eric Thompson


released June 23, 2022


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Forager Records is a Los Angeles based record label, committed to unearthing and breathing new life into rare and under appreciated sounds from the past.

Dedicated to the highest standards of painstaking research and ethical practice, we work with artists and their family members directly.
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