The Twilights – Once Upon A Twilight (Aztec Music)


The Twilights were big in 1960s Australia, and Once Upon A Twilight was their 1968 entry into the post-Sgt. Pepper’s world of orchestrated pop-psych. The usual period affectations are here – sped-up/slowed-down tapes, sitars, lyrics like “realization of the self/is something we all must find” – but they sound dated. The music is too poncy (like an entire album of the fey-est moments on your favorite 1960s psych records) and the studio experimentation is used to hide sub-par songwriting. There’s at least 50 other albums from this era you should own first. Reissued in both stereo and mono, but with no bonus tracks.

Tracklisting:

Once Upon a Twilight (Stereo Version)

What a Silly Thing to Do (Stereo Version)

Bessemae (Stereo Version)

Stop the World For a Day (Stereo Version)

Mr. Nice (Stereo Version)

Take Action (Stereo Version)

Blue Roundabout (Stereo Version)

Devendra (Stereo Version)

Found to Be Thrown Away (Stereo Version)

Tomorrow Is Today (Stereo Version)

Cocky Song (Stereo Version)

Paternosta Row (Stereo Version)

Once Upon a Twilight (Mono Version)

What a Silly Thing to Do (Mono Version)

Bessemae (Mono Version)

Stop the World For a Day (Mono Version)

Mr. Nice (Mono Version)

Take Action (Mono Version)

Blue Roundabout (Mono Version)

Devendra (Mono Version)

Found to Be Thrown Away (Mono Version)

Tomorrow Is Today (Mono Version)

Cocky Song (Mono Version)

Paternosta Row (Mono Version)