#46 on this list is the eponymous release by the San Francisco area band It’s A Beautiful Day, released in 1969 this album and the band itself have been relegated to just a footnote on the Great bands of the San Francisco scene of the late 60’s and early 70’s and that is sad because It’s A Beautiful Day contains some memorable music and deserves to be heard again. Fronted by the Husband and Wife team of David and Linda LaFlamme the songs on the disc have a vibrant and unique sound that still sounds good today as the blend of Rock,Jazz,Folk and Classical music go from the melancholy WHITE BIRD to the frantic TIME IS to the progressive rock sound of BOMBAY CALLING, heck even Deep Purple sort of ripped off this sound by using BOMBAY CALLING’S intro as the lead in to their own song Child In Time, albeit at a slower speed. Their unique sound can be traced to their instruments, David LaFlamme used a violen as the lead on many songs while on GIRL WITH NO EYES a Harpsichord was used as the main Instrument.
The album hit #47 on the Charts in North America while the single WHITE BIRD just failed to crack the top 100. Still this is an album that all music fans should give a listen to before making their minds up. Just a side note, It’s A Beautiful day lost out on appearing at Woodstock because of a coin flip, the story goes that the bands manager could only take one of his groups to Woodstock and as such decided to use a coin flip to decide which one, It’s A Beautiful Day lost and the other band went instead, oh and the other band..SANTANA.
Hot summer Day
Wasted Union Blues
Girl With No Eyes