A record that we’d instantly pick out of the stacks based on cover alone, Paul Parrish’s The Forest of My Mind is a wonderful trip through mellow, psychedelic folk that had largely gone unnoticed before being reissued in recent years by Now Sounds and Mapache Records. The album had all the right ingredients for success – it was recorded in Detroit with future Motown producer Clay McMurray, features veteran Motown session players, and was arranged by talented duo Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, who would later work on another reissued classic Rodriguez’s Cold Fact. Pastoral imagery is featured throughout the album, adding to the magical and somewhat haunting quality to Parrish’s voice. Our cut here is the gentle, folk-rock “Something Of A Love Song” that features an excellent arrangement with piano interludes and lightly driving rhythm section that perfectly complement Parrish’s melancholic love-laced verses.
– Phil Cho
Recommended – Full Listen, B3 Something Of A Love Song
Tags: Acid Folk / Detroit / Folk-Rock / Pastoral / Psychedelic