05/29/19: Goddo – An Act Of
Greg Godovitz (vocals, bass)
Gino Scarpelli (guitar)
Doug Inglis (drums)
Produced by: Thomsa Morley-Turner
Engineered by: TBD
Mixed by: TBD
Remastered by: Jon Astley
11 in stock (can be backordered)
* Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition
* Fully Remastered Audio
* Features ‘So Walk On’, ‘Anacanapanacana’ and ‘Chantel’
* 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with previously unseen
photos and new interview with Greg Goddovitz.
“THE GREAT THING about the record business during the 1970s was the fact that labels allowed bands to develop organically, often over several albums. For those of us with an interest in more obscure acts it provides a great education and Goddo were no exception. A predominantly hard rock, Canadian, power trio who’s musical growth was spectacular, chomping their way through crunchy blues-based rock tracks and introducing some highly refined twists and turns such as horns and even an orchestra.
‘An Act Of Goddo’, is the culmination of the band’s insatiable appetite for pushing the envelope. Recorded and mixed not in their native Canada but this time in Orlando, Florida, the music is enhanced by a choice selection of tracks, written with one singular intention, to astound the listener. Produced, once again, by Thomas Morley-Turner (actually a pseudonym for band leader Greg Godovitz) the record benefits from some terrific tracks, including tough nut rockers such as ‘So Walk On’, ‘Take Care’, ‘Work It Out’ and arguably the band’s greatest song, the English/French lilting ballad ‘Chantal’.
Most spectacular however is the opening, and closing, instrumental ‘Anacanapanacana’, a musical palindrome performed by the Florida Symphony Orchestra consisting of a mash up of melodies found on the rest of the album. It’s a great introduction and one that sets up – and ends – the rest of the record perfectly. There’s no question that this was Goddo’s finest hour, leading us to one singular conclusion, that they were one of Canada’s best kept musical secrets.”