Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cardboard Village - Sea Change ,LP,

Originally released in 1973,this great Boston based acid folksy trio's album,blends all hippie psychedelic approach to psychedelic music. Great alternating male/female vocals ,much use of flute, reminds a mix of Pearls before Swine with Renaissance(with Ann Haslam). Overall, a great album.Re-issued by Void label in 2006 in limited edition already out of stock.

get it here


Anonymous said...

word, thanks for this!

Fuzzbox said...

a damn nice one!
thank you

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this site.
I was hired to play one track on this album, lead guitar on Side 2, Track 4.
The band had tremendous potential, however Chris (vocals & flute) was the victim of a violent crime and sustained stab wounds, affecting her performing abilities. Later, Dave (vocals & acoustic guitar) passed away from Cancer.
I wish I could offer a happier ending for this story.
But I would like to offer thanks to everyone, on behalf of the band. The reviews and comments are beyond flattering. I had primarily listened and played Blues & Jazz, but Renaissance has been one of my favorites for decades.
Again, thank you for your interest in this project.
Carl Jacobs

Anonymous said...

I am Paul Gross who is the third member of this band and would like any contact with any and all people who were affiliated or followed this band. I live off grid in Maine with only cell communications. Please contact me at 207-487-1039

Unknown said...

I also just discovered this site. I am the flute player and singer on Cardbard Village. After getting my degree in applied music from Berklee Collage of music I moved to Denmark. I have made my living as a professional musician and have performed on many albums since Cardboard Village. So it is not quite true what Carl Jacobs (Hi, Carl, long time no see) writes about my ability to perform after the violent attact. Please vist my website at I can be contacted through my website, aslo if anyone has any questions or comments about Cardbard Village.
Chris Poole

Anonymous said...

yes i am wondering i like the song foot prints in the sand and i don't have record player so how do i get a cd email me at

Mark J said...

I was the road manager for Cardboard Village for about a year in 72-73.

About a year ago I Googled Cardboard Village, not expecting to find any thing. I was totally surprised to find that the album has been re-released by Void records with the original album jacket which was a beautiful work of art in its own right by Dave and Chis. Anyway I Googled C.V. again last night as I hoped to be able to locate Chris and Paul whom I really loved and got really close to during our year in the studio making the album.

It's great to see that Chris is still making great music. I listened to some tracks on her web site. I love her work with Kasper Soeborg. I hope to be able to get see her and Paul again soon.

Anyone who remembers me: Here's an email address where you can reach me

Mark J said...

somehow my email address go messed up on my last post here it is correctly

Anonymous said...

After Paul left the group, I joined Cardboard Village as Conga Player. I also played Harp on some blues tunes. I played the "Kalimba" on the intro for Three Dollar Hat! I did no singing, so Paul had one up on me!!! I stayed with Dave & Chris until the band split up. We played around the Boston/Cambridge area, mainly coffee houses like the Nameless, Folk & Tail, etc... We did a live show on radio station WMFO, played around Cape Cod for a summer (John Barley Corn, the Lighthouse, etc...) We did a gig at the Cambridge Common with thousands in the audience (lot's of fun)!!! I have many fond memories of Dave & Chris and the beautiful music we played. I later went on to play as Drummer in a another trio called the "Best Blues Band". I moved to Nothern Italy back in 1989 and now manage two Engineering Groups for the world's 5th ranked semiconductor manufacturer (what a change huh?) For those who wish to contact me, my email address is:
Dave, Chris, thanks for the beautiful memories! Ciao, Tony