Released in 2019 on Constellation Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1972 on EMI 1974 US pressing on Editions Makossa Format: LP
Released in 2005 on Asthmatic Kitty Records Format: LPx2 Listen: Purchase: https://asthmatickitty.com/merch/illinois/
The apocalyptic chamber-folk of Bethpage soundtracks multiple chapters of cryptic storytelling, mixing one’s darkest thoughts with religious imagery and allegory through banjo sing-alongs and haunting spoken word passages. The heavy climaxes are whirlwinds of bombastic drums, driving bass, fiddle, clarinet, and banjo that often recall the communal chamber-punk of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. While many tracks feel seeped in shadow and darkness, a heavenly light occasionally floods in through some truly serene and beautiful passages.
Released in 2004 on Constellation Records Format: LPx2
Released in 2003 on Asthmatic Kitty Records Format: LPx2
Released in 1973 on Blue Thumb Records Format: LP, Quadrophonic Pressing
Released in 2017 on Domino Records Format: LPx2