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H.P. Lovecraft — The White Ship
Album: This Is H.P. Lovecraft
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Released: 1967
Length: 6:05
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The white ship has sailed and left me here again
Out in the mist, I was so near again
Sailing on the sea of dreams
How far away it seems
Sailing upon the white ship

Home through the night here in my darkened room
Sails of white across the misty moon
Floating across the sky
Burning into my eye
Sailing upon the white ship

Out of my mind nothing flows
Alone on the shore, but that's how it goes
Everyone knows
How the wind blows
The white ship

Out of my mind nothing flows
Alone on the shore, but that's how it goes
Everyone knows
How the wind blows
The white ship

The white ship has sailed and left me here again
Out in the mist, I was so near again
Sailing on the sea of dreams
How far away it seems
Sailing upon the white ship
Sailing upon the white ship
Sailing upon the white ship
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Wow, man - this is like, so deep, man..........
deep
Psychedelia your parents (or grandparents) would like.

{#Eyes}This is why aliens don't visit us.

 


 jimcummings wrote:
I haven't heard this in 40 years. I was a record promo guy for Mercury Philips and this was one of "my bands" in the era of super Psychedelia. Not great music but very trippy and of the time. Thanks for bringing back a memory! 

  
Yeah, but it must have been a bad memory.......
 zepher wrote:

Groovadelic...

I can reach, brother. 
 


I haven't heard this in 40 years. I was a record promo guy for Mercury Philips and this was one of "my bands" in the era of super Psychedelia. Not great music but very trippy and of the time. Thanks for bringing back a memory! 
Paging Ms. Slick, Grace Slick, call for Grace Slick.
So.....this is H.P. Lovecraft

Groovadelic...
 ottovonb wrote:
Even a bong couldn't rescue this experience.

 

I think its what caused it
Even a bong couldn't rescue this experience.
WTF?
Had to be there, I guess.
See the dictionary entry for "dated".

All things considered, I'd rather hear "Listen to the Flower People".
 AskAlice wrote:
Probably good for nostalgic purposes but it's a bit tedious.

  



 ScottD wrote:
Never heard this before, at first I thought it was a new band doing an homage to Jefferson Airplane. Kind of like it.
 
Me too, too many people now can't sit still for more than 2 minutes a song looks like.
Who gave the Jefferson airplane valium?
 {#Roflol}      pamohearn wrote:
unless you are really stoned, that has to be the most tedious, horrendous, never ending thing to listen to.
 

 


I expect you really had to be there.  And really hammered.
unless you are really stoned, that has to be the most tedious, horrendous, never ending thing to listen to.
 
First time ever hearing this. Not a great piece of music, but without it, boundaries would not have been pushed. Thank you, Bill and Rebecca, for being brave. 
Oh how far we've come.
Not liking it.  Too ponderous.


My girlfriend says, "what the hell, Bill?"
(Well, she WAS my girlfriend.) 
Probably good for nostalgic purposes but it's a bit tedious.
Never heard this before, at first I thought it was a new band doing an homage to Jefferson Airplane. Kind of like it.
Thought I was having a flash back when I heard this.... actually, I was, sort of.

First time I have heard this in 40 years, easily. Great job of finding this one, Bill.

 cgarch wrote:
All right, a big step into the wayback machine. The smoke is wafting across the room . . Thanks to whoever uploaded this.
 
Thanks for sure.  I was wanting to upload this myself, but haven't been able to find in on my old puters. 

Instant 10, but I loved this when it was new.  1967, one of the best years in music, ever.

My guess was Alice In Chains at the beginning—something about the vocals...

Do bands still write songs about their favorite literature?
sail away, white ship.  sail away.
Wow. This is bad.
New to me, dirge-like psychedelia:

"The centerpiece of the album, however, was the Edwards—Michaels—Cavallari composition "The White Ship", which was based on author H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The White Ship". The six-and-a-half-minute opus, which featured baroque harpsichord passages, droning feedback, somber harmonies, and the chiming of a genuine 1811 ship's bell, has been described by music historian Richie Unterberger as having a "wavering, foggy beauty, with some of Michaels' eeriest keyboards." The song became something of an underground FM radio favorite and was also issued in an edited form as a single, although it failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100.
"

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft_%28band%29

Not my cup of tea, but such is life in eclectic radio.

not digging this one at all.
I kind of heard some Beautiful Day in this in certain parts. Then I looked at the release date and realized why I had never heard of them. 

All right, a big step into the wayback machine. The smoke is wafting across the room . . Thanks to whoever uploaded this.
Thanks to whoever uploaded this.

It's been a really long time since I've heard it. Still sounds good.

This song is pissing me off...
What is this? Interesting. Never heard of them.