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VINYL REISSUE
OF 1968 ALBUM

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1968 ALBUM on CD

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This is about as good as stark acoustic folk gets, with evocative songs, beautiful and versatile singing, unexpected acoustic rave-ups, and the addition of some eerie slide guitar on one song.  The two voices work very well together and around each other. “I Would Like To Hear Your Story” is really intense, sort of like the side-openers of the first Jake Holmes album. Very highly recommended, and way overdue for a reissue. 
– Aaron Milenski, Reviewer
THE ACID ARCHIVES – Second Edition

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Whilst 1968 originals of this LP on Custom Fidelity are most certainly harder to come by than hen’s teeth, and copies go for upwards of $1500, there can be little doubting the depth of sound captured on this, the first official reissue.
Hugh Dellar (4 stars) SHINDIG! Magazine

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Recorded and released in [late 1968], “Of Sun and Rain” by two high school students from Riverside, California, Ken Kusudo and Jeff Worth, is one of the hidden jewels in the Custom Fidelity catalog … It would be more than forty years before collectors became aware of this wonderful but incredibly obscure folk album …

Everything about “Of Sun and Rain” is just right … ten haunting, beautifully-nuanced acoustic folk songs … original compositions … influenced by the work of Donovan, Tim Buckley, and Simon & Garfunkel, yet resonating with a youthful innocence and sincerity of its own …

Hopefully someone will see fit to give the album a vinyl reissue so it can finally reach the wider audience it deserves.  It’s been hidden now for far too long.
Mike Stax, UGLY THINGS Issue #42

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“Of Sun and Rain” proves an inordinately fascinating album, a privileged glimpse into a creative maelstrom that still after several playthroughs promises to reveal even more delights.  It certainly deserves the ‘lost classic’ tag.
David Kidman, Folk Radio UK

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The ultra rare, privately pressed vinyl record “Of Sun and Rain” has become an underground classic.  Heralded as a masterpiece by the few who know it, this album stands shoulder to shoulder with the folk classics of the late 60s and early 70s.  This astounding record, with haunting, intimate vocals, exquisite acoustic guitars and unexpected psych flourishes, is indeed a masterpiece that, after fifty years, finally deserves full recognition.
Jason Smith, Fantastic Expedition/Slipstream Records

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“Of Sun and Rain” is a monster rare folk/psych LP from California, privately pressed at Custom Fidelity Records in 1968.  It was the only album by the American folk duo Kusudo & Worth. The album is very much in the loner folk tradition, with some songs having psych acid folk flourishes.  This is one of those records – a strong psych folk underground classic – that should be reissued as soon as possible. Any of the ten songs could be chosen to highlight as an example.
CLEAR SPOT

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The story of Riverside folk duo Kusudo & Worth has the makings of a feature film.  The opening shot: Two elementary school-aged boys meet on a bus at the beginning of the 1960 school year … Fade to black … A couple of years later, Worth and Kusudo, inspired by older siblings who loved The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary, played together in a junior high quartet that lasted only a couple of weeks … But a year later, Kusudo and Worth met again, this time in the Riverside Municipal Auditorium where the city held a “Lively Arts” program … They began playing together officially, including popular songs from Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Bob Dylan in their sets before friend Richard Krieb began to pen original lyrics for them …  In the winter of 1968, they cut 10 tracks, which became “Of Sun and Rain,” a vinyl album that has been garnering notice in collectors’ circles
Vanessa Franko, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

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A psych/acid folk record released in [late 1968] by Ken Kusudo and Jeff Worth [both still in high school at the time].  This vinyl album has been garnering notice in collectors’ circles. It is about as good as stark acoustic folk gets, with evocative songs, beautiful and versatile singing, unexpected acoustic rave-ups, and the addition of some eerie slide guitar on one song [“I Would Like to Hear Your Story”] which is really intense.  The two voices work very well together and around each other. Very highly recommended, and way overdue for a reissue. 
Johnkatsmc5 Blogspot

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Great!  Incredibly beautiful!  “Of Sun and Rain” is one of my favorite albums.  It literally changed my life. Out of all the private press albums that I have listened to, I think this has to be the one that has impacted me most deeply.  I don’t know how to explain it, but these guys created such a magical sound on every song. If there was a way that I could tell them how much their music means to me, I would. Their songs have changed my life for the better.  It’s a dream come true for me to see a reissue coming to fruition.
BlueParadoxical

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How ever do you find these gems?  Glad you do.
Hal Paris

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“For You” is such a beautiful timeless sensitive song.  And “I Would Like to Hear Your Story” is a very cool song!  The whole album is great, including the thought provoking cover photo.  I hope more people discover these guys!
Premium Blue

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I had always wondered what happened to this great duo.  They played often in Riverside, California. I really enjoyed their performance at Ramona High School in the late 60s.  
Suzy Marshall

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Incredible!
Artmaniac53

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I was super lucky to discover “Of Sun and Rain” at a thrift store several years ago, and it changed my life.  One of my favorite albums. I wish more people could hear it.
junipertreesongs

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I wonder if we’ll ever see a reissue of “Of Sun and Rain” – a lost shiny gem.
Domenico Cirillo

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Great song [For You] and album.
Komrads

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Lovely song [For You].  Great album.
eva hantzis 

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Great song [Mill Valley Woodlands], great guitarists, great vocals!  Whatever happened to this duo?
– folkmusicgirl

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Very enjoyable [Mill Valley Woodlands].
– Eric Wrobbel

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Beautiful piece [Mill Valley Woodlands].
– louisdebmusic

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Really a great post [Mill Valley Woodlands].
– lyrkoss

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Very very pleasant indeed, in fact amazing!  “I would like to hear your story” yeah.
– jackemlyn062

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Very nice song. [For You]   
– SweetSmoke21