The first licensed CD version—and thus the first from the original master tapes—of an album that is absolutely great from start to finish, loaded with organ and fuzz guitar and just oozing with an acid and sunshine vibe. Formed in Long Beach, California in 1966, the group were originally named the Torques, then the Sunlights Seven, recording a single (an alternate version of album staple ‘David’ b/w a bizarre screaming psychedelic version of ‘Judy in Disguise’ both included here as bonus tracks) for local label Entra Records.
The band signed to the Windi label, changed their name to Sunlight and unleashed their acid masterpiece on the world in a miniscule edition of 500 copies. The Sunlight/Creation of Sunlight album is definitive west coast psychedelic sunshine pop influenced by the jazzy psychedelia of Strawberry Alarm Clock; it’s packed with gorgeous harmonies, driving Hammond, minor-keyed melodies and eclectic guitar. In some specialist quarters the album is a now being deservedly championed, and original copies sell for enormous amounts of money. The sixteen page booklet that accompanies this reissue contains a band history, solarized photos provided by band members, as well as lyrics for all the songs. Come one and all to enjoy the Sunlight!