Fresh Air Friends: The Lost & Found Album, are the recordings of Pat Flynn’s band, Fresh Air, when he was in his early 20s.
“Everyone knows of the volcanic explosion of popular music that erupted in the mid sixties through the early seventies,” Flynn continues. “The portals were far flung; Liverpool and points South, Detroit, New York and San Francisco. Some of the richest cornucopias were the Canyons of Southern California. Fresh Air emerged in the latter part of the era, not in Laurel Canyon but just West across the Ventura County line, the Zeitgeist drifting geographically into the burnished hills of Thousand Oaks. Columbia Records noticed and signed the band during the Clive Davis era.”
Listening to the old recordings, Flynn realized there was a need for technical help. The original recordings had to be upgraded to digital. The songs, all written or co-written by Mentor and Musical Conscience George Place, needed a bit of framing and undergirding musically. The call went out to Flynn’s former bandmates – lead singer Doug Rommereim, steelman Colin Kyffin and renowned LA drummer Don Huffington – to step up and add all the missing colors. “The metaphor of a ‘Phoenix Rising’ came to fruition,” Flynn laughs.
“This Fresh Air Friends project is a real ‘Time Machine,’ ‘Back To The Future’ Trip,’ he continues. ‘Thanks to pure Serendipity, it is a previously unreleased record album from the historic Laurel Canyon era of the Los Angeles Folk-Rock music scene.
“Put in proper perspective, time and place, slotted in with a well-known peer group, I believe this album stands up vividly as a contribution to that Renaissance Era.”
Fresh Air Friends: The Lost & Found Album
1) You Touched My Soul
2) A Rose Is Just A Rose
3) Mystical Morning
4) Ingram's Island
6) Livin' On A Farm
7) Go Down To The City
8) Zen Gabor
9) I've Got A Song To Sing
11) What's The Reason
12) My Friend