Gina Chavez: “Nights In White Satin”

Photo by Todd Wolfson

Earlier this year, dozens of Austin musicians came together for All ATX: All Along The Moontower, a compilation album celebrating psychedelic rock in all its glory. But more importantly, the album’s proceeds benefit HAAM, the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians, as well as the future non-profit All ATX Music Factory. This week, we’re highlighting some more cuts from All ATX to remind you the album would make a great holiday gift (wink wink, nudge nudge).

1967 was the year psychedelia got symphonic. Sgt. Pepper’s raised the stakes considerably when it was released in June, but the Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin” found darker undertones in psychedelia’s Technicolor sound. Gina Chavez adds an almost country-like bounce to the song, but the orchestral layering of her voice is the real star. Listen to the song below and grab a copy of All ATX exclusively at Waterloo Records.

–Art Levy

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