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In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)/Zager & Evans

In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)/Zager & Evans


The Lincoln, NE psych-folk and rock duo of Denny Zager and Richard Evans scored big in 1969 with their only hit single, the apocalyptic acid folk of "In the Year 2525 (Exordium Terminus)." (To be honest, it's shocking that none of the great unwashed tribes have covered it yet; after all, it's still timely.) A quick moving amalgam of mariachi horns, strings, and beautifully articulated (if a tad overblown) orchestration, the track measures the entire run of man's reign from 2525 to 10,000 A.D. in three minutes and 20 seconds. A beautifully constructed mess of psychedelic folk and soundtrack anthem, it soared on the charts and left quite an impression on masses of hippies still trying to figure out their place in the Age of Aquarius. Evans claimed to have written it in half an hour, and by the sound of the rest of their output -- most of it here on this two-fer by Wounded Bird (done in the usual ghetto style of barely enough work to get by in the presentation) -- that was the entire worth of their inspiration. The rest of both albums is less stellar '60s nonsense that can't make up its mind whether to be the Lovin' Spoonful, the cast of Hair, or Jimmy Webb. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Wounded Bird
  • UPC: 664140421424
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Track listings

  • 252 (Exordium Terminus):
  • 1. In The Year 2525 (Exordium Terminus)
  • 2. Woman
  • 3. Bayoan
  • 4. I Remember Heide
  • 5. Fred
  • 6. Cary Lynn Javes
  • 7. Less Than Tomorrow
  • 8. Taxi Man
  • 9. Self
  • 10. In The Land Of Green
  • 11. Overture
  • 12. In My House
  • 13. During Rem
  • 14. Reginald Ludwig
  • 15. Plastic Park, The
  • 16. Candy Machine, The
  • 17. Mister Turnkey
  • 18. She Never Sleeps Beside Me
  • 19. Cruches
  • 20. Listen To The People
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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