This sunshiny day-glo gem is reminiscent of the lush, yet trippy studio wizardry of Sagittarius and the mind bending delights of Smile-era recordings. This new reissue of Yellow Balloon contains 16 tracks, including the complete stereo album & singles from ‘60s TV superstar Don Grady!
A songwriting assignment from Dean Torrence led to a rich musical career for Los Angeles pop genius Gary Zekley. Zekley – a man whose body of work stands up to any of the precocious Brill Building bunch from five years earlier – originally penned the song “Yellow Balloon” for Jan and Dean, but also recorded the tune himself. When Zekley’s version went into the Top Thirty in April of 1967, he assembled a band, called the Yellow Balloon (natch), with the likes of lead singer Alex Valdez and the multi-talented drummer/vocalist Don Grady, already a TV superstar as Robbie Macmurray’s oldest kid on My Three Sons.
This reissue of Yellow Balloon contains 16 tracks, including the complete original stereo album.