Personnel: Bonnie Flower (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, drums); Wendy Flower (vocals, vibraphone); Michael Lang , Mike Melvoin (keyboards); John Anderson , Jim Keltner (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Irwin.
Liner Note Author: Irwin Chusid.
Recording information: San Francisco, CA (1967-1970); United Recording, Los Angeles, CA (1967-1970).
Arranger: Gary McFarland.
San Francsico sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower (allegedly their real last name) released their lone album, GENESIS, in 1969. A dreamy soft-psych/folk-rock affair, it centered on the teenage sisters' vocal harmonies and ethereal songs. A flop at the time, it became a collector's item over subsequent decades before it was finally reissued in 2001. The 2008 deluxe edition includes a whole extra disc of rarities, including alternate takes and demos, crucially adding to the too-short legacy the one-shot duo left behind.
Rolling Stone (p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he holy grail for fans of SF pop-pscyh....[A] sweetly sad 1968 lost gem..."
Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.169) - "...A unique beauty...Drifting, mystical, Latin-flavored: somebody once called it 'stoner samba'. The melodies and harmonies are unfailingly strong and atmospheric.."