Calm Before, the 1967 album by The Rising Storm, is a touchstone of a distinct time and its music. It also is a testament to that music’s timelessness: Fifty years after it was made, the album still resonates. Its 12 tracks — haunting ballads about heartbreak, upbeat dance tunes, and explosive rockers — all capture the spirit of the mid-’60s, and the innocence, longing, restlessness and sheer exuberance of adolescence. [In January 2018, Sundazed Music reissued Calm Before on vinyl and in CD format. It also is available on Apple Music. To read more, click here.]
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* ‘Frozen Laughter’ — original from Calm Before — is featured in a new movie starring Evan Rachel Wood. The song also has been released on Sky Girl, a foreign compilation.
* Long-awaited vinyl ’45 of two of our best originals has been released by Penniman Records. See ‘Shop‘ page.
* calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary movie about The Rising Storm and Calm Before will be shown in September at the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival in Arizona. The movie already has been shown at seven film festivals, won a top award at five of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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