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As the title and cover art of TRIANGLE suggest, by 1967 The Beau Brummels were down to a trio: guitarist Ron Elliott, vocalist Sal Valentino and bassist Ron Meagher; despite their diminished numbers, the three managed to create one of their finest albums. To do that, the group put touring aside and focused their efforts on the studio. It also helped that session aces like guitarist James Burton, drummer Jim Gordon and keyboardist Van Dyke Parks lent a hand during recording. But perhaps most crucially, producer Lenny Waronker was receptive to original material (the Brummels' previous Warner Bros. set was predominantly covers), and as writers, Elliott and Valentino rose to the occasion. Songs like “Magic Hollow,” “The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune” and “Only Dreaming Now” effectively blend the folk-rock of the band's earlier hits with the artier psychedelia then in the air to make TRIANGLE one of the Summer of Love's most unheralded gems.