Personnel: David LaFlamme (vocals, violin); Patti Santos (vocals, percussion); Linda LaFlamme (keyboards); Val Fuentes (drums).
Liner Note Authors: David LaFlamme; Dean Sciarra.
Recording information: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (1968).
A San Francisco psychedelic folk-rock band built around the violinist David LaFlamme and the soaring vocals of singer Pattie Santos, It's a Beautiful Day hit their creative and commercial peak with 1969's "White Bird," an FM radio staple, and then pretty much played out its string, succumbing to the myriad pressures of the music industry, but for a year or two there, It's a Beautiful Day was one of San Francisco's best bands. This set features the band in its prime playing live a little less than a year before the release of their first album. ~ Steve Leggett