Boomkat Product Review:
These Trails were an acid folk group who released a very rare record in 1973. The LP was released by Sinergia and is probably one of the best Hawaiian LPs, along with Mu’s‘Mu’. Prominent members of the group were Margaret Morgan (vocals, guitar and dulcimer), Patrick Cockett (guitar, slide guitar and vocals) and Dave Choy (arp synthesizer, recorder, arrangements and final mix). Margaret Morgan handles most of the lead vocals with Patrick Cockett occasionally chiming in. Morgan’s vocals are dreamy and ideally suited for this kind of organic acid folk. Comparisons that come to mind are Linda Perhacs - though Morgan’s vocals are more innocent and angelic - and the music on this LP clearly betrays a Hawaiian influence. Many of the songs are relatively pop friendly. The synthesizers give tracks an otherworldly sound, along with some light sitar touches and close harmony singing. The songs are full of simple beauty and the power of the performances won’t diminish over time. A hidden gem from the early 70s, now reissued on CD and vinyl."