Julian’s Treatment

Julian’s Treatment was an English psychedelic musical project headed by author and keyboardist Julian Jay Savarin. His sci-fi triology Lemmus: A Time Odyssey formed the basis of the 1970 double-album A Time Before This and its 1973 followup Waiters on the Dance.

Members: Julian Jay Savarin (vocals, keyboards), John Dover (bass), Del Watkins (guitar), Jack Drummond (drums), Cathy Pruden (vocals)


Background

Julian Jay Savarin (b. 1950) migrated to Great Britain in 1962 from Dominica in the Lesser Antilles. In 1970, he formed Julian’s Treatment to record a concept album about clashing powers in a distant galaxy.

Savarin hired singer Cathy Pruden, drummer Jack Drummond, and two members of blues rockers Rare Amber: guitarist Del Watkins and bassist John Dover.

On March 27, 1970, Young Blood Records issued a taster single from the project: Phantom City” backed with “Alda, Dark Lady of the Outer Worlds,” both Savarin originals. In Germany, the single appeared in a picture sleeve with the sides reversed.


A Time Before This

Julian’s Treatment released their debut album, A Time Before This, in July 1970 on Young Blood (UK, Germany, France, Canada) and Decca (US).

The protagonist survives the end of planet Earth and travels to the Alpha Centauri system, where he encounters warring factions led on one side by Alda, Dark Lady of the Outer Worlds, and on the other by Altarra, Princess of the Blue Women and Supreme Ruler of the planet Alkon. The Earthman sides with Altarra.

A1. First Chapter: First Prophecy / “First Oracle” (1:37)
A2. Second Chapter / “The Coming of the Mule” (5:02)
A3. Third Chapter / “Phantom City” (5:17)
B1. Fourth Chapter / “The Black Tower” (5:02)
B2. Fifth Chapter / “Alda, Dark Lady of the Outer Worlds” (3:52)
B3. Sixth Chapter / “Altarra, Princess of the Blue Woman” (4:07)
C1. Seventh Chapter: Second Prophecy / “Second Oracle” (1:37)
C2. Eight Chapter / Part One: “Twin Suns of Centauri” (5:53)
C3. Ninth Chapter / “The Terran” (3:55)
D1. Tenth Chapter / “Fourth From the Sun” (2:46)
D2. Eleventh Chapter / “Strange Things” (4:53)
D3. Twelfth Chapter: Epilogue / “A Time Before This” (8:42)

Directed By – Julian J. Savarin
Engineer – Dave Hunt, Larry Bartlett
Producer – Miki Dallon
Written-By – Julian J. Savarin

Julian Jay Savarin – organ
John Dover – bass
Del Watkins – guitar, flutes
Jack Drummond – drums
Cathy Pruden – vocals

Nigel Jenkins – guitar
Roger Odell – drums
Jo Meek – vocals

Photography By [Sleeve] – Lee Smithers, Peter Lee
Design – Lee Smithers
Design [Focalgraphic] – Peter Lee


Waiters on the Dance

Julian Jay Savarin released his second album, Waiters on the Dance, on March 3, 1973, on Birth.

Waiters on the Dance is the first work in Savarin’s Lemmus: A Time Odyssey trilogy. The plot concerns the pre-Earth Galactic Organisation and Dominions and its three main players: Alda, a woman of Sirius and aspiring galaxy ruler; Hulio, a competitor for galaxy rule from the neighboring Cetus system; and Jael Adaamm and his group of interplanetary humanoids who descend on planet Terra. 

A1. “Child of the Night 1 & 2” (8:34)
A2. “Stranger” (2:19)
A3. “The Death of Alda” (5:26)
B1. “Dance of the Golden Flamingoes” (8:53)
B2. “Cycle” (4:20)
B3. “Soldiers of Time” (2:58)

Recorded At – Pye Studios, De Lane Lea Music Centre, Chappell Recording Studios
Producer – Miki Dallon
Engineer – Hunt, Larry Bartlet

Written-By, Arranged By – Julian Jay Savarin
Additional String Arrangements – Tom Parker
Vocals – Lady JoMeek (sister of Catapilla‘s Anne Meek)

Published By – Young Blood Music
Designed At – P. Linard & Co. Ltd.
Released in a slightly textured cover.
Includes an insert with a review of the namesake book.


Discography:

  • A Time Before This (1970)
  • Waiters on the Dance (1973 • Julian Jay Savarin)

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