Artist: The New Society
Title: The Barock Sound of the New Society
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1966
Duration: 00:30:52
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: RCA/Legacy

The New Society take baroque pop to a whole new level. The cover photo of them dressed ridiculously in Renaissance clothing is not a joke. They seriously wanted to merge baroque culture with rock culture…Which they call “barock”. I can’t even count how many times they say stuff like “methinks, thou, willist, shalt” in their lyrics. Sometimes it sounds genuine, but it usually sounds like one big bubblegummy act.

The music really isn’t that bad. Its typical baroque pop/rock with lots of electric guitar and harpsichord. Plenty of folk is on hand as well. If I was to compare them to anyone, I’d say they’re like all those west coast sunshine and folk bands like: The Mamas & The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, New Christy Minstrals, etc.

You can tell this was a failed experiment. But hey, they’re good for a laugh and the music’s alright.


  1. Dawn of Sorrow – 2:44
  2. Of You – 2:40
  3. Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much – 2:02
  4. The Good Times – 2:35
  5. Paradox of Love – 2:52
  6. Child of Summer – 2:02
  7. Love Thee Till I Die (All the King’s Horses) – 2:42
  8. Long Live Our Love – 1:51
  9. Words of a Fool – 2:30
  10. Jamie – 2:27
  11. (I Prithee) Do Not Ask for Love – 3:33
  12. We Have so Little Time – 2:58