"Thorinshield - S/T-1968 US":
The trio comprising "Thorinshield" was formed in California by drummer Terry Hand (who had been in the Everpresent Fullness), guitarist James Smith, and bassist Bobby Ray, who'd been a session musician on Donovan's classic 1966 Sunshine Superman album.
On their sole, obscure, self-titled album , the influences of the psychedlic folk and vocal harmonies of the 1966-1967 Beatles are evident, as are some of the ornate orchestration, production trickery and trippily optimistic-romantic lyrics that were becoming in vogue throughout much pop music by the late '60s. To some degree, the influence of the slicker folk-rock-affiliated Southern Californian artists can be heard as well, along with dashes of baroque melody and instrumentation.
Their album was produced by top L.A. session saxophonist Steve Douglas, with arranger Perry Botkin, Jr. also contributing. The LP didn't make any waves and the group broke up after the subsequent 45 "Family of Man"/"Lonely Mountain Again."