• love, poetry and revolution: a journey through the british psychedelic and underground scenes 1966 to 1972  (3 CD set, £19.50)

    Housed in a clambox with a lavishly annotated and illustrated 36 page booklet, this important release features much rare material, including previously unissued demo recordings by Tintern Abbey and Blossom Toes. Various heavyweight underground bands (The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Hawkwind, The Deviants etc) rub shoulders with acts who recorded some of the rarest, most valuable albums of the era (Forever Amber, Complex, Peter Howell & John Ferdinando), while the box also includes a number of subterranean bands - Middle Earth regulars Jade Hexagram, Neon Pearl, Respect and others who failed to release anything during their lifetime.  Embracing psychedelic pop (The Mirage, Jason Crest, Shy Limbs, Crocheted Doughnut Ring etc), the burgeoning progressive rock scene (T2, Czar, Fat Mattress) and acid folk (the likes of Simon Finn and Mark Fry), Love, Poetry and Revolution draws on a number of catalogues, including Beacon (The Fut, Information, pre-Damned act Taiconderoga), the Vic Keary stable and various collector labels (Sunbeam, Acme, Tenth Planet/Wooden Hill) to give a fascinating, all-embracing overview of what was a tumultuous few years in British pop/rock history. DISC 1: 01. DEEP FEELING - Pretty Colours 02. THE MISUNDERSTOOD - Find The Hidden Door 03. THE IN CROWD - Am I Glad To See You? 04. THE DRAG SET - Day And Night 05. TUESDAY'S CHILDREN - A Strange Light From The East 06. THE MIRAGE - The Wedding Of Ramona Blair 07. THE HI-FIS - Tread Softly For The Sleepers 08. SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Mr Second Class 09. TINTERN ABBEY - Busy Bee 10. BLOSSOM TOES - I'll Be Late For Tea 11. THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - Devil's Grip 12. SANDS - Mrs Gillespie's Refrigerator 13. THE SHAME - Don't Go Way Little Girl 14. THE PICADILLY LINE - Rosemary's Bluebell Day 15. CROCHETED DOUGHNUT RING - Two Little Ladies (Azalea and Rhododendron) 16. THE MIKE STUART SPAN - Second Production 17. FELIUS ANDROMEDA - Cheadle Heath Delusions 18. NEON PEARL - Just Another Day 19. JOHN'S CHILDREN - Jagged Time Lapse 20. ONE IN A MILLION - Man In Yellow 21. JADE HEXAGRAM - Crushed Purple 22. DENIS COULDRY & THE NEXT COLLECTION - I Am Nearly There 23. THE ALAN BOWN! - Story Book 24. SIMON'S SECRETS - Naughty Boy 25. THE CORTINAS - Phoebe's Flower Shop 26. THE DEVIANTS - Child Of The Sky DISC 2: 01. THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Morning Sun 02. THE MIRAGE - Ebaneezer Beaver 03. WEST COAST CONSORTIUM - Amanda Jane 04. JASON CREST - Teagarden Lane 05. THE FLIES - Winter Afternoon 06. THE DEVIANTS - You've Got To Hold On 07. THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - Nightmare 08. SUN DRAGON - Peacock Dress 09. PETER HOWELL & JOHN FERDINANDO - Jabberwocky 10. FOREVER AMBER - Bits Of Your Life, Bits Of My Life 11. PLEASE - Strange Ways 12. THE LIVERPOOL SCENE - We'll All Be Spacemen Before We Die 13. SERENDIPITY - Castles (full-length version) 14. THE SORROWS - The Makers 15. SECOND HAND - A Fairy Tale 16. INFORMATION - Oh Strange Man 17. SHY LIMBS - Love 18. HARDIN-YORK - Tomorrow Today 19. INFINITY - Venetian Glass 20. MIC READ - What The Dickens 21. RESPECT - Santa Lucia 22. FAT MATTRESS - Iridescent Butterfly DISC 3: 01. THE OPEN MIND - Magic Potion 02. PHIL CORDELL - Red Lady 03. TAICONDEROGA - Whitchi Tai To 04. HAWKWIND ZOO - Hurry On Sundown 05. PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE - Lament For The Earth 06. CZAR - Ritual Fire Dance 07. THE FUT - Have You Heard The Word 08. PAPER BUBBLE - Fillin' A Gap 09. THE FOX - Butterfly 10. COMPLEX - Images Blue 11. OCTOPUS - Rainchild 12. T2 - Careful Sam 13. SIMON FINN - Laughing Til Tomorrow 14. BEAU - Creation 15. BILL NELSON - End Of The Seasons 16. MARK FRY - The Witch 17. KEVIN COYNE - Evil Island Home


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