Day Of The Fox / In Flight - Design

Day Of The Fox / In Flight
Tripping the light fantastic of breezy west coast harmony pop mixed with atmospheric melodic folk pop. Here are the third and fourth LPs by the UK six piece vocal group whose sound was described as the perfect musical accompaniment to a garden party in the blazing sunshine . In the UK the group were contemporary rivals to The New Seekers and Arrival.

They recorded five LPs and 13 singles between 1970-1976. For the third and fourth LPs more of the groups own compositions were recorded exhibiting a slightly heavier edge in places than before, such as on Pisces Hymn. In the studio the group were augmented by the cream of UK session musicians Chris Spedding, Herbie Flowers, Roger Coulam, Barry Morgan, and overseen by Adrian Kerridge .

None of the recordings have ever been reissued or on CD, in the main because the copyrights were hidden away in an independent company which dissolved. There has meanwhile been plenty of interest with tracks appearing on several bootleg compilations and download sites.

Further to this recent exposure and profile raising has come from the worldwide release of several DVD compilations of 70’s TV shows from Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper, and more, all featuring appearances by Design.
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Day Of The Fox ( Regal Zonophone Slrz 1037, P.1973)
Nature’s Children / Day Of The Fox / I Feel The Earth Move / Can This Be Love / Pisces Hymn / Meet My Friends / If You Think About Me/ Fallen Angel / Yellow Bird (Have You No Home) / You’d Better Believe It / When Morning Comes

In Flight ( Emi Emc 3032, P.1974) 
Wherever You May Go / A Famous Myth / Teach Me How To Fly / Archie Franks / Dirty Work / Don’t Apologize / Second Love / End Of The Party / I’ll Be Back Again / I Am The Greene Manne / Losing You / After The Rain
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Expansions On Life
The starting point for Sweet guitarist Andy Scott, The Elastic Band emerged from the ashes of mid-'60s Welsh soul revue the Silverstone Set to make a couple of highly-regarded 1968 mod pop/blue-eyed soul singles for Decca.
But a year on the underground gig circuit supporting the likes of Hendrix and Pink Floyd impacted significantly on the band's musical direction. When they returned to the studio in the summer of 1969, it was to cut Expansions On Life, a dazzling 50-minute collection of late psychedelic/early progressive rock moves which suggested that the new-look Elastic Band could be genuine contenders. Inexplicably, though, Decca delayed its release until March 1970, by which time the band had fallen apart, lead singer Ted Yeadon having left in December 1969 to replace Steve Ellis in the Love Affair. As a result, Decca barely promoted the album, which duly sank without trace
Established for the last couple of decades as a heavy duty rarity amongst collectors of vintage British psychedelia and progressive rock, Expansions On Life now receives what is, incredibly, its first-ever official UK reissue. With a 16-page booklet, extensive liner notes, restored artwork and master-tape sound as well as some priceless photographs, this definitive reissue of Expansions On Life also features all four tracks from the band's equally collectable 45s, including the regularly compiled psychedelic pop nugget ‘8 ½ Hours Of Paradise'.
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This Little Girls' Gone Rockin'
Unavailable for many years, RPM is pleased to be able to announce this long-awaited collection, featuring the vocal talents of arguably the best female singer ever to pass through the hallowed portals of Holloway Road - GLENDA COLLINS. This new release brings together every single she recorded for Joe Meek's studio, some sixteen tracks in all. It's long been a matter of debate just why Glenda didn't manage to break through into the big - time, though the feeling is that if Meek had been able to put as much time into promotion as he did into production, things would have been very different. Certainly there are some stunning tracks here, up front beat numbers which still crackle with energy thirty years later, contrasting with catchy poppier tunes. Our Price: £9.95

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The Sugar Shoppe
ESSENTIAL SUNSHINE POP CLASSIC PRODUCED BY AL DE LORY
FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES! FIRST TIME ON CD!
In 1967, THE SUGAR SHOPPE began in Toronto as a studio project. Lead Shoppe-keeper Peter Mann teamed up with vocalist Laurie Hood and Lee Harris and London, Ontario vocalist—and future Titanic star Victor Garber. After having some success in Canada, the quartet set their sights on America and signed to Capitol Records the following year.
Produced by Wrecking Crew session musician/Glen Campbell producer Al De Lory The Sugar Shoppe features a bright and breezy L.A. soft pop sound, with a hint of psychedelia akin to The Mamas & The Papas and The 5th Dimension. Arranged by lounge legend/electronic music pioneer Mort Garson, the writer of Ruby & the Romantics’ "Our Day Will Come.”
Also included here are mono single mixes of four songs from the album. Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!

The full-colour booklet includes rare photos and extensive liner notes featuring the participation of original band members!
Produced for reissue by Steve Stanley.

Release Date: 25/03/2013
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Book a Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records
• THE LONG-AWAITED FOLLOW-UP!
• 24 TRACKS—MOST FIRST TIMEON CD!
• ALL SOURCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES! 

Once more, NOW SOUNDS raids the Capitol Records vaults in Hollywood for late-’60s Psychedelic Pop/Soft Pop obscurities and unearths a treasure trove of first-time-on-CD gems.

Productions by the likes of MICHAEL LLOYD collide with arrangements by MORT GARSON and GENE PAGE and compositions by HARRY NILSSON and KIM FOWLEY, and performances by many legendary Wrecking Crew members, proving why Capitol Records was the undisputed leader of pop during this pivotal era.

ALL original Capitol singles, circa 1966–1969, are sourced from ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES. Some are presented here in STEREO for the first time ever! Most tracks are FIRST TIME ON CD!

The 24-page, full-colour booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and extensive track-by-track liner notes that feature the participation of many original band members, arrangers, and producers. 

Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES! Produced and compiled by STEVE STANLEY

Available 04/11/2013
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Love, Poetry And Revolution
Cherry Red’s dedicated UK psych imprint Grapefruit is proud to announce the release in October of the 3CD anthology Love, Poetry and Revolution: a journey through the British psychedelic and underground scenes 1966-1972. · 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 ONE

1. DEEP FEELING - Pretty Colours

Not originally issued, recorded circa October 1966

2. THE MISUNDERSTOOD - Find The Hidden Door

Not originally issued, recorded June 1966

3. THE IN CROWD - Am I Glad To See You?

Not originally issued, recorded circa October 1966

4. THE DRAG SET - Day And Night

Original release: 7”, Go AJ 11405, 3/67

5. TUESDAY’S CHILDREN - A Strange Light From The East

Original release: 7”, King KG 1051, 1/67

6. THE MIRAGE - The Wedding Of Ramona Blair

Original release: 7”, Philips BF 1571, 5/67

7. THE HI-FIS - Tread Softly For The Sleepers

Original release: 7”, German Star Club 148 578, 4/67

8. SPENCER DAVIS GROUP – Mr Second Class

Original release: 7” U.A. UP 1203 12/67

9. TINTERN ABBEY - Busy Bee

Previously unissued demo version, recorded circa July/August 1967

10. BLOSSOM TOES - I’ll Be Late For Tea

Previously unissued demo version, recorded circa August 1967

11. THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - Devil’s Grip

Original release: 7”, Track 604 008, 9/67

12. SANDS - Mrs Gillespie’s Refrigerator

Original release: 7”, Reaction 591 017, 9/67

13. THE SHAME Don’t Go ’Way Little Girl

Original release: 7”, MGM 1349, 9/67

14. THE PICADILLY LINE - Rosemary’s Bluebell Day

Not originally issued, recorded Autumn 67

15. CROCHETED DOUGHNUT RING - Two Little Ladies (Azalea and Rhododendron)

Original release: 7”, Polydor 56204, 10/67

16. THE MIKE STUART SPAN - Second Production

Not originally issued, recorded 10/67

17. FELIUS ANDROMEDA - Cheadle Heath Delusions

Original release: 7” Decca F 12694, 11/67

18. NEON PEARL - Just Another Day

Not originally issued, recorded late 1967

19. JOHN’S CHILDREN-Jagged Time Lapse

Original release: 7”, Track 604010, 10/67

20. ONE IN A MILLION - Man In Yellow

Not originally issued, recorded circa December 1967

21. JADE HEXAGRAM - Crushed Purple

Not originally issued, recorded early 1968

22. DENIS COULDRY & THE NEXT COLLECTION - I Am Nearly There

Original release: 7”, Decca F 12734, 2/68

23. THE ALAN BOWN! - Story Book

Original release: 7”, MGM 1387, 3/68

24. SIMON’S SECRETS - Naughty Boy

Original release: 7”, CBS 3406, 4/68

25. THE CORTINAS - Phoebe’s Flower Shop

Original release: 7”, Polydor 56255, 5/68

26. THE DEVIANTS - Child Of The Sky

Original release: LP, Ptooff! (Underground Imp IMP 1, 6/68)


DISC TWO


1. THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP - Morning Sun

Original release: LP, With Their New Face On (United Artists SULP 1192, 6/68)

2. THE MIRAGE - Ebaneezer Beaver

Not originally issued, recorded March ’68

3. WEST COAST CONSORTIUM - Amanda Jane

Not originally issued, recorded mid-1968

4. JASON CREST - Teagarden Lane

Not originally issued, recorded mid-1968

5. THE FLIES - Winter Afternoon

Not originally issued, recorded late 1968

6. THE DEVIANTS - You’ve Got To Hold On

Original release: 7”, Stable ST 5601, 10/68

7. THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - Nightmare

Original release: 7”, Track 604 026, 11/68

8. SUN DRAGON - Peacock Dress

Original release: LP, Green Tambourine (MGM CS 8090, 11/68)

9. PETER HOWELL & JOHN FERDINANDO - Jabberwocky

Original release: LP, Alice Through The Looking Glass (SNP LP 11/12, 1/69)

10. FOREVER AMBER - Bits Of Your Life, Bits Of My Life

Original release: LP, The Love Cycle (Advance M ADV 00101, 1/69)

11. PLEASE - Strange Ways

Not originally issued, recorded 1969

12. THE LIVERPOOL SCENE - We’ll All Be Spacemen Before We Die

Not originally issued, recorded February 1969

13. SERENDIPITY - Castles (full-length version)

Not originally issued full-length version, recorded early 1969

14. THE SORROWS - The Makers

Original release: LP, Old Songs New Songs (Italian Miura MIU 10011, early 1969)

15. SECOND HAND - A Fairy Tale

Original release: LP, Reality (Polydor 583 045, 3/69)

16. INFORMATION - Oh Strange Man

Original release: 7”, Beacon BEA 121, 3/69

17. SHY LIMBS - Love

Original release: 7”, CBS 4190, 5/69

18. HARDIN-YORK - Tomorrow Today

Original release: 7”, Bell BLL 1064, 5/69

19. INFINITY - Venetian Glass

Not originally issued, recorded 1969

20. MIC READ - What The Dickens

Not originally issued, recorded 1969

21. RESPECT - Santa Lucia

Not originally issued, recorded August 1969

22. FAT MATTRESS - Iridescent Butterfly

Original release: 7”, Polydor 56352, 9/69


DISC THREE

1. THE OPEN MIND - Magic Potion

Original release: 7”, Philips BF 1805, 8/69

2. PHIL CORDELL - Red Lady

Original release: 7”, Warner Bros WB 8001, 9/69

3. TAICONDEROGA - Whitchi Tai To

Original release: 7”, Beacon BEA 143, 11/69

4. HAWKWIND ZOO - Hurry On Sundown

Not originally issued demo version, recorded late 1969

5. PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE - Lament For The Earth

Original release: 7”, Dandelion S 4405, 12/69

6. CZAR - Ritual Fire Dance

Not originally issued, recorded February 1970

7. THE FUT - Have You Heard The Word

Original release: 7”, Beacon BEA 160, 3/70

8. PAPER BUBBLE - Fillin’ A Gap

Original release: LP, Scenery (Deram SML 1059, 3/70)

9. THE FOX - Butterfly

Original release: LP, For Fox Sake (Fontana 6309 007, 6/70)

10. COMPLEX - Images Blue

Not originally issued demo version, recorded July 1970

11. OCTOPUS - Rainchild

Original release: LP, Restless Night (Penny Farthing PELS 508, 4/71)

12. T2 - Careful Sam

Not originally issued, recorded late 1970

13. SIMON FINN - Laughing ’Til Tomorrow

Original release: LP, Pass The Distance (Mushroom 100 MR 2, 4/71)

14. BEAU - Creation

Original release: LP, Creation (Dandelion DAN 8006, 6/71)

15. BILL NELSON - End Of The Seasons

Original release: LP, Northern Dream (Smile LAF 2182, 11/71)

16. MARK FRY - The Witch

Original release: LP, Dreaming With Alice (Italian ZSLT 70006, 6/72)

17. KEVIN COYNE - Evil Island Home

Original release: LP, Case History (Dandelion 2310 228, 11/72)

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