The Dreams of Michaelangelo - 23rd Turn Off

The Dreams of Michaelangelo
With beginnings going back to the 1950’s, this Liverpool group evolved through the Merseybeat era into being known as The Kirkbys. Mainstay was vocalist/guitarist Jimmy Campbell who also wrote most of the material. One song "She’ll Get No Lovin’ That Way” was covered by notable scenesters at the time, ‘The Escorts’, on their fourth single, whilst The Kirkbys only had one single released "It’s a Crime”, included here. Following a spell backing the Merseys, Jimmy Campbell and group moved into the psych 60’s period with a name change to the 23rd Turn Off (Liverpool being the 23rd turn off from the M6). In turn, one release resulted, the astounding "Michelangelo”, a beautifully crafted ballad, scored with some Penny Lane-esque trumpet and tinged with Campbell’s innate sense of melancholia. Following the 23rd Turn Off Campbell and Billy Kinsley went on to record the highly rated ‘Rockin Horse’ album, recently reissued by Rev-Ola. On this RPM collection you have the entire recordings of the Kirkbys and 23rd Turnoff, the released, the unreleased, the demos, in chronological order, packaged in rare and perfect period photos with notes from extensive interviews with group members.

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Code: RPMBC287
Weight: 200
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 'Cos My Babys Gone / Don't You Want Me (Demo Version) / Don't You Want Me No More / She'll Get No Lovin' That Way (Demo Version) / Bless You (Demo Version) / Bless You / It's A Crime / I've Never Been So Much In Love / Dreaming / Flowers Are Flowering / Penny In My Pocket / I'll Be Round / Michaelangelo (Demo Version) / Another Van Gough / Mothers Boy / I'll Be With You / You Sing Your Own Song / Michaelangelo (with strings demo version) / Penny In My Pocket (with Orchestra Vfoersion) / Michaelangelo / Leave Me Here
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Formed in 1967, Tomorrow evolved when former mod-influenced group the In Crowd embraced the emergent psychedelic/ "flower-power" scene. Their recordings "mixed Syd Barrett- styled whimsy with faerie inspired rock". This collection gathers together all of the band’s recordings outside of the studio album. Also included is the set for the legendary Christmas On Earth show from December 1967 and an essay by journalist John Storey who was there, to compliment the photos from the period.

The main part of the disc is a large part of Tomorrow's set from the December 1967 "Christmas On Earth" show in London, mixed by Steve Howe and Keith West. The band only did a relatively short set, some 45 minutes or less. Of this there were sound problems with a couple of numbers which precluded their use. The rest of the CD rounds up a Top Gear session, at least one unissued studio track, and the material they recorded for the film "Blow-Up"

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