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Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
·       On the face of it, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera should have been a shoo-in for success.  A popular, dynamic live act who were equally at home in the studio, their early recordings were bursting with wit, intelligence, melody, style and, perhaps more than anything else, a sense of fun.   
·       The sole album to be made by the original line-up, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera was one of the most original and consistently entertaining albums to emerge from the British psychedelic scene.  The band also cut a couple of hugely commercial singles – and yet, somehow, the glittering prizes eluded them (although Elmer did subsequently score a hit as the lead singer on Stretch’s ‘Why Did You Do It’, while rhythm section Richard Hudson and John Ford would later flourish in the Strawbs before branching out on their own) . 
·       This definitive release of that self-titled 1968 album adds their three contemporaneous singles (including the minor hit ‘Flames’, an EGVO song that the embryonic Led Zeppelin included in their live set), various studio outtakes (such as their title song to the little-known 1967 Swinging London horror movie short Talk Of The Devil) as well as hitherto-unreleased early demo versions of ‘Flames’ and ‘Salisbury Plain’.

Available 21/10/2013
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1. INTRO
2. MOTHER WRITES
3. MARY JANE
4. I WAS COOL
5. WALTER SLY MEETS BILL BAILEY
6. AIR
7. LOOKIN’ FOR A HAPPY LIFE
8. FLAMES
9. WHAT’S THE POINT OF LEAVING
10. LONG NIGHTS OF SUMMER
11. DREAM STARTS
12. REACTIONS OF A YOUNG MAN
13. NOW SHE’S GONE
BONUS TRACKS
14. FLAMES (SINGLE VERSION)
15. SALISBURY PLAIN (SINGLE VERSION)
16. MARY JANE (SINGLE VERSION)
17. DREAMY
18. VOLCANO
19. A QUICK "B”
20. TALK OF THE DEVIL
21. AND I REMEMBER
22. TO BE WITH YOU
23. SALISBURY PLAIN (EXTENDED DEMO VERSION)
24. FLAMES (DEMO VERSION)
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Return To Paradise: A History Of Exotica

Released on 20/09/10. Strange, Sultry and Seductive...fierce, fascinating and feverish - here are sounds to quicken the heart-beat; the tropical fantasy of a hidden world. A woman¹s voice calls, hypnotic and compelling; drums repeat the haunting command and the music weaves a spell of mystery.

From the early fifties, with the onset of international air travel, Exotica became a massively popular musical trend; making it possible for middleclass Americans to simulate an authentic travelogue experience - to India, Africa, Cuba, or the South Seas - in the comfort of their suburban homes.


This public looked to Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac, Korla Pandit or Robert Drasnin to provide (in contrast to the prevailing rock and roll scene) a mystical combination of Oriental, African and Latin sounds, decorated with natural effects gathered from the sea, sky and forest.


Exotic music was originally conceived with Ravel's Bolero and Debussy¹s Pagodes. It left the classical world and entered pop through Les Baxter. In 1950 he created Voice of the Xtabay with four octave Peruvian singer Yma Sumac and a year later released the seminal work of exotica, his tone poem Ritual of the Savage (Le Sacre Du Sauvage).

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Morricone High – The Trippier Side Of The Morricone Genius
Morricone High' showcases the composer's work for Italian psychedelic and art movies of the late sixties & early seventies. Ennio Morricone's beautiful melodies are decorated by Edda Dell'Orso's spacious wordless vocals; 'Scusi, Facciamo L'Amore?' (with the harmony singers I Cantori Moderni) (about the travails of a Neapolitan gigolo), 'Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene' (sex and crime Italian style) 'Veruschka' (model on a psychedelic trip) and 'La Donna Invisible' (arty Mediterranean love triangle) are all sublime examples of the composer in his pomp. Eventually the layers of sensuality give way to the atonal but no less refined, 'Notte E Bambole' from the weird, dreamlike 'The Short Night Of The Glass Dolls' (about catalepsy in art deco Prague) and the equally intense '1970' for Dario Argento's Giallo 'Il Gatto A Nove Code' starring Karl Malden as a blind writer of crossword puzzles who stumbles on a murderous plot. Our Price: £9.95

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Made In England
 Long established as one of the minor classics of the British psychedelic pop genre, the Bulldog Breed album Made In England was recorded in mid-1969 but not released by Deram Nova until the beginning of the following year - by which time its thrilling Spirit-of-'67 mod/psych sound and commitment to hook-laden, sub-three minute songs was fatally out of sync with the self-indulgence and bombast of the nascent progressive rock era.
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You’ve Got What I Want – The Essential Sorrows 1965-67
When it came to tough, snarling, mod-into-freakbeat sounds, legendary mid-Sixties act the Sorrows had few peers. Formed in Coventry, the band was signed by producer/A&R man John Schroeder to the Piccadilly label in late 1964. In the space of little more than a year, they cut a superb album as well as a clutch of menacing, thrillingly essential 45s, including the iconic Take A Heart (the band s only chart success) and its equally incendiary follow-up, You've Got What I Want .

Featuring a dazzling 16-page booklet that contains previously unpublished photos, new liner notes and quotes from band members Don Fardon and Wez Price, You've Got What I Want is nothing less than pure sonic overload from one of the most dynamic garage bands of the era...

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Jewels Of The Sea
For as long as man beheld the ocean's splendour, inspiration has come with the tides and stayed to work its magic on the imagination. To a composer the sea offers wondrous motion, a shimmering surface of flowing mystery. Les Baxter gratefully accepted these things, and distilled them into exotic miniatures of dream-like beauty - sparkling, opalescent gems.

Dreamy, sensual, iridescent, abstracted, this is quintessential Les Baxter. Baxter invented exotica and created the definitive works of the genre, among them Ritual of the Savage, Tamboo!, Ports of Pleasure, The Sacred Idol and Jewels of the Sea.


Baxter imposed his passion for Stravinsky and Debussy on escapist travelogue themes to create a unique form of popular music that was far from "easy listening" in the conventional sense.


The depth of Baxter's artistry was acknowledged by Sun Ra, who considered him to be the most adventurous and enlightened post-war composer. His wild inventiveness has made Baxter a hero to modern artists as diverse as Jello Biafra and Beck.      

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