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Love, Poetry And Revolution - Various Artists

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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