· They may have made one of
the defining records of the psychedelic Summer of Love with the US
chart-topping 45 ‘Incense And Peppermints’, but The Strawberry Alarm Clock were
far more than one-hit wonders.
· This new Tune In release
couples their first two albums, the inevitably-titled debut set Incense And Peppermints and the
sophomore release Wake Up...It’s Tomorrow,
and adds a trio of bonus tracks culled from contemporaneous singles.
· The 16 page booklet
features a new essay on the band that, with the aid of fresh quotes from the
leading players, examines the SAC’s labyrinthine tale in assiduous detail,
including the full, controversial story behind that iconic single and details
of the band’s exploits on the road with the likes of the Beach Boys and Buffalo
· Coupled with mastertape
sound quality and some extremely rare photos, this is the definitive early
Strawberry Alarm Clock package. Turn on,
tune in, turn your eyes around...
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|1. THE WORLD'S ON FIRE
2. BIRDS IN MY TREE
3. LOSE TO LIVE
4. STRAWBERRIES MEAN LOVE
5. RAINY DAY MUSHROOM PILLOW
6. PAXTON'S BACK STREET CARNIVAL
7. HUMMIN' HAPPY
8. PASS TIME WITH THE SAC
9. INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS
10. UNWIND WITH THE CLOCK
11. THE BIRDMAN OF ALKATRASH
12. NIGHTMARE OF PERCUSSION
13. SOFT SKIES, NO LIES
15. THEY SAW THE FAT ONE COMING
16. CURSE OF THE WITCHES
17. SIT WITH THE GURU
18. GO BACK (YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY)
19. PRETTY SONG FROM PSYCH-OUT
20. SITTING ON A STAR
21. BLACK BUTTER, PAST
22. BLACK BUTTER, PRESENT
23. BLACK BUTTER, FUTURE
24. TOMORROW (SINGLE MIX)
25. SIT WITH THE GURU (SINGLE MIX)
In recent years Honeybus have outgrown the one hit wonder tag that plagued them for years and become one of the most treasured British bands of the late 60s. Sure, I Can't Let Maggie Go represents a high watermark of intelligent pop records reaching the top ten but there'sso much else besides.
The band cut three singles in 1967 and 68, written and fronted by Pete Dello who promptly quit after Maggie hit and embarked on a fascinating and complex solo career. Not to be outdone, the band re-grouped and cut three further singles and an album that almost never got released. The story goes that upon their split in early 1970, somebody at their label, Deram Records, heard the recordings and demanded that it be released. And hence it was, posthumously and to little fanfare in 1970.
Blending the kind of pure, crystalline folk-tinged baroque pop that had characterised most of their singles with flashes of psychedelia, country and bubblegum, the twelve songs that make up Story are uniformly stunning creations, played with skill and confidence, arranged for strings and woodwind and blessed with a sympathetic, understated production. We’ve added all eleven non-album Deram single sides, restored the original album artwork and told the Honeybus story with input from the band themselves.
Mojo Magazine awarded a very respectable 3 stars to this CD.
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