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John’s Children were the quintessential cult 60s Mod/Psych band, controversial,
sharply dressed and subsequently the stuff of legend.

The band were fronted by Andy Ellison (later with Jet and Radio Stars) and boasted Marc Bolan within their ranks during their short life.

A STRANGE AFFAIR – for the first time – boasts the entire John’s Children output
between 1966 and 1970. The package includes: Two singles for EMI’s Columbia label: ‘The Love I Thought I’d Found’ and ‘Just What You Want – Just What You Get’.

Four singles for The Who’s label Track Records: ‘Desdemona’, the legendarily
withdrawn ‘Midsummer Night’s Scene’, ‘Come And Play With Me In The Garden’ and ‘Go-Go Girl’.

Their mock-live album Orgasm! which was belatedly issued on US label White Whale in 1970.

Andy Ellison’s subsequent solo singles ‘It’s Been A Long Time’ (Track), ‘Fool From Upper Eden’ (CBS) and ‘You Can’t Do That’ (SNB).

Three tracks by pre-John’s Children band The Silence.

A raft of rare and previously unissued alternative versions and mixes.

The 2-CD set has been compiled with help from Andy Ellison. Their manager
Simon Napier-Bell contributed to the detailed sleeve-notes, which are based
around excerpts from Ellison’s autobiography.

Weight 200 kg
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DISC ONE: SINGLES & RARITIES



1. THE LOVE I THOUGHT I'D FOUND

2. STRANGE AFFAIR

3. JUST WHAT YOU WANT - JUST WHAT YOU’LL GET

4. BUT SHE'S MINE

5. DESDEMONA

6. REMEMBER THOMAS À BECKETT

7. MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SCENE

8. SARA, CRAZY CHILD

9. COME AND PLAY WITH ME IN THE GARDEN

10. GO-GO GIRL

11. JAGGED TIME LAPSE

ANDY ELLISON

12. ARTHUR GREEN

13. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME

14. FOOL FROM UPPER EDEN

15. ANOTHER LUCKY LIE

16. YOU CAN’T DO THAT

17. CORNFLAKE ZOO

18. HELP

19. CASBAH CANDY

20. HIPPY GUMBO

21. DOWN DOWN - The Silence

22. COLD ON ME - The Silence

23. FORGIVE ME IF I’M WRONG - The Silence

24. MUSTANG FORD

25. NOT THE SORT OF GIRL YOU TAKE TO BED

26. SALLY WAS AN ANGEL (Vocal)



DISC TWO: ORGASM!



1. KILLER BEN

2. JAGGED TIME LAPSE

3. SMASHED! BLOCKED!

4. YOU'RE A NOTHING

5. NOT THE SORT OF GIRL

6. COLD ON ME

7. LEAVE ME ALONE

8. LET ME KNOW

9. JUST WHAT YOU WANT - JUST WHAT YOU GET

10. WHY DO YOU LIE



BONUS TRACKS



11. STRANGE AFFAIR (Alternative Mix)

12. BUT SHE’S MINE (Alternative Mix)

13. THE LOVE I THOUGHT I'D FOUND (First Version)

14. DESDEMONA (“Why do you have to lie” Version)

15. REMEMBER THOMAS A'BECKETT (Alt. Version)

16. MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCENE (Alt. Version)

17. SARA, CRAZY CHILD (German Single Version)

18. JAGGED TIME LAPSE (Alternative Version)

19. IIT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (Stereo Mix) - Andy Ellison

20. YOU CAN’T DO THAT (Acetate Version) - Andy Ellison

21. HIPPY GUMBO - Marc Bolan

22. NOT THE SORT OF GIRL YOU TAKE TO BED (Alternative Version)

23. SALLY WAS AN ANGEL (Instrumental)

24. COME AND PLAY WITH ME IN THE GARDEN (Instrumental)

25. THE PERFUMED GARDEN OF GULLIVER SMITH (Instrumental)

26. MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SCENE (Alternative Mix)

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