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• The latest instalment in Grapefruit’s acclaimed series of 3-CD, four-hour celebrations of a specific calendar year in British pop history.

• 1965 saw the beat/R&B revolution of the previous two years twisted into new, more ambitious shapes as British pop reached a shattering crescendo of sound, with feedback, fuzzboxes and (in Graham Bond’s case) the Mellotron adding to the sonic mix.

• The year was a dizzying melange of visceral Pretty Things/Kinks/Small Faces garage band raunch, blue-eyed club soul (courtesy of mod-favoured groups like The Action), Searchers-derived jingle-jangle folk-rock and Zombies/Poets-style minor chord introspection.

While ‘A Slight Disturbance In My Mind’ examined the proto-psychedelic sounds of 1966, Grapefruit now reverses into 1965 with ‘Box Of Pin-Ups’, named after David Bailey’s epoch-defining publication chronicling the nascent Swinging London scene.

Boasting 92 tracks, ‘Box Of Pin-Ups’ takes in the market leaders as well as the year’s hard-up heroes and nowhere men. Established Top Ten acts like Manfred Mann, The Hollies and The Yardbirds are joined by cult names and such glorious one-shot unknowns as Glenn Athens & The Trojans and Irish band The Spectres, both now legally included on CD for the first time.

Presented in a striking clamshell box that houses a 48-page booklet crammed with rare facts and photos, ‘Box Of Pin-Ups’ also includes formative efforts from young hopefuls Elton John, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart and Marc Bolan, all of whom would eventually shake off their status as minor players on the mid-60s London club scene to become pin- ups in their own right.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
1 MIDNIGHT TO SIX MAN – The Pretty Things
2 WHAT’CHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT (alternative version) – Small Faces
3 I’M ROWED OUT – The Eyes
4 HEART OF STONE – The Hi-Numbers
5 HEY GYP (DIG THE SLOWNESS) – Donovan
6 SURPRISE SURPRISE – Lulu & The Luvers
7 THE FACTS OF LIFE – The Spectres
8 GLORIA – The Wheels
9 I WANT CANDY – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
10 THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GOT TO BE – The Poets
11 UNTO US – The New Breed 12 NEXT IN LINE – The Birds
13 TIRED OF TRYING, BORED WITH LYING, SCARED OF DYING – Manfred Mann
14 THIS STRANGE EFFECT – Dave Berry
15 COME BACK BABY – Bluesology
16 WHY DOES IT GO ON – Rod Stewart
17 FOOL KILLER – The Brian Auger Trinity
18 EV’RYBODY’S TALKING ‘BOUT MY BABY – The Beatstalkers
19 GOTTA KEEP ON MOVING BABY – The Game
20 KEEP A HOLD OF WHAT YOU GOT – The Shots
21 SOME THINGS JUST STICK IN YOUR MIND – Vashti
22 I’LL BE DOGGONE – The Searchers
23 ‘COS MY BABY’S GONE – The Kirkbys
24 DAY TRIPPER (live) – The Baskervilles
25 DONE ME WRONG – The Couriers
26 KEEP ME COVERED – The Frays
27 LONG BLACK TRAIN – Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated (featuring Duffy Power)
28 LET ME SHOW YOU HOW – Glenn Athens & The Trojans
29 I’M LEAVING – The Mark Four
30 CRAWDADDY SIMONE – The Syndicats

DISC TWO:
1 EVIL HEARTED YOU – The Yardbirds
2 NO, NO, NO, NO – The Sorrows
3 SHE AIN’T NO GOOD – The Clique
4 LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES – The Action
5 I CAN’T GET ANY JOY – The End
6 BAD TOUGH LUCK GIRL (live) – The Iveys 7 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE – The Hollies
8 I STAND ACCUSED – The Merseybeats 9 LOVE POTION NO.
9 – Tony Jackson & The Vibrations
10 TOO MANY THINGS – The Afex
11 YOU GOT WHAT I WANT – Boys Blue
12 SHE JUST SATISFIES – Jimmy Page
13 SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO – The Artwoods
14 NEIGHBOUR NEIGHBOUR – The Graham Bond Organisation
15 MERCY MERCY – The Athenians
16 LEADER OF THE SECT – Downliners Sect
17 ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART – Rev. Black & The Rocking Vickers
18 HEY LITTLE GIRL – The Chasers
19 THE ‘IN’ CROWD – First Gear
20 LONG LIVE LOVE – Phillip Goodhand- Tait & The Stormsville Shakers
21 I’LL GO CRAZY – Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band
22 THE SPORTING LIFE – Mickey Finn
23 GET OUT OF MY WAY – Bo Street Runners
24 THE WIZARD – Marc Bolan
25 IT’S JUST YOU – The Uprooted
26 DIAMOND GIRL – The Kingpins
27 MY LITTLE GIRL – The Lemmings
28 IT’S ALRIGHT – The Ugly’s
29 THAT’S MY STORY – The Nightshift
30 DON’T LIE TO ME – Four + One
31 AND MY BABY’S GONE – The Moody Blues
32 REELIN’ AND ROCKIN’ – The In-Sect
33 THERE YOU GO! – Thee

DISC THREE:
1 IT’S MY LIFE – The Animals
2 JUMP AND DANCE – The Carnaby
3 BRING IT TO JEROME – David John & The Mood
4 GET A BUZZ – The Pretty Things
5 YOU SAID – The Primitives
6 THE LONG CIGARETTE – The Roulettes
7 WHY MUST THEY CRITICISE – George Bean
8 TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE – John Bryant
9 WHERE IS MY GIRL? – Robb Storme & The Whispers
10 TELL HER NO – The Zombies
11 BABY MINE – Five Steps Beyond
12 I’VE GOT A WAY OF MY OWN – The Hollies
13 SHE’S ABOUT A MOVER – James Royal & The Hawks
14 WHAT YOU GOT – The Eccentrics
15 YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN – The In Crowd
16 I FOUND OUT – The Cops ‘N Robbers
17 I WISH YOU WOULD (live) – The Yardbirds
18 COPS AND ROBBERS – The Richmond Group
19 FORGIVE ME IF I’M WRONG – The Silence
20 YOU DON’T KNOW – Arthur Brown with The Diamonds
21 WAIT FOR ME – Les Fleur De Lys
22 I’LL GIVE YOU LOVE – Miki Dallon
23 FANNIE MAE – The Wild Oats
24 PLENTY OF LOVE – The Sheffields
25 HONEY WHAT’S WRONG – The Betterdays
26 STUPIDITY – Guy Darrell
27 AND TEARS FELL – The Clayton Squares
28 GET OFF OF MY CLOUD – The Tomcats
29 WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE – The Kinks

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DISC ONE:
1 MIDNIGHT TO SIX MAN – The Pretty Things
2 WHAT'CHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT (alternative version) – Small Faces
3 I'M ROWED OUT – The Eyes
4 HEART OF STONE – The Hi-Numbers
5 HEY GYP (DIG THE SLOWNESS) - Donovan
6 SURPRISE SURPRISE – Lulu & The Luvers
7 THE FACTS OF LIFE – The Spectres
8 GLORIA – The Wheels
9 I WANT CANDY – Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
10 THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOT TO BE – The Poets
11 UNTO US – The New Breed 12 NEXT IN LINE – The Birds
13 TIRED OF TRYING, BORED WITH LYING, SCARED OF DYING – Manfred Mann
14 THIS STRANGE EFFECT – Dave Berry
15 COME BACK BABY - Bluesology
16 WHY DOES IT GO ON – Rod Stewart
17 FOOL KILLER – The Brian Auger Trinity
18 EV'RYBODY'S TALKING 'BOUT MY BABY – The Beatstalkers
19 GOTTA KEEP ON MOVING BABY – The Game
20 KEEP A HOLD OF WHAT YOU GOT – The Shots
21 SOME THINGS JUST STICK IN YOUR MIND - Vashti
22 I'LL BE DOGGONE – The Searchers
23 'COS MY BABY'S GONE – The Kirkbys
24 DAY TRIPPER (live) – The Baskervilles
25 DONE ME WRONG – The Couriers
26 KEEP ME COVERED – The Frays
27 LONG BLACK TRAIN – Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated (featuring Duffy Power)
28 LET ME SHOW YOU HOW – Glenn Athens & The Trojans
29 I'M LEAVING – The Mark Four
30 CRAWDADDY SIMONE – The Syndicats

DISC TWO:
1 EVIL HEARTED YOU – The Yardbirds
2 NO, NO, NO, NO – The Sorrows
3 SHE AIN'T NO GOOD – The Clique
4 LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES – The Action
5 I CAN'T GET ANY JOY – The End
6 BAD TOUGH LUCK GIRL (live) – The Iveys 7 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE – The Hollies
8 I STAND ACCUSED – The Merseybeats 9 LOVE POTION NO.
9 – Tony Jackson & The Vibrations
10 TOO MANY THINGS – The Afex
11 YOU GOT WHAT I WANT – Boys Blue
12 SHE JUST SATISFIES – Jimmy Page
13 SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO – The Artwoods
14 NEIGHBOUR NEIGHBOUR – The Graham Bond Organisation
15 MERCY MERCY – The Athenians
16 LEADER OF THE SECT – Downliners Sect
17 ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART – Rev. Black & The Rocking Vickers
18 HEY LITTLE GIRL – The Chasers
19 THE 'IN' CROWD – First Gear
20 LONG LIVE LOVE – Phillip Goodhand- Tait & The Stormsville Shakers
21 I'LL GO CRAZY – Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
22 THE SPORTING LIFE – Mickey Finn
23 GET OUT OF MY WAY – Bo Street Runners
24 THE WIZARD – Marc Bolan
25 IT'S JUST YOU – The Uprooted
26 DIAMOND GIRL – The Kingpins
27 MY LITTLE GIRL – The Lemmings
28 IT'S ALRIGHT – The Ugly's
29 THAT'S MY STORY – The Nightshift
30 DON'T LIE TO ME – Four + One
31 AND MY BABY'S GONE – The Moody Blues
32 REELIN' AND ROCKIN' – The In-Sect
33 THERE YOU GO! - Thee

DISC THREE:
1 IT'S MY LIFE – The Animals
2 JUMP AND DANCE – The Carnaby
3 BRING IT TO JEROME – David John & The Mood
4 GET A BUZZ – The Pretty Things
5 YOU SAID – The Primitives
6 THE LONG CIGARETTE – The Roulettes
7 WHY MUST THEY CRITICISE – George Bean
8 TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE – John Bryant
9 WHERE IS MY GIRL? - Robb Storme & The Whispers
10 TELL HER NO – The Zombies
11 BABY MINE – Five Steps Beyond
12 I'VE GOT A WAY OF MY OWN – The Hollies
13 SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER – James Royal & The Hawks
14 WHAT YOU GOT – The Eccentrics
15 YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN – The In Crowd
16 I FOUND OUT – The Cops 'N Robbers
17 I WISH YOU WOULD (live) – The Yardbirds
18 COPS AND ROBBERS – The Richmond Group
19 FORGIVE ME IF I'M WRONG – The Silence
20 YOU DON'T KNOW – Arthur Brown with The Diamonds
21 WAIT FOR ME – Les Fleur De Lys
22 I'LL GIVE YOU LOVE – Miki Dallon
23 FANNIE MAE – The Wild Oats
24 PLENTY OF LOVE – The Sheffields
25 HONEY WHAT'S WRONG – The Betterdays
26 STUPIDITY – Guy Darrell
27 AND TEARS FELL – The Clayton Squares
28 GET OFF OF MY CLOUD – The Tomcats
29 WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE – The Kinks