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• A must for psychedelic and prog fans – a complete anthology of cult band Fire.

• Led by future Strawbs guitarist Dave Lambert, Hounslow-based trio Fire failed to break through in their lifetime, but have posthumously been championed by two slightly different elements of the collector network: mod/psychedelic pop admirers love their much-covered 1968 single ‘Father’s Name Is Dad’ and their collection of similarly-styled demos from the same period; while progressive rock fans have made the 1970 Pye album ‘The Magic Shoemaker’ a hugely valuable artefact.

• Finally, all of their work is now available under one roof with the 3-CD set ‘Father’s Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire’.

Disc One rounds up their 1967-‘68 work (including both Decca-issued versions of the title track single).

Disc Two contains the album ‘The Magic Shoemaker’ plus sundry out-takes and alternative versions from the same period.

Disc Three is the original trio’s triumphant staging of an extended, revamped live ‘The Magic Shoemaker’ over two nights in 2007.

Assembled with the aid of chief Fireman Lambert, the 3-CD set features many rare delights, such as all four tracks (including the previously unreleased ‘It’s Not Easy Falling Out Of Love’ and ‘Boys And Girls Together’) that the band recorded in mid-1967 at the RG Jones studio under their original name of Friday’s Chyld, plus two tracks (‘Live To Love’ and ‘Back There Again’) that were recorded in late 1970 by a revised line-up, and which have never previously appeared on a Fire package.

Featuring every Fire recording known to exist, and with a booklet that includes a full band history, rare photos and new quotes, ‘Father’s Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire’ is the final word on one of the most fascinating bands working on the late ‘60s British pop scene.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
Underground And Overhead
(singles + demos)

1. FATHER’S NAME IS DAD (original single version)
2. TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD
3. HAPPY SOUND
4. SPARE A COPPER
5. WILL I FIND LOVE?
6. MAN IN THE TEAPOT
7. IT’S JUST LOVE
8. I’VE STILL GOT TIME
9. I KNOW YOU INSIDE OUT
10. ALISON WONDERLAND
11. IT’S NOT EASY FALLING OUT OF LOVE (Friday’s Chyld)*
12. BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER (Friday’s Chyld)*
13. I JUST CAN’T WAIT (Friday’s Chyld)
14. I DIDN’T KNOW YOU (Friday’s Chyld)
15. CAN’T BE SO BAD
16. GREEN-LEGGED AUNTIE SALLY
17. OH JOHNNY
18. ROUND THE GUM TREE
19. TOOTHY RUTHIE
20. FATHER’S NAME IS DAD (remixed single version

DISC TWO:
The Magic Shoemaker
(album + demos)

1. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION
2. TELL YOU A STORY
3. MAGIC SHOES
4. REASON FOR EVERYTHING
5. ONLY A DREAM
6. FLIES LIKE A BIRD
7. LIKE TO HELP YOU IF I CAN
8. I CAN SEE THE SKY
9. SHOEMAKER
10. HAPPY MAN AM I
11. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION (reprise)

Bonus Tracks
12. ONLY A DREAM (demo
version)
13. MAGIC SHOES (demo version)
14. REASON FOR EVERYTHING (demo version)
15. MAMA WHEN WILL I UNDERSTAND (studio version)
16. LIVE TO LOVE
17. BACK THERE AGAIN

DISC THREE:
The Magic Shoemaker Live
1. OVERTURE (TO A SHOEMAKER)
2. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION
3. TELL YOU A STORY
4. MAGIC SHOES
5. REASON FOR EVERYTHING
6. TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD
7. ONLY A DREAM
8. FLIES LIKE A BIRD
9. IT WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED IN MY DAY
10. WAR
11. LIKE TO HELP YOU IF I CAN
12. I CAN SEE THE SKY
13. FATHER’S NAME IS DAD
14. IT’S JUST LOVE
15. SHOEMAKER
16. HAPPY MAN AM I
17. MAMA WHEN WILL I UNDERSTAND (live version)

*previously unreleased

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DISC ONE:
Underground And Overhead
(singles + demos)

1. FATHER'S NAME IS DAD (original single version)
2. TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD
3. HAPPY SOUND
4. SPARE A COPPER
5. WILL I FIND LOVE?
6. MAN IN THE TEAPOT
7. IT'S JUST LOVE
8. I'VE STILL GOT TIME
9. I KNOW YOU INSIDE OUT
10. ALISON WONDERLAND
11. IT'S NOT EASY FALLING OUT OF LOVE (Friday's Chyld)*
12. BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER (Friday's Chyld)*
13. I JUST CAN'T WAIT (Friday's Chyld)
14. I DIDN'T KNOW YOU (Friday's Chyld)
15. CAN'T BE SO BAD
16. GREEN-LEGGED AUNTIE SALLY
17. OH JOHNNY
18. ROUND THE GUM TREE
19. TOOTHY RUTHIE
20. FATHER'S NAME IS DAD (remixed single version

DISC TWO:
The Magic Shoemaker
(album + demos)

1. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION
2. TELL YOU A STORY
3. MAGIC SHOES
4. REASON FOR EVERYTHING
5. ONLY A DREAM
6. FLIES LIKE A BIRD
7. LIKE TO HELP YOU IF I CAN
8. I CAN SEE THE SKY
9. SHOEMAKER
10. HAPPY MAN AM I
11. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION (reprise)

Bonus Tracks
12. ONLY A DREAM (demo
version)
13. MAGIC SHOES (demo version)
14. REASON FOR EVERYTHING (demo version)
15. MAMA WHEN WILL I UNDERSTAND
16. LIVE TO LOVE
17. BACK THERE AGAIN

DISC THREE:
The Magic Shoemaker Live
1. OVERTURE (TO A SHOEMAKER)
2. CHILDREN OF IMAGINATION
3. TELL YOU A STORY
4. MAGIC SHOES
5. REASON FOR EVERYTHING
6. TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD
7. ONLY A DREAM
8. FLIES LIKE A BIRD
9. IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IN MY DAY
10. WAR
11. LIKE TO HELP YOU IF I CAN
12. I CAN SEE THE SKY
13. FATHER'S NAME IS DAD
14. IT'S JUST LOVE
15. SHOEMAKER
16. HAPPY MAN AM I
17. MAMA WHEN WILL I UNDERSTAND

*previously unreleased