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Released by the Major Minor label in 1968, the self-titled July album has long been acknowledged by genre enthusiasts as one of the classic UK psychedelic one-shots, mixing the ambition and experimentation of “Sgt. Pepper” with a lo-fi charm and endearing garage band artlessness.

• It is also one of the most hotly-pursued artefacts of the British psychedelic era, with an original UK copy (only graded at VG++) recently selling on eBay for around £3700.

• Our definitive 6-CD overview of the band’s activities includes newly-remastered versions of the album in both mono and stereo formats (the latter only previously available on the original 1968 American release) as well as the various single issues, including a completely different recording of album nugget ‘The Way’.

• Disc Three contains “The Second Of July”, a collection of pre-album demos that appeared in the mid-Nineties to capitalise on the band’s growing reputation as original copies of their LP began to sell for increasingly large sums of money.

• The remainder of the boxed set consists of more recent July recordings following their triumphant return to live work a few years ago. Disc Four is the aborted album “Temporal Anomaly”, which was recorded circa 2010 but which gains a first-ever release, while Disc 5 is the appropriately-titled “Resurrection”, which received a limited release in 2013.

• Disc Six comprises the latest July magnum opus, “The Wight Album”, which has been pieced together over the last few years by Tom Newman and Peter Cook at Tom’s recording studio on the Isle of Wight. Now finally completed, “The Wight Album” – described by Tom as “the greatest July album” – brings the July story bang up to date.

• Housed in a clamshell box, and with a 40-page booklet containing a 7000 word essay on the band featuring new quotes and some priceless period photos, The Complete Recordings is an epic look at the studio activities of one of the biggest cults to emerge from the original British psychedelic scene.

 

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

JULY LP (MONO)

1. MY CLOWN
2. DANDELION SEEDS
3. JOLLY MARY
4. HALLO TO ME
5. YOU MISSED IT ALL
6. THE WAY
7. TO BE FREE
8. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
9. CRYING IS FOR WRITERS
10. I SEE
11. FRIENDLY MAN
12. A BIRD LIVED
BONUS TRACKS
13. MY CLOWN (Single Version)
14. DANDELION SEEDS
(Single Version)
15. HELLO, WHO’S THERE
16. THE WAY (Single Version)

1-12 Originally issued on Major Minor MMLP29, July 1968
13-14 Single, Major Minor MM 568, released June 1968
15-16 Single, Major Minor MM 580, released October 1968

DISC TWO

JULY LP (STEREO)

1. MY CLOWN
2. DANDELION SEEDS
3. JOLLY MARY
4. HALLO TO ME
5. YOU MISSED IT ALL
6. THE WAY
7. TO BE FREE
8. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
9. CRYING IS FOR WRITERS
10. I SEE
11. FRIENDLY MAN
12. A BIRD LIVED

1-12 Originally released in US only on Epic BN 26-416, 1968

DISC THREE

THE SECOND OF JULY (DEMO LP)

1. YOU MISSED IT ALL
2. MY CLOWN
3. DANDELION SEEDS
4. THE STAMPING MACHINE
5. A BIRD LIVED
6. LOOK AT HER
7. THE WAY
8. FRIENDLY MAN
9. I SEE
10. THE GIRL IN THE CAFÉ
11. YOU SEE ME, I SEE YOU
12. MAN OUTSIDE
13. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
14. HALLO TO ME

1-14 Originally issued on Essex 1015LP, 1995

DISC FOUR

TEMPORAL ANOMALY

1. I LIKE IT
2. IF
3. A DAY TO REMEMBER
4. ALL THE HOURS THERE ARE
5. DON’T LET ME DOWN
6. MAGICAL DAYS
7. REGENERATION
8. DREAMS
9. I’M TALKING TO YOU
10. LIGHTS

1-10 Previously unissued album recorded circa 2010

DISC FIVE
RESURRECTION

1. DREAMS
2. I LIKE IT
3. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN
4. COUNTING THE MINUTES
5. A DAY TO REMEMBER
6. KING BEE
7. ALL THE HOURS THERE ARE
8. I’M TALKIN’ TO YOU
9. LINEAR THINKING
10. HEAVEN OR HELL
11. MAGICAL DAYS
12. REGENERATION
BONUS TRACKS
13. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN (Extended Version)
14. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN (Original Demo)

1-12 Originally issued on Neddysongs Recordings, 2013

DISC SIX

THE WIGHT ALBUM

1. THE DEVIL INSIDE
2. SPECIAL GUY
3. SOPHIE
4. ANIMALS
5. WE ARE THE MASTERS
6. LOVE ‘N’ LOVE
7. PROTEST SONG
8. HENRY’S SQUIRREL
9. IT’S UP TO ME
10. SEEKING THE HACKSAW BLADES
11. LET ME
12. CATCHIN’ UP
13. MODS OF RYDE
14. THE GAME
15. WHAT’S GONNA BE
16. DISC KLINGON
17. IT’S A FINE LINE
18. DANCING
19. TRUTH
20. THE TRAVELLER
21. HOME
22. ONCE WHEN WE WAS FREE
23. RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME

Tracks 1-12 New Studio Album
DISCS 4 and 6, DISC 5 – TRACKS 13 and 14 – PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED

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DISC ONE

JULY LP (MONO)

1. MY CLOWN
2. DANDELION SEEDS
3. JOLLY MARY
4. HALLO TO ME
5. YOU MISSED IT ALL
6. THE WAY
7. TO BE FREE
8. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
9. CRYING IS FOR WRITERS
10. I SEE
11. FRIENDLY MAN
12. A BIRD LIVED
BONUS TRACKS
13. MY CLOWN (Single Version)
14. DANDELION SEEDS
(Single Version)
15. HELLO, WHO’S THERE
16. THE WAY (Single Version)









1-12 Originally issued on Major Minor MMLP29, July 1968
13-14 Single, Major Minor MM 568, released June 1968
15-16 Single, Major Minor MM 580, released October 1968

DISC TWO

JULY LP (STEREO)

1. MY CLOWN
2. DANDELION SEEDS
3. JOLLY MARY
4. HALLO TO ME
5. YOU MISSED IT ALL
6. THE WAY
7. TO BE FREE
8. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
9. CRYING IS FOR WRITERS
10. I SEE
11. FRIENDLY MAN
12. A BIRD LIVED















1-12 Originally released in US only on Epic BN 26-416, 1968


DISC THREE

THE SECOND OF JULY (DEMO LP)

1. YOU MISSED IT ALL
2. MY CLOWN
3. DANDELION SEEDS
4. THE STAMPING MACHINE
5. A BIRD LIVED
6. LOOK AT HER
7. THE WAY
8. FRIENDLY MAN
9. I SEE
10. THE GIRL IN THE CAFÉ
11. YOU SEE ME, I SEE YOU
12. MAN OUTSIDE
13. MOVE ON SWEET FLOWER
14. HALLO TO ME













1-14 Originally issued on Essex 1015LP, 1995

DISC FOUR

TEMPORAL ANOMALY

1. I LIKE IT
2. IF
3. A DAY TO REMEMBER
4. ALL THE HOURS THERE ARE
5. DON'T LET ME DOWN
6. MAGICAL DAYS
7. REGENERATION
8. DREAMS
9. I'M TALKING TO YOU
10. LIGHTS

















1-10 Previously unissued album recorded circa 2010

DISC FIVE
RESURRECTION

1. DREAMS
2. I LIKE IT
3. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN
4. COUNTING THE MINUTES
5. A DAY TO REMEMBER
6. KING BEE
7. ALL THE HOURS THERE ARE
8. I'M TALKIN' TO YOU
9. LINEAR THINKING
10. HEAVEN OR HELL
11. MAGICAL DAYS
12. REGENERATION
BONUS TRACKS
13. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN (Extended Version)
14. CAN I GO BACK AGAIN (Original Demo)










1-12 Originally issued on Neddysongs Recordings, 2013

DISC SIX

THE WIGHT ALBUM

1. THE DEVIL INSIDE
2. SPECIAL GUY
3. SOPHIE
4. ANIMALS
5. WE ARE THE MASTERS
6. LOVE 'N' LOVE
7. PROTEST SONG
8. HENRY'S SQUIRREL
9. IT'S UP TO ME
10. SEEKING THE HACKSAW BLADES
11. LET ME
12. CATCHIN’ UP
13. MODS OF RYDE
14. THE GAME
15. WHAT'S GONNA BE
16. DISC KLINGON
17. IT’S A FINE LINE
18. DANCING
19. TRUTH
20. THE TRAVELLER
21. HOME
22. ONCE WHEN WE WAS FREE
23. RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME




Tracks 1-12 New Studio Album
DISCS 4 and 6, DISC 5 - TRACKS 13 and 14 - PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED