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• It goes without saying that 1968 doesn’t have the same kind of cachet as 1967 – a year that, in musical terms, will always be indelibly associated with the Summer of Love, Sgt Pepper and the emergence of psychedelia.

• But although the major players turned away from the excesses of the previous year in favour of a back-to-basics musical approach, there were arguably a greater number of psychedelic records made in 1968 than during the preceding twelve months.

• Vital, lysergically-inclined 45s emerged from a whole host of younger groups, with The Factory, Mike Stuart Span, Fleur de Lys, The Fire, The Barrier, Boeing Duveen, Rupert’s People and numerous others all releasing singles that have long been widely regarded by psychedelic collectors as genre classics.

• All these and more are gathered on Looking At The Pictures In The Sky, which provide a fascinating overview of the group scene in Britain (and Ireland!) in 1968, shining a light on unreleased gems, cult classics, choice album cuts, neglected B-sides and alternative versions.

• As with its 1967 equivalent Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds, the four-hour, 77-track, 3CD anthology Looking At The Pictures In The Sky is housed in a striking clambox that contains a 44 page booklet crammed with biographical information and rare photographs of the featured acts.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST – The Factory
2. FATHER’S NAME IS DAD – The Fire
3. GONG WITH THE LUMINOUS NOSE – Fleur De Lys
4. MIND’S EYE – Ramases & Selket
5. SPONTANEOUS APPLE CREATION – The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
6. LULLABY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) – Grapefruit
7. I WILL NOT BE MOVED – Circle Plantagenet
8. SUNDAY BEST – Turquoise
9. MY SON JOHN – The Onyx
10. THE FANTASTIC STORY OF THE STEAM- DRIVEN BANANA – Legay
11. MR. PARTRIDGE PASSED AWAY TODAY – Fortes Mentum
12. JABBERWOCK – Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup
13. HAZE WOMAN – Anan
14. TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES – The Pretty Things
15. SUNDAY MORNING – Guy And David – The Five Day Week Straw People
16. ANIMAL MAGIC – Graded Grains
17. SHE – Tuesday’s Children
18. MR. LION – The Marmalade
19. UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS – Graham Gouldman
20. FESTIVAL OF THE HARVEST MOON – Joker
21. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK’N’ROLL STAR – Sun Dragon
22. NEVER CARE – Eyes Of Blue
23. NIGHTMARE – The Gass Company
24. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE – Procol Harum
25. DID YOU DIE FOUR YEARS AGO TONIGHT? – The Web
26. FREDERICK JORDAN – The Glass Menagerie

DISC TWO
1. CHILDREN OF TOMORROW – Mike Stuart Span
2. DAWN BREAKS THROUGH – The Barrier
3. MR PINNODMY’S DILEMMA – The Attack
4. TRYING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF YOU – The Freedom
5. I CAN SHOW YOU – Rupert’s People
6. LOCKED IN A ROOM – The Poets
7. BLUEBELL WOOD – Wimple Winch
8. TECHNICOLOR DREAMS – The Status Quo
9. MUSIC SOOTHES THE SAVAGE BREAST – The Spectrum
10. HEAD FOR THE SUN – The Movement
11. MIDNIGHT LOVE CYCLE – The Klubs
12. LOVERS FROM THE SKY – Contact
13. JAMIE’S SONG – The Deviants
14. SYDNEY GILL – The Smoke
15. BIRTHDAY – Peter & The Wolves
16. LOVE IS A TOY – Jon Ledingham
17. YESTERDAY WAS SUCH A LOVELY DAY (ELSIE) – Sadie’s Expression
18. OMNIBUS (EXTENDED VERSION) – The Move
19. I GET SO EXCITED – Real McCoy
20. MR. GOLDEN TRUMPET PLAYER – Junior’s Eyes
21. YELLOW RAINBOW – The Picadilly
22. TIME SELLER (LP VERSION) – The Spencer Davis Group
23. PANTOMIME – Tony Rivers & The Castaways
24. CORNFLAKE ZOO – Andy Ellison
25. FOR YOUR THOUGHTS – The Alan Bown!

DISC THREE
1. HOLD ON – Jason Crest
2. GIRL OF INDEPENDENT MEANS – Honeybus
3. RAINMAKER – Rhubarb Rhubarb
4. HELLO ENID – The Mirage
5. LUCKY SUNDAY – Episode Six
6. WHAT’S THE RUSH, DILLBURY? – Paradox
7. CAVE OF CLEAR LIGHT – The Bystanders
8. ROUND AND ROUND – Skip Bifferty
9. COME ON DOWN – Motivation
10. COUNTRY LIFE – Blonde On Blonde
11. VIRGINIA WATER – Cats Pyjamas
12. AEROPLANE – Jethro Toe (Tull)
13. RAMBLING BOY – Timon
14. ICE MAN – Ice
15. NOW AND AGAIN REBECCA – The U (Don’t) No Who
16. FELICITY JANE – Writing On The Wall
17. SYCAMORE SID – Focal Point
18. DO YOU DREAM? – Circus
19. MAXWELL FERGUSON – Brass Tacks
20. PAWNBROKER (DEMO VERSION) – Barbara Ruskin
21. SOFT WINDS – The Orange Bicycle
22. WITHOUT YOU – Coconut Mushroom
23. HAUNTED – Peter Thorogood
24. WHICH DREAMED IT – Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup
25. TURNSTYLE – Trot
26. PICTURES IN THE SKY – Orange Seaweed

DISC ONE
1. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST – The Factory
2. FATHER'S NAME IS DAD – The Fire
3. GONG WITH THE LUMINOUS NOSE – Fleur De Lys
4. MIND'S EYE - Ramases & Selket
5. SPONTANEOUS APPLE CREATION - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
6. LULLABY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) – Grapefruit
7. I WILL NOT BE MOVED – Circle Plantagenet
8. SUNDAY BEST - Turquoise
9. MY SON JOHN – The Onyx
10. THE FANTASTIC STORY OF THE STEAM- DRIVEN BANANA - Legay
11. MR. PARTRIDGE PASSED AWAY TODAY - Fortes Mentum
12. JABBERWOCK - Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup
13. HAZE WOMAN - Anan
14. TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES – The Pretty Things
15. SUNDAY MORNING - Guy And David - The Five Day Week Straw People
16. ANIMAL MAGIC - Graded Grains
17. SHE - Tuesday's Children
18. MR. LION - The Marmalade
19. UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS - Graham Gouldman
20. FESTIVAL OF THE HARVEST MOON – Joker
21. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK’N’ROLL STAR – Sun Dragon
22. NEVER CARE - Eyes Of Blue
23. NIGHTMARE - The Gass Company
24. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE - Procol Harum
25. DID YOU DIE FOUR YEARS AGO TONIGHT? – The Web
26. FREDERICK JORDAN - The Glass Menagerie

DISC TWO
1. CHILDREN OF TOMORROW – Mike Stuart Span
2. DAWN BREAKS THROUGH - The Barrier
3. MR PINNODMY'S DILEMMA - The Attack
4. TRYING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF YOU - The Freedom
5. I CAN SHOW YOU - Rupert's People
6. LOCKED IN A ROOM – The Poets
7. BLUEBELL WOOD - Wimple Winch
8. TECHNICOLOR DREAMS - The Status Quo
9. MUSIC SOOTHES THE SAVAGE BREAST - The Spectrum
10. HEAD FOR THE SUN - The Movement
11. MIDNIGHT LOVE CYCLE - The Klubs
12. LOVERS FROM THE SKY - Contact
13. JAMIE'S SONG - The Deviants
14. SYDNEY GILL – The Smoke
15. BIRTHDAY – Peter & The Wolves
16. LOVE IS A TOY - Jon Ledingham
17. YESTERDAY WAS SUCH A LOVELY DAY (ELSIE) - Sadie's Expression
18. OMNIBUS (EXTENDED VERSION) – The Move
19. I GET SO EXCITED - Real McCoy
20. MR. GOLDEN TRUMPET PLAYER - Junior's Eyes
21. YELLOW RAINBOW - The Picadilly
22. TIME SELLER (LP VERSION) – The Spencer Davis Group
23. PANTOMIME - Tony Rivers & The Castaways
24. CORNFLAKE ZOO - Andy Ellison
25. FOR YOUR THOUGHTS – The Alan Bown!

DISC THREE
1. HOLD ON - Jason Crest
2. GIRL OF INDEPENDENT MEANS – Honeybus
3. RAINMAKER - Rhubarb Rhubarb
4. HELLO ENID - The Mirage
5. LUCKY SUNDAY - Episode Six
6. WHAT'S THE RUSH, DILLBURY? - Paradox
7. CAVE OF CLEAR LIGHT - The Bystanders
8. ROUND AND ROUND - Skip Bifferty
9. COME ON DOWN - Motivation
10. COUNTRY LIFE - Blonde On Blonde
11. VIRGINIA WATER - Cats Pyjamas
12. AEROPLANE - Jethro Toe (Tull)
13. RAMBLING BOY - Timon
14. ICE MAN - Ice
15. NOW AND AGAIN REBECCA – The U (Don't) No Who
16. FELICITY JANE - Writing On The Wall
17. SYCAMORE SID - Focal Point
18. DO YOU DREAM? - Circus
19. MAXWELL FERGUSON - Brass Tacks
20. PAWNBROKER (DEMO VERSION) – Barbara Ruskin
21. SOFT WINDS - The Orange Bicycle
22. WITHOUT YOU - Coconut Mushroom
23. HAUNTED - Peter Thorogood
24. WHICH DREAMED IT - Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup
25. TURNSTYLE - Trot
26. PICTURES IN THE SKY - Orange Seaweed

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