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• Having documented the British psychedelic scene with anthologies devoted to the years 1967, 1968 and 1969, Grapefruit’s ongoing series fearlessly confronts the dawn of the Seventies with a slight rebrand.

• New Moon’s In The Sky: The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1970 features (appropriately enough) seventy tracks from the first year of the new decade as the British pop scene adjusted to life without The Beatles.

• The 3-CD set concentrates on the more song-based recordings to emanate from British studios during 1970, whether from a pure-pop-for-then-people perspective or the more concise, melodic end of the burgeoning progressive rock spectrum.

• We acknowledge the end of the road for some bands who’d achieved a modicum of late Sixties success (Honeybus, Love Sculpture, Plastic Penny) while also charting the arrival of various acts like Curved Air, Atomic Rooster (about to score two major hit singles in the space of six months), Stray, future heavy metal major leaguers UFO, Affinity and Cressida, all of whom were able to combine underground rock credibility with an appreciation of the three-minute pop song.

• We also feature a number of successful late Sixties acts attempting to stay relevant in the new decade and adapt to a changing musical landscape (The Hollies, The Move, Status Quo, Procol Harum, The Tremeloes etc).

• But as always, we also shed light on the lost and buried: the studio-only creations, the Beatles disciples, the psychedelic folk adventurers, the one-shot-and-you’re-out releases, the pseudonymous pranksters and the backroom duckers and divers that littered the industry at the turn of the decade. We include a couple of tracks from one of the greatest music library psych albums (and no, it isn’t The Electric Banana), a handful of recordings that unfathomably failed to gain a release at the time (including the mighty Five Day Rain) and even a couple of 1970 locally-recorded demos that have never previously seen the light of day.

• Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet that’s crammed to bursting point with group bios and obscure photos/memorabilia, New Moon’s In The Sky is a fascinating document of a febrile period. It’s also yet another essential Grapefruit package.

TRACKLISTING
 DISC ONE

1. PIGGY PIG PIG – Procol Harum
2. GOOD LOVE CHILD –
Barclay James Harvest
3. GOOD YEAR – Five Day Rain
4. HURRY ON SUNDOWN – Hawkwind
5. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS – Stray
6. ALL THE BEST PEOPLE DO IT –
The Humblebums
7. GIVE ME NO GOODBYE – Magna Carta
8. WINTER IS COMING AGAIN – Cressida
9. TINY GODDESS – Tim Andrews
10. JENNIFER – Angel Pavement
11. I’VE SEEN TO DREAM – Harmony Grass
12. THE TWO OF US – Penny Arcade
13. CALIFORNIA HERE I COME – River
14. MY MIND’S EYE – Canticle
15. CELEBRITY BALL – Plastic Penny
16. TIME TO DIE – Patto
17. MR. McGALLAGHER – The Sweet
18. I WILL BE THERE – The Seychelles
19. CALL ME LIGHTNING –
The Good Vibrations
20. ME AND MY LIFE – The Tremeloes
21. SINGING A SONG IN THE MORNING – Kevin Ayers & The Whole Wide World
22. THE FLYING MACHINE –
The Flying Machine
23. IN THE LAND OF THE FEW (single edit) – Love Sculpture
24. CLIMB THAT TREE – She Trinity

DISC TWO

1. KALEIDOSCOPE – The Marmalade
2. UNDER THE SILENT TREE – Honeybus
3. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT –
Putney Bridge
4. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – Jawbone
5. DEVIL’S ANSWER (demo version) – Atomic Rooster
6. LOVELY DAY – The Fox
7. CASTLES IN THE SKY –
Blonde On Blonde
8. BLIND MAN – Curved Air
9. ROWENA – Meic Stevens
10. BRIDGE* – Lifeblud
11. GOODBYE – Rusty Harness
12. TIME TO DIE – Ancient Grease
13. TREACLE PEOPLE – U.F.O.
14. PLAYING WITH MAGIC –
The Smoke
15. MR. DIEINGLY SAD – The Others
16. IN THE CITY – David & David
17. LEVINIA – Steamhammer
18. SAM AND SADIE – Fickle Pickle
19. MR. AND MRS. FRANKLIN * –
The Regime
20. MAD PROFESSOR BLYTH –
The Hollies
21. ANNA LAURA LEE- Yellow Taxi
22. MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER – Paper Bubble
23. STEP THIS WAY – Andromeda
24. HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD – The Fut

DISC THREE

1. ST. LOUIS – Warhorse
2. AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE MASTER – Bachdenkel
3. SHY FLY – Status Quo
4. TAROT – Andrew Bown
5. THIEF – Octopus
6. UNITED STATES OF MIND – Affinity
7. UMBOPO – Doctor Father
8. TOGETHER IN THE NIGHT –
This Side Up
9. HE’S GROWING – The Gods
10. THROUGH A WINDOW – Hard Meat
11. NED KELLY – The Iron Maiden
12. WHAT? – The Move
13. LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES – Sheridan & Price
14. HARD SELLING WOMAN – Flashman
15. ALIAS OLIVER DREAM – Airbus
16. SOON THERE WILL BE EVERYTHING – Killing Floor
17. ROCK AND ROLL WOMAN –
Love Street
18. YOUR MOTHER THINKS I’M A HOODLUM –
Savwinkle & Turnerhopper
19. FLIES LIKE A BIRD – Fire
20. COLOUR OF THE SUNSET –
Danny McCulloch
21. INDIAN MAID – The Ghost
22. ON ILKLA’ MOOR BAHT’AT –
Bill Oddie

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 DISC ONE

1. PIGGY PIG PIG – Procol Harum
2. GOOD LOVE CHILD –
Barclay James Harvest
3. GOOD YEAR – Five Day Rain
4. HURRY ON SUNDOWN - Hawkwind
5. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS - Stray
6. ALL THE BEST PEOPLE DO IT –
The Humblebums
7. GIVE ME NO GOODBYE – Magna Carta
8. WINTER IS COMING AGAIN - Cressida
9. TINY GODDESS – Tim Andrews
10. JENNIFER – Angel Pavement
11. I’VE SEEN TO DREAM – Harmony Grass
12. THE TWO OF US – Penny Arcade
13. CALIFORNIA HERE I COME – River
14. MY MIND’S EYE – Canticle
15. CELEBRITY BALL – Plastic Penny
16. TIME TO DIE – Patto
17. MR. McGALLAGHER – The Sweet
18. I WILL BE THERE – The Seychelles
19. CALL ME LIGHTNING –
The Good Vibrations
20. ME AND MY LIFE – The Tremeloes
21. SINGING A SONG IN THE MORNING – Kevin Ayers & The Whole Wide World
22. THE FLYING MACHINE –
The Flying Machine
23. IN THE LAND OF THE FEW (single edit) – Love Sculpture
24. CLIMB THAT TREE – She Trinity

DISC TWO


1. KALEIDOSCOPE – The Marmalade
2. UNDER THE SILENT TREE – Honeybus
3. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT –
Putney Bridge
4. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – Jawbone
5. DEVIL’S ANSWER (demo version) – Atomic Rooster
6. LOVELY DAY – The Fox
7. CASTLES IN THE SKY –
Blonde On Blonde
8. BLIND MAN – Curved Air
9. ROWENA – Meic Stevens
10. BRIDGE* – Lifeblud
11. GOODBYE – Rusty Harness
12. TIME TO DIE – Ancient Grease
13. TREACLE PEOPLE – U.F.O.
14. PLAYING WITH MAGIC –
The Smoke
15. MR. DIEINGLY SAD – The Others
16. IN THE CITY – David & David
17. LEVINIA – Steamhammer
18. SAM AND SADIE - Fickle Pickle
19. MR. AND MRS. FRANKLIN * –
The Regime
20. MAD PROFESSOR BLYTH –
The Hollies
21. ANNA LAURA LEE- Yellow Taxi
22. MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER – Paper Bubble
23. STEP THIS WAY – Andromeda
24. HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORD – The Fut

DISC THREE

1. ST. LOUIS – Warhorse
2. AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE MASTER – Bachdenkel
3. SHY FLY – Status Quo
4. TAROT – Andrew Bown
5. THIEF – Octopus
6. UNITED STATES OF MIND – Affinity
7. UMBOPO – Doctor Father
8. TOGETHER IN THE NIGHT –
This Side Up
9. HE’S GROWING – The Gods
10. THROUGH A WINDOW – Hard Meat
11. NED KELLY – The Iron Maiden
12. WHAT? – The Move
13. LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES – Sheridan & Price
14. HARD SELLING WOMAN – Flashman
15. ALIAS OLIVER DREAM – Airbus
16. SOON THERE WILL BE EVERYTHING – Killing Floor
17. ROCK AND ROLL WOMAN –
Love Street
18. YOUR MOTHER THINKS I’M A HOODLUM –
Savwinkle & Turnerhopper
19. FLIES LIKE A BIRD – Fire
20. COLOUR OF THE SUNSET –
Danny McCulloch
21. INDIAN MAID – The Ghost
22. ON ILKLA’ MOOR BAHT’AT –
Bill Oddie

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