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NIGHT COMES DOWN continues RPM’s ongoing pedigree in creating bespoke Sixties compilations of rare British music aimed at discerning collectors.

This 3-CD box set follows previous collections Looking Back (2011) and Keep Lookin’ (2014), which ran the gamut of musical styles which emanated from the UK, diverse and yet united in their dancefloor appeal, from the discotheques of the day to nouveau Mod clubs in the 21st century.

Many tracks make their official debut on CD, including rarities by The Gnomes Of Zurich, Kevin ‘King’ Lear, Dominic Grant, The Shadrocks, The Reaction, Al Saxon, The Hammers, etc. In addition, ‘Cypress’ by The Truth is a previously unissued variant of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp’.

Familiar names (The Spencer Davis Group, Laurel Aitken, The Moody Blues, Arthur Brown) are joined by cult favourites (John’s Children, Mickey Finn, The Bo Street Runners) and relative unknowns (Five’s Company, The Second Thoughts).

Across the three CDs, NIGHT COMES DOWN charts the development of Beat music in its various guises, from the gutsy yet jazzy R&B which opens Disc 1 through to horn-laden Brit Soul (Norma Lee, The Brothers Grimm), fuzz-laden Freakbeat (Favourite Sons, The Tomcats, The In Crowd), Femme Pop (Twiggy, Twinkle), and groovy Loungecore (courtesy of Mark Wirtz and Les Reed’s British Lion Orchestra).

Disc 3 reflects the influence of Psychedelia, as Swinging London became multi-coloured, with assorted treats from The Alan Bown, The Mike Stuart Span and The Spectrum, with some unlikely Mod-ish discoveries by “hairy” bands such as The Deviants and Fat Mattress.

Anyone who tried to purchase every 45 captured on NIGHT COMES DOWN would have to set aside several thousand pounds!

The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12,000- word sleeve-note comprising a detailed summary of all 87 tracks on offer.

DISC ONE:
1. MAMA (HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN) – Lita Roza
2. I NEED YOUR LOVING - Ronnie Jones & The Night-Timersv
3. BABY, DON’T DO IT – Laurel Aitken
4. TABOO MAN - Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated
5. PILLS - Mickey Finn & Blue Men
6. WORK SONG – James Royal
7. SEVENTH SON - The Second Thoughts
8. COMIN’ HOME BABY - The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus
9. IT’S A LIE - Philip Goodhand-Tait & The Stormsville Shakers
10. ANDIDOJUSTWHATIWANT - The Bo Street Runners
11. AND MY BABY’S GONE – The Moody Blues
12. LIKE THAT - Mike Cotton Sound
13. GONNA MAKE A WOMAN OF YOU - A Band Of Angels
14. SHE’S A GIRL - The Attraction
15. IT’S ALRIGHT - The Rocking Vickers
16. READY, STEADY - The Clockwork Oranges
17. CAN YOU HEAR ME – The Cymbaline
18. A TU VERA – The Tomcats
19. I AIN’T GOT YOU - Five’s Company
20. THE SNAKE - Kevin ‘King’ Lear
21. JUGGER TEA - Oliver Bone
22. DON'T THAT BEAT THEM ALL - Just Five
23. NO OTHER BABY - Chad & Jeremy
24. GOTTA GET THROUGH TO YOU - Eden Kane
25. BIG FAT SPIDER - Heinz
26. YOU'RE GONNA GET YOUR WAY – Glenda Collins
27. WHAT AM I DOING HERE WITH YOU - Twinkle
28. ROLLING ON – Norma Lee
29. THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE – The Caravelles
30. TIMEISONMYSIDE-Four+One

DISC TWO:
1. NIGHT COMES DOWN – Mickey Finn
2. SHORT CHANGE – Spencer Davis Group
3. BIG BARE BEAT - The British Lion Orchestra
4. PHONE ME - Robb And Dean Douglas
5. MY LOVE - Ronnie Jones
6. THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF LOVE - The Stormsville Shakers
7. WHAT’S HER NAME - Guy Darrell
8. COUNT ME OUT - Kevin ‘King’ Lear
9. CAN’T STOP TALKIN’ ABOUT MY BABY – Mike Patto
10.SOUL SERENADE – The Mike Cotton Sound
11.KNOCK ON WOOD – Oliver Bone
12.JUST ONE MORE CHANCE – The Outer Limits
13.DON’T STOP GIRL – Dominic Grant
14.WHEN I THINK OF YOU - Twiggy
15.YEH YEH - The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus
16.THAT DRIVING BEAT - The Favourite Sons
17.BLOW UP – The In Crowd
18.PARTY LINE – The Attraction
19.ARTHUR GREEN – Andy Ellison
20.CYPRESS (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED) – The Truth
21.SINK OR SWIM - Circus
22.SHE WAS REALLY SAYING SOMETHING - Doc Thomas Group
23.TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE – Rusty Harness
24.BABY AND ME – The Hammers
25.GOING GOING GONE - Mike Hurst & Mike D’abo
26.THERE IS – The Shadrocks
27.AFRODISIAC – The Web
28.FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU – The Reaction
29.EAST SIDE 628 – Al Saxon
30.A MAN NEEDS LOVE – The Brothers Grimm

DISC THREE:
1. GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE - The British Lion Orchestra
2. THE EAGLE FLIES ON FRIDAY – The Exceptions
3. LONDON BRIDGE IS COMING DOWN – The Spectrum
4. ELEVATOR - Grapefruit
5. PEACOCK DRESS – Sun Dragon
6. LOOKING TOWARDS THE SKY - Davey Payne & The Medium Wave
7. VIOLIN SHOP – The Alan Bown
8. REMEMBER THE TIMES – Mike Stuart Span
9. HOLD ON – Rupert’s People
10. GIVE WHAT YOU TAKE (DEMO) - The Lomax Alliance
11. SECOND FIDDLE - The Gnomes Of Zurich
12. I’VE GOT MONEY - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
13. COME AND PLAY WITH ME IN THE GARDEN – John’s Children
14. FIRE IN THE CITY – The Deviants
15. SUNSHINE SUPERMAN - Big Jim Sullivan
16. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS - The Mirage
17. FLOWERS ARE FLOWERING (DEMO) - The 23rd Turnoff
18. MR. UNIVERSE – Episode Six
19. I DON'T MIND – Fat Mattress
20. HOW DO YOU FEEL – Sounds Incorporated
21. INFATUATION – The Secrets
22. CALL ME LIGHTNING – The Good Vibrations
23. MAE WEST - Ken Moule’s London Jazz Chamber Group
24. PUMPKIN MINI – Katch 22
25. EINER KLEINER MISER MUSIK - Tony Rivers & The Castaways
26. THANK YOU BABY FOR COMING - The Matchmakers
27. THE MEANING OF LOVE – Putney Bridge

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