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One of the most popular club bands of the Swinging
London era, the Alan Bown Set abruptly changed direction in the Summer
of 1967, shedding their soul/R&B togs to reinvent themselves as
flower power pop merchants the Alan Bown! Under this new guise, they cut
one of the lost jewels of the British psychedelic pop scene, the
magnificent Outward Bown.The LP appeared in late 1968, but unfortunately
was only briefly available due to the collapse of the band’s record
company. To add insult to injury, a long-overdue late 1990s CD release
of Outward Bown suffered a similar fate, meaning that this most
quintessential of English psychedelic pop albums has never been
available for more than a few weeks at a time.Finally, however, Outward
Bown receives the release that it deserves with this definitive double
CD package, which features both mono and stereo mixes of the album
together with obscure B-sides and alternative single versions. Pieced
together from recording sessions that spanned the summer of 1967 to
spring 1968, Outward Bown deftly embraces all points of the psychedelic
pop compass, taking in proto-hard rock (including the original electric
blueprint of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ that inspired Hendrix to cut his
own version), blue-eyed mod soul and, perhaps most notably of all, the
voguish toytown pop sound, evident in such winsome vignettes as
‘Toyland’, ‘Violin Shop’ and ‘Story Book’.
Weight 200 kg


Toyland  / Magic Handkerchief  / Mutiny  / All Along The Watchtower / Sally Green  / Penny For Your Thoughts  / Story Book  / Technicolour Dream  / Love Is A Beautiful Thing  / Violin Shop  / You’re Not In My Class  / My Girl The Month Of May  / Bonus Tracks   - Toyland (Single Version)  / Story Book (Single Version)  / Little Lesley  / We Can Help You


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