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• Managed by the fledgling partnership of EMI A&R man Tim Rice and gifted young arranger Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tales of Justine were a teenage psychedelic trio led by pop wunderkind David Daltrey. Regulars on the London underground circuit of 1967-68, they played at such venues as Happening 44, the Electric Garden and Middle Earth as well as organising their own “psychedelicise suburbia” freak-out in their sleepy Potters Bar hometown.
• Signed by EMI in August 1967, the band issued a solitary single, ‘Albert’ b/w ‘Monday Morning’, during their eighteen-month sojourn with the label. Although it received little attention at the time, the B-side is now acknowledged as a Britpsych classic that has appeared on numerous genre anthologies, including Psychedelia at Abbey Road and the Mojo box set Acid Drops, Spacedust and Flying Saucers.
• In addition to that single, Tales of Justine cut numerous high quality demos at Abbey Road that now gain their first-ever CD issue on Petals From A Sunflower, with half-a-dozen tracks being previously unissued in any format.
• Taken from the newly-discovered original master tapes, these EMI recordings are joined by the semi-legendary acetate-only psychedelic nugget ‘Sitting On A Blunestone’ (recorded independently of Abbey Road for music publishers Southern Music) to provide the definitive overview of a criminally overlooked British late Sixties underground band.
• The package includes a 16 page booklet with numerous previously unpublished photos and memorabilia, the full Tales of Justine story and a foreword by Sir Tim Rice.