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Spaced Out: The Story Of Mushroom Records

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Spaced Out: The Story Of Mushroom Records

Various Artists

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Released May 19, 2017. Add to wishlist

SPACED OUT is the first-ever compilation to tell the story of Mushroom Records from its roots in the psychedelic era and its evolution across the early 1970s. With a foreword and involvement from label boss Vic Keary, this double-CD set reveals how Mushroom epitomised the excitement and diversity of the progressive era.

Catalog ID: CRSEG036D.

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MUSHROOM RECORDS was founded in London’s Chalk Farm district in 1970 by producer Vic Keary, an experienced industry veteran who’d spent most of the 1960s working as Maximum Sound Productions.

Over the course of three years, Mushroom issued a dizzying variety of records, embracing a broad range of music styles from Prog Rock (Second Hand, Chillum) to Singer-Songwriters (Simon Finn, Andreas Thomopoulos), Traditional Folk (Callinan-Flynn, The Liverpool Fishermen), Indian music (Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha, Nitai Dasgupta), avant garde jazz (Lol Coxhill) and world music (Les Flambeaux). And in Magic Carpet, Mushroom hosted a group who reflected most of the above genres on one album.

SPACED OUT is the first-ever compilation to tell the story of Mushroom from its roots in the psychedelic era and its evolution across the early 1970s. With a foreword and involvement from label boss Vic Keary, this double-CD set reveals how Mushroom epitomised the excitement and diversity of the progressive era.

While Disc 1 offers a cross-section of Mushroom’s eclectic output, the second CD dips back into Mushroom’s pre-history with an exhaustive mix of music overseen by Maximum Productions. From Swinging London tunes by Tuesday’s Children to Mod classics from The Attraction, Psychedelia from future Mushroom act Second Hand, as well as Felius Andromeda and Denis Couldry, funky soul from Mel Turner, several Femme Pop rarities (Angelina, The New Faces, The Carolines) and post-Mushroom curios from the likes of Andromeda, this is the ultimate tribute to this cult British label.

Artwork comes courtesy of noted designer Phil Smee, whose impressive collection of Mushroom Records ephemera is reproduced in the booklet. And the sleeve-notes by Grapefruit’s own David Wells finally tell the story of this hitherto undocumented chapter from the underground scene.

DISC ONE:
1. FOLK PIECE IN KHARWA - Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha
2. EVIL WAYS - Les Flambeaux
3. HANGIN’ ON AN EYELID - Second Hand
4. FORTUNE FOR THE FINDER - Callinan- Flynn
5. DANDELION BLUES - Jon Betmead
6. WHERE’S YOUR MASTER GONE? – Simon Finn
7. OR ALTERNATIVELY NINE – Lol Coxhill
8. LARK IN THE MORNING - Heather Adrian & John
9. FALSE EYELASHES - Andreas Thomopoulos
10. CHAM CHAM CHAM CHAM - Nitai Dasgupta
11. FUNERAL – Second Hand
12. WE ARE THE PEOPLE (THE ROAD TO DERRY TOWN) - Callinan-Flynn
13. REPORT TO THE SAD LADY - Andreas Thomopoulos
14. THE AULD TRIANGLE - Liverpool Fishermen
15. HIGH GERMANY – Mappa Tandi
16. LAND OF A THOUSAND DREAMS - Chillum
17. PUCKAREE – Urban Clearway
18. DON’T WAIT TILL THE MORNING - Gordon, Ellis & Steele
19. THE PHOENIX – Magic Carpet
20. TAKE TO THE SKIES – Second Hand
21. JERUSALEM – Simon Finn

DISC TWO:
1. PARTY LINE – The Attraction
2. SUMMER LEAVES ME WITH A SIGH - Tuesday’s Children
3. SHE’S THAT KIND OF WOMAN – John Williams
4. SEE SEE RIDER – Alexis Korner
5. JAMES IN THE BASEMENT – Denis Couldry
6. CHEADLE HEATH DELUSIONS - Felius Andromeda
7. THE WORLD WILL END YESTERDAY – Second Hand
8. RAINBOW CHASING - Andromeda
9. KNOCK ON WOOD – Oliver Bone
10. WISHING MY LIFE AWAY - Angelina
11. MY WAYS ARE SET – John Williams
12. A STRANGE LIGHT FROM THE EAST - Tuesday’s Children
13. LOVE MADE A FOOL OF ME – The Carolines
14. JUNGLE HARLEM – Mel Turner
15. SHE’S A GIRL – The Attraction
16. TABOO MAN – Alexis Korner
17. RAMBLIN’ BOY – John Williams
18. AFTER THE STORM - Andromeda
19. I AM NEARLY THERE - Denis Couldry & The Next Collection
20. MEDITATIONS - Felius Andromeda
21. NEVER GONNA LOVE AGAIN – New Faces
22. CHASING SHADOWS – Mark Leeman Five
23. COME ON, BE MINE – The Cherokees
24. WHITE CHRISTMAS – Mel Turner
25. REALITY – Second Hand
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