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The Complete Singles Collection 1965-1970

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The Complete Singles Collection 1965-1970

Harpers Bizarre

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This 26-track deluxe edition includes many original mono single mixes, many of which have been out of circulation since their original release. Also included are all the pre-Harpers Bizarre singles, when the band recorded as The Tikis.  The deluxe, full-colour booklet also includes rare photos and extensive and insightful liner notes by Joe McGasko, the host of WFMU’s “Surface Noise.” Mastered by ALAN BROWNSTEIN from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
Catalog ID: WCRNOW55.

Product Description

• EVERY “A” & “B” SIDE RELEASED DURING THEIR KEY ERA!
• FIRST TIME EVER COMPILED ON CD!
• SOURCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
• INCLUDES MANY RARE MONO/ALTERNATE MIXES!

Except for their California brethren The Association, no other band of the ’60s better represents the soft pop genre than Harpers Bizarre. Their seamless combination of baroque arrangements and gossamer vocals had few equals then or now, and nowhere is their achievement better illustrated than on the run of singles they recorded for Warner Bros. Records in the late 1960s.

The four Lenny Waronker-produced albums they made in those years add dimension to the group’s story and emphasize their range, but the essence of Harpers Bizarre can be found on the 45s, which are all collected here for the first time.

What you’ll hear here is the remarkable refashioning of a four-piece guitar band enamoured with the sounds of the British Invasion into a silky-smooth vocal group supported by the cream of Los Angeles’ studio musician crop. The end result is a sound filled with so much sunshine that you might need to wear sunblock while you listen.

This 26-track deluxe edition includes many original mono single mixes, many of which have been out of circulation since their original release. Also included are all the pre-Harpers Bizarre singles, when the band recorded as The Tikis.

The deluxe, full-colour booklet also includes rare photos and extensive and insightful liner notes by Joe McGasko, the host of WFMU’s “Surface Noise.” Mastered by ALAN BROWNSTEIN from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!

Compiled & Produced by STEVE STANLEY

NB: This product is released 29th January 2016 and will not be dispatched until this date.
Track Listing:
1. IF I’VE BEEN DREAMING (as The Tikis)
2. PAY ATTENTION TO ME (as The Tikis)
3. BYE, BYE, BYE (as The Other Tikis)
4. LOST MY LOVE TODAY (As The Other Tikis)
5. BYE, BYE, BYE (WB VERSION) (As The Tikis)
6. THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN’ GROOVY)
7. COME TO THE SUNSHINE
8. THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL
9. ANYTHING GOES
10. MALIBU U.
11. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
12. HEY, YOU IN THE CROWD
13. COTTON CANDY SANDMAN
14. VIRGINIA CITY
15. BOTH SIDES NOW
16. SMALL TALK
17. BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
18. GREEN APPLE TREE
19. I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS
20. LOOK TO THE RAINBOW
21. KNOCK ON WOOD
22. WITCHI TAI TO
23. POLY HIGH *
24. SOFT SOUNDIN’ MUSIC
25. IF WE EVER NEEDED THE LORD BEFORE
26. MAD *
All Tracks Produced by Lenny Waronker except:
Tracks 1, 2 & 5: A Donahue-Mitchell Production
Tracks 3 & 4: Produced by Abe Kesh
Track 23: Produced by Lenny Waronker & Nilsson
Track 25: Produced by Lenny Waronker & Ted Templeman
All Tracks MONO, except * STEREO

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1. IF I’VE BEEN DREAMING (as The Tikis) 2. PAY ATTENTION TO ME (as The Tikis) 3. BYE, BYE, BYE (as The Other Tikis) 4. LOST MY LOVE TODAY (As The Other Tikis) 5. BYE, BYE, BYE (WB VERSION) (As The Tikis) 6. THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN' GROOVY) 7. COME TO THE SUNSHINE 8. THE DEBUTANTE’S BALL 9. ANYTHING GOES 10. MALIBU U. 11. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO 12. HEY, YOU IN THE CROWD 13. COTTON CANDY SANDMAN 14. VIRGINIA CITY 15. BOTH SIDES NOW 16. SMALL TALK 17. BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 18. GREEN APPLE TREE 19. I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS 20. LOOK TO THE RAINBOW 21. KNOCK ON WOOD 22. WITCHI TAI TO 23. POLY HIGH * 24. SOFT SOUNDIN’ MUSIC 25. IF WE EVER NEEDED THE LORD BEFORE 26. MAD *
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