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• The Misunderstood must rank as one of the greatest cult bands of the sixties psychedelia era. The band began forging their innovative sound in Riverside, California, where they were discovered by DJ John Peel (then working in the US as John Ravenscroft). Having cut a few recordings locally, the band relocated to the UK on Peel’s recommendation.

• In London, The Misunderstood signed to Fontana Records to cut what are consider six landmark tracks. Issued that December, ‘I Can Take You To The Sun’ remains a high watermark of the original psychedelia era and was backed by an explosive version of Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love’, but the band broke up soon afterwards when singer Rick Brown was drafted. A second single, the blistering psych rock of ‘Children Of The Sun’ (backed by the anti-war gem ‘I Unseen’) was belatedly issued in February 1969 when a new line-up of the band re-signed to the label.

• In 1982, Cherry Red released the landmark compilation LP, Before The Dream Faded, which not only unveiled two further Fontana recordings, the high octane ‘Find The Hidden Door’ and ‘My Mind’ but also collated seven archive tracks from the band’s Riverside days. Since then, additional recordings have surfaced on various retrospectives.

• CHILDREN OF THE SUN finally assembles The Misunderstood’s entire known output from 1965-1966 onto one package, suitably re-mastered by Alec Palao. With incisive sleeve-notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and involvement with various original band members, and a handsome design from Andy Morten (Shindig!), this is truly the definitive document of a legendary underground band, assembled by those who love their music.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. CHILDREN OF THE SUN
2. MY MIND
3. WHO DO YOU LOVE
4. I UNSEEN
5. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR
6. I CAN TAKE YOU TO THE SUN
7. I’M NOT TALKING (Unedited UK Vsn) *
8. I UNSEEN (IBC acetate)
9. MY MIND (IBC acetate)
10. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR (IBC Acetate)
11. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 1)
12. WHO’S BEEN TALKING
13. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO
14. I’M NOT TALKING (Gold Star Version)
15. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 2) *

Tracks 12, 13 first released as single, 1966
Tracks 2, 5 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982)
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 8-11 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004
Track 7: unedited version of 1966 recording first released on
Before The Dream Faded.

* previously unissued

DISC TWO
1. SHE GOT ME (Version 1)
2. I NEED YOUR LOVE
3. I CRIED MY EYES OUT
4. CRYIN’ OVER LUV
5. END OF TIME
6. LIKE I DO
7. SHE GOT ME (Version 2)
8. WHY
9. BURY MY BODY
10. DON’T BREAK ME DOWN
11. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT
12. THUNDER ‘N LIGHTNIN’
13. I UNSEEN (Riverside version)
14. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
15. I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
16. YOU GOT ME DIZZY
17. GOIN’ TO NEW YORK
18. BLUES WITH A FEELING

Tracks 2-4, 6 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 15-18 first released on The Legendary Gold Star Album/Golden Glass, 1997
Tracks 1, 5, 7-13 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004

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DISC ONE
1. CHILDREN OF THE SUN
2. MY MIND
3. WHO DO YOU LOVE
4. I UNSEEN
5. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR
6. I CAN TAKE YOU TO THE SUN
7. I'M NOT TALKING (Unedited UK Vsn) *
8. I UNSEEN (IBC acetate)
9. MY MIND (IBC acetate)
10. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR (IBC Acetate)
11. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 1)
12. WHO’S BEEN TALKING
13. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO
14. I'M NOT TALKING (Gold Star Version)
15. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 2) *

Tracks 12, 13 first released as single, 1966
Tracks 2, 5 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982)
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 8-11 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004
Track 7: unedited version of 1966 recording first released on
Before The Dream Faded.

* previously unissued

DISC TWO
1. SHE GOT ME (Version 1)
2. I NEED YOUR LOVE
3. I CRIED MY EYES OUT
4. CRYIN’ OVER LUV
5. END OF TIME
6. LIKE I DO
7. SHE GOT ME (Version 2)
8. WHY
9. BURY MY BODY
10. DON'T BREAK ME DOWN
11. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT
12. THUNDER 'N LIGHTNIN'
13. I UNSEEN (Riverside version)
14. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
15. I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
16. YOU GOT ME DIZZY
17. GOIN' TO NEW YORK
18. BLUES WITH A FEELING

Tracks 2-4, 6 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 15-18 first released on The Legendary Gold Star Album/Golden Glass, 1997
Tracks 1, 5, 7-13 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004