Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tales Of Justine - Petals From A Sunflower (1967-69)

Most of you will know the great "Sitting On A Blunestone" from different compilations. In 1997 Tenth Planet released an album (Tenth Planet TP 034) full of unreleased material of this Potter's Bar (Hertfordshire) band. Also included are their one and only single, the awful "Albert (A Pet Sunflower)" and the appealing "Monday Morning". There's a lot more to find here on this collection, for instance "Evil Woman", that sounds very american or the flower-pop track "Morpheus". An enjoyable album which holds a good standard.

Tracklist:
- Albert (A pet sunflower)
- Monday morning
- Sunday school
- Evil woman
- Obsolete incident
- Music to watch us by
- Sitting on a blunestone
- So happy
- Morpheus
- Aurora
- Something special
- Pathway
- Saturn
- Jupite
- So much love to give you

Personnel:
David Daltrey (vcls, gtr, bs, piano, mellotron, sitar, celeste) [AB]
Paul Myerson (organ, bs, celeste) [AB]
Bruce Hurford (drms) [A]
Paul Locke (drms) [B]


Band origin:
Potter's Bar (Hertfordshire/UK)

Discographie:
45's:
1. Albert (A Pet Sunflower)/Monday Morning
   (HMV POP 1614) 1967

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Monday Morning

11 comments:

psychheads said...

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(high all the time)
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all the best...

Buffalo Billycan said...

OK, I have put your link on my blog. Now it's your turn.

golrab said...

I never got around to picking this one up. It's actually quite good. Very high quality British pop, with a few excellent psych tracks. Thanks for this post.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, thanks for the post,Grant

Kurt said...

Thanks for putting this music out there... Love your site!

Shimmer Puppy said...

Quite a treat finding and listening to Tales Of Justine. Thanks!

Kristian said...

Phenomenal blog! (and i much desire to trample albert the sunflower)

JeanBernardFrance said...

Simply a great album.

annmargretfan said...

I've wanted to hear this for years. Thanks for sharing it.

Jeff said...

Hey, I have a couple of compilation CD's with Monday Morning on it, so I was searching for more by Tales of Justine. Thanks for making this available!

Paul King said...

I can't believe that after all the years people are still interested in The Tales. I was the second drummer & took over after the sad death of Bruce. Dave, Paul M & I all went to school together. I was known as Locke then but took my step fathers name 'King' after he married my mum. I'm still playing, recently finished a five year stint with Australian guitarist, Gwyn Ashton but now doing much better things, soon to be released. Can't thank you enough for creating the blog.