Tuesday, January 29, 2008

V.A. - Sweet Floral Albion

This CD was compiled by the makers of the online-fanzine "Sweet Floral Albion" (Past & Present PAPRCD 2044 / 2002). It's subtitled "23 Pop & Psych Gems" and that gives you a hint what the deal is here.

1. Universals - Green Veined Orchid
taken from the single
Green Vein Orchids/While The Cat's Away (Page One POF 049) 1967
Line-up: Chris Lamb (trumpet), Mort Sullivan (tenor sax), Brian Keith (vcls, trombone), Foggy Little (lead gtr), Tony Murray (bs), Paul Raymond (keyb'ds), Terry Parsons (drms). Band origin: London
2. Made In Sheffield - Amelia Jane
taken from the single
Amelia Jane/Right Satisfied (Fontana TF 871) 1967
Line-up incl.: Frank Miles (gtr, keyb'ds), Chris Stainton (bs).
Band origin: Sheffield (Yorkshire/UK)
3. Sir Henry & His Butlers - Pretty Style
taken from the single Camp/Pretty Style (Columbia DD 799) 1967
Line-up: Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl (lead vcls, bs), Arne Schrøder (rhythm gtr, lead gtr), Peer Frost (gtr), Tommy Seebach Mørtensen (organ, vcls), Jens Bøgvad (drms). Band origin: Copenhagen (Denmark)
4. Zoot - Little Roland Lost
taken from the single
Monty And Me/Little Roland Lost (Columbia DO-8801) 1969
Line-up: Daryl Cotton (vcls),Roger Hicks (gtr), Beeb Birtles (bs, vcls), Rick Brewer (drms). Band origin: Adelaide (South Australia)
5. Easybeats - Peculiar Hole In The Sky
taken from the single
Peculiar Hole In The Sky/H.P. Man (Parlophone A 8892) 1969
Line-up: Stephen Wright (vcls), Harry Vanda (gtr), George Young (gtr), Dick Diamonde (bs), Tony Cahill (drms).
Band origin: Sydney (New South Wales/Australia)
6. Nirvana - Oh! What A Performance
taken from the single
Oh! What A Performance/Darling Darlene (Island WIP 6057) 1969
Line-up: Patrick Campbell-Lyons (vcls, violin), Alex Spyropoulos (vcls, piano), Chris Jackson (drms, keyb'ds, bs, gtr), Paul Likeman (organ), Dave Preston (drms). Band origin: London
7. Uglies - Mary Colinto
taken from the single I See The Light/Mary Colinto (MGM 1465) 1969
Line-up: Steve Gibbons (vcls), Willie Hammond (gtr), Dave Morgan (bs), Richard Tandy (keyb'ds), Keith Smart (drms).
Band origin: Birmingham (West Midlands/UK)
8. Normie Rowe - Sunshine Secret
taken from the single But I Know/Sunshine Secret (Sunshine QK 1820) 1967
Line-up incl.: Normie Rowe (vcls). Origin: Melbourne (Victoria/Australia)
9. Simple Image - Spinning, Spinning, Spinning
taken from the single
Spinning, Spinning, Spinning/Shy Boy (HMV HR 315) 1968
Line-up: Harry Leki (lead gtr, vcls), Barry Leef (gtr, vcls), Ron (Cas) Gascoigne (bs, vcls), Gordon Wylie (drms).
Band origin: Wellington (New Zealand)
10. Kevin Ayers - The Clarietta Rag
taken from the album Joy Of A Toy (Harvest SHVL 763) 1969
Line-up incl.: Kevin Ayers (gtr, vcls). Additional Musicians: Robert Wyatt (drms), David Bedford (keyb'ds), Hugh Hopper (bs), Mike Ratledge (keyb'ds). Origin: Canterbury (Kent/UK)
11. Pentad - Don't Throw It All Away
taken from the single
Don't Throw It All Away/Too Many Ways (Parlophone R 5368) 1965
Line-up: Terry Krowe (vcls), Michael Dunford (vcls, gtr, bs), Mike Fitzpatrick (bs), Roger Paul Hanks (keyb'ds), Peter Garland-Jones (drms).
Band origin: Woking (Surrey/UK)
12. Eyes Of Blue - Never Care
taken from the album Crossroads Of Time (Mercury SMCL 20134) 1968
Line-up: Gary Pickford Hopkins (vcls), Ritchie Francis (gtr), Ray Williams (bs), Phil Ryan (keyb'ds), Wyndham Rees (drms).
Band origin: Neath (Wales) → London
13. Bee Gees - Deeply, Deeply, Deeply Me
[NEMS demo / 1967]
Line-up: Robin Gibb (vcls), Barry Gibb (gtr, vcls), Maurice Gibb (bs, vcls), Vince Melouney (gtr), Colin Peterson (drms).
Band origin: Manchester → Brisbane → London
14. Denis Couldry & Smile - Tea And Toast, Mr. Watson
taken from the single
Penny For The Wind/Tea & Toast, Mr. Watson (Decca F 12786) 1968
Line-up incl.: Denis Couldry (vcls, organ). Band origin: Leeds (Yorkshire/UK)
15. Sweet - Mr. McGallagher
taken from the single
Get On The Line/Mr. McGallagher (Parlophone R 5848) 1970
Line-up: Brian Connolly (vcls), Mick Stewart (gtr), Steve Priest (hrmnca, vcls, bs), Mick Tucker (drms, vcls). Band origin: London
16. Sweet - It's Lonely Out There
taken from the single
Slow Motion/It's Lonely Out There (Fontana TF 958) 1968

Line-up: Brian Connolly (vcls), Frank Torphy (gtr), Steve Priest (hrmnca, vcls, bs), Mick Tucker (drms, vcls). Band origin: London
17. Pasha - Pussy Willow Dragon
taken from the single
Someone Shot The Lollipop Man/Pussy Willow Dragon
(Liberty LBF 15199) 1969

Line-up: (= The Searchers) John McNally (gtr, vcls), Mike Pender (gtr, vcls), Frank Allen (bs, vcls), John Blunt (drms).
Band origin: Liverpool (Merseyside/UK)
18. Dave Clark Five - Lost In His Dreams
taken from the album Everybody Knows (Columbia SX 6207) 1968
Line-up: Lenny Davidson (lead gtr, vcls), Rick Huxley (bs, gtr), Mike Smith (keyb'ds, vcls), Denny Payton (sax, keyb'ds), Dave Clark (drms).
Band origin: London

19. Fat Mattress - Walking Through A Garden
taken from the album Fat Mattress (Polydor 583056) 1969
Line-up: Neil Landon (vcls), Noel Redding (gtr, bs, vcls), James Leverton (bs), Eric Dillon (drms). Band origin: London
20. Fruit Machine - Cuddly Toy
taken from the single Cuddly Toy/Follow Me (Spark SRL 1003) 1968
Line-up incl.: Andy 'Ced' Curtis (gtr, vcls), Stephen Gould (lead vcls, bs, gtr), Paul Holland (drms), Barry Kingston (keyb'ds), Andy Deacon (drms), Chris Randall (bs). Band origin: London
21. Rokes - Hold My Hand
taken from the single Hold My Hand/Regency Sue (RCA RCA 1646) 1967
Line-up: Norman David 'Shel' Shapiro (gtr, vcls), Johnny Charlton (gtr, vcls), Bobby Posner (bs, vcls), Mike Roger Shepstone (drms, vcls).
Band origin: London → Rome (Italy)
22. Rokes - When The Wind Arises
taken from the single
When The Wind Arises/The Works Of Bartholemew (RCA RCA 1694) 1968
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 21
23. Gun - Take Off
taken from the album Gun (CBS 63552) 1968
Line-up: Adrian Curtiss-Gurvitz (gtr, vcls), Paul Curtiss-Gurvitz (bs, vcls), Louis Farrell (drms). Band origin: Ilford (Essex/UK)

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Made In Sheffield - Amelia Jane

Listen to The Rokes - When The Wind Arises


jeanbernardFrance said...

I love this kind of UK psyche pop compilations.Past & present was the label who issued the 2 rubble boxes;20 cds of 20 albums of the best UK psyche pop music.Great music as the Ripples series.

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Buffalo Billycan said...

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Anonymous said...

These Comps Are Great!!! Keep up the good work!!
Thanks Jean

Anonymous said...

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jeanbernardfrance said...

The thanks are for Buffalo who create this wonderful site.I'm please to sometimes make comments on the albums posted.

jeanbernardfrance said...

In France we say"give back to Cesar what belongs to Cesar".Today the new Asterix film is out with A Delon in the role of Cesar.

Buffalo Billycan said...

And what belongs to Cesar? The laurel-wreath?
I didn't know that Alain Delon is still alive :-)
And I suppose Gerard Depardieu is acting again as Obelix?

jeanbernardfrance said...

Yes Buffalo you're right for Obelix.Great specialist of psychedelic music and also Asterix.Yes A Delon has a great text in this film;he don't say "ave Cesar" but "ave me".In this film the crazy poet musician is Franck Dubosc(camping).

Anonymous said...

Your blog is a place of gems, just love it and thanks for putting up all the comps!