Saturday, February 09, 2019

Coming Up: Revolution - Underground Sounds Of 1968


Out March 1. Order from Amazon now.

Details from Esoteric Recordings:

UK three CD clamshell boxed set celebrating the so-called underground rock music 1968, a year that saw huge changes, both musical and social. 1968 was a pivotal year for creativity in British rock, beginning with some influences of psychedelia still present in work by ground-breaking artists such as Pretty Things, Tomorrow, Incredible String Band, Idle Race, Traffic and The Move, but gradually giving way to styles influenced by jazz, blues, folk and more that would eventually become termed as "progressive", "folk-rock" and "hard" rock, all of which championed by "underground" figures of the day such as DJ John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear and by publications such as International Times and Oz. The common thread among all of these artists was an emphasis on experimentation and a desire to push the perceived boundaries of popular music. Aside from featuring better known acts such as Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Procol Harum and Pentangle, this compilation also features lesser known acts that produced work of a wide breadth such as Eyes of Blue, Love Sculpture, The Action, Dantalian's Chariot, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Gun, Second Hand, The Moles and Blonde on Blonde. This collection celebrates a creative period when rock music was evolving into something altogether more serious, moving away from the single as medium to give way to the dominance of the album. Feed your head with Revolution - Underground Sounds of 1968. 

Disc: 1

  1. And the Address - Deep Purple
  2. This Wheel's on Fire -Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity
  3. Talkin' About the Good Times - Pretty Things
  4. World War Three - Dantalian's Chariot
  5. A Saying for Today -The Action
  6. Crossroads of Time - Eyes of Blue
  7. Sunshine Help Me - Spooky Tooth
  8. Early Morning -Barclay James Harvest
  9. All Day, All Night - Blonde on Blonde
  10. Happy Birthday / the Birthday Party - Idle Race
  11. Revolution - Tomorrow
  12. We Are the Moles (Part 1) - the Moles
  13. Blackberry Way - the Move
  14. One Eyed Hound - Genesis
  15. On a Saturday - Keith West
  16. Sovay - Pentangle
  17. Cave of Clear Light -The Bystanders
  18. Soma (Parts One & Two) - Dantalian's Chariot
  19. Fire! - the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  20. I'm the Urban Spaceman - the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Disc: 2

  1. Shapes of Things - Jeff Beck
  2. Black Magic Woman -
  3. Fleetwood Mac
  4. Pearly Queen - Traffic
  5. People You Were Going to - Van Der Graaf Generator
  6. Reality - Secondhand
  7. Love Is the Law - Eyes of Blue
  8. Dusty - John Martyn
  9. In Her Mind - Eclection
  10. Summertime - Love Sculpture
  11. Fly Tomorrow - John Mayall
  12. Place of My Own - Caravan
  13. No Title - Ten Years After
  14. Child of My Kingdom -
  15. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  16. I Never Knew - the Gods

Disc: 3

  1. My Sunday Feeling - Jethro Tull
  2. Sabre Dance - Love Sculpture
  3. Flames - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
  4. Somewhere to Go - the Deviants
  5. Cold Embrace - Sam Gopal
  6. Shine on Brightly - Procol Harum
  7. Paradise Flat - Status Quo
  8. That's Me - Genesis
  9. Suite No. 1 - Giles, Giles & Fripp
  10. Mist on a Monday Morning - the Move
  11. Ten Thousand Words in a Cardboard Box -
  12. The Aquarian Age
  13. Mr. Sunshine - Barclay James Harvest
  14. Just for You - Dave Mason
  15. S.F. Sorrow Is Born - Pretty Things
  16. Magic Man - Caravan
  17. The Half-Remarkable Question - Incredible String Band
  18. Race with the Devil - Gun
  19. Mandrake Root - Deep Purple


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