The Beach Boys – Our New Home

Last month I put together a version of Dennis Wilson’ ‘Hubba Hubba’ album, I wondered if there enough material to put together an album that The Beach Boys could have put out in either late 1974 or sometime in 1975. I have picked this time because after the band released in ‘Holland’ in 1973, they did not release another record of new material until 1976 when they put out ’15 Big Ones’.  What happened in those three years. Well, as was noted last month, they did try to record some new material in 1974 but these sessions went nowhere. The release of the ‘Endless Summer’ compilation meant that the band started to focus more on touring. Murray Wilson, father to the Wilson brothers passed away in 1973 and Brian retreated into his bedroom to abuse drugs and over eat. With all of these factors, the creativity of the band disappeared and the great run of albums they had been making was derailed. 

So what if the record company had demanded a new album? Well, the band did not seem keen to return to the studio so what about an LP of outtakes. As it turns out, there was plenty of material to put together a double, but I felt that a single would be more appropriate. The album also shows how far musical styles had changed. ‘Soulful Old Man Sunshine’ and ‘Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane)’ bely their late 1960s origins. The album runs in an almost chronological order and if the record company wanted to put out a single from this release, the best song to fit the bill (in my opinion) is ‘Hard Time’. I decided that ‘Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane)’ would have been an appropriate B-Side. There isn’t any Dennis Wilson material because all of his unreleased material is on the aforementioned ‘Hubba Hubba’ released. 

What were are left with is a good album, showing that the band were keeping some quality material in the archive. Its not a classic but what album of unreleased material is. I do believe that this is a better record than any the band released in real life after ‘Holland’. 

Out In The Country (Version 2 Edit)

Two songs were recorded with the same name. One is an instrumental but this version is a vocals only. It would eventually be released as part of the 1972 sessions CD in the ‘Sail On Sailor’ Box Set. I edited out the studio chatter at the start and then edited the end so that it faded out. 

Soulful Old Man Sunshine

Recorded late 1969, this one of the many songs recorded for the ‘Sunflower’ album which did not make the cut. It remained in the vaults until it came out in 1998 on the ‘Endless Harmony’ compilation. It was said to have been include on the 1993 Box Set, ‘Good Vibrations – Thirty Years of The Beach Boys’ but it was vetoed for this by Carl Wilson. This was because he fluffed his lines somewhat, singing ‘shunshine’ instead of ‘sunshine’.  

H.E.L.P. Is On The Way

There can’t be many songs out there that have the word enema mentioned in the lyrics. It also mentions the Radiant Radish, a West Hollywood health food shop once owned (and sometimes manned) by Brian Wilson. Wilson could be seen serving in the shop wearing a dressing gown and pyjamas as he usually opened the shop up when he could be bothered, normally at night. The subject matter of the song deals with Wilson’s self-image and eating problems. The song was recorded during the ‘Surf’s Up’ sessions but would first see the light of day on the ‘Good Vibrations – Thirty Years of The Beach Boys’ box set. 

Games Two Can Play

The lyrics refer to Joe South and his recording of ‘Games People Play’, but we can only speculate as to what songwriter Brian Wilson meant by games two can play. He once again refers to his weight by saying he is as fat as a cow. This and the previous song on this collection were slated to appear on the unreleased 1977 album, ‘Adult/Child’. The song was recorded during the ‘Sunflower’ sessions but would first see the light of day on the ‘Good Vibrations – Thirty Years of The Beach Boys’ box set

Sweet & Bitter

The song was recorded during the ‘Surf’s Up’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ box set. 

It’s Natural

The song was recorded during the ‘Surf’s Up’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ box set.

Won’t You Tell Me

The song was recorded during the ‘Surf’s Up’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ box set.

Oh Sweet Something

It would be released as part of the 1972 sessions CD in the ‘Sail On Sailor’ Box Set.

Hard Time

The song was recorded during the ‘Holland’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Sail On Sail – 1972’ box set.

We Got Love

Recorded for the ‘Holland’ album and it did make the track listing until Reprise, the band’s record label at this time decided that the recorded did not have a hit single on it. This song made way for ‘Sail On Sailor’. However, there was a mispress in Germany and a small number of copies with the  original track listing came out. It would eventually be officially released in 2016 as a bonus track on the SACD version of the ‘Holland’ album. 

Where Is She?

There is a resemblance between this song and ‘She’s Leaving Home’ by The Beatles. The song was recorded during the ‘Sunflower’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Made In California’ box set.

Seasons In The Sun

Recorded prior to the release of the more famous version by Terry Jacks, this song is a reflection by the narrator of the life he has lived and those who spent their time with him. Originally written by Jacques Brel, Jacks rewrote the lyrics and was called into to produce The Beach Boys version. Mike Love said the band didn’t like their version, stating that it was the wrong song for them.  The song was recorded during the ‘Surf’s Up’ sessions and would first see the light of day on the ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions’ box set.

Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane)

The song started out as a demo by Carl and Brian Wilson which was recorded for the ’20/20’ sessions in 1969. Al Jardine decided to rework the song, added all sorts of instrumentation and special effects. Jardine was not happy with the vocals and the song remained in the vaults until finally being released with a new vocal on 1998 ‘Endless Harmony’ compilation. This is the original 1969 mix. 

Side A

  1. Out In The Country (Version 2 Edit)
  2. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
  3. H.E.L.P. Is On The Way
  4. Games Two Can Play
  5. Sweet & Bitter
  6. It’s Natural
  7. Won’t You Tell Me

Side B

  1. Oh Sweet Something
  2. Hard Time
  3. We Got Love
  4. Where Is She?
  5. Seasons In The Sun

Single B-Side

Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane)

I have tried to use as close to the original mix as possible because some of these songs have have updated mixes on recent compilations. 

The cover and title come from Reddit under, Circlonta6a who made a number alternative sleeves for Beach Boy records. 

Episode 105 – That Was The Year That Was (2023)

Catching up with Darryl Bullock for a chat about music is always a pleasure. However, life gets in the way of the best laid plans so this was recorded a little earlier than normal but we still ma aged to find the time to talk about our favourite record purchases of the year.

  • Kooks (Bowiepromo Mix) – David Bowie
  • Don’t Talk Put Your Head On My Shoulder – The Beach Boys
  • Train Running Low On Soul Coal – XTC
  • Thank You – Tori Amos
  • We Should Be Together – The Wedding Present & Louise Wener
  • Kits – Nick Heyward
  • Look At Those Stars – Three Club Men
  • Golden – Lucinda Chua
  • Drety (Acid Drops) – Fassine
  • Sausalito (Is The Place To Go) – Ohio Express
  • Telstar (Alt Mix) – The Tornados
  • Thinking About You – Beck
  • Bring It On Jerome – David John
  • Fedora (I’ll Be Your Dawg) – Caramba
  • The Mirror – Oli Splleen & Wolfgang Dubieniec)
  • Cardboy King – Salad
  • Showgirls – Man On Man
  • Molly – Carrie
  • Now & Then – The Beatles
  • Holy Man – Dennis Wilson & Taylor Hawkins

Various Artists – Psych, Crackle & Pop Volume 1

Back in dim distant days of yore when the internet was not as regulated as it now is, many a blog sprung up sharing all sorts of wonderful music that before hand was either impossible to find and/or only a very few knew about. Many, if not all of these have fallen by the wayside either through the person running them giving up or the file sharing programme they used having been shut down (Megaupload was most probably the most notorious of these). 

One such site was Psych, Crackle & Pop, that ran for about four years, showcasing a good deal of music from the psych years from all over the world, but with most of the tracks produced by artists from the UK or USA. Every so often a new compilation of CD length would appear. I had hardly heard any of the songs and the quality of the material on the first few volumes was especially high. Whoever was making these compilations must have had an extensive knowledge of that period of music. 

Using this site as a template, I decided to make my own compilation from these tracks, with the addition of ‘Wind’ by Kim Jung Mi which seemed to be a nice fit. This is continuing the theme of Psych related compilations that have been posted this year with this and next months Volume 2 focusing more on the pop side of the genre. 

As per other psych compilations I have produced this year, this one contains some musicians who would go on to be famous later on. This includes Fairport Convention. ‘If I Had a Ribbon Bow’ was their first single when they could best be described as the British equivalent of the Jefferson Airplane. They were yet to become the folk rock behemoth of a couple of years later. Graham Gouldman was a name in the business, having written hits for The Yardbirds and The Hollies but he was yet to become a hit musician but he would achieve this in the 70s with 10cc. Aphrodite’s Child contained Demis Roussos and Vangelis, both of whom would be massive successful on their own. Timothy Grass was one of the names used by the Bill Wyman produced End before they became the hard rockin’ Tucky Buzzard.

Disc 1

  1. In The Past – We The People
  2. Sunday Morning – Margo Guryan
  3. Baby’s Rich – The God’s
  4. If I Had A Ribbon Bow – Fairport Convention
  5. I Am Beside Myself – Frabjoy & Runcible Spoon
  6. Children Of Tomorrow – Mike Stuart Span
  7. Red, Purple & Blue – The Bag (US)
  8. I Don’t Mind – Fat Mattress
  9. Miss Jones – The Herd
  10. Tell Me To My Face – The Hollies
  11. Bus Stop – Graham Gouldman
  12. The Devil Has Possession Of Your Soul – The Flying Machine
  13. Chocolate Sue – The Moan
  14. Ballad Of The Bad Boys (1956 A.D.) – Faine Jade
  15. Super Market – Frapadokly
  16. Swinger (Mono) – The Third Rail
  17. Feelings – The Grass Roots
  18. Let The Truth Come Out – The Sugar Shoppe
  19. I Am An Angel (But I Can’t Fly) – The Amen Corner
  20. I See Her Face – The Hudson Bay Co.
  21. Never Mind – Elli
  22. I Like – Kaplan
  23. Sarah The Sad Spirit – Bob Markley (WCPAEB)
  24. Valley of Sadness – Aphrodite’s Child
  25. Dougal – The Bulldog Breed
  26. Black Mass – Jason Crest
  27. Secret – Virgin Sleep

Disc 2

  1. Isha (Mono) – Chris & Craig
  2. When She Comes To Say – Skip Bifferty
  3. I’ll Search The Sky – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  4. Hear In Here – The Association
  5. Dream With Me – Jacobson & Tansley
  6. Flashing Lights – Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
  7. The Ballad Of The Soon Departed – O’Hara’s Playboys
  8. Catherine’s Wheel – Denny Laine
  9. Roger The Rocket Ship – Bob Markley (WCPAEB)
  10. Know You – Kensington Market
  11. Emilys Vacation – Jake Holmes
  12. Seeing With Love – The Tages
  13. Baby Dear – Wildflowers
  14. Dance Around Julie – Doughnut Ring
  15. Wind – Kim Jung Mi
  16. Ain’t It Babe – Charity Shaynes
  17. Blood Of Oblivion -The Rainy Daze
  18. I Had A Notion -The Sound Solutions
  19. Shades Of Blue – Darius
  20. I Think I Need The Cash – The Secrets
  21. It’s All A Put On – The Ones
  22. Sunny Day Blue – Fargo
  23. Where Is My Mind – Pesky Gee!
  24. Second Glance – Timothy Grass
  25. We Don’t Care – Hubert Thomas Valverde & The HT’s

The front cover is taken from the Psych, Crackle & Pop blogspot with my rainbow backing to bring it in line with my other psych replaced compilations. The image itself was adapted from the rather wonderful, and now over twenty years old compilation from Mojo Magazine which was called ‘Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers’.

Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Alternative Version)

As I come to the end of my year of Psychedelic playlists, I thought I would throw a reimagined version of one of the great psych albums. That is ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, the debut album from Pink Floyd. This was the only album to include original guitar player and main songwriter, Syd Barrett when at the hight of his powers. His tenure in the band was short lived, which if you have seen the recent ‘Have You Got It Yet?” film could have been down to a personality disorder exasperated by his drug intake. The album could only have come out in the late 60s, with its songs covering subjects such as the I-Chang, gnomes, bikes and with references to children’s literature. The psychedelic jams are also very much of their time. 

With the Floyd over the past ten years or so finally given the archives a bit of a clear out, it was nice to see what there was to come up with an album that was in my opinion all killer and no filler. That meant including the single A-Sides of ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘See Emily Play’. Singles at this time were, for the most part, were left off of albums but not always. There is the exclusive B-Side of ‘Arnold Layne’ as well to consider. ‘Candy and a Current Bun’ was originally known as ‘Let’s Roll Another One’. The lyrics and title were changed after pressure from the record company due to their overt references to drugs. It didn’t stop Barrett from including the word ‘Fuck’ in the re-recording in such a way that it was missed by everyone not listening closely enough. For this what-if album, that originally version is included here and is the one song on this compilation that the Floyd have not released officially. Why not I ask, considering a recording of it does still exist and has been present on bootlegs, in edited form. The instrumental middle section always seems to be missing form the persons I have heard. 

I have always found Pink Floyd’s psychedelic noodling became a little tedious after a couple of listens and ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ is no acceptation. Due to the additional tracks, but wanting something to compliment ‘For R. Too H.” I thought about editing down ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ to a more manageable length but on the 40th Anniversary of ‘Piper At The Gates of Dawn’ from 2007, there were a couple of different versions. The ‘French Edit’ fades out but ‘Take 6’ is complete so I used this instead. It doesn’t have the awesome ending the original LP version has but in this case less is more. I have also included an alternative version of ‘Matilda Mother’ which has completely different lyrics.

The rest of the album is as you were, even though I suspect to get the most out of this release, all the songs would have to have been released in mono. 

Side 1

  1. stronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Chapter 24
  4. See Emily Play
  5. Flaming
  6. Pow R. Toc H.

Side 2

  1. Arnold Layne
  2. Interstellar Overdrive (Take 6)
  3. The Gnome
  4. Let’s Roll Another One
  5. The Scarecrow
  6. Matilda Mother (Alternative Version)
  7. Bike 

The cover was one that I came across online but did not make a note of who the creator was. Whoever you are, thank you especially as this is considerably more psychedelic than the one the original album had. 

Dennis Wilson – Hubba Hubba

Dennis Wilson was not the first member of The Beach Boys to release a solo record. His brother Brian got there in 1966 when ‘Pet Sounds’ song ‘Caroline, No’ came out under his name and not the name of the band. Brian was at it again in 1967 when the ‘Smiley Smile’ song, ‘Getting Hungry’ came out credited to Wilson and band mate/cousin Mike Love. What can be said about his 1970 single, Sound Of Free’ is that is was, arguably, the most surprising. Granted, he had started to write and contribute songs to the last couple of Beach Boys albums, but a solo record? Backed with ‘Lady’, the single only came out in a small number of countries. These were the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, France and New Zealand. The single was not a hit in any of these territories. 

The single was listed as being by Dennis Wilson and Rumbo. Rumbo was the pseudonym of Daryl Dragon, who at this time was playing keyboards in The Beach Boys band. Dragon would be one of a number of co-writers that helped Wilson with his compositions. It would seem that Wilson was not only working on songs to be presented to The Beach Boys, but also had enough material for a solo album. He would work on this material between 1970 and 1971, even pulling his material from the ‘Surf’s Up’ album, which some have said is because he wanted them for his own record. I wrote about the reasons this happened in my previous post. 

A few titles have been put forward for this album, including ‘Freckless’, ‘Poops’ and ‘Hubba Hubba’. The ‘Poops’ name came because Wilson and his second wife, Barbara Charren called each other Big Poop (the former) and Little Poop (the latter). The majority of the songs from this period were inspired by Barbara and Wilson’s love for her. Work continued along with touring commitments, Wilson’s appearance in the film ‘Two-Lane Blacktop’ and work on The Beach Boys albums themselves. Stephen Desper, The Beach Boys studio engineer at this time said ‘ninety percent of it was ninety percent done’. So why didn’t it come out?

No one can quite say. Wilson could have lost interest in the project or it could have been down to the fact some of his songs that he was keeping for this solo album were used for the ‘Carl & The Passions – So Tough’ album. Whatever happened, a good deal of these songs remained in the vault and we have had to wait nearly fifty years for the majority to be released. The wonder box set, ‘Feel Flows’ box set continuing the most of them. Last year, a few sites tried to reconstruct this album but I have come at this at a slightly different time/angle than they did. These others were looking at an album that would have come out in 1971. I propose that this Dennis Wilson album would have come out in 1974 instead. 

Why did I go with this date? Well, The Beach Boys had released at least an album a year up to 1973, but then there was a gap of a couple of years. In 1974, a compilation called ‘Endless Summer’ came out and focused on their surfing and car songs from the mid 60s. The album became a massive hit and made them a major live draw, but it had the knock on effect of  refocusing the band into more of an oldies act than the progressive band they had become. 

There were some sessions in 1974 but the will does not seem to be there to really get to work on a new album. However, a couple of the songs recorded during these sessions were Dennis Wilson originals. What happened if Dennis had taken these songs along with everything he had left in the archive and constructed his first solo album, three years before his cult classic ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ came out. Well, this is what I came up with.  

Unlike previous efforts to reconstruct this album, I did not want to include anything that had already been released. Therefore, none of the songs that I included on my previous Dennis Wilson post (insert link to previous post here). It needed to be strictly songs that had not seen the light of day before. The majority of the songs do come from the 1971 sessions, but there are a couple of songs from the late 60s which does make the sound of the album a little disjointed. If this had been released at the time, I am sure the 60s songs would have been remixed to make them sound more contemporary. 

Even though this album is a little disjointed in terms of sound, it does prove that Dennis Wilson was an excellent song writer who was going through a hot streak in the early 70s that most artists can only dream about. Why material of this quality were left in the vault is beyond me, even if some of the songs that have come out do sound as though there were unfinished or did not get past demo recordings. 

Side 1

  1. The Gong (Edited)* – 1968
  2. Barnyard Blues – 1974
  3. My Love Lives On – 1974
  4. Barbara – 1971
  5. It’s A New Day – 1971
  6. Hawaiian Dream – 1971
  7. Medley: All Of My Love/Ecology – 1971

Side 2

  1. I’m Going Your Way – 1969
  2. A Time To Live In Dreams – 1969
  3. Before – 1971
  4. Carry Me Home – 1973
  5. 4th of July – 1971
  6. (Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again – 1971

*The Gong seems to be Dennis Wilson mucking around in the studio. However, there was a small section which sounded like a good introduction to this LP. 

The cover is adapted from an article that was included in Shindig Magazine. I’m afraid I am not sure when the article was written though but I think it was in late 2021. None of the titles suggested by Wilson for this were particularly good, but ‘Hubba Hubba’ was already on the cover I used and it considerably better that ‘Poops’. Maybe Dennis should have spoken to Mike Love about this. Love has always maintained that he is a title guy. 

Dennis Wilson – All I Want To Do

In life, Dennis Wilson was the rock and roll animal sitting behind the drums whilst leading a drug and alcohol induced descent into what was an early death. However, scratch the surface and there was a lot more to this man than first met the eye. He appeared in cult film ‘Two-Lane Blacktop’, inspired Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie to write ‘Only Over You’ about him and was arguably the second best songwriter in The Beach Boys after his brother Brian. 

Dennis had contributed next to nothing in terms of songwriter during the early days on the band but with Brian taking a step back after the ‘Smile’ sessions, the other members of the group needed to step up. Dennis did exactly that and every Beach Boys album from 1968’s ‘Friends’ LP to 1973’s ‘Holland (excluding 1971 ‘Surf’s Up’) included at least one song written by him.

There have been a couple of reasons why Dennis didn’t place any songs on ‘Surf’s Up’. The man himself said that the songs he put forward for inclusion didn’t gel with everyone else songs. Another reason is that there was some inter band fighting going on about how many Wilson brother penned songs were going on the LP, with Carl and Brian already taking up more than half of the album time. The third, and most probably the real reason was that Dennis had been keeping songs back for a solo album. He had already released a solo single in 1970 under the name of Dennis Wilson and Rumbo. Rumbo was a name used by Beach Boys keyboard player, Daryl Dragon, who would later be known as the Captain and be one half of Captain & Tensile. 

I am getting a little ahead of myself here, but December 2023 is the 40th Anniversary of Dennis Wilson passing so in the first of two projects related to him, I have put together a compilation that could have been released by the band as a tribute to him. This would not include his lead vocals on songs prior to 1968 or the two songs he had writer’s credits on before that year either. That is because I wanted to focus on Dennis the songwriter during the period 1968 to 1973. I choose these years because after this, Dennis was focused on recording his two solo albums, ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ and ‘Bambu’ (only one of which came out in his lifetime). This lead to him not contributing much to Beach Boys projects from 1974 onwards. I also look to only include songs that Dennis either wrote on his own or with one other person. therefore, songs such as ‘Be Here In the Mornin’ don’t make the cut. 

All the songs were released by The Beach Boys except ‘Sound Of Free’ and ‘Lady (Fallin’ In Love)’  which were released as a Dennis Wilson solo single in some European territories in1970.

Side 1

  1. Sound Of Free – Solo single A-Side (1970)
  2. All I Want To Do – 20/20 (1969)
  3. Got To Know The Woman – Sunflower (1970)
  4. Lady (Fallin’ In Love) – Solo single B-Side (1970)
  5. It’s About Time – Sunflower (1970)
  6. Forever – Sunflower (1970)
  7. Be With Me – 20/20 (1969)
  8. Only With You – Holland (1973)
  9. Be Still – Friends (1968)

Side 2

  1. Never Learn Not To Love – 20/20 (1969)
  2. Slip On Through – Sunflower (1970)
  3. Little Bird – Friends (1968)
  4. Celebrate The News – Single B-Side (1969)
  5. Steamboat – Holland (1973)
  6. Make It Good – Carl & The Passions (1972)
  7. Cuddle Up – Carl & The Passions (1972)

The cover image is a picture taken from the inner gatefold sleeve of Denny’s album ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’. I like the image so much, I thought I would also make this sleeve a gatefold. The Caribou Records and Brother Record label logos have been added as this were the labels Dennis and the Beach Boys were both on at the time. 

This mythical unreleased first solo album that Dennis Wilson was working on during the early 70s will be something I will be looking at later in the month. 

Various Artists – The Psychedelic Years Vol.10

It’s getting near to the end of the month so it must be time for another one of my compilations looking at the Psychedelic Years. It is also the last one in the series and this one focuses on the latter period of this genre. The majority of these songs come from 1969 with the odd song coming from either side of that year. What this compilation does is show the progression psych musicians made towards the Prog Rock era.

Disc 1

  1. It’s All Too Much – The Beatles
  2. Dreamworld – The End
  3. What’s It All About – Putney Bridge
  4. It’s What You Give – Actress
  5. You Might Even Say – The Pretty Things
  6. Biography – Woody Kern
  7. I’m Alone Today – The Fruit Machine
  8. Lovers From The Sky – Contact
  9. Changes In Our Time – Colin Giffin
  10. Stop Look Listen – Fresh Air
  11. Magic Car – Edwards Hand
  12. Planting Bad Seed – Skip Bifferty
  13. Story Book – The Alan Bown
  14. My Clown – July
  15. Far Away From Forever – Focal Point
  16. The Day Of The Change – Andromeda
  17. Red Lady – Phil Cordell
  18. Iridescent Butterfly – Fat Mattress
  19. Seen Through A Light – The Mooche
  20. The Sky Children – Kaleidoscope
  21. Leila – Chiitry Neogy

Disc 2

  1. Circus Day – Junior’s Eyes
  2. No Home Today – Kult
  3. Dandelion Seeds (Single Version) – July
  4. Honey Machine – Lomax All Stars
  5. No Reason – Shere Khan
  6. Mind Magician – Procession
  7. Baby & Me – The Hammers
  8. Rosie Can’t Fly – Sleepy
  9. Stay Indoors – The New Formula
  10. Letters From Edith – The Spencer Davis Group
  11. The Price Of Love – Status Quo
  12. Charles Brown – The Sweet Feeling
  13. The Train That Never Came – Consortium
  14. Cooks Of Cake & Kindness – The Californians
  15. Remember The Times – Leviathan
  16. Yellow Brick Road – The Mindbenders
  17. Groovy Booby Jam – Ace Kefford Stand
  18. Evil Woman – Phil Sully & The Orchard
  19. The Lens – Bobak Jons Malone
  20. Merry Go Round – Eyes Of Blue
  21. Solitude – Warhorse

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland (Single Disc Version)

Between their first recording session in October 1966, and August 1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience packed a lot in. Numerous tours, non album singles, three LPs (including one double), tv and radio appearances. These guys were really busy. This schedule, coupled with Hendrix’s increased perfectionism in the studio caused tension. Chas Chandler, the man who had brought Hendrix to the UK and produced the Experiences first two albums walked out of the session for ‘Electric Ladyland’, the bands third LP because of it. Hendrix would also invite friends and hangers on to the studio which also contributed to Chandler leaving. He had had enough of these people clogging up the control room. Bass player Noel Redding had also formed the band Fat Mattress, which meant he could not spend as much time in the studio with Hendrix. This would lead Hendrix to play a number of the bass parts during these sessions himself. 

With all of this going on, it is a surprise that anything would be released, let alone an album that would be eventually be hailed as a classic. Using studio techniques such as echo, back masking and flanging, the album took the template of the bands previous albums and expanded them beyond the psychedelic blues of their earlier efforts. There were blues jams, a sci-fi influenced side long studio production, hard rock, social commentary as well as a couple of notable cover version, including ‘All Along The Watchtower’, one of the few occasions where the cover is significantly better than the original. 

Today, it stands as Hendrixs’ defining LP and it was the last studio album he released in his lifetime. However, when it first came out, not all of the reviews were positive. Medley Maker called it “mixed up and muddled”. Rolling Stone commented that the original songs sometimes sound unstructured. That isn’t to say that there were some positives but the double LP’s was still a new concept in 1968, and even today, there aren’t that many artists who put one out. Most suffer from the same criticism in that there is too much padding and substandard songs. With this in mind and to celebrate 55 years since the album was released, I thought I would have a look at turning ‘Electric Ladyland’ into a single LP. 

Side A

  1. And The Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Come On (Part 1)
  5. Long Hot Summer
  6. Still Raining, Still Dreaming

Side B

  1. Gypsy Eyes
  2. House Burning Down
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Playing this through, this is a tight album that dispenses with the jams (Voodoo Chile) and the science fiction ramblings of “1983…(a Merman I Should Turn To Be)”. Removing both of these save up to around 30 minutes of playing time. That does still mean that a couple of other songs need to go so that the playing time would fit comfortably onto a vinyl record. ‘Little Miss Strange’ is very lightweight 60s pop and does stand out on the album as being one of, if not the weakest track. A B-Side at best. Last to go is ‘Burning Of The Midnight Lamp’. Nothing wrong with this song but it does sound a little out of place as it was already a year old by the point the LP came out, and it had already been released as a single in 1967. It sounds a little different from the rest of the album because it was produced by Chas Chandler. The rest of ‘Electric Ladyland’ was produce (and directed) by Jimi Hendrix. This was also the era were singles tended not to be included on albums so that is why this one has been dropped. 

All in all, a pretty good single album. The front cover was used for the 50th Anniversary Box Set but this is what Hendrix wanted before his record company ignored his wishes. 

The Beach Boys – 1963

For the second in my look at the career of The Beach Boys, I am posting this on the 60th Anniversary of the release of ‘Little Deuce Coupe’. This album came out on 7th October, 1963 and was the third album the group released in that year which meant that this was a very busy time for The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson especially.

First up was ‘Surfing USA’, released in March of 1963 and then in September, out came ‘Surfer Girl’. That meant there was only a months gap between that and ‘Little Deuce Coupe’. Considering an artist in the current climate does well to release a new album every two years, this is quite a turn over in product. This last album was clearly an LP too far because if we look at the track listing for ‘Little Deuce Coupe’, you can see that there was plenty of original material on it, but four of the twelve tracks had appeared on earlier albums. If you consider that their first album came out just over a year earlier on 1st October 1962, Brian Wilson was also writing and producing material for artists outside of The Beach Boys. It is not a surprise that he decided that he wanted to stop going out on the road and concentrate on working in the studio. He was not going to get his wish straight away because even though Al Jardine came back into the band to cover for his, David Marks was not far off leaving. 

So what do we get in this period of The Beach Boys. There are a few covers, which is not a surprise considering how many records the band was releasing as well as Brian Wilson’s side projects. There are a number of instrumentals and when it comes to the ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ LP and recycling of some old material. As a side note, it could be argued that ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ is an early concept album as the majority of the songs on it are about cars. There is also a major step up in the quality of songs that Wilson was writing and the instrumentation he was using. Take ‘In My Room’ a song from the ‘Surfer Girl’ album. It has some harp playing on it, and an early appearance by studio player extraordinaire Hal Blaine on percussion. The song is not about surfing, cars or girls and has melancholy theme. A massive hint on where Wilson would go in a few years time culminating in the masterpiece that is ‘Pet Sounds’. This is also one of the few Beach Boys recordings where David Marks and Al Jardine both perform before the 2012 LP, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’.  

Sources for the songs included on this set. 

1 – Surfin’ U.S.A.

2 – Hawthorne, CA: Birthplace Of A Musical Legacy

3 – Unsurpassed Masters Vol.2 (Bootleg) 

4 – Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys (Box Set)

5 – Made In California (Box Set)

6 – Unsurpassed Masters Vol.3 (Bootleg)

7 – Surfer Girl

8 – Stack O’Tracks

9 – In The Beginning (Bootleg)

10 – The Big Beat 1963

11 – Endless Harmony Soundtrack

12 – Surfer Girl (1990 Reissue)

13 – Rarities Vol.1 1962-1968 (Bootleg)

14 – Little Deuce Coupe

15 – Unsurpassed Master Vol.4 (Bootleg)

16 – Shut Down Vol.2

17 – Christmas Sessions (Bootleg)

18 – The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

19 – The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album (1991 Reissue)

20 – Alternative Dumb Angel Vol.1 (Bootleg)

21 – Legends Of Christmas Past

22 – Christmas Sessions Vol.1

23 – Sounds Of Summer: The Best Of The Beach Boys (Expanded Super Deluxe)

24 – Unknown

Disc 1

  1. Surfin’ U.S.A. (Solo Demo) – 4
  2. Surfin’ U.S.A. (Instrumental Backing Track) – 2
  3. Surfin’ U.S.A. (Vocal Overdub) – 3
  4. Surfin’ U.S.A. (Mono) – 1
  5. Surfin’ U.S.A. (Stereo) – 1
  6. Surfin’ U.S.A. (2021 Stereo Mix) – 23
  7. Farmer’s Daughter (1st Stereo Mix, Overdub 2, Take 9) – 3
  8. Farmer’s Daughter (2nd Stereo Mix, Overdub 2, Take 9) – 3
  9. Farmer’s Daughter (Mono) – 1
  10. Farmer’s Daughter (Stereo) – 1
  11. Misirlou (Take 12) – 3
  12. Misirlou (Mono) – 1
  13. Misirlou (Stereo) – 1
  14. Stoked (Take 16) – 3
  15. Stoked (Mono) – 1
  16. Stoked (Stereo) – 
  17. Shut Down (1st Stereo Mix) – 3
  18. Shut Down (2nd Stereo Mix) – 3
  19. Shut Down (2003 Stereo Mix) – 5
  20. Shut Down (Mono) – 1
  21. Shut Down (Stereo) – 1
  22. Shut Down (2021 Stereo Mix) – 23
  23. Noble Surfer (Vocal Take 39) – 3
  24. Noble Surfer (1st Stereo Mix) – 3
  25. Noble Surfer (2nd Stereo Mix) – 3
  26. Noble Surfer (Mono) – 1
  27. Noble Surfer (Stereo) – 1
  28. Honky Tonk (Take 9) – 3
  29. Honky Tonk (Mono) – 1
  30. Honky Tonk (Stereo) – 1
  31. Lana (Vocal Overdubs, Take 11) – 3
  32. Lana (Vocal Take 11) – 3
  33. Lana (Mono) – 1
  34. Lana (Stereo) – 1
  35. Surf Jam (Take 8) – 3
  36. Surf Jam (Mono) – 1
  37. Surf Jam (Stereo) – 1

Disc 2

  1. Finders Keepers (1st Stereo Mix, Vocal Take 18) – 3
  2. Finders Keepers (2nd Stereo Mix) – 3
  3. Finders Keepers (Mono) – 1
  4. Finders Keepers (Stereo) – 1
  5. Surfer Girl (Instrumental Stack O’Tracks Mix) – 8
  6. Surfer Girl (Binaural Mix) – 11
  7. Surfer Girl (End Mix Without Fadeout) – 6
  8. Surfer Girl (Mono) – 7
  9. Surfer Girl (Stereo) – 7
  10. Surfer Girl (2021 Stereo Mix) – 23
  11. Catch A Wave (Instrumental Stack O’Tracks Mix) – 8
  12. Catch A Wave (Panning Mix) – 6
  13. Catch A Wave (End Mix) – 6
  14. Catch A Wave (Mono) – 7
  15. Catch A Wave (Stereo) – 7
  16. South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks Home) (Instrumental Take Unknown) – 6
  17. South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks Home) (Instrumental Takes 1 & 2) – 6
  18. South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks Home) (Vocal Take 2) – 6
  19. South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks Home) (Mono) – 7
  20. South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks Home) (Stereo) – 7
  21. The Rocking Surfer (Good Humour Man) (Takes 1, 2 & 3) – 9
  22. The Rocking Surfer – 6
  23. The Rocking Surfer (Mono) – 7
  24. The Rocking Surfer (Stereo) – 7
  25. Little Deuce Coupe (Demo) – 2
  26. Little Deuce Coupe (Mono) – 7
  27. Little Deuce Coupe (Stereo) – 7
  28. In My Room (Demo) – 4
  29. In My Room (Takes 3, 4, 5 & 6 – Instrumental) – 9
  30. In My Room (Take 13) – 6
  31. In My Room (Mono) – 7
  32. In My Room (Stereo) – 7
  33. In My Room (2021 Stereo Mix) – 23
  34. In My Room (German Version) – 12

Disc 3

  1. Hawaii (Takes 1, 2, 3 & 4) – 9
  2. Hawaii (Take 5) –  9
  3. Hawaii (Takes 6, 7, 8 & 9) – 9
  4. Hawaii (Vocal Overdub Separated) – 6
  5. Hawaii (Vocal Overdub) – 6
  6. Hawaii (Mono) – 7
  7. Hawaii (Stereo) – 7
  8. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Take 1) – 6
  9. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Take 4) – 6
  10. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Take 5) – 6
  11. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Takes 6 & 7) – 6
  12. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Takes 8 & 9) – 6
  13. Surfer’s Rule (Instrumental Take 10) – 6
  14. Surfer’s Rule (Vocal Take 1) – 6
  15. Surfer’s Rule (Vocal Take 2) – 6
  16. Surfer’s Rule (Mono) – 7
  17. Surfer’s Rule (Stereo) – 7
  18. Our Car Club (Rabbit’s Foot) (Takes 1 & 2) – 9
  19. Our Car Club (Instrumental Stack O’Tracks Mix) – 8
  20. Our Car Club (1st Stereo Mix, Vocal Take) – 7
  21. Our Car Club (2nd Stereo Mix, Vocal Take) – 7
  22. Our Car Club (Mono) – 7
  23. Our Car Club (Stereo) – 7
  24. Your Summer Dream (Take 1) – 9
  25. Your Summer Dream (Vocal Overdub Separated) – 7
  26. Your Summer Dream (Vocal Overdub) – 7
  27. Your Summer Dream (Mono) – 7
  28. Your Summer Dream (Stereo) – 7
  29. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take 1) – 7
  30. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take 2 & 3) – 7
  31. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take 4) – 7
  32. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take 5 & 6) – 7
  33. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take, Piano Overdub) – 7
  34. Boogie Woogie (Instrumental Take, Piano-Organ Overdub) – 7
  35. Boogie Woogie (Mono) – 7
  36. Boogie Woogie (Stereo) – 7

Disc 4

Disc 4 which are the songs exclusively on ‘Shut Down Volume 2’ is a little sparse when it come to outtakes. It would seem that the bootleggers were not able to get their hands on those session tapes or possibly they have gone missing.

  1. Ballad Of Old Betsy (Demo) – 10
  2. Ballad Of Old Betsy (Instrumental Takes 1, 2 & 3) – 3
  3. Ballad Of Old Betsy (Instrumental Take 4) – 3
  4. Ballad Of Old Betsy (Mono) – 14
  5. Ballad Of Old Betsy (Stereo) – 14
  6. Be True To Your School (Mono) – 14
  7. Be True To Your School (Stereo) – 14
  8. Be True To Your School (Mono Single Version) – 5
  9. Car Crazy Cutie (Mono) – 14
  10. Car Crazy Cutie (Stereo) – 14
  11. Cherry, Cherry Coupe (Mono) – 14
  12. Cherry, Cherry Coupe (Stereo) – 14
  13. Spirit Of America (Mono) – 14
  14. Spirit Of America (Stereo) – 14
  15. No-Go Showboat (Mono) – 14
  16. No-Go Showboat (Stereo) – 14
  17. A Young Man Is Gone (Mono) – 14
  18. A Young Man Is Gone (Stereo) – 14
  19. Custom Machine (Mono) – 14
  20. Custom Machine (Stereo) – 14
  21. I Do (Demo) – 10
  22. I Do (Instrumental Take 1) – 15
  23. I Do (Instrumental Takes 2 & 3) – 15
  24. I Do (Instrumental Takes 4 & 5) – 15
  25. I Do (Instrumental Take 6) – 15
  26. I Do (Instrumental Take 7) – 15
  27. I Do (Vocal Overdub Takes 1 & 2) – 15
  28. I Do (Vocal Overdub Take 3) – 15
  29. I Do (Vocal Overdub Take 4) – 15
  30. I Do (Vocal Overdub Take 5) – 15
  31. I Do (Unknown Take 1) – 15
  32. I Do (Master) – 16
  33. Back Home (Take 1) – 13
  34. Back Home (Take 4) – 13
  35. Back Home – 5

Disc 5

Disc 5 is made up mostly of the two sides of the Christmas single that band put out that year as well as tracks that I did not have room for anywhere else. “Little Saint Nick’ in its single configuration is the same recording as would appear on the 1964 album ‘The Beach Boys Christmas Album’ but the later version is stripped down of some of the production due to the fact that the album had been recording quickly and the original mix would have sounded out of place on that LP. 

  1. Punchline (Instrumental) – 4
  2. Gonna Hustle You (Demo) – 10
  3. Little Surfer Girl – 4
  4. Chopsticks Boogie – 13
  5. Things We Did Last Summer – 4
  6. Let’s Go Trippin’ (Take 8) – 3
  7. Let’s Go Trippin’ (Mono) – 1
  8. Let’s Go Trippin’ (Stereo) – 1
  9. Side Two (Instrumental Take 1) – 3
  10. Side Two (Instrumental Take Unknown) – 3
  11. Side Two (Instrumental) – 10
  12. The Baker Man (Instrumental Takes 1 & 2) – 3
  13. The Baker Man (Vocal Take) – 3
  14. The Baker Man – 24
  15. Little Saint Nick (Takes 2, 3, 4 & 5) – 9
  16. Little Saint Nick (Take 6) – 9
  17. Little Saint Nick (Vocal Take Stereo Mix) – 17
  18. Little Saint Nick (Alt. Mix – More Sleigh Bells) – 17
  19. Little Saint Nick (Vocals & Music Rechanneled) – 22
  20. Little Saint Nick (Mono Single Mix) – 19
  21. Little Saint Nick (Single Remix) – 21
  22. Little Saint Nick (Single Stereo Mix) – 5
  23. Little Saint Nick (Mono) – 18
  24. Little Saint Nick (Stereo) – 18
  25. The Lord’s Prayer (Unknown Take 1) – 17
  26. The Lord’s Prayer (Unknown Take 2) – 17
  27. The Lord’s Prayer (Mono) – 20
  28. The Lord’s Prayer (Stereo) – 2

Various Artists – Progression (A Progressive Rock Anthology)

Thirty years ago, someone in some department at record label PolyGram TV decided that what the world needed (or the UK at least) was a CD compilation of prog rock songs. Prog rock (or progressive rock to give it its full title) was born out of the late 60s psych scene. It was characterised by lyrics that were designed to tell stories (or concepts), taking inspiration from fantasy along with extended soloing (designed to show off the musical prowess of the player involved), outlandish costumes and ever more elaborate stage sets. The album covers were works of art in themselves and the LPs become ever more overblown with double and even triple albums being released. It all came crashing down by 1976 but prog never really went away with bands such as Marillion and arguably Radiohead taking the genre on after its heyday. What is forgotten is that even though prog was (in)famous for its LPs, many bands in the genre actually released singles. 

Back to the aforementioned compilation. What the compiler of that CD had looked to do was produce a compilation of singles by a number of these prog bands. What I didn’t realise until years later is that some of these singles were the bands biggest hits, others were not. What I have done here in an update of this CD is to only include the biggest UK hit from each band during the heyday of the prog rock era. That is the years 1971-1976 but you will notice that some of these singles pre and post date this. To qualify, the single had to be released after the starting point of prog, which (as far as I am concerned) was the release of ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’ by King Crimson which came out on 10th October 1969. The band in question also needed to have a genuine top 40 hit in the UK. There were more prog bands than I have included here who released singles but none of them was actually a hit, so they don’t count. 

One last point. Like other genres, the scope of what is prog is quite wide. Some of the artists on the list might not be considered progressive now (or that progressive then), but many were on the progressive labels set up by the record companies in the late 60s to be the home of bands not considered pop. Some prog rock was not that far removed from rock, jazz or the blues so the boundaries can be a little blurred. Prog folk and other versions of prog were considered. Essentially, anything where the artists is progressing from what went before was fair game e.g. Kraftwerk. 

Witches Promise – Jethro Tull (No.4 – Jan 1970 (1))

Sympathy – Rare Bird (No.27 – Feb 1970)

Who Do You Love? – Juicy Lucy (No.14 – Mar 1970)

Question – The Moody Blues (No.2 – May 1970 (2))

Love Like A Man – Ten Years After (No.10 – Jun 1970)

Paranoid – Black Sabbath (No.4 – Aug 1970)

Black Night – Deep Purple (No.2 – Aug 1970)

The Witch – The Rattles (No.8 – Oct 1970)

I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds (No.1 – Nov 1970)

Apache Drop Out – Edgar Broughton Band (No.33 – Mar 1971 (3))

Jig-A-Jig – East of Eden (No.7 – Apr 1971)

In My Own Time – Family (No.4 – Jul 1971)

Devil’s Answer – Atomic Rooster (No.4 – Jul 1971)

Backstreet Luv – Curved Air (No.4 – Aug 1971)

Tokoloshe Man – John Kongos (No.4 – Nov 1971 (4))

Hold Your Head Up – Argent (No.5 – Mar 1972)

Lady Eleanor – Lindisfarne (No.3 – May 1972)

Silver Machine – Hawkwind (No.3 – Jul 1972)

10538 Overture – Electric Light Orchestra (No.9 – Jul 1972 (5))

Standing In The Road – Blackfoot Sue (No.4 – Aug 1972)

Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzie (No.6 – Jan 1973)

Fanfare For The Common Man – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (No.2 – Jun 1977)

Virginia Plain – Roxy Music (No.4 – Aug 1972 (6))

Sylvia – Focus (No.4 – Jan 1973)

All Because Of You – Geordie (No.6 – Mar 1973)

One & One Is One – Medicine Head (No.3 – May 1973)

Radar Love – Golden Earring (No.7 – Dec 1973)

I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) – Genesis (No.21 – Apr 1974 (7))

Seven Seas Of Rhye – Queen (No.10 – Mar 1974 (9))

Down Down – Status Quo (No.1 – Dec 1974)

Autobahn – Kraftwerk (No.11 – May 1975 (9))

Delilah (Live) – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (No.7 – Jul 1975)

Pandora’s Box – Procol Harum (No.16 – Aug 1975 (10))

Portsmouth – Mike Oldfield (No.3 – Apr 1976)

Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (No.6 – Aug 1976 (11))

Wonderous Stories – Yes (No.7 – Sep 1977)

Northern Lights – Renaissance (No.10 – Jul 1978)

  1. This isn’t Jehtro Tull’s biggest hit. That was ‘Living In The Past’ that came out in May 1969 and is just before the self imposed cut off point for this compilation. 
  2. The Moody Blues did have a number 1 hit in December 1964 with the distantly not prog, ‘Go Now’.
  3. This entered the charts three times but its highest placing came on the third and last time. 
  4. John Kongos had another hit with ‘He’s Gonna Step on You Again’ which also reached number 4 in May 1971. 
  5. Not their biggest hit but it was the only one ELO had when Roy Wood was in the band which is arguably their progressive period. 
  6. Like ELO, this was not Roxy Music’s biggest hit but I would argue that they stopped being progressive once Brian Eno left the band. 
  7. Once again, this was not the bands biggest hit but the only one when they were at the most progressive. This was before Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett left. 
  8. Queen had a number one with the very pro ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. However, I chose this song as it was the only hit single from the bands first two albums, when they were at their most progressive. 
  9. Kraftwerk’s only hit during the 1970s which is arguably their most progressive period, before other bands and technology caught up to what they were doing later in the decade.
  10. Procol Harum had two bigger hits than this, but they came up before the progressive era.
  11. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band had another number 6 hit with ‘Davy’s On The Road Again’. I went with ‘Blinded By The Light’ as it is a lot more prog, especially the full length LP version. 

Disc 1

  1. Jig-A-Jig – East of Eden
  2. Living In The Past – Jethro Tull
  3. Who Do You Love? – Juicy Lucy
  4. Love Like A Man – Ten Years After
  5. The Witch – The Rattles
  6. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  7. Black Night – Deep Purple
  8. Apache Drop Out – Edgar Broughton Band
  9. Question – The Moody Blues
  10. Sympathy – Rare Bird
  11. Devil’s Answer – Atomic Rooster
  12. Backstreet Luv – Curved Air
  13. I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
  14. In My Own Time – Family
  15. Tokoloshe Man – John Kongos
  16. Silver Machine – Hawkwind
  17. Hold Your Head Up – Argent
  18. Standing In The Road – Blackfoot Sue

Side 2

  1. Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzie
  2. 10538 Overture – Electric Light Orchestra
  3. Fanfare For The Common Man – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  4. Lady Eleanor – Lindisfarne
  5. Virginia Plain – Roxy Music
  6. Sylvia – Focus
  7. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) – Genesis
  8. All Because Of You – Geordie
  9. Radar Love – Golden Earring
  10. One & One Is One – Medicine Head
  11. Autobahn – Kraftwerk
  12. Seven Seas Of Rhye – Queen
  13. Down Down – Status Quo
  14. Pandora’s Box – Procul Harum
  15. Delilah (Live) – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  16. Portsmouth – Mike Oldfield
  17. Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  18. Wonderous Stories – Yes
  19. Northern Lights – Renaissance

I wanted to use the original artwork of the compilation used back in 1993, but I could not find one of sufficient quality on line so I made my own, adapting a compilation that had been produced by Classic Rock magazine. 

One or more of these version were not available on Spotify.