Various Artists – A Whole Lot Of Rainbows Vol.2

With the UK experiencing some of the hottest weather in its history, it is time to post another section of music that encapsulates the summer. It must be said that there is something joyous about listening to the Sunshine Pop that came out in the late 60s and early 70s. Sunshine Pop was influenced by pop acts such as The Beach Boys as well as groups such as The Mamas & The Papas and The 5th Dimension. It does border on Easy Listening in places but nothing says the summer has arrived than listening to songs like these. 

Disc 1

  1. We Can Fly – The Cowsills
  2. Sunny Day Girl – The Hobbits
  3. Peaceful – Kenny Rankin
  4. The Drifter – Heidi Brühl
  5. I Just Want To Be Your Friend (Single Version) – The Millennium
  6. Creeque Alley – The Mamas & The Papas
  7. Lazy Day – Spanky & Our Gang
  8. Sweet Blindness (Mono) – Laura Nyro
  9. If You Know What I Mean – The Gas Company
  10. I Live For The Sun – Vanity Fare
  11. Wait ‘Till Tomorrow – The Banana Splits
  12. See My Love (Song For Greg) – The Gentle Soul
  13. I’ll Grow Stronger – The Ballroom
  14. Green Tambourine – The Lennon Sisters
  15. Punky’s Dilemma – Don Costa
  16. Different Drum – Stone Poneys
  17. Do You Know The Way To San Jose – Dionne Warwick
  18. Stoney End – Peggy Lipton
  19. Bitter Honey – The Four Fullers Brothers
  20. Say A Little Pray For You – Aretha Franklin
  21. Glory Train – Drake
  22. I Think I’ll Just Go & Find Me A Flower – Moonpark Intersection
  23. King Of A Drag – The Buckinghams
  24. Let’s Ride – Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends
  25. Only One Woman – Marbles
  26. Rosecrans Blvd. – Gordon Waller
  27. Pretty Ballerina – The Left Banke
  28. How Can I Be Sure – The Young Rascals

Disc 2

  1. Bowling Green – The Everly Brothers
  2. Mr. Dieingly Dad – The Critters
  3. I Can’t Go Wrong – Keith
  4. Are You Lonesome Like Me? – The Feminine Complex
  5. Kits Are Fun – The Free Design
  6. 5 A.M. (Single Version) – The Millennium
  7. Once Upon An Everyday (Mono) – Peter Sarstedt
  8. Carrie Ann – The Hollies
  9. Lu (Mono) – Laura Nyro
  10. Leaving On A Jet Plane – Peter, Paul & Mary
  11. Moody Manitoba Morning – The Bells
  12. Let Me Pass By – Peggy Lipton
  13. Time For Livin’ – The Association
  14. Darlin’ (Mono) – The Beach Boys
  15. Hung Up On Love – Other Voices
  16. Morning Girl – The Neon Philharmonic
  17. Dancing Dandelion (Demo) – Eternity’s Children
  18. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
  19. The Year Of The Sun – The Gordian Knot
  20. Time To Love – The Address Brothers
  21. Trains & Boats & Planes – Anita Harris
  22. Six O’Clock In The Morning – The Feminine Complex
  23. Snow (Mono Version) – Harpers Bizarre
  24. The Warmth Of The Sun – The Beach Boys
  25. Crimson & Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells 
  26. Another Time – Sagittarius
  27. She Lets Her Hair Down – The Tokens

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