Various Artists – The Psychedelic Years Vol.5

It is the fifth month so it must be time for Volume 5 in my series of collections looking back at the Psychedelic Years. Like previous efforts, this one is a collection of well known bands mixed with a lot of obscure (some would say very) artists. The better known include The Rolling Stones with a song from their underrated psychedelic effort, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’. Fairport Convention were not always the folk rock band and their first record was closer to the Jefferson Airplane than the songs they found at Cecil Sharp House. Genesis also make an appearance in their pre-prog days with a song from their much maligned debut album. Personally, I really like this record.

On the other side, we Bobak, Jons, Malone which included cult producer Will Malone in their ranks. Jessie Taper makes an appearance with ‘Fall Down’ taken from the ‘Guitar Absolution In The Shade of The Midnight Sun’ album. Lifted from the only known acetate of this record, this is possibly the greatest unreleased album of all time. Andy Ellison was a member of the infamous John’s Children before going soloing Kippington Lodge featured a pre-fame Nick Lowe.

More of the same next month.

Disc 1

  1. S. F. Sorrow Is Born – The Pretty Things
  2. Care Of Cell 44 – The Zombies
  3. Tarot (Ace Of Wand Theme) – Andrew Bown
  4. Jenny Artichoke – Kaleidoscope
  5. The Castle Has Fallen – The Ghost
  6. Sueno – The Truth
  7. It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Witchcraft – Fairport Convention
  8. The Eagle Flies On Friday – The Exception (UK)
  9. Silver Tree Top School for Boys – The Beatstalkers
  10. Good Times – Eric Burdon & The Animals
  11. 2000 Light Years From Home – The Rolling Stones
  12. Boy Meats Girl – Paper Blitz Tissue
  13. I Wonder Where My Sister’s Gone – Anán
  14. Trip On An Orange Bicycle – Orange Bicycle
  15. Let’s Live For Today – The Living Daylights
  16. Nodnol – The Spectrum
  17. Hey! Mr. Carpenter – The Fox
  18. Shout It – Kate
  19. And Life Goes On – The Mirage
  20. Fairylights – Bent Frame
  21. Love & Best Wishes – The Uglys
  22. With A Little Help – World Of Oz
  23. Sylvie – The Hills
  24. Lord John – The Bobcats
  25. On A Meadow Lane – Bobak, Jons, Malone
  26. Sunshine – Gun

Disc 2

  1. Rainbow Chaser – Nirvana (UK)
  2. Hey Conductor – The League
  3. I’m Flying – Serendipity
  4. Colour Of My Mind – The Attack
  5. Flight From Ashiya – Kaleidoscope
  6. Wildflowers – The Holy Mackerel
  7. Lydia Purple – Dunn & McCashen
  8. In The Beginning- Genesis
  9. Fall Down – Jesse Harper
  10. House Of Many Windows – Motherlight (Bobak, Jons, Malone)
  11. My New Day & Age – The Mindbenders
  12. Supernatural Fairytales – Art
  13. Good Evening – Tickle
  14. Drizzle – 14
  15. A Night To Remember – Alan Avon & The Toy Shop
  16. I Can See Her Face – Kippington Lodge
  17. Yellow Balloon – Icarus
  18. The Golden Lion – The Lomax Alliance
  19. Yellow Rainbow – The Rocking’ Berries
  20. Fool From Upper Eden – Andy Ellison
  21. 53 Summer Street – Turquoise
  22. World Spinning Sadly – The Parking Lot
  23. Castles In The Sky – Blonde On Blonde
  24. World Of You – The Aerovons
  25. It Brings Me Down – Billy Nicholls
  26. Look At Me I’ve Fallen Into A Teapot – Cliff Wade

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