VA – Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records 1968-1976 (2017)

Posted by Green on December 18, 2017as

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new deluxe 3CD which tells the story of the so-called “underground” era of one of Britain’s great independent record labels of the 1960s & 1970s, Transatlantic Records. In the heady atmosphere of the late 1960s, the sea change in British popular music spearheaded by the Beatles experimentation on the Sergeant Pepper album and swiftly followed by the likes of Cream, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Family, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and a host of groups and musicians who followed in their footsteps led to the album being seen as the medium in which “serious” musicians would explore and develop their craft. The apparently disparate genres of blues, jazz, rock, folk and even world music were fused together by many diverse acts all of whom were eager to be regarded as “progressive” in their musical approach. The so-called “underground” audience eagerly consumed this music, which sat alongside the social changes that were also taking place. Featuring over three and a half hours of newly re-mastered music over three CDs, “Let the Electric Children Play” documents the fascinating story of a unique period in the history of one of Britain’s most eccentric labels. This deluxe anthology also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and artist biographies housed in a clamshell boxed set.

CD1:

1. Alan Hull – We Can Swing Together [03:29]
2. Circus – II B S [06:30]
3. The Sallyangie – Midsummer Nights Happening [04:10]
4. Pentangle – Light Flight [03:15]
5. The Deviants – Billy The Monster [03:26]
6. Jody Grind – Paint It Black [05:06]
7. Circus – Norwegian Wood [07:17]
8. Alan Hull – Obadiahs Grave [02:40]
9. Gordon Giltrap – Lucifers Cage [03:41]
10. Pentangle – Once I Had A Sweetheart [04:36]
11. The Deviants – Metamorphosis Explosion[08:53]
12. The Humblebums – Saturday Roundabout Sunday [Single] [03:09]
13. Little Free Rock – Makin Time [10:28]
14. Mick Farren – Mona (A Fragment) [03:16]
15. Jody Grind – Plastic Shit [07:19]

CD2:

1. Stray – All In Your Mind [09:23]
2. Marsupilami – Born To Be Free [05:45]
3. Jody Grind – We ve Had It [05:06]
4. Jan Dukes De Grey – Mice And Rats In The Loft [08:20]
5. Peter Bardens – Homage To The God Of Light [13:33]
6. Stray – Around The World In 80 Days [03:38]
7. Mr Fox – Mendle [07:12]
8. Marsupilami – Prelude To The Arena [05:22]
9. Unicorn – Dont Ever Give Up Trying [05:07]
10. Pentangle – Reflection [11:13]
11. Skin Alley – Skin Valley Serenade [03:43]

CD3:

1. Peter Bardens – Tear Down The Wall [07:24]
2. Stray – Son Of The Father [05:49]
3. Gerry Rafferty – Dont Count Me Out [03:48]
4. Skin Alley – Nicks Seven [05:00]
5. CMU – Song From The 4th Era [02:20]
6. CMU – A Distant Thought A Point Of Light [06:48]
7. Decameron – The Ungodly [04:08]
8. Fair Fortunes Star [10:01]
9. Stray – Move It [Single] [03:22]
10. Renia – Shelter [04:47]
11. Gryphon – Opening Move [09:44]
12. Decameron – Journeys End [04:42]
13. Metro – Criminal World [05:26]

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