VA – Peephole In My Brain: The British Progressive Pop Sound Of 1971 (2020)

Posted by Green on August 24, 2020
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1971 stands as an odd, rather surreal year in British pop history: while American soft-rockers and singer-songwriters were dominating the album charts, the year in which the country ch-ch-changed over to decimal currency saw the homegrown pop/rock scene becoming increasingly eccentric. Peephole In My Brain documents the progressive-pop sounds of the year as the underground rock scene crossed over to the mainstream. The 71 tracks from ’71 include major hits for the likes of Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and John Kongos as well as a selection of key album cuts from Procol Harum, ELP, Magna Carta, Barclay James Harvest, Cressida, Help Yourself, Legend and many others. There’s bona fide classic 45s from Kevin Ayers, Medicine Head, Wishful Thinking and The Move along with the song that Bowie wrote for his old friend Dana Gillespie, a clutch of righteously obscure but fascinating singles, a handful of essential singer/songwriter cuts and a raft of unissued-at-the-time nuggets from bands who existed outside of the major label pop bubble.

CD1
1. Dana Gillespie – Andy Warhol (1971 Promo Version) (2:45)
2. Corn & Seed Merchants – Mr Middleton’s Lament (2:31)
3. Curved Air – Back Street Luv (2018 Remaster) (3:37)
4. Procol Harum – Memorial Drive (3:46)
5. Barclay James Harvest – Ursula (The Swansea Song) (2020 Remaster) (2:51)
6. Sweeny Bean – Rock ‘N’ Roll Wedding (2:38)
7. Samurai – More Rain (4:27)
8. Medicine Head – (And The) Pictures In The Sky (Single Version) (2:29)
9. Shape of the Rain – Woman (3:58)
10. DEEP FEELING – Old People’s Home (3:51)

CD2
1. Rockin’ Horse – Oh Carol, I’m so Sad (2:49)
2. Second Hand – Hangin’ On An Eyelid (4:21)
3. Zior – I Was Fooling (3:08)
4. Fusion Farm – Mrs Speed (3:16)
5. Open Road – Waterwheel (3:58)
6. Ray Fenwick – Anniversary (3:57)
7. Beau – Ferris Street (2:19)
8. Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts – Southbound Lane (3:55)
9. The Doggs – Billy’s Gotta Run (2:40)
10. Bill Nelson – Love’s A Way (3:33)
11. Fields – While The Sun Still Shines (3:15)
12. Nirvana – The Saddest Day Of My Life (5:16)

CD3
1. Airbus – This Time Tomorrow (3:34)
2. Octopus – Summer (3:04)
3. Curtiss Maldoon – Sepheryn (3:11)
4. Blonde On Blonde – I Don’t Care (2:41)
5. Montage – Dangling In The Cool (3:28)
6. Siren – Strange Locomotion (2:57)
7. The Red Sox – Mister Ten Per Cent (3:11)
8. Knocker Jungle – Where I Belong (2:44)
9. Kingdom Come – Eternal Messenger (Single Version) (3:49)
10. Edwards Hand – Encounter (2:44)
11. lifeblud – So Be It (3:05)
12. Dear Mr Time – Grandfather (2:53)
13. Bullet – Hobo (Single Version) (3:28)
14. Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs – Sea Side Shuffle (2:44)
15. Phase 3 – Bill Bailey (2:54)

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