VA – Strange Pleasures: Further Sounds of the Decca Underground 1966-75 [3CD Remastered Box Set] (2008)

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Three CD box set, the follow-up to the hugely successful Island Records Prog box set, Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal. Strange Pleasures – Further Sounds of the Decca Underground contains 49 tracks from the golden age of British Prog and features early recordings by Genesis, Egg, Caravan, Khan, Moody Blues, Ten Years After and Thin Lizzy, all recorded for the Decca and Deram labels between 1966 and 1975. Compiled with exhaustive sleeve notes and annotation by Mark Powell. Design by Phil Smee at Waldo’s Design and Dream Emporium. Universal.

Disc 1
1. Genesis – In The Beginning (04:04)
2. Al Stewart – Turn Into Earth (02:52)
3. The Accent – Red Sky At Night (03:12)
4. Tintern Abbey – Vacuum Cleaner (03:04)
5. Virgin Sleep – Secret (02:21)
6. The Moody Blues – Twilight Time (03:18)
7. Bill Fay – Some Good Advice (02:20)
8. 23rd Turnoff – Michaelangelo (02:23)
9. Ten Years After – The Sounds (04:28)
10. The Curiosity Shoppe – Baby I Need You (03:28)
11. World Of Oz – Like A Tear (03:09)
12. Touch – Down At Circe’s Place (04:01)
13. The End – Under The Rainbow (03:48)
14. The Deviants – Opening (00:10)
15. The Deviants – I’m Coming Home (05:54)
16. East Of Eden – Northern Hemisphere (05:05)
17. Sunforest – Magician In The Mountain (04:13)
18. Davy Graham – Jenra (03:08)
19. The Moody Blues – The Best Way To Travel (03:12)
20. Egg – I Will Be Absorbed (05:09)
21. Ten Years After – Bad Scene (03:31)

Disc 2
1. Caravan – If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You (03:07)
2. The Moody Blues – Gypsy (03:35)
3. Bill Fay – Garden Song (03:10)
4. Denny Gerrard – Atmosphere (07:07)
5. Galliard – Skillet (03:44)
6. Satisfaction – Sharing (06:16)
7. T2 – J.L.T (05:50)
8. Keef Hartley Band – The Time Is Near (10:10)
9. Clark Hutchinson – First Reminder (03:00)
10. Ashkan – Practically Never Happens (05:59)
11. Stud – Harpo’s Head (07:17)
12. Egg – Contrasong (04:23)
13. East Of Eden – Marcus Junior (05:09)
14. Caravan – Winter Wine (07:36)

Disc 3
1. Thin Lizzy – Things Ain’t Working Out Down At The Farm (04:30)
2. Ten Years After – I’m Coming On (03:45)
3. Khan – Space Shanty (09:00)
4. Zakarrias – Cosmic Bride (06:08)
5. Bill Fay – Time Of The Last Persecution (03:52)
6. Caravan – Waterloo Lily (06:46)
7. Pete Brown – Ballade For The Queen Of Outer Space (08:34)
8. Darryl Way’s Wolf – Steal The World (04:18)
9. The Parlour Band – Spring’s Sweet Comfort (05:02)
10. Chicken Shack – Crying Won’t Help You Now (05:09)
11. Thin Lizzy – Sarah (Version 1) (02:51)
12. Principal Edwards – Triplets (02:24)
13. Curved Air – Marie Antoinette (06:52)
14. Michael Chapman – New York Ladies (09:28)

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