VA – Think I’m Going Weird: Original Artefacts From The British Psychedelic Scene 1966-1968 (2021)

Posted by Green on October 28, 2021
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Think I’m Going Weird is a definitive overview of the British psychedelic scene, an epic five-CD/book set that includes more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music from the halcyon period 1966-68.

The boxset includes the major acts of the era (The Who, Traffic, Small Faces, The Move, Procol Harum, Incredible String Band, Family, Crazy World of Arthur Brown etc) and features many bands who also played London’s underground dungeons during the Summer Of Love.

Featuring studio demos from the likes of Tintern Abbey, The Soft Machine, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, Genesis, Mandrake Paddle Steamer, Dantalian’s Chariot and others plus numerous cult 45s (July, Caleb, Vamp, Blossom Toes, Sweet Feeling, etc) and fascinating album cuts from such scene stalwarts as Tomorrow, Fairport Convention, Kaleidoscope, The Deviants and Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera. Perhaps most enticingly of all, the collection includes a number of hitherto-unknown recordings by bands who are only now gaining their first public exposure including Eyes Of Blond, Tinsel Arcade, Crystal Ship (whose contribution features lyrics from Pete Brown) and the semi-mythical 117, such a legendary name from the era’s handbills and posters that they even had a UK psych fanzine named after them in the ‘90s.

CD1
1. Atlanta Roots – Plastic Daffodils (3:19)
2. Ron Geesin – Psychedelia (1:10)
3. Strawbs – Tell Me What You See In Me (Alternative Version) (5:03)
4. Plastic Penny – Mrs. Grundy (Mono) (5:15)
5. Apple – Buffalo Billycan (Mono Single Version) (3:10)
6. SLEEPY – Rosie Can’t Fly (4:11)
7. The Picadilly Line – I Know, She Believes (3:07)
8. The Mirage – Is Anybody Home (2:43)
9. Eyes of Blond – Why (6:47)

CD2
1. Dantalian’s Chariot – World War Three (4:10)
2. Family – See Through Windows (3:48)
3. Rainbow Ffolly – Sun Sing (Early Force Four Demo) (3:31)
4. Genesis – Image Blown Out (Rough Mix, 1968) (2:12)
5. Spencer Davis Group – Taking Out Time (2:11)
6. The Hi-Fi’s – You’re Haunting Me (2:21)
7. Sands – Mrs Gillespie’s Refrigerator (2:06)
8. RusT – Please Return (2:39)
9. The Alan Bown! – All Along The Watchtower (Mono) (3:09)
10. Grapefruit – Elevator (2:05)
11. Mike Stuart Span – World In My Head (4:31)
12. Tinsel Arcade – Life Does Not Seem What It Seems (2:56)
13. One Step Beyond – Scene Of The Lemon Queen (5:53)

CD3
1. Boeing Duven & The Beautiful Soup – Jabberwock (2:30)
2. John’s Children – Sara, Crazy Child (Extended German Single Version) (2:28)
3. J.P. Sunshine – Hey Girl (2:22)
4. Barclay James Harvest – Mr. Sunshine (Film Version) (2:59)
5. Felius Andromeda – Cheadle Heath Delusions (2:46)
6. The Moody Blues – How Can We Hang On To A Dream? (2:22)
7. Circus – Yes Is A Pleasant Country (4:08)
8. Crystal Ship – The Blue Man Runs Away (2:48)
9. Mother’s Pride – Mother’s Magazine (3:16)
10. Turquoise – Flying Machine (3:07)
11. Octopus – In The Park (3:18)

CD4
1. One In A Million – Fredereek Hernando (3:20)
2. The Syn – Flowerman (Demo Version, Marquee Studios) (2:38)
3. The Motives – I Can Hear Colours (2:56)
4. The Lion & The Fish – Green (3:00)
5. Canto – Come Over Stranger (3:06)
6. The Misunderstood – Children Of The Sun (IBC Acetate 1) (2:48)
7. Third Ear Band – Cosmic Trip (3:49)
8. JOHN BRYANT – I Bring The Sun (3:04)
9. The Human Instinct – Death Of The Seaside (2:34)
10. Fire – Boys And Girls Together (2:23)
11. Jason Crest – Charge Of The Light Brigade (3:03)
12. Louise – Toymaker’s Shop (1:56)
13. Medium Rare – Plastic Aeroplane (3:05)
14. 117 – Venusian Moonshine (Live At Middle Earth) (11:45)

CD5
1. The Shame – Don’t Go ‘Way Little Girl (Single Mix) (3:05)
2. Tintern Abbey – My Prayer (Early Version) (5:24)
3. Jade Hexagram – Phantom Eye (5:05)
4. Blossom Toes – What On Earth (Single Mix) (2:57)
5. Mandrake Paddle Streamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show (4:20)
6. East Of Eden – Waterways (Demo Version) (6:42)
7. The Sorrows – Which Way (2:39)
8. The Deviants – Bun (2:43)
9. The 23rd Turnoff – Another Vincent Van Gogh (Demo) (2:20)
10. Champagne – Smile At The Sad Sun (3:47)
11. The Zany Woodruff Operation – Tales Of The Brave Ulysses (2:57)
12. Tales Of Justine – Sitting On A Blunestone (2:39)
13. The Action – Brain (3:04)

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