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Turtle Soup (Expanded Edition)

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
25-08-2017
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Label:
Barcode:
5013929170933
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
CDBRED709
Turtle Soup (Expanded Edition)
Turtle Soup (Expanded Edition)

Description

The band revolved around singer, songwriter and guitarist Martin Coogan (older brother of actor/comedian Steve), who blended his love of 70s glam and art rock (David Bowie, Be Bop Deluxe) with a nod towards the best in 60s music to create The Mock Turtles sound. From 1987 to 1990, the band made five singles (the Pomona EP, Wicker Man, And Then She Smiles, Lay Me Down and Magic Boomerang) and an album, Turtle Soup, for Manchesters Imaginary Records, as well as a compilation 87-90. None of these has ever been reissued. Turtle Soup has subsequently been cited as one of the finest Manchester albums of all time. For this expanded reissue of Turtle Soup, which represents their complete Imaginary catalogue, all of the Mock Turtles non-album singles and B-sides are included, together with the many cover versions they recorded for Imaginarys popular tribute albums (covering The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart and The Kinks). In addition, Martin Coogan has unearthed no less than fourteen previously unissued Mock Turtles demos from his personal archive! Sleeve-notes are by Mark Hodkinson (The Guardian, etc.), who was the first-ever journalist to review the band back in the mid-1980s. The package boasts the original versions of Can You Dig It? (remained popular via various TV ads) and And Then She Smiles.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. KATHY COME HOME
  3. HEAD RUN WILD
  4. LAY ME DOWN
  5. ANOTHER JESUS WALKS ON WATER
  6. OH HELEN HOW?
  7. HOW DOES IT FEEL?
  8. AND THEN SHE SMILES
  9. THE WILLOW SONG
  10. MARY'S GARDEN
  11. CAN YOU DIG IT?
  12. WICKER MAN
  13. WATCHING THE WANING MOON
  14. JOHN Oâ€WAR
  15. TAKE YOUR TIME
  16. FIONNUALA
  17. BATHING IN BLUE
  18. CALM BEFORE THE STORM
  19. MAGIC BOOMERANG
  20. WICKER MAN (LIVE VERSION)
  21. WATCHING THE WANING MOON (LIVE VERSION)
  22. JOHNNY SEVEN
  23. ANGEL
  24. GOLDEN CHILDREN
  25. NO GOOD TRYING
  26. ONE EYED JACK
  27. TURN ON
  28. BIG SKY
  29. UP HERE IN HEAVEN
  30. CASTING PEARLS
  31. TIME BETWEEN / WHY
  32. HARVEY DON'T DIE
  33. KING FOR A DAY
  34. BIG EYED BEANS FROM VENUS
  35. SEE SAW
  36. FALLING ALL OVER
  37. PALE BLUE EYES
  38. WALLY'S DEAD
  39. SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND
  40. SHANGRI-LA
  41. THE ONLY ONE
  42. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
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