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New Moon's In The Sky: The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1970

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
23-08-2019
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Barcode:
5013929185906
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRSEGBOX059

Description

Having documented the British psychedelic scene with anthologies devoted to the years 1967, 1968 and 1969, Grapefruit's ongoing series fearlessly confronts the dawn of the Seventies with a slight rebrand. New Moon's In The Sky: The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1970 features (appropriately enough) seventy tracks from the first year of the new decade as the British pop scene adjusted to life without The Beatles. The 3-CD set concentrates on the more song-based recordings to emanate from British studios during 1970, whether from a pure-pop-for-then-people perspective or the more concise, melodic end of the burgeoning progressive rock spectrum. We acknowledge the end of the road for some bands who'd achieved a modicum of late Sixties success (Honeybus, Love Sculpture, Plastic Penny) while also charting the arrival of various acts like Curved Air, Atomic Rooster (about to score two major hit singles in the space of six months), Stray, future heavy metal major leaguers UFO, Affinity and Cressida, all of whom were able to combine underground rock credibility with an appreciation of the three-minute pop song. We also feature a number of successful late Sixties acts attempting to stay relevant in the new decade and adapt to a changing musical landscape (The Hollies, The Move, Status Quo, Procol Harum, The Tremeloes etc). But as always, we also shed light on the lost and buried: the studio-only creations, the Beatles disciples, the psychedelic folk adventurers, the one-shot-and-you're-out releases, the pseudonymous pranksters and the backroom duckers and divers that littered the industry at the turn of the decade. We include a couple of tracks from one of the greatest music library psych albums (and no, it isn't The Electric Banana), a handful of recordings that unfathomably failed to gain a release at the time (including the mighty Five Day Rain) and even a couple of 1970 locally-recorded demos that have never previously seen the light of day. Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet that's crammed to bursting point with group bios and obscure photos/memorabilia, New Moon's In The Sky is a fascinating document of a febrile period. It's also yet another essential Grapefruit package.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Procol Harum - Piggy Pig Pig
  3. Barclay James Harvest - Good Love Child
  4. Five Day Rain - Good Year
  5. Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
  6. Stray - Around The World In Eighty Days
  7. The Humblebums - All The Best People Do It
  8. Magna Carta - Give Me No Goodbye
  9. Cressida - Winter Is Coming Again
  10. Tim Andrews - Tiny Goddess
  11. Angel Pavement - Jennifer
  12. Harmony Grass - I've Seen To Dream
  13. Penny Arcade - The Two Of Us
  14. River - California Here I Come
  15. Canticle - My Mind's Eye
  16. Plastic Penny - Celebrity Ball
  17. Patto - Time To Die
  18. The Sweet - Mr Mcgallagher
  19. The Seychelles - I Will Be There
  20. The Good Vibrations - Call Me Lightning
  21. The Tremeloes - Me And My Life
  22. Kevin Ayers & The Whole Wide World - Singing A Song In The Morning
  23. The Flying Machine - The Flying Machine
  24. Love Sculpture - In The Land Of The Few (Single Edit)
  25. She Trinity - Climb That Tree
  26. The Marmalade - Kaleidoscope
  27. Honeybus - Under The Silent Tree
  28. Putney Bridge - What'S It All About
  29. Jawbone - Across The Universe
  30. Atomic Rooster - Devil'S Answer (Demo Version)
  31. The Fox - Lovely Day
  32. Blonde On Blonde - Castles In The Sky
  33. Curved Air - Blind Man
  34. Meic Stevens - Rowena
  35. Lifeblud - Bridge*
  36. Rusty Harness - Goodbye
  37. Ancient Grease - Time To Die
  38. UFO - Treacle People
  39. The Smoke - Playing With Magic
  40. The Others - Mr Dieingly Sad
  41. David & David - In The City
  42. Steamhammer - Levinia
  43. Fickle Pickle - Sam And Sadie
  44. The Regime - Mr And Mrs Franklin
  45. The Hollies - Mad Professor Blyth
  46. Yellow Taxi- Anna Laura Lee
  47. Paper Bubble - Mother, Mother, Mother
  48. Andromeda - Step This Way
  49. The Fut - Have You Heard The Word
  50. Warhorse - St Louis
  51. Bachdenkel - An Appointment With The Master
  52. Status Quo - Shy Fly
  53. Andrew Bown - Tarot
  54. Octopus - Thief
  55. Affinity - United States Of Mind
  56. Doctor Father - Umbopo
  57. This Side Up - Together In The Night
  58. The Gods - He'S Growing
  59. Hard Meat - Through A Window
  60. The Iron Maiden - Ned Kelly
  61. The Move - What?
  62. Sheridan & Price - Lightning Never Strikes
  63. Flashman - Hard Selling Woman
  64. Airbus - Alias Oliver Dream
  65. Killing Floor - Soon There Will Be Everything
  66. Love Street - Rock And Roll Woman
  67. Savwinkle & Turnerhopper - Your Mother Thinks I'M A Hoodlum
  68. Fire - Flies Like A Bird
  69. Danny Mcculloch - Colour Of The Sunset
  70. The Ghost - Indian Maid
  71. Bill Oddie - On Ilkla' Moor Baht'At
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