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A Slight Disturbance In My Mind ~ The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966: (3CD)

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A Slight Disturbance In My Mind ~ The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966: (3CD)
A Slight Disturbance In My Mind ~ The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966: (3CD)


  • While the likes of “Rubber Soul”, ‘See My Friends’ and ‘Still I’m Sad’ had served notice in 1965 of British pop’s heightened level of ambition, 1966 would prove to be an even more tumultuous twelve-month period as experimentation and innovation grew to new levels.


  • The release that August of “Revolver” – whose cataclysmic closing track ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ landed amongst the record-buying public like an impenetrable missile from outer space – brought the concept of psychedelic music out of the margins and into the mainstream.


  • However, psychedelia – condemned by national newspaper The Sun as “the new and dangerous sound in pop music” – had been percolating throughout the year. The word was already in subterranean use in America, adapted by the likes of The 13th Floor Elevators and Hollywood hustler Kim Fowley, who in late 1965 had become the first person to promote a record with the term “psychedelic”.


  • Arriving in London in March 1966, Fowley became a proselytising influence for the new sound, instructing bemused young British bands to “act psychedelically”. His sojourn coincided with the relocation of Californian band The Misunderstood, whose incendiary sound and stage act was a major influence on a new generation of British acts.  


  • Meanwhile, serial pioneers The Yardbirds were making increasingly audacious music, their new manager Simon Napier-Bell instructed the young John’s Children to become “the first psychedelic group”, while mod band The Creation developed an intriguing pop-art approach.


  • Featuring 84 tracks, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966 examines the “experimental pop” element of the British music scene during that epochal twelve-month period with a dizzying, dazzling mix of nascent psychedelia, introspective pop and what’s been retrospectively labelled freakbeat.


  • We feature vital contributions from some of the era’s biggest names (The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Animals etc), a bunch of highly collectable cult classics, a huge stash of unissued-at-the-time nuggets and early outings for such future legends as Bowie, Bolan, Slade and The Bee Gees.


  • Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet crammed with biographical information and priceless period photos and memorabilia.


  1. Name
  2. Making Time
  3. Shapes Of Things
  4. Ill Keep Holding On
  5. Mud In Your Eye
  6. Sweet Music
  7. Oriental Sadness
  8. Play Down
  9. Am I The Red One (Alternative Mix)
  10. I Unseen
  11. Security (Extended Version)
  12. I Dig Everything
  13. Shes A Girl
  14. A House In The Country
  15. Daddy Long Legs (Brass-Free Version)
  16. Man With Money
  17. The Quiet Explosion
  18. Thirteen Women
  19. I Take It That Were Through
  20. Major Catastrophe
  21. Hippy Gumbo (Demo Version)
  22. I Will Have You
  23. Tomorrow Night
  24. Blow-Up
  25. Simplified
  26. Back Seat Driver
  27. Baby, Youve Got It
  28. I Just Got Some
  29. Answers Please
  30. My Friend Jack (Demo Version)
  31. Please Please Me
  32. Painter Man (2017 Stereo Mix)
  33. Why Dont You Smile Now
  34. Youve Gotta Have Love Babe (Demo Version)
  35. Outcast
  36. Were Broken
  37. Ive Laid Some Down In My Time
  38. Wellall Right
  39. Shapes In My Mind (Us 45 Version)
  40. My Time (Brass-Free Version)
  41. Fancy
  42. Youre My Girl
  43. What A State Im In
  44. Turn Into Earth
  45. The Morning After
  46. Walkin Walkin Walkin
  47. Have You Ever Loved Somebody
  48. Hungry
  49. Molly Andersons Cookery Book
  50. Tax Man
  51. The Ruin
  52. Kicks
  53. Youre My Girl
  54. Paint It Black
  55. Sagittarius
  56. Wrong Way
  57. Holidaymaker
  58. The Love I Thought Id Found
  59. Save My Soul
  60. Stroll On
  61. Glendora
  62. Im Not Your Stepping Stone (Demo Version)
  63. Its A Crime
  64. Let The Live Live
  65. I Go To Sleep
  66. Dont Tell Me
  67. Happy New Year
  68. I Am The World
  69. Clown
  70. Indication
  71. Little Rosy
  72. What Does She Do
  73. My Little Red Book
  74. No More You And Me
  75. Girl Child, I Am An Evil Witchman
  76. Hurdy Gurdy Man
  77. Summer Leaves Me With A Sigh
  78. Advertising Man
  79. My World Fell Down
  80. Hey, You Lolita
  81. I Suppose
  82. Different Kind Of Love Song
  83. Tomorrow Never Knows
  84. My Mind
  85. Disturbance
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