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WHAT A GROOVY DAY - THE BRITISH SUNSHINE POP SOUND 1967-1972 - 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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3
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Release Date:
27-01-2023
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5013929192225
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Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRSEGBOX122
WHAT A GROOVY DAY - THE BRITISH SUNSHINE POP SOUND 1967-1972 - 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX
WHAT A GROOVY DAY - THE BRITISH SUNSHINE POP SOUND 1967-1972 - 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX

Description

  • Detailed examination of the British Sunshine Pop sound during its late 60s/early 70s heyday.
  • Four-hour compilation with 87 tracks including hits, misses, rarities and previously unreleased material.

Although the lushly-arranged, harmony-based late 60s Sunshine Pop sound is most readily associated with America in general and the sun-kissed California region in particular, the reality is that it was always an international phenomenon.

The three-CD set, ‘What A Groovy Day’ is a thrilling four-hour celebration of Britain's contribution to the genre, ranging from household names (The New Seekers, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits) to terminally obscure acts like Infinity and The Mellow Yellow, who failed to release anything at the time.

Naturally our compilation includes contributions from the two uncrowned kings of the 60s British harmony pop sound, vocalist Tony Rivers (who provides us with our title song) and studio all-rounder John Carter, represented as both performer and songwriter.

Other highlights come from posthumously-acclaimed Sunshine Pop maestros Design, a trio of music library recordings by the largely overlooked but hugely talented backroom auteur Barbara Moore and, perhaps most intriguingly of all, the first-ever release of The Sweet's first demo recording, cut when they were still known as Sweetshop.

Housed in a clamshell box featuring a lavish 48-page booklet, ‘What A Groovy Day’ is a fascinating exploration of a sound that, more than 50 years after its unacknowledged-at-the- time heyday, is still causing endless ripples in the musical gene pool. Grab yourself an instant dose of aural summer sunshine!

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. WHAT A GROOVY DAY Harmony Grass
  3. GENTLEMEN OF THE PARK Episode Six
  4. LIKE THE TIDE, LIKE THE OCEAN Force West
  5. AT THE THIRD STROKE The Picadilly Line
  6. ALEXANDER BELL BELIEVES - Alexander Bell
  7. PAINTING THE DAY - Chuckles
  8. SHE WON'T SHOW UP TONIGHT John Carter
  9. SUNSHINE GAMES The Tremeloes
  10. I'VE GOT YOU ON MY MIND Dorian Gray
  11. FLY PARADISE Barbara Moore
  12. MR. PSEUDO-FABULOUS Weavers Green
  13. DROPPING OUT The Orange Bicycle
  14. THE COMPANY I KEEP Ken Smart
  15. YOYO THOUGHTS Philwit & Pegasus
  16. MAKE UP YOUR MIND The Bystanders
  17. SATURDAY'S CHILD The Spectrum
  18. GEORGY GIRL The Seekers
  19. GOING HOME - Agincourt
  20. LOONIN' The Wilson Malone Voiceband
  21. SUMMER DREAMING Tony Rivers & The Castaways
  22. MUM AND DAD Pinkerton's Colours
  23. BIRDS AND BEES Warm Sounds
  24. WHEN JEZAMINE GOES (demo version) Marty Wilde
  25. SOME OTHER SOMEDAY West Coast Consortium
  26. THE SOUND OF THE SUMMER The Chocolate Watch Band
  27. GENTLY AS YOU FEEL The Flies
  28. COLOUR MY WORLD Petula Clark
  29. EARLY MORNING SUN The Californians
  30. WHY SHOULDN'T I? - Jason Cord
  31. BYE BYE BABY The Symbols
  32. LITTLE ONE The Episode
  33. COLOURED MILE - Design
  34. MY DOOR NO. 4 (aka LONELY HIGHWAY) The Mirage
  35. LOOKS LIKE RAIN Majority One
  36. LISTEN TO THE MAN - Robbie
  37. A NIGHT TO BE REMEMBERED Dawn Chorus
  38. ALL ON A SUMMER'S DAY - Butterscotch
  39. SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME (US single version) The Flying Machine
  40. MONTAGE - Jefferson
  41. IN MY MAGIC GARDEN Tinkerbell's Fairydust
  42. SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU David & Jonathan
  43. I'M COMING BACK - Sparrow
  44. EVERY LITTLE MOVE SHE MAKES White Plains
  45. FRIENDS OF MINE The Zombies
  46. STAINED GLASS WINDOW Simon Dupree & The Big Sound
  47. WE CAN HELP YOU The Alan Bown!
  48. C'MON MARIANNE (alternative version) - Grapefruit
  49. (THE MAN FROM THE) MARRIAGE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE BUREAU The Knack
  50. EVERYTHING IS SUNSHINE The Hollies
  51. NIGHT IN THE CITY The New Seekers
  52. THE LIGHTNING TREE The Settlers
  53. HELLOW HELLOW Paul Ryan
  54. BUT I KNOW Normie Rowe
  55. HEAVY LACE The Roger Webb Sound
  56. SLEEPY JOE Herman's Hermits
  57. MR, RAINBOW Homer's Knods
  58. AM I LOSING YOU The Flower Pot Men
  59. CRIED ENOUGH FOR YOU* The Mellow Yellow
  60. I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN - Infinity
  61. MOVE IN A LITTLE CLOSER BABY Harmony Grass
  62. TAKE A BOAT - Design
  63. FLY AWAY Barbara Moore
  64. BEING HUMAN BEING Paper Bubble
  65. MR. NICE Cliff Richard
  66. MYTHOLOGICAL SUNDAY - Friends
  67. ANY TIME Washington D.C.'s
  68. I'M A TRAIN Colors Of Love
  69. LET'S GET A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL - Montanas
  70. DO YOU WANNA DANCE Deep Feeling
  71. DARK STAR - Pussyfoot
  72. LIKE THE SUN - Tapestry
  73. THE WALK WILL DO YOU GOOD The Rainbow People
  74. DON'T LISTEN Katch 22
  75. CLOSE MY EYES Edwards Hand
  76. TRY A LITTLE SADNESS - Genesis
  77. CHERRY, CHERRY Jonathan King
  78. HOLLY GOLIGHTLY - Fluff
  79. MIDWEEK EXCURSION Pennsylvania Sixpence
  80. LOOK AT THE SUN Sun Dragon
  81. ON A QUIET NIGHT The Oscar Bicycle
  82. FORGIVE AND FORGET* Warm Sounds
  83. WITH MY EYES CLOSED The March Hare
  84. SHAPES AND SHADOWS - Tandem
  85. MILLIONS OF MILLIONS* - Sweetshop
  86. LADY OF THE MORNING SUN The Bullring
  87. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Jason Crest
  88. SOUND OF SUMMER'S OVER Summer Wine
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