A Strange Affair: The Recordings 1965-1970 (2CD)

John's Children

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Rock, Psychedelic
Cherry Red
November 25, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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John's Children were the quintessential cult 60s Mod/Psych band, controversial, sharply dressed and subsequently the stuff of legend.

The band were fronted by Andy Ellison (later with Jet and Radio Stars) and boasted Marc Bolan within their ranks during their short life. A Strange Affair" for the first time " boasts the entire Johns Children output between 1966 and 1970.

The package includes:
Two singles for EMIs Columbia label: The Love I Thought I'd Found and Just What You Want " Just What You Get.

Four singles for The Whos label Track Records: Desdemona, the legendarily withdrawn Midsummer Night's Scene, Come And Play With Me In The Garden and Go-Go Girl.
Their mock-live album Orgasm! which was belatedly issued on US label White Whale in 1970.

Andy Ellisons subsequent solo singles It's Been A Long Time (Track), Fool From Upper Eden (CBS) and You Can't Do That (SNB).

Three tracks by pre-Johns Children band The Silence.

A raft of rare and previously unissued alternative versions and mixes.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRSEG027D
Barcode 5013929782723
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 110g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Love I Thought I'd Found -
2. Strange Affair -
3. Just What You Want - Just What You'll Get -
4. But She's Mine -
5. Desdemona -
6. Remember Thomas À Becket -
7. Midsummer Night's Scene -
8. Sara, Crazy Child -
9. Come And Play With Me In The Garden -
10. Go - Go Girl -
11. Jagged Time Lapse -
12. Arthur Green (Credited To Andy Ellison) -
13. It's Been A Long Time (Andy Ellison Solo) -
14. Fool From Upper Eden (Andy Ellison Solo) -
15. Another Lucky Lie (Andy Ellison Solo) -
16. You Can't Do That (Andy Ellison Solo) -
17. Cornflake Zoo (Andy Ellison Solo) -
18. Help! (Andy Ellison Solo) -
19. Casbah Candy (Andy Ellison Solo) -
20. Hippy Gumbo (Andy Ellison Solo) -
21. Down Down (By The Silence) -
22. Cold On Me (By The Silence) -
23. Forgive Me If I'm Wrong (By The Silence) -
24. Mustang Ford -
25. Not The Sort Of Girl You Take To Bed -
26. Sally Was An Angel (Vocal) -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Killer Ben -
2. Jagged Time Lapse -
3. Smashed! Blocked! -
4. You're A Nothing -
5. Not The Sort Of Girl -
6. Cold On Me -
7. Leave Me Alone -
8. Let Me Know -
9. Just What You Want - Just What You'll Get -
10. Why Do You Lie -
11. Strange Affair (Alternative Mix) -
12. But She's Mine (Alternative Mix) -
13. The Love I Thought I'd Found (First Version) -
14. Desdemona ("Why Do You Have To Lie" Version) -
15. Remember Thomas À Becket (Alternative Version) -
16. Midsummer Night's Scene (Alternative Version) -
17. Sara, Crazy Child (German Single Version) -
18. Jagged Time Lapse (Alternative Version) -
19. It's Been A Long Time (Andy Ellison Solo, Stereo Mix) -
20. You Can't Do That (Acetate Version, Andy Ellison Solo) -
21. Hippy Gumbo (Marc Bolan Vocal) -
22. Not The Sort Of Girl You Take To Bed (Alternative Version) -
23. Sally Was An Angel (Instrumental) -
24. Come And Play With Me In The Garden (Instrumental) -
25. The Perfumed Garden Of Gulliver Smith (Instrumental) -
26. Midsummer Night's Scene (Alternative Mix) -