Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1968

Various Artists

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3
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Rock, Psychedelic
Label
Cherry Red
Released
November 10, 2017

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

It goes without saying that 1968 doesn't have the same kind of cachet as 1967 - a year that, in musical terms, will always be indelibly associated with the Summer of Love, Sgt Pepper and the emergence of psychedelia. But although the major players turned away from the excesses of the previous year in favour of a back-to-basics musical approach, there were arguably a greater number of psychedelic records made in 1968 than during the preceding twelve months.

Vital, lysergically-inclined 45s emerged from a whole host of younger groups, with The Factory, Mike Stuart Span, Fleur de Lys, The Fire, The Barrier, Boeing Duveen, Rupert's People and numerous others all releasing singles that have long been widely regarded by psychedelic collectors as genre classics.

. All these and more are gathered on Looking At The Pictures In The Sky, which provide a fascinating overview of the group scene in Britain (and Ireland!) in 1968, shining a light on unreleased gems, cult classics, choice album cuts, neglected B-sides and alternative versions.

As with its 1967 equivalent Let's Go Down And Blow Our Minds, the four-hour, 78-track, 3CD anthology Looking At The Pictures In The Sky is housed in a striking clambox that contains a 44 page booklet crammed with biographical information and rare photographs of the featured acts.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRSEGBOX040
Barcode 5013929184008
Number of items 3
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 156g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST -
2. FATHER'S NAME IS DAD -
3. GONG WITH THE LUMINOUS NOSE -
4. MIND'S EYE -
5. SPONTANEOUS APPLE CREATION -
6. LULLABY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) -
7. I WILL NOT BE MOVED -
8. SUNDAY BEST -
9. MY SON JOHN -
10. THE FANTASTIC STORY OF THE STEAM-DRIVEN BANANA -
11. MR. PARTRIDGE PASSED AWAY TODAY -
12. JABBERWOCK -
13. HAZE WOMAN -
14. TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES -
15. SUNDAY MORNING -
16. ANIMAL MAGIC -
17. SHE -
18. MR. LION -
19. UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS -
20. FESTIVAL OF THE HARVEST MOON -
21. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK 'N' ROLL STAR -
22. NEVER CARE -
23. NIGHTMARE -
24. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE -
25. DID YOU DIE FOUR YEARS AGO TONIGHT? -
26. FREDERICK JORDAN -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. CHILDREN OF TOMORROW -
2. DAWN BREAKS THROUGH -
3. MR PINNODMY'S DILEMMA -
4. TRYING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF YOU -
5. I CAN SHOW YOU -
6. LOCKED IN A ROOM -
7. BLUEBELL WOOD -
8. TECHNICOLOR DREAMS -
9. MUSIC SOOTHES THE SAVAGE BREAST -
10. HEAD FOR THE SUN -
11. MIDNIGHT LOVE CYCLE -
12. LOVERS FROM THE SKY -
13. JAMIE'S SONG -
14. SYDNEY GILL -
15. BIRTHDAY -
16. LOVE IS A TOY -
17. YESTERDAY WAS SUCH A LOVELY DAY (ELSIE) -
18. OMNIBUS (EXTENDED VERSION) -
19. I GET SO EXCITED -
20. MR. GOLDEN TRUMPET PLAYER -
21. YELLOW RAINBOW -
22. TIME SELLER (LP VERSION) -
23. PANTOMIME -
24. TWINKY -
25. CORNFLAKE ZOO -
26. PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. HOLD ON -
2. GIRL OF INDEPENDENT MEANS -
3. RAINMAKER -
4. HELLO ENID -
5. LUCKY SUNDAY -
6. WHAT'S THE RUSH, DILLBURY? -
7. CAVE OF CLEAR LIGHT -
8. ROUND AND ROUND -
9. COME ON DOWN -
10. COUNTRY LIFE -
11. VIRGINIA WATER -
12. AEROPLANE -
13. RAMBLING BOY -
14. ICE MAN -
15. NOW AND AGAIN REBECCA -
16. FELICITY JANE -
17. SYCAMORE SID -
18. DO YOU DREAM? -
19. MAXWELL FERGUSON -
20. PAWNBROKER (DEMO VERSION) -
21. SOFT WINDS -
22. WITHOUT YOU -
23. HAUNTED -
24. WHICH DREAMED IT -
25. TURNSTYLE -
26. PICTURES IN THE SKY -