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Night Comes Down: 60 British M

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Night Comes Down: 60 British M
Night Comes Down: 60 British M




A bespoke ‘60s compilation of rare British music aimed at discerning collectors

Three-CD box set following previous collections ‘Looking Back’ (2011) and ‘Keep Lookin’ (2014), which ran the gamut of musical styles which emanated from the UK, diverse and yet united in their dancefloor appeal, from the discotheques of the day to nouveau Mod clubs in the 21st century.

With many tracks making their official debut on CD, including rarities by The Gnomes Of Zurich, Kevin ‘King’ Lear, Dominic Grant, The Shadrocks, The Reaction, Al Saxon, The Hammers, etc. In addition, ‘Cypress’ by The Truth is a previously unissued variant of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp’.

Familiar names (The Spencer Davis Group, Laurel Aitken, The Moody Blues, Arthur Brown) are joined by cult favourites (John’s Children, Mickey Finn, The Bo Street Runners) and relative unknowns (Five’s Company, The Second Thoughts).

Across three CDs, ‘Night Comes Down’ charts the development of Beat music in its various guises, from the gutsy yet jazzy R&B which opens Disc 1 through to horn-laden Brit Soul (Norma Lee, The Brothers Grimm), fuzz-powered Freakbeat (Favourite Sons, The Tomcats, The In Crowd), Femme Pop (Twiggy, Twinkle), and groovy Loungecore (courtesy of Mark Wirtz and Les Reed’s British Lion Orchestra).

Disc 3 reflects the influence of Psychedelia, as Swinging London became multi-coloured, with assorted treats from The Alan Bown, The Mike Stuart Span and The Spectrum, with some unlikely Mod-ish discoveries by “hairy” bands such as The Deviants and Fat Mattress.

Anyone who tried to purchase every 45 captured on this unique collection would have to set aside several thousand pounds!

The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12,000-word sleeve-note comprising a detailed summary of all 87 tracks on offer.


  1. Name
  2. Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) - Lita Roza
  3. I Need Your Loving - Ronnie Jones & The Night-Timers
  4. Baby, Don't Do It - Laurel Aitken
  5. Taboo Man - Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
  6. Pills - Mickey Finn & Blue Men
  7. Work Song - James Royal
  8. Seventh Son - The Second Thoughts
  9. Comin' Home Baby - The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus
  10. It's A Lie - Philip Goodhand-Tait & The Stormsville Shakers
  11. And I Do Just What I Want - The Bo Street Runners
  12. And My Baby's Gone - The Moody Blues
  13. Like That - Mike Cotton Sound
  14. Gonna Make A Woman Of You - A Band Of Angels
  15. She's A Girl - The Attraction
  16. It's Alright - The Rocking Vickers
  17. Ready, Steady - The Clockwork Oranges
  18. Can You Hear Me - Can You Hear Me? - The Cymbaline
  19. A Tu Vera - The Tomcats
  20. I Ain't Got You - Five's Company
  21. The Snake - Kevin "King" Lear
  22. Jugger Tea - Oliver Bone
  23. Don't That Beat Them All - Just Five
  24. No Other Baby - Chad & Jeremy
  25. Gotta Get Through To You - Eden Kane
  26. Big Fat Spider - Heinz
  27. You're Gonna Get Your Way - Glenda Collins
  28. What Am I Doing Here With You - Twinkle
  29. Rolling On - Norma Lee
  30. The Other Side Of Love - The Caravelles
  31. Time Is On My Side - Four + One
  32. Night Comes Down - Mickey Finn
  33. Short Change - Spencer Davis Group
  34. Big Bare Beat - The British Lion Orchestra
  35. Phone Me - Robb And Dean Douglas
  36. My Love - Ronnie Jones
  37. The Society For The Protection Of Love - The Stormsville Shakers
  38. What's Her Name - Guy Darrell
  39. Count Me Out - Kevin "King" Lear
  40. Can't Stop Talkin' About My Baby - Mike Patto
  41. Soul Serenade - The Mike Cotton Sound
  42. Knock On Wood - Oliver Bone
  43. Just One More Chance - The Outer Limits
  44. Don't Stop Girl - Dominic Grant
  45. When I Think Of You - Twiggy
  46. Yeh Yeh - The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus
  47. That Driving Beat - The Favourite Sons
  48. Blow Up - The In Crowd
  49. Party Line - The Attraction
  50. Arthur Green - Andy Ellison
  51. Cypress (Previously Unissued) - The Truth
  52. Sink Or Swim - Circus
  53. She Was Really Saying Something - Doc Thomas Group
  54. Take Me For A Little While - Rusty Harness
  55. Baby And Me - The Hammers
  56. Going Going Gone - Mike Hurst & Mike D'abo
  57. There Is - The Shadrocks
  58. Afrodisiac - The Web
  59. Falling In Love With You - The Reaction
  60. East Side 628 - Al Saxon
  61. A Man Needs Love - The Brothers Grimm
  62. Girl On A Motorcycle - The British Lion Orchestra
  63. The Eagle Flies On Friday - The Exceptions
  64. London Bridge Is Coming Down - The Spectrum
  65. Elevator - Grapefruit
  66. Peacock Dress - Sun Dragon
  67. Looking Towards The Sky - Davey Payne & The Medium Wave
  68. Violin Shop - The Alan Bown
  69. Remember The Times - Mike Stuart Span
  70. Hold On - Rupertââ¢s People
  71. Give What You Take (Demo) - The Lomax Alliance
  72. Second Fiddle - The Gnomes Of Zurich
  73. I've Got Money - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
  74. Come And Play With Me In The Garden - Johnââ¢s Children
  75. Fire In The City - The Deviants
  76. Sunshine Superman - Big Jim Sullivan - Big Jim Sullivan
  77. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Mirage - The Mirage
  78. Flowers Are Flowering (Demo) - The 23rd Turnoff
  79. Mr. Universe - Episode Six
  80. I Don't Mind - Fat Mattress
  81. How Do You Feel - Sounds Incorporated
  82. Infatuation - The Secrets
  83. Call Me Lightning - The Good Vibrations
  84. Mae West - Ken Moule's London Jazz Chamber Group
  85. Pumpkin Mini - Katch 22
  86. Einer Kleiner Miser Musik - Tony Rivers & The Castaways
  87. Thank You Baby For Coming - The Matchmakers
  88. The Meaning Of Love - Putney Bridge
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