VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Think I’m Going Weird – Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966 – 1968 “

Posted: January 25, 2023 in MUSIC

Pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of English Tea and prepare yourself to go back in time. This epic five-CD/book set includes music from The Who, Traffic, Small Faces, The Move, Procol Harum, Incredible String Band, Family, Crazy World of Arthur Brown and many more with nearly an hour of unreleased music.

There are also demos from Tintern Abbey, The Soft Machine, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, Genesis, Mandrake Paddle Steamer, Dantalian’s Chariot and others plus numerous hard to find singles from (July, Caleb, Vamp, Blossom Toes, Sweet Feeling, etc) and deep album cuts from Tomorrow, Fairport Convention, Kaleidoscope, The Deviants and Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera.

The booklet goes through each track in detail with photos and memorabilia from the time.

Perhaps most enticingly of all, the collection includes a number of hitherto-unknown recordings by bands who are only now gaining their first public exposure including Eyes Of Blond, Tinsel Arcade, Crystal Ship (whose contribution features lyrics from Pete Brown) and the semi-mythical 117, such a legendary name from the era’s handbills and posters that they even had a UK psych fanzine named after them in the ‘90s.

A dazzling feat of licensing and research, ‘Think I’m Going Weird…’ comes in a 60-page A5 book format with 25,000-word track-by-track annotation with some extraordinary and rare photos and memorabilia.

For anyone even remotely interested in British psychedelia, it’s simply an essential purchase.

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