Three CD set. 1971 stands as an odd, rather surreal year in British pop history: while American soft-rockers and singer-songwriters were dominating the album charts, the year in which the country ch-ch-changed over to decimal currency saw the homegrown pop/rock scene becoming increasingly eccentric. Peephole In My Brain documents the progressive-pop sounds of the year as the underground rock scene crossed over to the mainstream. Our 71 tracks from '71 include major hits for the likes of Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and John Kongos as well as a selection of key album cuts from Procol Harum, ELP, Magna Carta, Barclay James Harvest, Cressida, Help Yourself, Legend and many others. We also include tracks that were first issued in 1971 but which would only make a mark later on: Status Quo would have to wait a while for 'Mean Girl' to hit the charts, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs would find success twelve months later when 'Sea Side Shuffle' was reissued, and the Curtiss Maldoon album track 'Sepheryn' would be discovered more than twenty years later by Madonna, who used it as the basis for 'Ray Of Light'. We disinter bona fide classic 45s from Kevin Ayers, Medicine Head, Wishful Thinking and The Move along with the song that Bowie wrote for his old friend Dana Gillespie, a clutch of righteously obscure but fascinating singles, a handful of essential singer/songwriter cuts and a raft of unissued-at-the-time nuggets from bands who existed outside of the major label pop bubble. Featuring a 40-page booklet crammed with rare illustrations and the stories behind the songs, Peephole In My Brain is an essential addition to Grapefruit's acclaimed year-by-year series of late Sixties/early Seventies British rock and pop.
Three CD set. 1971 stands as an odd, rather surreal year in British pop history: while American soft-rockers and singer-songwriters were dominating the album charts, the year in which the country ch-ch-changed over to decimal currency saw the homegrown pop/rock scene becoming increasingly eccentric. Peephole In My Brain documents the progressive-pop sounds of the year as the underground rock scene crossed over to the mainstream. Our 71 tracks from '71 include major hits for the likes of Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and John Kongos as well as a selection of key album cuts from Procol Harum, ELP, Magna Carta, Barclay James Harvest, Cressida, Help Yourself, Legend and many others. We also include tracks that were first issued in 1971 but which would only make a mark later on: Status Quo would have to wait a while for 'Mean Girl' to hit the charts, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs would find success twelve months later when 'Sea Side Shuffle' was reissued, and the Curtiss Maldoon album track 'Sepheryn' would be discovered more than twenty years later by Madonna, who used it as the basis for 'Ray Of Light'. We disinter bona fide classic 45s from Kevin Ayers, Medicine Head, Wishful Thinking and The Move along with the song that Bowie wrote for his old friend Dana Gillespie, a clutch of righteously obscure but fascinating singles, a handful of essential singer/songwriter cuts and a raft of unissued-at-the-time nuggets from bands who existed outside of the major label pop bubble. Featuring a 40-page booklet crammed with rare illustrations and the stories behind the songs, Peephole In My Brain is an essential addition to Grapefruit's acclaimed year-by-year series of late Sixties/early Seventies British rock and pop.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 08/21/2020
UPC: 5013929187627

Peephole In My Brain: British Progressive Pop (Uk)
Artist: Peephole In My Brain British Progressive Pop
Format: CD
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1. Andy Warhol (Original 1971 Demo Album Version) - Dana Gillespie
2. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes - Kevin Ayers
3. Hey Willy - The Hollies
4. Mr. Middleton's Lament - Corn ; Seed Merchants
5. Dearest Eloise - Stray
6. Deborah - Help Yourself
7. Dora, The Female Explorer - Stackridge
8. Ursula (The Swansea Song) - Barclay James Harvest
9. More Rain - Samurai 1
10. Goodbye Post Office Tower Goodbye - Cressida 1
11. Tonight - The Move 1
12. Down Smokey Lane - Fickle Pickle 1
13. Woman - Shape Of The Rain 1
14. Going Back Home - Unicorn 1
15. Castle On The Hill - The Factory 1
16. Time For The Leaving - Magna Carta 1
17. I Feel Like Sleeping - Legend 1
18. Indian Queens - Michael Chapman 1
19. Hotel Room - Edgar Broughton Band 2
20. Safari - Peter Cowap 2
21. Jennifer - Cliff Wade 2
22. Old People's Home - Deep Feeling 2
23. Hiroshima - Wishful Thinking 2
24. Sugar Sugar - Sakkarin 2
25. Backstreet Luv - Curved Air 2
26. Memorial Drive - Procol Harum 2
27. Oh Carol I'm So Sad - Rockin' Horse 2
28. To Each And Everyone - Gerry Rafferty 2
29. Caroline Goodbye - Colin Blunstone 3
30. Maisie Jones - Nimbo 3
31. Hangin' On An Eyelid - Second Hand 3
32. I Was Fooling - Zior 3
33. Mrs. Speed - Fusion Farm 3
34. Waterwheel - Open Road 3
35. Anniversary - Ray Fenwick 3
36. Mister Westwood - Pluto 3
37. Frightened - Bear Foot 3
38. Weather Or Not - Bronx Cheer 3
39. Talking To The Flowers - Rick Price 4
40. Ferris Street - Beau 4
41. Southbound Lane - Brett Marvin ; The Thunderbolts 4
42. The Flying Machines - Don Crown ; His Busking Budgies 4
43. Billy's Gotta Run - The Doggs 4
44. Love's A Way - Bill Nelson 4
45. While The Sun Still Shnes - Fields 4
46. The Saddest Day Of My Life - Nirvana 4
47. Are You Ready Eddy? - Emerson Lake ; Palmer 4
48. Mean Girl (Early Mix) - Status Quo 4
49. Devil's Answer (Single Version) - Atomic Rooster 5
50. Rock'n'roll Wedding - Sweeny Bean 5
51. (And The) Pictures In The Sky - Medicine Head 5
52. God's Children - The Kinks 5
53. This Time Tomorrow - Airbus 5
54. Summer - Octopus 5
55. Sepheryn - Curtiss Maldoon 5
56. I Don't Care - Blonde On Blonde 5
57. Sunlight Gate - Pete Atkin 5
58. Dangling In The Cool* - Montage 5
59. Tokoloshe Man (Single Edit) - John Kongos 6
60. Strange Locomotion - Siren 6
61. Mister Ten Per Cent - The Red Sox 6
62. Where I Belong - Knocker Jungle 6
63. It Don't Come Easy - Wil Malone 6
64. Eternal Messenger (Single Version) - Kingdom Come 6
65. Encounter - Edwards Hand 6
66. So Be It - Lifeblud 6
67. Grandfather - Dear Mr. Time 6
68. Hobo - Bullet 6
69. Turning Green (Album Version) - Jackie Mcauley 7
70. Sea Side Shuffle - Terry Dactyl ; The Dinosaurs 7
71. Bill Bailey - Phase 3

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Three CD set. 1971 stands as an odd, rather surreal year in British pop history: while American soft-rockers and singer-songwriters were dominating the album charts, the year in which the country ch-ch-changed over to decimal currency saw the homegrown pop/rock scene becoming increasingly eccentric. Peephole In My Brain documents the progressive-pop sounds of the year as the underground rock scene crossed over to the mainstream. Our 71 tracks from '71 include major hits for the likes of Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and John Kongos as well as a selection of key album cuts from Procol Harum, ELP, Magna Carta, Barclay James Harvest, Cressida, Help Yourself, Legend and many others. We also include tracks that were first issued in 1971 but which would only make a mark later on: Status Quo would have to wait a while for 'Mean Girl' to hit the charts, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs would find success twelve months later when 'Sea Side Shuffle' was reissued, and the Curtiss Maldoon album track 'Sepheryn' would be discovered more than twenty years later by Madonna, who used it as the basis for 'Ray Of Light'. We disinter bona fide classic 45s from Kevin Ayers, Medicine Head, Wishful Thinking and The Move along with the song that Bowie wrote for his old friend Dana Gillespie, a clutch of righteously obscure but fascinating singles, a handful of essential singer/songwriter cuts and a raft of unissued-at-the-time nuggets from bands who existed outside of the major label pop bubble. Featuring a 40-page booklet crammed with rare illustrations and the stories behind the songs, Peephole In My Brain is an essential addition to Grapefruit's acclaimed year-by-year series of late Sixties/early Seventies British rock and pop.