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Four-hour anthology of recordings that anticipated the late 70s Power Pop movement. Featuring Badfinger, Slade, The Move, Stealers Wheel, Pilot, Dave Edmunds, Brinsley Schwarz, Honeybus, The Kinks, The Who, etc. While the early 70s musical landscape in Britain was largely dominated by introspective singer/songwriters, Bubblegum Pop and underground Rock bands, a handful of acts bravely continued to pursue the classic mid-60s group sound. With the aid of increasingly sophisticated recording studios, they majored in crisp, muscular, hook-laden three-minute pop songs, bursting with chiming Rickenbacker guitars, irresistible choruses and Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired close harmonies. A few (Slade, Pilot, the ill-starred Badfinger) found commercial success, but the likes of Starry Eyed And Laughing, Shape Of The Rain and Octopus proved to be the right bands at the wrong time - too late for the British Invasion that had swept America in the mid-60s, too early to hitch a ride on the late 70s Power Pop bandwagon. 'Miles Out To Sea' assembles the pick of these recordings, with household names and hit singles (including The First Class's classic Beach Boys cop 'Beach Baby') joined by cult Power Pop names (Rockin' Horse, Liverpool Echo, Pagliaro) obscure one-off 45s (Atlantis, Fresh Air, Big Star-soundalikes Rotten To The Core), cuts from privately-pressed or non-UK albums (Rusty, Shakane, Majority One, Ironbridge) and many unreleased-at-the-time tracks (including pre-Records band The Fabulous Ratbites From Hell and a previously- unissued demo by pre-Rusty act Sheephouse, who cut a collectable Decca single). Featuring a clamshell box design that houses a lavishly-annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Miles Out To Sea' is a fascinating document of a musical genre that would only really be identified and cherished after the fact. File under Pure-Pop-For-Then-People.
Four-hour anthology of recordings that anticipated the late 70s Power Pop movement. Featuring Badfinger, Slade, The Move, Stealers Wheel, Pilot, Dave Edmunds, Brinsley Schwarz, Honeybus, The Kinks, The Who, etc. While the early 70s musical landscape in Britain was largely dominated by introspective singer/songwriters, Bubblegum Pop and underground Rock bands, a handful of acts bravely continued to pursue the classic mid-60s group sound. With the aid of increasingly sophisticated recording studios, they majored in crisp, muscular, hook-laden three-minute pop songs, bursting with chiming Rickenbacker guitars, irresistible choruses and Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired close harmonies. A few (Slade, Pilot, the ill-starred Badfinger) found commercial success, but the likes of Starry Eyed And Laughing, Shape Of The Rain and Octopus proved to be the right bands at the wrong time - too late for the British Invasion that had swept America in the mid-60s, too early to hitch a ride on the late 70s Power Pop bandwagon. 'Miles Out To Sea' assembles the pick of these recordings, with household names and hit singles (including The First Class's classic Beach Boys cop 'Beach Baby') joined by cult Power Pop names (Rockin' Horse, Liverpool Echo, Pagliaro) obscure one-off 45s (Atlantis, Fresh Air, Big Star-soundalikes Rotten To The Core), cuts from privately-pressed or non-UK albums (Rusty, Shakane, Majority One, Ironbridge) and many unreleased-at-the-time tracks (including pre-Records band The Fabulous Ratbites From Hell and a previously- unissued demo by pre-Rusty act Sheephouse, who cut a collectable Decca single). Featuring a clamshell box design that houses a lavishly-annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Miles Out To Sea' is a fascinating document of a musical genre that would only really be identified and cherished after the fact. File under Pure-Pop-For-Then-People.
5013929191204

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 07/22/2022
UPC: 5013929191204

Miles Out To Sea: Roots Of British Power Pop 69-75
Artist: Miles Out To Sea: Roots Of British Power Pop 69-75
Format: CD
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1. Miles Out to Sea - Slade
2. Just a Smile (Original Single Version) - Pilot
3. Biggest Gossip in Town (Single Version) - Rockin' Horse
4. Some Sing, Some Dance - Pagliaro
5. Rainchild - Octopus
6. I'll Be There - Shape of the Rain
7. Going Down - Starry Eyed and Laughing
8. Please, Eliza - Shakanea
9. Don't Let Me Wait Too Long - Rotten to the Core
10. Black Mourning Band - Honeybus
11. You Lied About Your Age - Bachdenkel
12. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding - Brinsley Schwarz
13. When Will I Be Loved - Dave Edmunds
14. Nightingale Crescent - Unicorn
15. Brighton Rock - Rusty
16. You Made Me Stand Up Straighter - Byzantium
17. Bicycle Driver - Neil Harrison
18. Try Me - the Tremeloes
19. Peppermint Twist - Sweet
20. She Wrote Me a Letter - Marmalade
21. Love's Made a Fool of You - Raw Holly
22. Strange Affair - Help Yourself
23. Let Your Love Go - Paintbox
24. Where I Belong - Gerry Rafferty
25. Fresh As a Daisy - Ragamuffin
26. Know One Knows - Badfinger
27. Chinatown - the Move
28. Girl on the Train - Liverpool Echo
29. Lonely Norman - Jimmy Campbell
30. Forget Her - Nimbo
31. Get Back Home - Majority One
32. Dangerous Bacon - Stackridge
33. Go As You Please - Stealers Wheel
34. Second Time Around - Keith Riley
35. Champion the Underdog - Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
36. Alright Ma! - Stray
37. I Ain't Got Time - Atlantis
38. Sometimes I Wonder - Sheridan and Rick Price
39. So Young and in Love - Bo' Flyers
40. Something's Going on - Ducks Deluxe
41. Ordinary Boy - Small Wonder
42. Leavin' 'Ome - the Hammersmith Gorillas
43. Zurich 17 (Be My Baby)- Hollywood Brats
44. Girlfriend - Octopus
45. Hole in the Sky* - Sheephouse
46. Money Makes the World - Billy Bates
47. Sparkle - the Fabulous Ratbites from Hell
48. The Ring of Truth - Bachdenkel
49. In a Hand or Face - the Who
50. Rolling Home Again - Budgie
51. This Man He Weeps Tonight - the Kinks
52. Don't You Ever Think I Cry? - Rockin' Horse
53. We're Not Their Boys - Shape of the Rain
54. Let Me Tell You - Fickle Pickle
55. Baby (I Gotta Go) - Simon Turner
56. Smile (My Smiler's Smile) - Liverpool Express
57. I Don't Need You Any More - Penny Arcade
58. It Takes Too Long - Fresh Air
59. When You Dance I Can Really Love - Shakane
60. Annabella - Billy Kinsley
61. Sally Works Nights - Liverpool Echo
62. Stay at Home - Rusty
63. Chimes of Freedom - Starry Eyed and Laughing
64. Back Room - Ironbridge
65. No Matter What - Black Label
66. Good Love Child - Barclay James Harvest
67. Little Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Honey-Child Won't You Just Allow Meone More Chance, Please - P. C. Kent
68. So Sad (No Love of His Own) - Iain Matthews
69. Jewel - Wolfe
70. Walking the Silver Hay - Airbus
71. Maybe Tomorrow - Angel Pavement
72. Beach Baby - the First Class
73. From Me and from You - Keith Riley
74. I Don't Want to Hold Your Hand - Rupert Holmes

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Four-hour anthology of recordings that anticipated the late 70s Power Pop movement. Featuring Badfinger, Slade, The Move, Stealers Wheel, Pilot, Dave Edmunds, Brinsley Schwarz, Honeybus, The Kinks, The Who, etc. While the early 70s musical landscape in Britain was largely dominated by introspective singer/songwriters, Bubblegum Pop and underground Rock bands, a handful of acts bravely continued to pursue the classic mid-60s group sound. With the aid of increasingly sophisticated recording studios, they majored in crisp, muscular, hook-laden three-minute pop songs, bursting with chiming Rickenbacker guitars, irresistible choruses and Beatles/Beach Boys-inspired close harmonies. A few (Slade, Pilot, the ill-starred Badfinger) found commercial success, but the likes of Starry Eyed And Laughing, Shape Of The Rain and Octopus proved to be the right bands at the wrong time - too late for the British Invasion that had swept America in the mid-60s, too early to hitch a ride on the late 70s Power Pop bandwagon. 'Miles Out To Sea' assembles the pick of these recordings, with household names and hit singles (including The First Class's classic Beach Boys cop 'Beach Baby') joined by cult Power Pop names (Rockin' Horse, Liverpool Echo, Pagliaro) obscure one-off 45s (Atlantis, Fresh Air, Big Star-soundalikes Rotten To The Core), cuts from privately-pressed or non-UK albums (Rusty, Shakane, Majority One, Ironbridge) and many unreleased-at-the-time tracks (including pre-Records band The Fabulous Ratbites From Hell and a previously- unissued demo by pre-Rusty act Sheephouse, who cut a collectable Decca single). Featuring a clamshell box design that houses a lavishly-annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Miles Out To Sea' is a fascinating document of a musical genre that would only really be identified and cherished after the fact. File under Pure-Pop-For-Then-People.
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