Friday, December 7, 2007

Psychedelic Years Revisited

Review by Lindsay Planer :
This three-CD U.K. collection is the companion to Psychedelic Years, Vol. 1 (1991); both include 50 seminal platters from either side of the Atlantic. Rather than simply retreading material that is easily obtainable on a plethora of other "oldies" compilations, Psychedelic Years Revisited delves into a secondary layer of harder-to-locate hits and deep-catalog album cuts from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from well-known pop/folk rockers such as the Byrds ("5D [Fifth Dimension]" and "Change Is Now") to the virtually and utterly obscure Freudian Complex ("Lake Baikal"). Disc one includes one and a half dozen cuts that are parenthetically corralled under the moniker "Back in the U.S.A." and run the gamut from early contributions by Captain Beefheart ("Abba Zabba") and criminally unknown Bay Area psych rocker Kak ("Rain") to the trippy side of one-hit wonders such as the Electric Prunes ("Get Me to the World on Time") and the Lemon Pipers ("Through With You"). Disc two crosses the pond with 18 platters from "Back in the British Isles." Once again, more established acts such as Traffic ("Paper Sun") and Cream ("Sweet Wine") are juxtaposed with the comparatively obscure Art ("Supernatural Fairy-Tales") and Heavy Jelly ("I Keep Singing That Same Old Song"). In between are initial works from Electric Light Orchestra predecessors the Move ("I Can Hear the Grass Grow") and Keith Emerson's pre-ELP combo the Nice ("America"). Disc three is the proverbial sweet windowpane (or microdot) on the proceedings with an additional 14 "Far Out" numbers. Included here are some of the greatest "lost" classics and somewhat obscured psych from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft ("Electrallentando"), Nico ("Evening of Light"), and Steppenwolf precursors the Sparrow ("Isn't It Strange"). Accompanying the discs is a 24-page liner-notes booklet containing brief annotative paragraphs, photos, and pertinent discographical information. Although a majority of the material on Psychedelic Years Revisited has been issued on artist-related discs as well as other compilations -- such as the Nuggets series -- there are few as thorough or as consistently entertaining

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Psychedelic Years Revisited

@320 Artwork Included 502MB MP3

CD1: 01) The Electric Prunes - Get Me To The World On Time 02) The Byrds - 5D (Fifth Dimension) 03) Love - Your Mind And We Belong Together 04) Spirit - Dark Eyed Woman 05) Captain Beefheart - Abba Zabba 06) Kaleidoscope- Little Orphan Annie 07) Kak - Rain 08) The Sopwith Camel - Cellophane Woman 09) The Left Banke - Desiree 10) Ultimate Spinach- Ego Trip 11) The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Centre Of The Mind 12) The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (Live) 13) Nico - Little Sister 14) The Vacels - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window 15) The Lemon Pipers - Through With You 16) Eric Burdon & The Animals - Monterey 17) Eric Burdon & The Animals - Sky Pilot 18) H.P. Lovecraft - The White Ship

CD2: 01) Traffic - Paper Sun 02) The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow 03) Cream - Sweet Wine 04) Nirvana (UK) - Rainbow Chaser 05) The Misunderstood - I Can Take You To The Sun 06) The Misunderstood - Children Of The Sun 07) Les Fleurs De Lys - Circles 08) The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Devil's Grip 09) The Purple Gang - Granny Takes A Trip 10) The Nice - America 11) Art Supernatural - Fairy Tales 12) Quintessence - Gungamai 13) Steamhammer - Passing Through 14) The Incredible String Band - Log Cabin Home In The Sky 15) Dr. Strangely Strange - Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal 16) Eire Apparent - Yes, I Need Someone 17) Man - Sudden Life 18) Heavy Jelly - I Keep Singing That Same Old Song

CD3: 01) The Byrds - Change Is Now 02) Country Joe & The Fish - Bass Strings 03) Country Joe & The Fish - Section 43 04) The Sparrow - Isn't It Strange 05) H.P. Lovecraft - Electrallentando 06) Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)(Live) 07) Love - August 08) Moby Grape - He 09) Kak - Lemonaide Kid 10) Pearls Before Swine - Wizard Of Is 11) Nico - Evening Of Light 12) John Cale - Gideon's Bible 13) Captain Beefheart - Trust Us (Alternate Version) 14) The Freudian Complex - Lake Baikal

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