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Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1968/ Various


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2017 three CD collection re-issued with new artwork and revised tracklisting. It goes without saying that 1968 doesn't have the same kind of cachet as 1967 - a year that, in musical terms, will always be indelibly associated with the Summer of Love, Sgt. Pepper and the emergence of psychedelia. But although the major players turned away from the excesses of the previous year in favor of a back-to-basics musical approach, there were arguably a greater number of psychedelic records made in 1968 than during the preceding twelve months. Vital, lysergically-inclined 45s emerged from a whole host of younger groups, with The Factory, Mike Stuart Span, Fleur de Lys, The Fire, The Barrier, Boeing Duveen, Rupert's People and numerous others all releasing singles that have long been widely regarded by psychedelic collectors as genre classics. All these and more are gathered on Looking At The Pictures In The Sky, which provide a fascinating overview of the group scene in Britain (and Ireland!) in 1968, shining a light on unreleased gems, cult classics, choice album cuts, neglected B-sides and alternative versions. As with it's 1967 equivalent Let's Go Down And Blow Our Minds, the four-hour, 78-track anthology Looking At The Pictures In The Sky is housed in a striking clambox that contains a 44 page booklet crammed with biographical information and rare photographs of the featured acts.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Path Through the Forest - the Factory
  2. Father's Name Is Dad - the Fire
  3. Gong with the Luminous Nose - Fleur de Lys
  4. Mind's Eye - Ramases & Selket
  5. Spontaneous Apple Creation - the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  6. Lullaby (Alternative Version) - Grapefruit
  7. I Will Not Be Moved - Circle Plantagenet
  8. Sunday Best - Turquoise
  9. My Son John - the Onyx
  10. The Fantastic Story of the Steam-
  11. Driven Banana - Legay
  12. Mr. Partridge Passed Away Today - Fortes Mentum
  13. Jabberwock - Boeing Duveen & the
  14. Beautiful Soup
  15. Haze Woman - Anan
  16. Talking About the Good Times - the Pretty Things
  17. Sunday Morning - Guy and David -
  18. The Five Day Week Straw People
  19. Animal Magic - Graded Grains
  20. She - Tuesday's Children
  21. Mr. Lion - the Marmalade
  22. Upstairs Downstairs - Graham Gouldman
  23. Festival of the Harvest Moon - Joker
  24. So You Want to Be a Rock'n'roll
  25. Star - Sun Dragon
  26. Never Care - Eyes of Blue
  27. Nightmare - the Gass Company
  28. In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
  29. Procol Harum
  30. Did You Die Four Years Ago
  31. Tonight? - the Web
  32. Frederick Jordan - the Glass Menagerie

Disc: 2

  1. Children of Tomorrow - Mike Stuart Span
  2. Dawn Breaks Through - the Barrier
  3. Mr Pinnodmy's Dilemma - the Attack
  4. Trying to Get a Glimpse of You - the Freedom
  5. I Can Show You - Rupert's People
  6. Locked in a Room - the Poets
  7. Bluebell Wood - Wimple Winch
  8. Technicolor Dreams - the Status Quo
  9. Music Soothes the Savage Breast - the Spectrum
  10. Head for the Sun - the Movement
  11. Midnight Love Cycle - the Klubs
  12. Lovers from the Sky - Contact
  13. Jamie's Song - the Deviants
  14. Sydney Gill - the Smoke
  15. Birthday - Peter & the Wolves
  16. Love Is a Toy - Jon Ledingham
  17. Yesterday Was Such a Lovely Day (Elsie) - Sadie's Expression
  18. Omnibus (Extended Version) - the Move
  19. I Get So Excited - Real McCoy
  20. Mr. Golden Trumpet Player - Junior's Eyes
  21. Yellow Rainbow - the Picadilly
  22. Time Seller (LP Version) - the Spencer Davis Group
  23. Pantomime - Tony Rivers & the Castaways
  24. Go and Say Goodbye - Katch 22
  25. Cornflake Zoo - Andy Ellison
  26. Penny for Your Thoughts - the Alan Bown!

Disc: 3

  1. Hold on - Jason Crest
  2. Girl of Independent Means - Honeybus
  3. Rainmaker - Rhubarb Rhubarb
  4. Hello Enid - the Mirage
  5. Lucky Sunday - Episode Six
  6. What's the Rush, Dillbury? - Paradox
  7. Cave of Clear Light - the Bystanders
  8. Round and Round - Skip Bifferty
  9. Come on Down - Motivation
  10. Country Life - Blonde on Blonde
  11. Virginia Water - Cats Pyjamas
  12. Aeroplane - Jethro Toe (Tull)
  13. Rambling Boy - Timon
  14. Ice Man - Ice
  15. Now and Again Rebecca - the U (Don't) No Who
  16. Felicity Jane - Writing on the Wall
  17. Sycamore Sid - Focal Point
  18. Do You Dream? - Circus
  19. Maxwell Ferguson - Brass Tacks
  20. Pawnbroker (Demo Version) - Barbara Ruskin
  21. Soft Winds - the Orange Bicycle
  22. Without You - Coconut Mushroom
  23. Haunted - Peter Thorogood
  24. Which Dreamed It - Boeing Duveen & the Beautiful Soup
  25. Turnstyle - Trot
  26. Pictures in the Sky - Orange Seaweed

Product details

  • Audio CD (November 10, 2017)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B0744YXZPD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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