Beautiful work from Paper Bubble – a group who was maybe a brief footnote at a time when the UK music scene was really looming large with giants – but one who've gone onto get some huge respect in later years too! The group only issued one full album (Scenery) for Deram in 1969, and all of the tracks from their second planned record were never released – partly due to poor sales of the first, although the backing group from the second sessions went on to form Strawbs! That first album is maybe more than enough to showcase their genius – the duo of Brian Crane and Terence Brake
, who were raised in folk, but had already really become more sophisticated singer/
songwriters – working with string arrangements next to the acoustic sounds, handled by Phil Dennys, who'd done some great charts for The Bee Gees. The full Scenery album is presented here, along with the unreleased Prisoners Victims Strangers Friends second set, rare bonus tracks from the time, including singles and instrumentals – and a revival album from 1981, titled I'm Coming Home. Some of the unreleased material is slightly less high in production quality, due to no final mixing, but the whole thing's wonderful – and a real revelation in sound! 40 tracks ion all – including "MM Of LA", "Silly Bit Of Sentiment", "Fillin A Gap", "Being Human Being", "Working Man", "Sorry About That", "Woman", "Loving You", "Alone", "Somewhere To Belong", "Getting A Little Love", "Marcia", "Time", and "Saints & Sinners".