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GrapefruitDeep Water ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ GrapefruitYesterday's Sunshine – The Complete 1967/1968 London Studio Sessions ... CD
RPM (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible pop psych sounds from Grapefruit – a group who might be best known for their early inclusion in the Beatles' Apple Corps – but who can easily stand on their own with the strength of material like this! The production is superb, and the overall vision in the music is sublime – trippy touches, but never too many – and vocals that echo out with both a sense of harmony in the group, and some beautiful larger touches in the studio! The whole thing's got a subtle power that we'd rank right up there with The Zombies, just as they were starting to get great – and the collection finally gets these guys out from the shadows of The Beatles, to show the world how great they were on their own. CD features a number of unissued tracks, and titles taken from tapes and brilliantly remastered – and the set features 20 titles that include "Dead Boot", "Dear Delilah", "Breaking Up A Dream", "Elevator", "Another Game", "Yes", "Ain't It Good", "Sweet Little Miss No Name", "Theme For A Lonely Queen", "Round & Round", "One More Try", "Yesterday's Sunshine", and "Do What You Want To". CD
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Duncan BrowneGive Me Take You ... CD
Immediate/Grapefruit (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
A completely charming set from the British scene of the late 60s – one of those "shoulda been huge" sorts of records, but one that's become all that much more charming over the years because of its obscurity! Duncan Browne is a hell of a songwriter, and has a voice that's immediately captivating – served up here in a mix of acoustic instrumentation and larger arrangements that's not that far from the best sound of Island Records during the same generation – but with more of the singer/songwriter spin you might hear from Colin Blunstone. The whole thing's wonderful – a record that just keeps on giving over the years – with titles that include "Give Me Take You", "Ninepence Worth Of Walking", "The Ghost Walks", "Chloe In The Garden", "On The Bombsite", "Gabilan", "Alfred Bell", and "The Death Of Neil". Great UK version features 10 bonus tracks – some unissued demo and rehearsal cuts, plus "The Cherry Blossom Fool". CD

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✨✧ John CarterMy World Fell Down – The John Carter Story (4CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
Maybe the first-ever collection to really get at the huge scope of work handled by the great John Carter – an important figure in the UK music scene of the 60s, but one who worked in a variety of guises, and never got as much exposure in the spotlight as he might! Carter was a hell of a songwriter, and also had the kind of an ear for a tune that made him an equivalent to some of the American talents roaming around the Brill Building in the mid 60s – and like those artists, John first started putting out songs for others, then also recording his own work too – but often in a variety of different groups that were more put together for recording projects than touring onstage. This huge set brings together all these magical moments of pop genius from John Carter – 105 tracks in all, with recordings by Carter Lewis, The Ivy League, First Class, Ministry Of Sound, The Wheels, Friends, The Flower Pot Men, Carlew Choir, Stamford Bridge, Stormy Petrel, and other Carter-related projects – plus a fair bit of demo recordings done with full studio help as well. It's great to hear Carter's evolution over the decade or so covered by the box set – almost an evolution of British pop and rock as well! CD

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ComplexLive For The Minute – The Complex Anthology (Complex/Way We Feel/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
Two rare albums and lots of bonus tracks from Complex – an obscure British group from the start of the 70s, and one who have a raw, psychedelic sound that feels a lot more like music from the decade before! The set begins with the self-released Complex album – a record that the band put together themselves, and issued as a way to get attention from bigger labels – and while that never really happened at the time, the quality of the material has really helped them go on to become the stuff of legend! The sound is quite raw – guitars, organ, bass, and drums – often with production that's in kind of a mid 60s garage style, which makes even the sweeter, more thoughtful moments come across with an edge – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Witch's Spell", "Message From The Year 2000", "Live For The Minute", "Storm On The Way", "Mademoiselle Jackie", and "Norwegian Butterfly". Next is the group's second album, The Way We Feel – issued in a very small pressing, as more of a boutique project than anything else – but with a raw quality and trippy sound that really rivals the group's debut! The organ is a bit more up front in the mix here, and balanced with some electric piano too – both of which underscore a deepening songwriting talent in the group, who deliver material that would have gone on to become classic, had it gotten the handling of a proper record label! As before, there's an edge and grit to the record that feels more late 60s than early 70s – and titles include "We Don't Exist", "Lemon Pie Fair", "Moving Moore", "Jeanette", "Every Time I Hear That Song", and "If You Are My Love". Both albums are presented here with very rare bonus tracks – and CD3 features even more obscure material – unissued tracks, a 10" acetate, and even their 1975 single for Pye Records. Great notes – and a long-overdue complete look at the group! CD

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Electric Banana (The Pretty Things)Complete De Wolfe Sessions (Electric Banana/More Electric Banana/Even More Electric Banana/Hot Licks/Return Of The Electric Banana) (3CD set) ... CD
De Wolfe/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99
A fantastic legacy of music from the UK scene – even though it's a pretty darn secret one as well! The Electric Banana were a very unique studio group – a combo who featured Phil May and Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things, right at a time when that group were at the height of their fame – working as a faceless studio combo with other musicians for the DeWolfe Sound Library label – all to create these tight, short rock tracks that would later end up getting used in film soundtracks and TV programs all through the 70s! A surprising number of these tracks have vocals – a bit of a change from the usual sound library recordings of the period – and over the course of the five records in the box, there's a real sense of evolution – on that matches all the growth that the Pretty Things were going through too – although maybe not as trippy overall. The group also features John Povey on drums and Wally Waller on bass – and early work features arrangements from Reginald Tilsley, which drop away pretty quickly in favor of the core sound of the combo. 3CD set features five full albums, plus notes on all the music included – with titles that include "Do My Stuff", "Maze Song", "Alexander", "Street Girl", "Grey Skies", "Free Love", "Danger Signs", "Eagles Son", "The Loser", "Sweet Orphan Lady", "The Dark Theme", "Blow Your Midn", "Love Dance & Sing", and "A Thousand Ages From The Sun". CD

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Electric PrunesThen Came The Dawn – The Complete Recordings 1966 to 1969 (Electric Prunes/Underground/Mass In F Minor/Release Of An Oath/Good Old Rock & Roll/Shadows/Stockholm 67/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Reprise/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge collection of work from one of the most enigmatic groups of the 60s – all of their classic albums for Reprise, plus rare material too! First up is the self-titled Electric Prunes set, in stereo and mono - an early moment of genius from The Electric Prunes – and exactly the kind of record that shows why they were a cut above their contemporaries, and why Warner really backed them strongly right from the start! There's a depth here that rivals some of the group's Sunset Strip contemporaries – and although David Axelrod's not working with them on the record, there's still lots of dark corners and sharp edges – really thoughtful sounds that are spun out wonderfully on fuzzy guitars and organ, with some nicely subtle drums in the rear. Tracks include "I Has Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Try Me On For Size", "Get Me To the World On Time", "About A Quarter To Nine", and "Luvin". Next are mono and stereo presentations of Underground – a record that has the Electric Prunes are arranging themselves, and have production from Dave Hassinger. The tracks are shorter than on some of their Axelrod albums, but they're also showing a sophistication that makes the material really compelling – mixing together psyche and garage roots into a sophisticated document that points at the tremendous growth that was going on around them in the rock world. Tracks include "The Great Banana Hoax", "Wind Up Toys", "Dr. Do-Good", "Hideaway", and "Capt. Glory". Next are stereo and mono versions of Mass In F Minor – a beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul – all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". Release Of An Oath is the second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes – and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session – and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm – putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here – richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times – punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts – who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual locus – but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple. Titles include "Holy Are You", "The Adoration", "Our Father, Our King", "Kol Nidre", and "General Confessional". On Just Good Old Rock & Roll, The Electric Prunes get back to basics – as you might guess from the title – shaking off some of the larger, more ambitious modes of their albums with David Axelrod, yet still retaining a nicely trippy sound overall! The lineup of the group has shifted a bit – hence their billing as "the new improved" Electric Prunes – but although things are stripped-down and simple, there's still some amazing music on the record – a blend of guitar, flute, organ, and vocals that flows along wonderfully with some unusual sounds that we wouldn't expect! And while there's certainly a bit of "good old rock and roll" going on here on a few more straightforward songs, it's not like the album's Let It Be or anything like that – because the group are really more just getting back to the garagey psych of their roots, but doing it a bit better than before! Titles include "Sell", "14 Year Old Funk", "Love Grows", "Giant Sunhorse", "Silver Passion Mine", "Sing To Me", "Tracks", and "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers". CD then features two more CDs – CD5 is shadows, with 19 rare tracks, including singles and even a radio spot – and CD6 features their famous live set from 1967, recorded in Stockholm – plus four demo recordings by Jim & The Lords. CD

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Five Day RainGood Year – The Five Day Rain Anthology ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A surprisingly rich anthology – given that the group Five Day Rain issued no music at all during their short time in existence! Yet the creation of some white label promo records for the group's own use led to their rediscovery many years later – at a time when maybe the world was ready to hear their tuneful blending of psychedelic, harmonic, and hard rock modes – first forged in the group Iron Prophet, and served up as Five Day Rain with an expanded lineup who also were issuing music on singles as Studd Pump too! Yet it's the core work by Five Day here that's wonderful – music that is already pretty amazing in the raw, stripped-down form of the white label record's material – and which makes us wonder what would have happened if they'd ever gotten full treatment by a label like Vertigo or Harvest. This massive 2CD set features the best surviving versions of the white label LP tracks, plus unissued material, demos, and other rare material – including their Studd Pump single as well. Titles include "Good Year", "Leave It At That", "Fallout", "Marie's A Woman", "Too Much Of Nothing", "Don't Be Misled", "Sea Song", "Reason Why", "Antonia", "The Boy", "Wanna Make Love To You", "Dartboard", "Do Don't Worry", "Miss Elizabeth", "Floating", "Spare The Children", and even a version of "Sunny". CD

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JulyWight Album ... LP
Grapefruit (UK), 2020. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A recent project from July – that legendary UK psych band of the late 60s, still sounding surprisingly great after all these years! At this point, the group is a duo – original members Peter Cook and Tom Newman – but they really manage to craft some great sounds here, with a style that ties back to their initial recording in 1968, and which features some of the successful flourishes of their revived activity from about a decade ago! The tunes are way better than any sort of younger attempt at material like this – mostly because there's a nicely understated, although still quite psychedelic, approach to the whole thing – maybe a reminder that with the best psych records, charm is every bit as important as fuzz. Titles on the double-length set include "The Traveler", "Sophie", "Special Guy", "Henry's Squirrel", "Seeking The Hacksaw Blades", "The Game", "What's Gonna Be", "Disco Klingon", "Mods Of Ryde", "It's Up To Me", and "Once When We Was Free". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mandy Morton & The SprigunsAfter The Storm – The Complete Recordings (6CD/DVD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD & DVD ... $54.99 76.99
A huge run of music from the legendary Spriguns – a UK group from the glory days of the acid years, and one who've got a sound that's as ancient and enigmatic as their name! In all their incarnations, The Spriguns were blessed with sublime lead vocals from singer Mandy Morton – a female vocalist with a quality that links the group's acoustic style to work of the time by Fairport Convention or Pentangle, but one who's also got a very unique personality of her own – and a strength that really holds the band to its core even as the years move on! Morton supervised the set herself – and the collection begins with the two spooky Decca albums the group cut as The Spriguns Of Tolgus, then moves onto the Deram albums cut as The Spriguns, and also includes solo material by Morton, and unreleased tracks too. Nearly everything's been remastered here – and the package features the full records Jack With A Feather, Rowdy Dowdy Day, Revel Weird & Wild, Time Will Pass, Magic Lady, Sea Of Storms, and Valley Of Light – plus bonus tracks added to a number of the albums, and a DVD of a 1979 performance by the Mandy Morton band in Cambridge! 82 tracks in all – plus the DVD. CD

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SorrowsPink, Purple, Yellow, & Red – The Complete Sorrows (4CD set) ... CD
Pye/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 50.99
A much-needed complete look at The Sorrows – a UK group who cut a few key singles back in the 60s, but who evolved a lot in just a few short years – and recorded a lot more great music than most folks ever knew back in the day! The group first appeared with a catchy, harmonic sort of vibe – echoing the Brit Invasion sound of the mid 60s, but quickly moving into rougher, more garagey territory – then getting nicely trippy near the end of the 60s – while still holding on to the tightness and great ear for a song that got the group going! The subject matter gets wilder, the fuzz gets stronger, but the group's focus never wavers – nor does that of producer John Schroeder, the Brit sound library maestro who was also going through some great sonic changes at the time too. The package features a whopping 94 tracks in all – way more than we might have expected – along with a big booklet of notes on the group and their changes during this time – to support tracks from the album Take A Heart and Old Songs & New Songs, plus a wealth of rare singles and b-sides, an unreleased demo album, a rare live set, and even some obscure unreleased tracks and European recordings too! CD

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SynFlowerman – Rare Blooms From Syn 1965 to 1969 ... CD
Decca/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Fantastic work from Syn – a British group who are maybe best-remembered for giving the world future prog giants Chris Squire and Peter Banks – but who are already pretty darn great even without that later legacy of sound! The vibe here is a bit like Tomorrow – the early home of Steve Howe – in that the songs are mostly short, focused, and tuneful, but have all sorts of wonderfully new ideas and trippy touches around the edges – deeper than pop psych material coming out of the US at the time, but equally catchy in its own sort of way! The "rare" here refers to the fact that Syn played heavily at the time, but didn't record that much – so the set brings together a few rare Deram singles, but then also includes a number of never-issued tracks from the time time – all supported by a heavy booklet of notes that really opens up their story. Titles include "Created By Clive", "Merry Go Round", "Flowerman (demo)", "Love You", "The Last Performance Of The Regimental Very Victorious & Valiant Band", "Mister White's White Flying Machine", "The Gangster Opera", and "14 Hour Technicolor Dream". Also features an unusual new track recorded in 2004 – and two related 1974 tracks by Narsquijack. CD

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Tintern AbbeyBeeside – The Complete Recordings ... CD
Decca/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A much-needed collection of work from Tintern Abbey – a group who recorded one famous psych single for the Deram label in 1967 – then seemingly disappeared from the scene before giving the world any sort of a full album! This set corrects that mistake, and then some – as it brings together a total of 36 tracks recorded by the group, including material designed for a follow-up, and lots of other gems that appear here for the first time ever – a really magnificent batch of music that may well have you putting Tintern Abbey right up there next to some of your favorite late 60s London psychedelic acts! They're not entirely Pink Floyd, but they've got more than enough chops to match the rest of the best of that heady late 60s moment – freaky fuzzy guitar when needed, a great sense of presentation and production, and a really dark sensibility with both the lyrics, and the way they are phrased – which makes even some of the demo tracks come across beautifully. Titles include the single "Beeside" and "Vacuum Cleaner" – plus cuts that include "My Zoo", "Magic Horseman", "Naked Song", "Snowman", "Strange Dame", "Let The Wind Blow", "Stickleback", "Life Goes By", "My Prayer", "Tanya", "Black Jack", and "Bodmin Blow". CD

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VariousBubblerock Is Here To Stay Vol 2 – The British Pop Explosion 1970 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99 30.99 About June 10, 2022
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✨✧ VariousHello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Spark/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Rare gems from the late 60s UK Spark label – a small imprint founded by the Southern Music publishing company, as their own outlet for some of the cool compositions in their catalog! Many of these tracks were recorded in the basement of the company's London offices – often by the same rough groups of musicians, which means that there's a nicely unified feel to the songs – even while the individual artists are trying to take off in a lots of cool new directions with their vocals and performances. The mode is nicely trippy at times – not all-out psych, but with lots of cool production touches on both the vocals and instrumentation, which really keeps things interesting. The package features 27 tracks in all – most of which we'd never heard before – along with rich notes on this unique slice of late 60s Brit rock. Titles include "Hello Everyone" by Sir Ching I, "Room At The Top Of The Stairs" by Timothy Blue, "The Devil Rides Out" by Icarus, "Digger" by The New Generation, "You're Still Mine" by The Eggy, "Cherrywood Green" by Just William, "Heartbreaker" by The Baby, "The Wall" by The Fruit Machine, "The Old Iron Bell" by Gene Latter, "Midsummer" Dreaming" by John Carter & Russ Alquist, and a stunning version of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Eartha Kitt. CD

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✨✧ VariousHeroes & Villains – The Sound Of Los Angeles 1965 to 1968 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A deep dive into the sound of Los Angeles in the middle of the 60s – a really well-done box that somehow manages to mix together all the different strains of music that were going on in the city of angels at the time – sunshine pop, garage rock, psych, pop, and even more experimental modes – served up here in a set list that's full of some of the coolest, hippest groups of the time! The box takes its title from a Beach Boys tune, but this isn't a set of well-played oldies from AM radio – and instead, the selection demonstrates the continued appreciation of this period of music over the decades, and the shift in interest to some of the more groundbreaking, obscure groups of the period – served up here with bigger names as well – all with the detailed notes and overflowing amount of tracks that we love from these boxes on the Grapefruit label! There's a massive 90 tracks in all – with work from Mark Eric, Jim & The Lords, The Heroes, Candy Company, Odds & Ends, Spirit, The Misunderstood, Urban Renewal Project, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Captain Beefheart, Ruthann Friedman, The Rogues, Music Machine, Whatt Four, Velvet Illusions, Merrell & The Xiles, Sanctions, Grass Roots, New Wave, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Grains Of Sand, Merry Go Round, Human Expression, Love, Laughing Wind, Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends, Boystown, Gene Clark, and many others! CD

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VariousMiles Out To Sea – The Roots Of British Power Pop 1969 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 39.99 About July 22, 2022
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VariousOnce Upon A Time In The West Midlands – The Bostin Sound Of Brumrock 1966 to 1974 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A heady serving of work from the UK scene at the end of the 60s – work from the very vibrant scenes around Birmingham at the time – a place that was starting to deliver a heck of a lot more music than previous hotspots like Liverpool! In some ways, the sounds here are a great transition away from earlier UK rock modes – as there's still some elements of the Brit Invasion going on in some of these earlier cuts, but soon blended with the more adventurous styles that the London psych scene were brewing up – but always with a quality that's a lot more down to earth, and which makes these cuts really stand away from the rest of the pack! But you hardly need to know English geography to appreciate the package – as, like other Grapefruit compilations, the whole thing is a wonderfully-done assortment of work – mixing bigger names and lesser-knowns, and offering up a key look at this moment in British rock, complete with very detailed notes! There's a whopping 69 tracks in the package, including a few unreleased tunes – tracks by Craig, Traffic, Fred's Box, Slade, Ironbridge, Bedlam, The Californians, Revolver, The Ghost, Big Bertha, Locomotive, Velvet Fogg, Chicken Shack, Young Blood, Spencer Davis Group, Idle Race, Tea & Sympathy, Denny Laine, The Move, World Of Oz, The Montanas, Salamander, Luv Machine, Roy Wood, Electric Light Orchestra, Fable, Dave Morgan, Bakerloo, Cinnamon Quill, and many others. CD

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VariousPeephole In My Brain – The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1971 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 30.99
Short songs, but exploding with a huge range of new musical ideas – not the side-long jams of the progressive rock generation, but instead some singles and album tracks that manage to pack all of the best elements into some mighty catchy tunes! These tracks all benefit from a huge explosion of ideas in songwriting, arranging, and production – the sorts that are famously served up on prog albums of the time, but which are maybe even more impressive when turned to tracks that are more condensed and surprisingly catchy – which is what we can say about all the many musical gems in this set! As with other of the "year" series from Grapefruit, the music here is a fantastic blend of artists you might know and others you'll discover here for the first time – all supported by a very detailed set of notes, and a track list of 71 killer tracks by artists who include Cressida, The Move, Stray, Stackridge, Dana Gillespie, Sakkarin, Curved Air, Status Quo, Atomic Rooster, Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Phase 3, Dear Mr Time, Edwards Hand, Lifblud, Don Crown & His Busking Buddies, Edgar Broughton Band, Fickle Pickle, Unicorn, Factory, Shape Of The Rain, Ray Fenwick, Pluto, Fusion Farm, Zior, Nimbo, Second Hand, Colin Blunstone, Rockin Horse, Nirvana, Bill Nelson, Curtiss Maldoon, Blonde On Blonde, and many more. CD

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VariousRiding The Rock Machine – British 70s Classic Rock (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 38.99
Classic rock from before it was classic – but a set that's also filled with lots of musical surprises too! This isn't a batch of the oldies you'll hear played perpetually in the too-small set lists of classic rock FM stations over here – and instead, the box brings together a mix of gems and overlooked cuts from some of the bigger acts from the UK scene of the early 70s – groups that were on their way to becoming "classic", but others who were maybe a bit more obscure, and really just the sort of stuff for the cognoscenti who were hitting the record racks! As with the other wonderful 3CD packages on Grapefruit, there's a huge amount to discover here – alongside other cuts that really help put everything in perspective – a set list that features 59 titles in all, with work by Fat Mattress, Atomic Rooster, 10CC, Family, Bebop Deluxe, Strider, Bullfrog, Maggot, Trapeze, Fancy, Stray, Silverhead, Man, Faces, Medicine Head, Blackfoot Sue, Rococo, Duffy, City Boy, and others – next to some well-chosen cuts from The Who, Alan Parsons Project, ELO, Jethro Tull, and others. The whole thing comes with a very illuminating booklet of notes on each cut – and the collection is a very illuminating look at this time that's usually represented in a much more stale setting. CD

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VariousSeparate Paths Together – An Anthology Of British Male Singer/Songwriters 1965 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 38.99
Key work from an amazing time in British music – a time when the softer sounds of folk music and harder sounds of rock groups stepped aside to allow a unique hybrid to emerge – the sophisticated singer/songwriter, who had an ability to borrow the best from both genres, yet come up with a spirit that was all his own! You'll recognize some of the names here from their work in other fields – but together, the artists represent a very rich document of this unique moment in music – work that's free from commercial pursuits, and which still feels very fresh and new all these many decades later – thanks to a strong ear for songcraft, and a musical vision that's especially surprising from some of the artists who later went on to crossover fame in the mid 70s. The package features 66 tracks in all, with very detailed notes on the well-chosen array of tracks – titles by artists who include Dave Cousins, Gary Farr, Peter Sarstedt, Wizz Jones, Beau, Meic Stevens, Ian A Anderson, Mike Cooper, Mick Audsley, Clifford T Ward, Richard Thompson, Kevin Ayers, David McWilliams, Al Stewart, Marc Brierley, Al Jones, Keith Riley, Bill Fay, Tony Hazzard, Dave Morgan, Phil Cordell, Ray Dorset, Graham Gouldman, Mike Heron, and many others! CD

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✨✧ BetterdaysHush Your Mouth – The Betterdays Anthology ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge collection of work from The Betterdays – way more than you might expect from a group who only issued one important single back in the 60s! Yet on the strength of that one single for Polydor, the group have become something of a legend over the decades – and their full presences finally gets its due here – in a collection that includes never-issued 60s tracks, both live and studio – plus recordings from the re-formed group in later years! The Betterdays have a great way of mixing the fresh mod styles of the time with some of the deeper currents from the blues and R&B inspirations that were inspiring so many of their contemporaries – a sound here that's maybe a bit in the territory of the young High Numbers, early Pretty Things, or maybe a rawer take on Manfred Mann – certainly the vibe carried through on their famous single that starts out the set, with the cuts "Don't Want That" and "Here Tis". The set moves on to include a dozen mid 60s tracks, live and studio – the moves to the 1990 moment when the group re-emerged, with a surprisingly faithful sound – presented here on album tracks and unreleased material too. 48 tracks in all – and very detailed notes on the group! CD

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✨✧ Godley & CremeFrabjous Days – The Secret World Of Godley & Creme 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Marmalade/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key lost chapter in the career of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – material recorded for the Marmalade label in the years before they burst forth to greater fame in 10CC – all with a very different vibe than the sound of that later group! There's still plenty of the heavenly quality of Godley & Creme material going on here – but with a vibe that's maybe got some of the same post-folk elements as the coolest LA Sunshine pop – almost as if Godley were singing on a Millennium album, but with all the spaced-out, completely sublime approach that Creme would bring to the sessions. The first seven tracks on the set are from an unreleased album titled Frajboy & Runcible Spoon – then the set moves into some acetate material, two rare compilation tracks, other singles, and more unreleased material – 19 tracks that already show Godley & Creme at the top of their game! Titles include "Chaplin House", "I'm Beside Myself", "To Fly Away", "The Late Mr Late", "Take Me Back", "Today", "Hot Sun", "It's The Best Seaside In The World", "Seeing Things Green", "Goodnight Blinkers", "Over & Above My Head", and "One & One Make Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousLove, Poetry, & Revolution – A Journey Through The British Psychedelic & Underground Scenes 1966 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The real sound of the British underground at the end of the 60s – a stellar 3CD package that goes way beyond the oft-heard modes from the classic rock and progressive years! Sure, all the big names from those years are totally great – but they've also obscured the really rich tapestry of lesser-knowns who were working in London and beyond at the time – extremely inventive groups who work here in a blistering array of fuzzy, freaky, and mad mod styles! The book's got plenty of details on the 65 tracks included in the box set – more than enough info to help situate these really unique sounds, and no doubt start you digging for more in the future. Yet there's hardly any need to dig when you've got a set this great – a package that includes "Pretty Colours" by Deep Feeling, "Ebeneezer Beaver" by The Mirage, "Amanda Jane" by West Coast Consortium, "Love" by Shy Limbs, "Santa Lucia" by Respect, "Iridescent Butterfly" by Fat Mattress, "Story Book" by Alan Bown, "Just Another Day" by Neon Pearl, "I'll Be Late For Tea" by Blossom Toes, "Am I Glad To See You" by The In Crowd, "Busy Bee" by Tintern Abbey, "Fillin A Gap" by Paper Bubble, "Creation" by Beau, and "Hurry On Sundown" by Hawkwind Zoo. CD

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✨✧ JulyJuly – The Complete Recordings (July/Second Of July/Temporal Anomaly/Resurrection/The Wight Album/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/2020. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
The complete recordings of July – a set that features their rare original album, unreleased tracks, and lots of surprisingly great later material too! First up is the self-titled July album from 1968, presented in both mono and stereo mixes – the debut album from July – a group who only gave the world this gem of a record back at the end of the 60s – but who've gone on to become legendary, based on the strength of the set! The whole thing is a real standout in the psych scene of the UK – well-crafted songs that are tight, but groovy and loose at the same time – tuneful, but filled with experiments – and produced with just the right sort of inventive qualities to make the special flourishes and individual moments of genius really come to light! There's so many great things going on here – an all-rich, no-filler record that's filled with gems that include "My Clown", "Dandelion Seeds", "Jolly Mary", "Hallo To Me", "You Missed It All", "The Way", "To Be Free", "Crying Is For Writers", "I See", and "A Bird Lived". Next is Second Of July – a great counterpart to the legendary self-titled album from July – material recorded in a private setting, to predate that psych masterpiece – but every bit as stunning overall! The quality of this work goes way beyond its origins as demo material – as the sound is wonderful, the musical ideas very rich, and overall psychedelic conception is amazing! There's no overindulgence, but also no easy pop psych modes either – and it's really incredible how much these guys can pack into a short song – from unusual guitar lines, to freewheeling rhythms, and trippy ideas in the lyrics. Many numbers have a sweet groove underneath, and are slightly freakbeatish – but there's also a much more unique feel to the record as well. Tracks include "Dandelion Seeds", "You Missed It All", "My Clown", "Friendly Man", "I See", "The Girl In The Cafe", and "Move On Sweet Flower". The box set then moves into two later albums from a re-formed group – Temporal Anomaly and Resurrection – both of which feature material conceived over a number of years, issued on Resurrection in 2013, and on Temporal Anomaly here for the first time ever. Tracks are great – still very much in the spirit of the classic material, and produced with a nicely understated vibe. Last up is The Wight Album – a recent project from July – still sounding surprisingly great after all these years! At this point, the group is a duo – original members Peter Cook and Tom Newman – but they really manage to craft some great sounds here, with a style that ties back to their initial recording in 1968, and which features some of the successful flourishes of their revived activity from about a decade ago! The tunes are way better than any sort of younger attempt at material like this – mostly because there's a nicely understated, although still quite psychedelic, approach to the whole thing – maybe a reminder that with the best psych records, charm is every bit as important as fuzz. Titles on the double-length set include "The Traveler", "Sophie", "Special Guy", "Henry's Squirrel", "Seeking The Hacksaw Blades", "The Game", "What's Gonna Be", "Disco Klingon", "Mods Of Ryde", "It's Up To Me", and "Once When We Was Free". CD

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✨✧ KaleidoscopeFurther Reflections – The Complete Recordings 1967 to 1969 (Tangerine Dream/Faintly Blowing/bonus tracks) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Kaleidoscope – a wonderful UK psych group from the 60s, not to be confused with the American group of the same name! The sound here is wonderfully fresh – modes that are not unfamiliar from the period, but put together by the group with a great sense of spontaneity – a sort of energy that almost makes you feel like they were discovering all the best aspects of the music while recording the records – a quality that really makes this set stand out from other psych work of the time. There's some occasional gentle moments that almost bring in a Sunshine Pop feel to the music – but never in a poppy or commercial way, and more in the kind of thoughtful balance that you'd find on the first album by Millenium. CD features two full albums – Tangerine Dream and Faintly Blowing – plus bonus tracks from singles too. Titles include "Dear Nellie Goodrich", "Holiday Maker", "Snapdragon", "Poem", "Faintly Blowing", "Please Excuse My Face", "Just How Much You Are", "Jenny Artichoke", and "Balloon". CD

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✨✧ Merseybeats/MerseysI Stand Accused – The Complete Merseybeats & Merseys 60s Recordings ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of work from The Merseybeats – a group who were Liverpool contemporaries of The Beatles, and named after the body of water alongside the city – but who were way more than a copycat combo overall! Like many other 60s British groups, The Merseybeats start out with a sound that draws heavily from American soul and blues influences – yet they quickly shift to a super-catchy, jingle-jangle sort of sound – harmonizing nicely on the leads, and finding ways to come up with really groovy songs that that use their hollow-body guitar lines to best effect – setting things apart with that special British sound that made the UK scene quickly so different than the US by this time. And although the group have had a few greatest hits packages over the years, this 2CD set is the first time they've fully gotten their due – as the package is overflowing with material – 34 tracks by the core group, and another 29 by the later Merseys and other related musical aggregations – including The Crackers, Kinsleys, Johnny Gustafson, and The Quotations. That's a whopping 63 tracks in all, served up with a big set of notes – almost acting like a microcosm of the Liverpool scene itself! CD

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✨✧ VariousSurrender To The Rhythm – The London Pub Rock Scene Of The 70s (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic introduction to one of the most confusing British styles of the 70s – the huge pub rock moment that preceded punk, and which offered up a stripped-down approach to the music that helped set the scene for plenty of later changes to come! The name is a bit tricky to explain – much of these bands did play pubs and smaller venues, but they also represented a shift amidst the rising tide of arena rock and overblown concept albums – artists who were maybe getting back to basics with tight, sharp songcraft, and the kind of hooks that first made rock and roll so great in the first place – but also served up with all the sense of variety that had crept into the music from the start! There are a few big names that have always been associated with pub rock – but this set is the first we've seen to really showcase the true scope of the music – with 71 tracks in a nice slipcase with detailed notes - work by Chris Spedding, Moon, Legend, Wild Angels, Dr Feelgood, Flip City, Byzantium, Razorbacks, Chaz & Dave, Fox, Count Bishops, Mott The Hoople, Ducks Deluxe, Kiburn & The High Roads, National Flag, Jona Lewie, Roogalator, Deep Feeling, Status Quo, Steve Ellis, STray, The Pirats, Squeeze, Merton Parkas, Inmates, Ian Gomm, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Dear Mr TimeGrandfather – The Dear Mr Time Anthology (Grandfather/Brotosaurs & Bling/Time/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1971/2021. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A lost legacy of a very obscure psychedelic group – the mysterious Mr Time, who cut one classic album for Square Records at the start of the 70s – then disappeared for years, before reforming more recently, and giving the world some more wonderful music! The set begins with the group's classic album Grandfather – a pure gem that really matches some of the most creatively produced work of the period – hard rock echoes at times, but maybe a late psych sort of mix of fuzz and more sophisticated ideas – served up on these really beautiful tunes that come together to make a unified theme for the entire record! The album's billed as a comment on the life of one man from his birth at the start of the 20th Century to the time of his death – with titles that include "Light Up A Light", "On A Lonely Night", "Years & Fortunes", "A Dawning Moonshine", "Your Country Needs You", and "Make Your Peace". The set also features 13 more bonus tracks around the same time – demos recorded before the album, with lots of different songs – then the whole thing goes on to features the full albums Brontosaurs & Bling, and Time – both recorded by the reformed group from 2015 onward. There's more bonus material too – the box is a massive 65 tracks in all – and the whole thing comes with a big booklet of notes. CD

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✨✧ FireFather's Name Is Dad – The Complete Fire (3CD set) ... CD
Pye/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Fire are a hell of a group – one who recorded an important Brit psych single, an overlooked masterpiece album, and a whole lot more wonderful music that's all finally collected here for the first time ever! To try to some up Fire in easy words is a bit impossible – they're one of those really special Brit groups from the psychedelic era – very far from their American cousins, and working with production and studio elements that take already really wonderful tunes and make them even more amazing – tuneful and trippy at the same time, with a sonic quality that's years ahead of its time – so much so that the group maybe had more of an impact on the psych revival years of the 80s in the UK, than they did on the mainstream market during their too-short existence. There's a nicely sinister vibe going on throughout – almost like The Who during Happy Jack years – and the first two CDs in the set provided the group's full recorded legacy from the early years – the full album The Magic Shoemaker, and loads of singles and demo tracks – 37 tracks that include "Tell You A Story", "Magic Shoes", "Father's Name Is Dad", "Treacle Toffee World", "It's Not Easy Falling Out Of Love", "Toothy Ruthie", "Alison Wonderland", "I Can See The Sky", "Happy Man Am I", and "Reason For Everything". CD3 features a much later live set from 2007 – 17 more tracks, billed as The Magic Shoemaker Live. CD

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✨✧ FumbleNot Fade Away – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1982 (4CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly huge amount of recordings from Fumble – a UK group who started out during the big Brit rock explosion of the mid 60s, then went on to become a strong rock revival act in the 70s! The package begins with early singles and other material – including cuts issued as Four Iveys – then quickly moves into a range of albums that have the group reworking older rock tunes with some of that cool, compressed British production style of the time – but mostly keeping things lean and simple, with most instrumentation by the core quartet. The group bring plenty of their own songs into play, while also calling up older classics – almost proto pub-rock at times, and given some great Shel Talmy production on some of the best tracks. The set features the full albums Fumble, Poetry In Lotion, Rumble With Fumble, and It's Only A Rock N Roll Game – plus a huge amount of other bonus singles, and even cuts from the Elvis Original Cast album! 92 tracks in all – and a huge booklet of notes. CD

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✨✧ Tommy James & The ShondellsCelebration – The Complete Roulette Recordings 1966 to 1973 (6CD set) ... CD
Roulette/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of material from Tommy James & The Shondells – a group that most people know for a string of jingle-jangle gems in the 60s, but who kept on making some really wonderful music over the course of the 11 albums included in this set! The group at the start were already pretty darn amazing – able to create the kind of catchy, groovy tunes that really exploded out of AM radio in the mid 60s – but as the years went on, Tommy moved into headier territory, and started to stretch out from the pop psych sound of "Crimson & Clover" – one of his last great hits, but also the gateway to all the wonderful music heard here in the second half of the set! The collection is a real ear-opener – and includes lots of music that hasn't been on CD in any form for years (or vinyl for that matter too!) – plus bonus tracks on most of the records, and other rare material – all bundled up with a heavy booklet of notes. 140 tracks in all – and the albums Hanky Panky, It's Only Love, I Think We're Alone Now, Gettin Together, Mony Mony, Crimson & Clover, Cellophane Symphony, Travelin, Tommy James, Christian Of The World, My Head My Bed & My Red Guitar – and bonus tracks and singles too! CD

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✨✧ OberonMidsummer Night's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Acorn/Grapefruit (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A really dreamy little record, and one that really lives up to the ancient vibe of the title and cover – played by a combo who were one of the younger groups of the acid folk generation in the UK, and were also one of the most compelling! Oberon was formed by a group of school-aged chums who all shared a similar love of acoustic instrumentation and reworking the older roots of British music – which means that the tunes here are partly tradition, and partly their own creations, but with a very ancient vibe – performed on instrumentation that includes guitar, violin, bass, percussion, and flute. There's just a bit of electricity on the guitars at points, and a few tracks are instrumental – but overall, the music is very spare, spacious, and pastoral – maybe even more full-realized than some of their contemporaries on bigger labels. Titles include "Nottamun Town", "The Hunt", "Syrinx", "Peggy", "Summertime", "Time Past Time Come", "Mins Tirith", and "Epitaph". 2CD edition features a full bonus live concert from 1971 – seven more tracks! CD
(Deluxe release with bonus live CD!)

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✨✧ VariousBox Of Pinups – British Sounds Of 1965 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1965. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection, and one that really documents the British music scene at a key turning point – a moment when all the groups and singers were really finding a way to leave their own imprint on the sound of rock and pop, while still staying true to some of the American work that inspired their creations! There's so much going on here – a bit of mod, early psych, some R&B tracks, and plenty more music that really points the way towards the massive changes to come – many of which would later be done by artists who are very young here, but already setting themselves apart from the pack! The set features a few big hits, but also plenty of overlooked gems as well – really digging deep into the time period, at the level that we've really come to love from other collections of this nature on the Grapefruit label. There's a massive 92 tracks on 3CDs – with work by The Primitives, Roulettes, David John & The Mood, The Carnaby, Eccentrics, In Crowd, Sorrows, Clique, Action, Boy's Blue, Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, Pretty Things, Wheels, Lulu & the Luvvers, Eyes, Hi-Numbers, Searchers, Vashti, The Shots, Beatstalkers, The Mark Four, Syndicate, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousDust On The Nettles – A Journey Through The British Underground Folk Scene 1967 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
British folk music got really weird and wonderful at the end of the 60s – light years from the crew cut versions of The Kingston Trio, or the twangy modes of Bob Dylan wannabees – but also very different from the more rockish directions that American folk acts were taking at the time! If anything, the British artists showed an even deeper commitment to acoustic modes – and far more ancient ones than American groups had access too – a thousand year legacy of British Isles music, but reworked into an often-trippy style would find more famous iterations in groups from Fairport Convention through Current 93, and even in the Wicker Man soundtrack as well! Most of the music here is much more obscure than those references – groups that were big in the UK, but maybe didn't have as much of an impact over here during the period – which makes this 63 track box set a real treasure trove of discovery – filled with many tunes we'd never heard before, and put together in a very special way. Titles include "Black Girl" by Mary Anne, "Till The Morning Comes" by Dando Shaft, "Roses For Columbus" by Mark Frhy, "Love Is A Funny Thing" by Spyrogyra, "Come All You Travellers" by Wight, "Willow's Song" by Nagnet, "Cruious Crystals Of Unusual Purity" by Bridget St John, "Prisoners Victims Strangers Friends" by Paper Bubble, "Gabilan" by Duncan Browne, "Meeting By The Moonlight Mill" by Dry Heart, "Silence Returns" by Beau, "Me & My Kite" by Fuschia, "The Colour Is Blue" by Country Sun, "Welcome To The Citadel" by Marc Brierley, "Garden Song (demo)" by Bill Fay, and "Upon Reflection" by Heron. CD

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✨✧ VariousGood As Gold – Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967 to 1975 (5CD set) ... CD
Apple/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A fascinating look at the farther reaches of the Apple Records empire during its ill-fated run – not the familiar records by non-Beatle artists, like Badfinger or Billy Preston – but instead a wide range of really surprising artists, who all had relationships to the Apple empire in very different ways! CD1 features Lost Sessions & Singles – material recorded during the earliest days of the Apple imprint, but which never saw the light of day at the time – some overlooked gems by Brute Force, Grapefruit, Timon, Contact, Mortimer, and Drew & Dy. CDs 2 and 3 are maybe some fo the best known parts of the pie – singles and other cuts that were issued at the time, but which are still pretty darn obscure – work by Danny Kalb & Stefan Grossman, The Misunderstood, Turquoise, Joker, Coconut, Gallagher & Lyle, The Perishers, Rawlings & Huckstep, The Cups, Coconut Mushroom, The U, Focal Point, and others too! CD4 features work recorded at the upgraded Apple studios in the early 70s – tracks by Linda Lewis, Pagliaro, Tim Hardin, Fanny, Contact, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Stealers Wheel, Badfinger, John Howard, Tony Hazzard, and Mike McGear. And CD5 features The Ghosts Of Baker Street – some of the material recorded as demos in the very early Apple studio – cuts by Barry Alexander, Robert & Miles Priestley, Focal Point, Jackie Lomax, Drew & Dry, Jack Hollingshead, and George Alexander. CD comes with a huge booklet of notes to open up these very lost recordings – and the whole thing features a massive 107 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousLooking Through A Glass Onion – The Beatles' Psychedelic Songbook 1966 to 1972 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An explosive look at the mighty songwriting legacy of The Beatles – served up here in a giant 3CD package that features the group's famous songs covered by a whole group of their contemporaries on the UK scene! You'd think that most of these artists might be jealous, or resentful – not wanting to give a nod to the songwriting skills of Lennon, McCartney, or Harrison – but instead, they really revel in the tunes – often really transforming them, and completely making them their own – in ways that follow some of the best inspirations of the new psych generation, and which make the whole collection a lot better than just some straight rehash of hits by the fab four! The song selection is brilliant – dozens of tracks that we never would have heard otherwise – and as with all Grapefruit packages like this, the whole thing comes with a detailed booklet of notes on the music – way more information than you'd find even if you spent the whole day searching online. 68 tracks in all – with work from The Sorrows, Ice, The Spectrum, Real McCoy, The Eyes, Loose Ends, Rainbow Ffolly, Affinity, Yes, Blonde On Blonde, Spooky Tooth, Big Jim Sullivan, The Gods, Orange Bicycle, The Tremeloes, Jason Crest, Tomorrow, Circus, The Hollies, Camel, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousOh You Pretty Things – Glam Queens & Street Urchins 1970 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of tracks from the glam rock generation – not just work by street urchins, but some big names as well – including acts you might know from other modes, all brought together here with a unified aesthetic in the early 70s! Glam was hardly a flash in the pan – as instead, the moment provided a key critical crossroads in music – a moment in which attitudes, styles, politics, and fashion were really opened up past mainstream expectations – setting the stage for punk experimentation, and a huge range of new music to come in the following decade! The music really gets its due here – with a big booklet of notes that provide track by track detail – taking you through a journey that spans 66 tracks in all, by a diverse array of artists who include Brutus, Dana Gillespie, Streak, Agnes Strange, Third World War, John Cale, Despair, Hammersmith Gorillas, Roxy Music, Tina Harvey, Slade, Pretty Things, Spark, New York Dolls, Ian Hunter, Silverhead, Sweet, Tim Curry, Troggs, Slowload, Jobraith, Hollywood Stars, Fumble, Spiv, and many others. CD
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VariousNight Comes Down – 60s British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat, & Swinging London Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99 30.99
The British mod scene of the 60s was drinking up a very heady brew of American jazz, soul, and R&B – then doing a great job of turning it into their own sort of music, as you'll hear on this set! Most of the numbers here are English, but could easily go head-to-head with the most romping tunes on American jukeboxes at the time – particularly the soulful sort of grooves that were flowing out of northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and New York! Yet there's also something special going on here, too – as the groups aren't just slavishly soulful, but also taking some chances, too – really starting to open up their sound, but not at the level from the more progressive years – just finding the right sort of inspiration, then getting confident enough to give things their own spin. The set list is amazing – very much on a par with the other superb 3CD collections of this nature from RPM – and titles include "Work Song" by James Royal, "Night Comes Down" by Mickey Finn, "What's Her Name" by Guy Darnell, "My Love" by Ronnie Jones, "Taboo Man" by Alexis Kroner, "Mama" by Litz Roza, "Don't That Beat Them All" by Just Five, "Fire In The City" by The Deviants, "Violin Shop" by The Alan Bown, "Elevator" by Grapefruit, "Peacock Dress" by Sun Dragon, "The Eagle Flies On Friday" by The Exceptions, "Girl On A Motorcycle" by British Lion Orchestra, and lots lots more! 87 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Tom WaitsClosing Time ... LP
Asylum, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut of Tom Waits – a prettier, less gravelly-voiced and less knowingly seedy effort as the albums to come – and a set that's as tender as any that Waits would ever record! This is Waits in after hours yearning mode, still upright on a barstool or a piano bench, not yet having fallen in a gutter. It's one of his best records. Includes "Ol' 55", "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You", "Midnight Lullaby", the beautiful "Martha" – which still one of his best written songs), plus "Rosie", "Lonely", "Ice Cream Man", "Closing Time", "Grapefruit Moon", and "Little Trip To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light edge & ring wear.)

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