Gathered From Coincidence: British Folk-Pop Sound

Gathered From Coincidence: British Folk-Pop Sound: Gathered From Coincidence: British Folk-Pop Sound Of 1965-1966 / Various

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Title: Gathered From Coincidence: British Folk-Pop Sound Of 1965-1966 / Various
Label: Grapefruit
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Prior to the early Sixties, folk and pop musicians inhabited largely different worlds. There were folk records that had become crossover pop hits, but in essence there was little or no common ground in terms of instrumentation or ideologies. But in the wake of the British beat/R&B boom (or, if you were in America, the British Invasion) and the emergence of Bob Dylan, such barriers were broken down for good. With British acts making music that, for the first time in nascent pop history, matched the quality of their American counterparts, suddenly everything was grist to the mill and musical cross-pollination was almost de rigueur. Dylan and The Beatles impacted heavily on each other, while The Byrds were pitched midway between the two - although their combination of jingle-jangle guitars and world-weary harmonies was heavily indebted to folk-pop pioneers The Searchers. By 1965, the folk-pop nexus was at it's glorious peak. That was particularly true in Britain, which saw many variations on the basic pop-meets-folk theme (in America, folk-rock had a relatively homogenised sound). Across three CDs and 79 tracks, Gathered From Coincidence examines every aspect of the British mid-Sixties folk-pop boom, incorporating Dylan-inspired singer/songwriters with a commercial pop sensibility, the more introverted beat groups, Marianne Faithfull-inspired female chanteuses and R&B hoodlums in newly-pensive mode, all bound together by the 6 or 12-string thrum or Rickenbacker clang. Ranging from massive chart hits to records that barely sold in double figures, Gathered From Coincidence includes the true believers, the musical dilettantes, the young wannabes, the cash-in merchants, the old guard looking to resuscitate a fading career and, of course, the earnest protest singers - and, just for good measure, we've also rounded up a handful of folksploitation discs from those positioning themselves for roughly three minutes as anti-protest protesters. With a significant number of tracks making their CD debut and even a couple of previously unissued cuts, Gathered From Coincidence is a fascinating, even revelatory overview of a still largely-neglected stitch in pop's unending tapestry: that curiously downbeat two-year period between the dying embers of the beat boom's irresistible exuberance and the arrival of psychedelia's swirling multi-coloured hues.

Tracks:
1.1 Take Me for What I'm Worth - the Searchers
1.2 Morning's Calling - Peter ; Gordon
1.3 Come and Stay with Me - Marianne Faithfull
1.4 Follow Me - the Tony Jackson Group
1.5 It's Your Turn to Cry - Terry Kennedy ; John Carter
1.6 Rejected - the Fenmen
1.7 I Love Her Still - the Poets
1.8 Frosted Panes - the Kytes
1.9 Golden Lights - Twinkle
1.10 I Won't Be Round You Anymore - the Chosen Few
1.11 Absolutely Sweet Marie - the Factotums
1.12 Hey Woman - Kenny Bernard
1.13 Hey Mama You've Been on My Mind - the Caravelles
1.14 Don't Go Away - the Zombies
1.15 Now the Sun Has Gone - the Beatmen
1.16 Think About the Times - the Times
1.17 Penny Arcade - Michael Leslie
1.18 Beyond the Risin' Sun - Marc Bolan
1.19 Till You Say You'll Be Mine - Olivia Newton-John
1.20 Go Away - the Mirage Featuring Graham Nash
1.21 It's All Leading Up to Saturday Night - the Knack
1.22 You've Cooled - Five Steps Beyond
1.23 There's Just No Pleasing You - the Epics
1.24 Splendor in the Grass -Gullivers People
1.25 Mr. Smith - the Foresters
1.26 It's All Over Now Baby Blue - the Cops 'N Robbers
2.1 Like a Rolling Stone - the Other Side
2.2 Well, How Does It Feel? - Barbara Ruskin
2.3 Lovers of the World Unite - David ; Jonathan
2.4 Catch the Wind - Donovan
2.5 Age of Corruption - Alan Klein
2.6 Blessed - Guy Darrell
2.7 That Man's Got No Luck - Gary Benson
2.8 It's Good News Week - Hedgehoppers Anonymous
2.9 Bells - Dave Helling
2.10 Very Last Day - the Hollies
2.11 Sometime Never Day - Bill Fay
2.12 Don't You Cry Over Me - the Slade Brothers
2.13 When the Ship Comes in - Folk Blues Incorporated
2.14 Wake Up My Mind - the Uglys
2.15 Please Don't Switch Off the Moon Mr. Spaceman - Nicholas Hammond
2.16 The Protest Singer - Micha
2.17 Square Peg - the Four Pennies
2.18 Gotta Make Their Future Bright - First Gear
2.19 The Bells of Rhymney - Murray Head
2.20 Don't Talk to Me of Protest - Jonathan King
2.21 Dejection (Demo Version) - Five's Company
2.22 That's Not My Kind of Love - Mick Softley with the Summer Suns
2.23 Don't Sing No Sad Songs for Me - the Sorrows
2.24 Rattle of a Toy - Tommy Yates
2.25 Talkin' Denmark Street - John Cassidie
2.26 The Times They Are A-Changin' - the Ian Campbell Folk Group
3.1 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - the Silkie
3.2 Wait Till the Summer Comes Along - the Kinks
3.3 Don't Make Promises (You Can't Keep) - Peter Nelson
3.4 Cheryl's Going Home - Adam Faith
3.5 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Manfred Mann
3.6 I'm Looking Through You - Davey Graham
3.7 Night Comes Down - Jon-Mark
3.8 Early Morning Rain - the Settlers
3.9 Sadness Hides the Sun - Greta Ann
3.10 Thank You Boy - Dana Gillespie
3.11 Love Minus Zero No Limit - the Compromise
3.12 Day Must Come - Justin Hayward
3.13 The Clown in the Alley - Meic Stevens
3.14 I'm on Your Side - the Frugal Sound
3.15 London Town - the Pretty Things
3.16 Picking Up the Sunshine (Aka Bert's Blues) - Beverley
3.17 Corrina Corrina - the Nightshift
3.18 Listen People - Sarah Jane
3.19 Four Strong Winds - Chad ; Jeremy
3.20 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - the Greenbeats
3.21 Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Heinz with the Wild Boys
3.22 Today Is the Highway - the Ramblers
3.23 Love Is Strange - the Overlanders
3.24 Subterranean Homesick Blues - Chas McDevitt ; Shirley Douglas
3.25 Mary Anne - the Shadows
3.26 The Carnival Is Over - the Seekers

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