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

Various Artists: Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1968/ Various
Title: Looking At The Pictures In The Sky: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1968/ Various
Label: Cherry Red
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

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.

Tracks:
1.1 Path Through the Forest - the Factory
1.2 Father's Name Is Dad - the Fire
1.3 Gong with the Luminous Nose - Fleur de Lys
1.4 Mind's Eye - Ramases ; Selket
1.5 Spontaneous Apple Creation - the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
1.6 Lullaby (Alternative Version) - Grapefruit
1.7 I Will Not Be Moved - Circle Plantagenet
1.8 Sunday Best - Turquoise
1.9 My Son John - the Onyx
1.10 The Fantastic Story of the Steam-
1.11 Driven Banana - Legay
1.12 Mr. Partridge Passed Away Today - Fortes Mentum
1.13 Jabberwock - Boeing Duveen ; the
1.14 Beautiful Soup
1.15 Haze Woman - Anan
1.16 Talking About the Good Times - the Pretty Things
1.17 Sunday Morning - Guy and David -
1.18 The Five Day Week Straw People
1.19 Animal Magic - Graded Grains
1.20 She - Tuesday's Children
1.21 Mr. Lion - the Marmalade
1.22 Upstairs Downstairs - Graham Gouldman
1.23 Festival of the Harvest Moon - Joker
1.24 So You Want to Be a Rock'n'roll
1.25 Star - Sun Dragon
1.26 Never Care - Eyes of Blue
1.27 Nightmare - the Gass Company
1.28 In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
1.29 Procol Harum
1.30 Did You Die Four Years Ago
1.31 Tonight? - the Web
1.32 Frederick Jordan - the Glass Menagerie
2.1 Children of Tomorrow - Mike Stuart Span
2.2 Dawn Breaks Through - the Barrier
2.3 Mr Pinnodmy's Dilemma - the Attack
2.4 Trying to Get a Glimpse of You - the Freedom
2.5 I Can Show You - Rupert's People
2.6 Locked in a Room - the Poets
2.7 Bluebell Wood - Wimple Winch
2.8 Technicolor Dreams - the Status Quo
2.9 Music Soothes the Savage Breast - the Spectrum
2.10 Head for the Sun - the Movement
2.11 Midnight Love Cycle - the Klubs
2.12 Lovers from the Sky - Contact
2.13 Jamie's Song - the Deviants
2.14 Sydney Gill - the Smoke
2.15 Birthday - Peter ; the Wolves
2.16 Love Is a Toy - Jon Ledingham
2.17 Yesterday Was Such a Lovely Day (Elsie) - Sadie's Expression
2.18 Omnibus (Extended Version) - the Move
2.19 I Get So Excited - Real McCoy
2.20 Mr. Golden Trumpet Player - Junior's Eyes
2.21 Yellow Rainbow - the Picadilly
2.22 Time Seller (LP Version) - the Spencer Davis Group
2.23 Pantomime - Tony Rivers ; the Castaways
2.24 Go and Say Goodbye - Katch 22
2.25 Cornflake Zoo - Andy Ellison
2.26 Penny for Your Thoughts - the Alan Bown!
3.1 Hold on - Jason Crest
3.2 Girl of Independent Means - Honeybus
3.3 Rainmaker - Rhubarb Rhubarb
3.4 Hello Enid - the Mirage
3.5 Lucky Sunday - Episode Six
3.6 What's the Rush, Dillbury? - Paradox
3.7 Cave of Clear Light - the Bystanders
3.8 Round and Round - Skip Bifferty
3.9 Come on Down - Motivation
3.10 Country Life - Blonde on Blonde
3.11 Virginia Water - Cats Pyjamas
3.12 Aeroplane - Jethro Toe (Tull)
3.13 Rambling Boy - Timon
3.14 Ice Man - Ice
3.15 Now and Again Rebecca - the U (Don't) No Who
3.16 Felicity Jane - Writing on the Wall
3.17 Sycamore Sid - Focal Point
3.18 Do You Dream? - Circus
3.19 Maxwell Ferguson - Brass Tacks
3.20 Pawnbroker (Demo Version) - Barbara Ruskin
3.21 Soft Winds - the Orange Bicycle
3.22 Without You - Coconut Mushroom
3.23 Haunted - Peter Thorogood
3.24 Which Dreamed It - Boeing Duveen ; the Beautiful Soup
3.25 Turnstyle - Trot
3.26 Pictures in the Sky - Orange Seaweed

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

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