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Monday, July 2, 2012

Various Artists - Fading Yellow - Vol. 3 (1965-69 us, 22 Shiny Jewels Of Pop-Sike And Other Delights)



Third volume of this great series focuses on US-released pop-sike covering the period 1965 to 1969. Includes many buried treasures including Robbie Curtice's "When Diana Paints The Picture", Eddie Hodges' "Shadows & Reflexions" (later covered by The Action), The Chicago Loop (including Mike Bloomfield and Barry Goldberg pre-Electric Flag) and both sides of the rare single by 10 year old Mark Radice! Fantastic compilation that no 60's collection is complete without. Similarly limited to 1000 copies only.


Artists - Tracks
1. Eddie Hodges - Shadows And Reflexions - 2:57
2. Michael And The Trees - Show You Love Me - 2:25
3. Wiggs Of 1666 - It Will Never Be The Same - 2:17
4. Giant Jellybean Copout - Look At The Girls - 2:35
5. Network - The Boys And The Girls - 2:56
6. Saturday's Photograph - Gentle Lovin' San Francisco Man - 2:57
7. Mark Radice - Save Your Money - 2:39
8. Mark Radice - Wooden Girl - 2:59
9. Voyage - One Day - 2:35
10. River Deep - Shelley Tell Me Why - 2:12
11. Springfield Rifle - Left Of Nowhere - 3:17
12. Lamp Of Childhood - First Time, Last Time - 2:53
13. Trolley - Toy Shop - 2:32
14. East Side Kids - Take A Look In The Mirror - 2:05
15. London Phogg - The Times To Come - 2:59
16. Carnival - I'm Going Home Tomorrow - 2:05
17. Gaitley And Fitzgerald - Seance Day - 2:20
18. Scandal - Girl, You're Goin' Out A My Mind - 2:32
19. Robbie Curtice - When Diana Paints The Picture - 2:47
20. Chicago Loop - This Must Be The Place - 2:31
21. Saturday's Photograph - Summer Never Go Away - 2:08
22. Cadaver - Haven't Got The Time - 2:22

Fading Yellow series..
1965-69  Vol.1 - Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights
1965-69  Fading Yellow Vol.2 US Pop Sikes

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Bit A Sweet - Hypnotic 1 (1968 us, stylish psychedelic rock, 2012 Kismet bonus tracks edition)



Bit 'A Sweet promises to be a chart regular with the bright and creative spark branded into 2086, If 1 Needed Someone and How Can 1 Make You See?. They blend all the pop ingredients - strong vocals, rich production and instrumentation, and a special trick with a tune. This LP may well serve as the group's musical calling card, and with their fresh originality and breezy psychedelics, Bit 'A Sweet will top the charts.
Billboard, 29/6/68

Formerly known as The Satisfactions, this hard-hitting Long Island club act were veterans of the local scene when producer-arranger Steve Duboff (who also worked with The Cowsills, The Monkees, The Insect Trust and others) signed to MGM, the band debuted with the 1967 single 'Out of Sight Out of Mind' b/w 'Is It On - Is It Off?' (MGM catalog number K-13695). 
Their sole album was released that May. A likeable blend of psychedelic pop and early synthesizer sounds, it’s presented complete with both sides of their rare 1967 debut 45 (as performed in the movie Blonde On A Bum Trip).


Tracks
1. Speak Softly  (Steve Duboff) - 5:10
2. 2086  (Steve Duboff,  Art Kornfeld) - 2:50
3. If I Needed Someone  (George Harrison) - 3:36
4. With Love  (Mitch London, S. Duboff) - 3:50
5. Monday - Tuesday  (S. Duboff) - 1:50
6. Diamonds Studded Eyes  (M. London, Russell Leslie,S. Duboff) - 4:02
7. How Can I Make You See  (Art Kornfeld, B. Cowsill, B. Cowsill) - 2:40
8. Travel (instrumental)  (S. Duboff) - 5:00
9. A Second Time  (S. Duboff) - 8:30
10.Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind  (S. Duboff, H. Morris) - 2:36
11.Is It On - Is It Off?  (S. Duboff, H. Morris) - 2:53

Bit A Sweet
*Dennis DeRespino - Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion,  Guitar
*Russell Leslie - Vocals, Drums, Percussion
*Mitch London - Vocals, Bass, Percussion
*Jack Mieczkowski - Vocals, Guitar, Sitar
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*Steve Duboff - Keybords, Percussion, Production
*Vince Bell - Guitars
*Jimmy "Wiz" Wisner - Strings Arrangements

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