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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Various Artists - Piccadilly Sunshine Part 12 (1967-70 uk, pop psych and other flavours)



Don't think that there's nothing to be found just because it's Vol. 12. This series may've just taken a step up or two. Effervescent and dreamy UK popsike singles with way too many sound effects. A few detours for Animals-style R'n'B. 

Connections to Steve Hillage, Cat Stevens, the Syn. A couple of bands are Irish and there's one that's from Sri Lanka. Mostly though, it's TV starlets who were moving into singing, a great Scott Walker knockoff with a dash of prog (Egg's 'You Are All Princes'), and some slight missteps by Larry Page or Pye.


Artists - Tracks
1. Jigsaw - Mr. Job - 2:16
2. Kytes - End Of The Day - 2:31
3. Brotherhood - Paper Man - 2:24
4. Heatwave - Rastus Ravel / Is A Mean Old Man - 2:44
5. John Street And The Inmates - My Kind Of Luck - 2:06
6. Peter Janes - For The Sake Of Time - 2:04
7. A New Generation - Police Is Here - 2:52
8. Ayshea - Mister White's White Flying Machine - 3:42
9. Egg - You Are All Princes - 3:43
10.Dave Berry - Oh What A Life - 2:16
11.The Monopoly - We Belon Together - 3:31
12.The Nerve - Mystery Lady - 2:28
13.Granny's Intentions - Sandy's On The Phone Again - 2:19
14.Brian Parrish - In Good Time / Love Chant - 3:05
15.Marc Brierley - Autograph Of Time - 1:35
16.Friday Brown - The Outdoor Seminar - 1:28
17.Ranee And Raj - Razor Edge - 2:41
18.Dave Justin - Rachel - 3:24
19.Fable - She Said Yes - 3:10
20.Jigsaw - A Great Idea - 2:31

The Piccadilly Sunshine flavours 
1968-70  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 1
1966-71  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 2
1967-70  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 3
1967-69  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 4
1966-69  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 5
1967-70  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 6
1966-70  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 7
1966-71  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 8
1964-71  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 9
1966-69  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 10
1966-70  Piccadilly Sunshine Part 11 

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V.A. - Fading Yellow Vol.15 Sunshowers (1966-74 us/canada, popsike and other delights)



The latest Fading Yellow Volume 15, where standards are always set on the highest level. This time digging deep in USA & Canada late 60´s. All the tracks on a compilation for the first time, The Cd comes as Limited edition 1000 copies with detailed linernotes 

Whatever you call it, pop-sike, magic pop etc. i call it "that special Fading Yellow sound" which by now has became a household name among listeners who loves this genre of music. Classic compilation series of purest popsike of the 60-70´s.


Artists - Tracks
1. Bob And Kit - Autumn Too Long - 2:11
2. The Phaetons - Where Are You? - 2:38
3. The Others - Morning - 2:03
4. Mark Barkan - A Great Day For The Clown - 3:07
5. The New Establishment - Time For Everything - 2:28
6. Michael - Gotta Make My Heart Turn Away - 2:50
7. National Bank Of Sound - Me And My Friends - 2:45
8. The Thomas Group - Ordinary Girl - 2:18 
9. Willapuss Wallapuss - To Jone - 2:53
10.The Mouse - Mouse - 3:09
11.Terry McManus - Sunshower In The Spring - 2:36
12.The Promise - Sundown Sky - 2:22
13.The Travel Agency - Time - 2:36
14.Bridey Murphy - The Time Has Come - 2:10
15.The MFQ - I Had A Dream Last Night - 2:36 
16.Coloured Rain - On Their Carousel - 2:41

Fading Yellow series..
1965-69 Vol.1 - Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights
1965-69 Fading Yellow Vol. 2 US Pop Sikes
1965-69 Fading Yellow - Vol. 3
1965-69 Fading Yellow - Vol. 4
1970-73 Fading Yellow - Vol. 5
1966-70 Fading Yellow - Vol. 6 
1968-72 Fading Yellow - Vol. 7
1968-75 Fading Yellow - Vol. 8
1966-72 Fading Yellow - Vol. 9
60-70's Fading Yellow - Vol. 10
60-70's Fading Yellow - Vol. 11
60-70's Fading Yellow - Vol. 12
1960's  Fading Yellow Vol.13

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