Psychedelia At Abbey Road (1965-1969)

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
A 22-track single CD seems a bit paltry given the scope of the title -- except, of course, that the 1969 cutoff date here puts the material from Harvest a label started late that year and containing the lion's share of EMI psychedelia out of reach. Of course, there are no Beatles tracks and, likewise, no Pink Floyd here, but we do get cuts by the Hollies, Donovan, Tomorrow, the Fingers, Focus 3, the Tales of Justine, Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, the Pretty Things, the Aquarian Age, the Koobas, the Nocturnes, Locomotive, the Gods, Mandrake Paddlesteamer, Mark Wirtz, and Syd Barrett. Most of this stuff, apart from "Sunshine Superman," "My White Bicycle," and "King Midas ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
A 22-track single CD seems a bit paltry given the scope of the title -- except, of course, that the 1969 cutoff date here puts the material from Harvest a label started late that year and containing the lion's share of EMI psychedelia out of reach. Of course, there are no Beatles tracks and, likewise, no Pink Floyd here, but we do get cuts by the Hollies, Donovan, Tomorrow, the Fingers, Focus 3, the Tales of Justine, Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, the Pretty Things, the Aquarian Age, the Koobas, the Nocturnes, Locomotive, the Gods, Mandrake Paddlesteamer, Mark Wirtz, and Syd Barrett. Most of this stuff, apart from "Sunshine Superman," "My White Bicycle," and "King Midas in Reverse," isn't exactly routine material, and two tracks -- "Delighted to See You" by the N'Betweens and "Why" by Tomorrow -- are previously unissued. The latter, a cover of the Byrds' song, features a tour de force guitar break by future Yes member Steve Howe. Just as revelatory is "Monday Morning," a 1967 single by the largely forgotten the Tales of Justine, featuring David Daltrey, with arrangement and production by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, respectively. Everything on the album has been remastered in 24-bit digital sound, and the long version of Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" has been remixed, bringing out extraordinary detail in the percussion section, from the choppy rhythm guitars and harpsichord down to the exceptionally busy drumming. The annotation by Brian Hogg is detailed without going overboard on trivia, and the entire collection turns out to be great fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1999
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724349691223
  • Catalog Number: 96912
  • Sales rank: 54,092

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sunshine Superman - Donovan (4:39)
  2. 2 My White Bicycle - Tomorrow (3:18)
  3. 3 Delighted To See You - N'Between (2:16)
  4. 4 Sunny South Kensington - Donovan (3:58)
  5. 5 Circus With A Female Clown - Fingers (2:28)
  6. 6 Why - Tomorrow (3:59)
  7. 7 King Midas In Reverse - The Hollies (3:10)
  8. 8 10,000 Years Behind My Mind - Focus (2:19)
  9. 9 Monday Morning - Tales of Justine (3:23)
  10. 10 Maker - The Hollies (2:53)
  11. 11 Kites - Simon Dupree & the Big Sound (3:45)
  12. 12 Talkin' About The Good Times - The Pretty Things (3:42)
  13. 13 Walking Through My Dreams - The Pretty Things (3:40)
  14. 14 (He's Our Dear Old) Weatherman - Mark Wirtz (4:01)
  15. 15 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box - Aquarian Age (3:30)
  16. 16 Carpet Man - The Nocturnes (2:41)
  17. 17 Barricades - The Koobas (5:04)
  18. 18 We Are The Moles, Pt. 1 - The Moles (4:35)
  19. 19 Mr. Armegeddon - Locomotive (4:40)
  20. 20 Hey Bulldog - The Gods (3:15)
  21. 21 Strange Walking Man - Mandrake Paddlesteamer (3:14)
  22. 22 Golden Hair - Syd Barrett (1:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Donovan Track Performer
The Koobas Track Performer
The Pretty Things Track Performer
Tomorrow Track Performer
Mark Wirtz Conductor
Fingers Track Performer
Chris Gunning Conductor
Del Newman Conductor
Simon Dupree & the Big Sound Track Performer
The Nocturnes Group, Track Performer
Aquarian Age Track Performer
The Fingers Group, Track Performer
Tales of Justine Track Performer
Technical Credits
Syd Barrett Producer
Donovan Composer
Phil May Composer
Mark Wirtz Producer
Dick Taylor Composer
Gus Dudgeon Producer
Peter Eden Producer
David Gilmour Producer
Chris Gunning Arranger
Derek Lawrence Producer
Peter Mew Digital Editing, Remastering
Mickie Most Producer
Del Newman Arranger
John Povey Composer
Ron Richards Producer
Norman Smith Producer
Peter Vince Liner Notes
Wally Allen Waller Composer
Tim Rice Producer
Brian Hogg Sleeve Notes
Philip Lloyd-Smee Compilation Assistant
Brian Southall Liner Notes
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