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The Summer Fruits de Mer All-Dayer at the Borderline in London


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Who'd have thought it? A Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer, sponsored by Record Collector and featuring FdM-associated artists from around the world, with The Pretty Things topping the bill - bloody hell!
Sendelica from Wales, Jack Ellister from the Netherlands, Stay from Spain and The Luck Of Eden Hall from the USA all made the trip over for this showcase of Fruits de Mer bands in a cracking central London venue - the Borderline.
And The Pretty Things topped the bill - 50 years in the business and still bloody brilliant live.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS A DAY TO REMEMBER - THE ARTISTS, EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG AND CREATED SUCH A GREAT ATMOSPHERE, ANDY MCDUFF AND THE RECORD COLLECTOR TEAM, JIM DRIVER AND THE BORDERLINE CREW AND EVERYONE WHO HELPED SPREAD THE WORD AND PASSED ON THEIR BEST WISHES FOR FRUITS DE MER'S FIRST LIVE EVENT - I'D LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR - WHO KNOWS???
(a few photos will be posted here once I get my act together - again, thanks to everyone who sent their photos to me - Liz managed to drop our camera down the toilet....don't ask)

For the record, there was a Fruits de Mer Records/Record Collector goodie bag for the first 150 through the door on the day and, as part of it, I put together a CD with a selection of tracks from the past and present of the label and 'FdM artists'; it was called 'Something Old, Somethying New, Something Borrowed' and the line-up looked like this :

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

Something Old: a few tracks from the label's back-catalogue
Something New: tracks from new FdM releases (some of them versions/mixes that you won't hear anywhere else)
Something Borrowed: songs by FdM bands that are on new releases NOT on FdM

SOMETHING OLD

1. ‘Theme One’ (George Martin) Schizo Fun Addict (2:58)
First appeared on their 7” Fruits de Mer Volume 1
The opening track of the new Record Collector/FdM compilation LP, Plankton

2.‘The Past Tense’ (The Past Tense) The Past Tense (4:26)
Taken from the FdM members-only CD The Crabs Sell Out

3. ‘Dreaming Of A Wooden Fish’ (Cat Frequency) Cat Frequency (3:13)
Taken from the LP, strange fish four on Regal Crabomophone

4. ‘The Psychedelic Mynde Of Moses’ (Anton Barbeau) Anton Barbeau (3:37)
Taken from Ant’s 7” Fruits de Mer volume 32

5. ‘Not Quite Home’ (Nick Saloman) The Bevis Frond (5:08)
Taken from the FdM members-only CD The Crabs Sell Out

6. ‘Postcard’ (Clarke-Hicks) The Gathering Grey (2:45)
Taken from the album, Re-Evolution : FdM Sings The Hollies

7. ‘Old Man Going’ (The Pretty Things) King Penguin (4:30)
Taken from the LP, Sorrow’s Children on Fruits de Mer

8. ‘Loneliest Person’ (The Pretty Things) The Pretty Things (1:59)
Recorded live in London and taken from the LP, Sorrow’s Children on Fruits de Mer

SOMETHING NEW

9. ‘Bangalore’ (The Luck Of Eden Hall) The Luck Of Eden Hall (3:05)
First appeared on their Regal Crabomophone 7” Winkle 9
Taken from their double LP, Butterfly Revolutions Volumes I&II

10. ‘Halloween People’ (Soft Hearted Scientists) Soft Hearted Scientists (2:54)
First appeared on the FdM compilation, Whatever Happened To The Soft Hearted Scientists
Taken from their new album, False Lights

11. ‘Laguna Sunrise’ (Black Sabbath) White Sails (3:11)
Taken from the new White Sails 7” on Regal Crabomophone (Winkle 11)

12. ‘Mersey Dream’ (Stay) Stay (4:24)
Previously unreleased, extended mix of the track on the new Stay 7” on Regal Crabomophone (Winkle 10)

13. ‘Flaming’ (Syd Barrett) Jack Ellister (2:29)
Taken from the new Jack Ellister 7” on Fruits de Mer (Volume 40)

14. ‘A Fairy Tale’ (Second Hand) Crystal Jacqueline (4:35)
Previously unreleased, extended version of the track on the new Crystal Jacqueline 7” on Fruits de Mer (Volume 39)

SOMETHING BORROWED

15. ‘Song Of A Baker’ (The Small Faces) Sidewalk Society (3:30)
Previously unreleased demo - we found this on the band’s myspace page back in 2008 and knew we had to work with them

16. ‘Constant Gardener’ (Permanent Clear Light) Permanent Clear Light (3:20)
Previously unreleased ‘Campfire’ version of a track on the new Permanent Clear Light album, Beyond These Things

17. ‘Heading For The Waves’ (The Lucid Dream) The Lucid Dream (5:51)
Taken from the new Lucid Dream album, Songs Of Love And Deceit

18. ‘Something In A Grain Of Sand’ (Sendelica) Sendelica (10:39)
Previously unreleased demo of a track on the new Sendelica album, The Kaleidoscopic Kat And his Autoscopic Ego

...NOT TO MENTION, ALSO IN THE GOODIE BAG....
- The Seventh Ring Of Saturn's album (a special promo copy) on CD
- Jack Ellister's 'Yordan Orchestra' album on CD
- 'Pipe' - a full length album on CD from The Past Tense's earlier incarnation
- a White Sails DVD
and Record Collector's '30 Years of RC' hardback


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