4CD SET
a band for all seasons
a sneak preview of what's in store...





various artists
A Band For All Seasons 4CD SET
songs from the seasons of love
1966-1969
crustacean 87CD

on sale late March

if you're in the UK, you can pre-order now for £15 inc. P&P
if you're not in the UK, please CLICK HERE

‘A Band For All Seasons’ is a hugely extended version of our 2018 3LP set 'The Three Seasons – songs from 1966-68', which sold out pretty much instantly.

For the new version, we’ve extended the remit to 1966-69 so we can fit in all four seasons of psychedelia (hang on, what a great name for a band/album...) from its early flowering to the breakdown at the end of the decade - and everything this time is crammed onto 4 CDs – with something like 4½ hours of music in total; producing a 7-LP set seemed a bit excessive, however tempting.

All manner of artists are involved – from bands that weren’t born in the sixties to bands that were very much part of the amazing music being produced 50 years ago.

There’s a story behind many of the tracks – such as Marc Brierley’s first visit to a studio in nearly 50 years, to record a new version of his classic, ‘Welcome To The Citadel’...

...to The Purple Gang recording what was supposed to be their follow-up to ‘Granny Takes A Trip’ – Syd Barrett’s ‘Boon Tune’ (whatever happened to the acetate Syd sent them with four possible songs on it for them to choose from, in 1967?)...

…or cult prog/folk band Fuchsia revisiting Pink Floyd’s ‘See Emily Play’…

…or The Pretty Things’ ‘Loneliest Person’, which they first let me include as an ending to ‘Sorrow’s Children’, a Fruits de Mer tribute album to ‘SF Sorrow’ (the album title being suggested by Phil May and Dick Taylor) – a fitting end to the 4CD set from a band that bowed out in style after over 50 years as one of the UK’s greatest bands.

Sleeve artwork is by the rather wonderful John Hurford (who was also there-at-the-time), and the set comes with a 28pp booklet.

Even if you don't usually buy CDs, this has got to be worth £15 of anybody's money!
The full track listing is:

CD1
1. The Past Tense - Magic In The Air (originally by The Attack : recorded 1967)
2. Anton Barbeau – Sunshine Superman (originally by Donovan : VERY late 1965!)
3. Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder - Amelia Jane (originally by Made In Sheffield : 1967)
4. LoveyDove - Bedazzled (originally by Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations : 1967)
5. Jack Ellister - Aquarius (originally by The Zodiac:Cosmic Sounds : 1967)
6. Rob Gould - Granny Takes A Trip (originally by The Purple Gang : 1967)
7. Mark McDowell - Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (originally by The Small Faces : 1966)
8. The Electric Prunes - 7 and 7 is (originally by Love : 1966)
9. Moonweevil - Child Of The Sky (originally by The Deviants : 1967)
10. Kris Gietkowski - A-Minor Explosion (originally by Don Shinn : 1966)
11. Jay Tausig - Time Has Told Me (originally by Nick Drake : 1968)
12. Starlings Planet - The Story (originally by Please : 1968)
13. Bhopal's Flowers - I Feel Free (originally by Cream : 1966)
14. Spygenius - Paper Sun / Love Is Only Sleeping (originally by Traffic / The Monkees : 1967)
15. The Jeremy Band - Pictures Of Matchstick Men (originally by Status Quo : 1968)
16. Cat Frequency - Flameout (originally by 101 Strings : 1968)
17. The Yardbirds - Think About It (live in 2016) (originally by The Yardbirds : 1968)

CD2
1. The Locker Room Cowboys - We Love You (originally by The Rolling Stones : 1967)
2. King Penguin - White Bird (written in 1967, released by It's A Beautiful Day : 1969)
3. Aunt Cynthia's Cabin - Solitary Man (originally by Neil Diamond : 1966)
4. The Luck Of Eden Hall - Reflected (originally by Alice Cooper : 1968)
5. The Honey Pot - Kites (written by Hackaday/Pockriss; recorded by The Rooftop Singers / Simon Dupree and the Big Sound : 1967)
6. London Underground - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (originally by Cannonball Adderley : 1966)
7. Mysterious Clouds featuring Your Friend - Mobius Trip (originally by H.P. Lovecraft : 1968)
8. Permanent Clear Light - Refugees (originally by Van Der Graaf Generator : 1969)
9. Cary Grace - 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) (originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience : 1968)
10. Echo Train - Portland '69 (originally by Hunger : 1969)
11. Moon Goose - It Ain't True (originally by Faine Jade : 1967)
12. July - My Clown (live in 2016) (originally by July : 1968)

CD3
1. Sidewalk Society - A Saying For Today (originally by The Action : 1968) (4:04)
2. Jay Tausig - Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (trad. recorded by Anne Briggs : 1963 / Pentangle : 1968)
3. Magic Bus - Tribal Gathering (originally by The Byrds : 1967)
4. Proud Peasant - Down At Circe's Place (originally by Touch : 1968)
5. Icarus Peel's Acid Reign - Beck's Bolero (originally by Jeff Beck Group : 1966)
6. The Green Ray - Dusty (originally by John Martyn : 1968)
7. Ex-Norwegian - Winter (originally by Family : 1968)
8. Consterdine - Fly (originally by J.K. & Co : 1968)
9. The Gold Needles - The Smell of Incense (originally by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band : 1967)
10. I Am Voyager 1 - I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain (originally by Tim Buckley : 1967)
11. Elfin Bow & Gary Lloyd - Autumn Stone (originally by The Small Faces: 1968)
12. The Telephones - I Can Hear The Grass Grow (originally by The Move : 1967)
13. Fuchsia - See Emily Play (originally by Pink Floyd : 1967)
14. The Purple Gang - Boon Tune (originally by Syd Barrett : 1967)
15. Mr.Armageddon and the Suicide Society - We Are Normal (originally by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band : 1968)
16. Vert:x - Emotions (originally by Love : 1966)

CD4
1. Chad and Jeremy - Rest In Peace (unplugged) (originally by Chad and Jeremy : 1967)
2. Schizo Fun Addict - Dedicated To The One I Love (originally by The "5" Royales : 1957 / The Mamas and The Papas : 1967)
3. Hanford Flyover - Just Another Day (originally by Neon Pearl : 1967)
4. Us and Them - What Did You Do To My Life (originally by Neil Young: 1968)
5. Nathan Hall - Please Read Me (demo) (originally by the Bee Gees: 1967)
6. Cat Frequency - Ski-ing (originally by George Harrison : 1968)
7. The Alain Pire Experience - Only A Northern Song (originally by the Beatles : 1967)
8. Cranium Pie - Baby You're A Rich Man (originally by The Beatles : 1967)
9. LoveyDove - Gently As You Feel (originally by The Flies : 1967)
10. Crystal Jacqueline Acoustic Band - Granchester Meadows (originally by Pink Floyd : 1969)
11. Back Street Carnival - Pretty Song from 'Psych-Out' (originally by The Strawberry Alarm Clock : 1968)
12. Claudio Cataldi with Aldo Ammirata - White Light, White Heat (originally by the Velvet Underground : 1968)
13. The Lemon Clocks - Crimson & Clover (originally by Tommy James & The Shondells : 1968)
14. Marc Brierley - Welcome To The Citadel (solo in 2018) (originally by Marc Brierley : 1968)
15. I Am Voyager 1 - Sky Children (originally by Kaleidoscope : 1967)
16. The Pretty Things - Loneliest Person (live at the Half Moon in 2010) (originally by The Pretty Things : 1968)

if you're in the UK, you can pre-order now
if you're not in the UK, please CLICK HERE

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