featuring The Pretty Things, Jack Ellister, Cranium Pie, The Bevis Frond, The Luck Of Eden Hall, Henry Padovani, Anton Barbeau and The Seventh Ring Of Saturn
The Beatles' White Album - bit of a classic? yep
So Fruits de Mer has decided to pay its respects to it with eight great artists re-creating songs exclusively for this release.
And what a line-up! The Pretty Things' stunning version of 'Helter Skelter' is worth the price of admission on its own ("as moody as a hoodie with toothache" - Record Collector) and there's much, much more, from bare acoustic to full-on psychedelia to..........Cranium Pie (you really wouldn't want to live next door to these guys).
So, what exactly IS Fruits de Mer's White EP? 2 x 7" white vinyl (naturally), gatefold sleeve and sequentially-numbered (totally unoriginally), I even got the pressing plant to emboss the FdM name on the front as a double-act of ego-massaging and financial folly - yes, all-in-all, it's a bit of a tribute, only smaller.
complete track listing....
Cry Baby Cry - Three Minute Tease (3:29)
Glass Onion - The Bevis Frond (2:45)
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey - The Luck of Eden Hall (2:32)
Helter Skelter - The Pretty Things (5:00)
Dear Prudence - Jack Ellister (3:22)
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Cranium Pie (3:38)
Savoy Truffle - The Seventh Ring Of Saturn (3:20)
Long Long Long - Henry Padovani (2:53)
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