Thursday, May 21, 2020

VA - Chocolate Soup For Diabetics Vol. 01 - 05 [2010] (5x CD's)


VA - Chocolate Soup for Diabetics Vol. 01 - 05 [2010] (5x CD's)

Finally, back in print gathered in one place, here are all five volumes of this groundbreaking series of British psych and freakbeat compilations. Past & Present have gathered together in one box set all five volumes of the infamous series of British Psych classics that inspired the likes of Phil Smee, and others, to go on to produce more-legitimate collections of similar material. Collected here are all of the 82 classic Chocolate Soup tracks spanning favourites by Tintern Abbey, Apple, Tickle, Smoke, Fleur De Lys, with highlights by lesser-known artists such as Boo & the Boo-Boos, Perishers, Graded Grains, Australian Playboys, plus many, many more. The set also includes an informative 36-page booklet with artists' details, discographies and photographs. Chocolate Soup makes good addition to the Past & Present catalogue of box sets featuring re-issues of other classic material in a similar manner. As with previous Past & Present releases the source material can be variable - but all tracks sound better than my old 45's!! Chocolate Soup is a limited numbered release of 1000. This is one boxed set that no fan of classic British underground music can be without! (Amazon)

Superior assortment of some of the best obscure psych singles ever. Most are British (a few US groups are included too). The track 'Night To Remember' by Alan Avon, a really great track about the sinking of the Titanic, is a standout, that cannot be found elsewhere.






Track lists

Vol. 01

01    Voice    The Train To Disaster    2:57
02    Nuchez    Open Up Your Mind    3:07
03    Tintern Abbey    Vacuum Cleaner    3:08
04    One In A Million    Double Sight    2:37
05    Misunderstood    Children of the Sun    2:53
06    Dantalian's Chariot    The Madman Running Through the Fields    4:13
07    Nuchez    B.G.'S One Eye    2:12
08    Flies    I'm Not Your Stepping Stone    2:38
09    One In A Million    Fredereek Hernando    3:17
10    Fire    Father's Name is Dad    2:32
11    Tintern Abbey    Beeside    3:08
12    Fresh Windows    Fashion Conscious    2:24
13    Apple    The Otherside    3:09
14    Unexplained    A Walk Down Emily Lane    4:58

Vol. 02

01    Mike Stuart Span    Children of Tomorrow    2:59
02    Wimple Winch    Rumble On Mersey Square South    4:06
03    Les Fleur de Lys    Circles    2:58
04    Craig    I Must Be Mad    2:39
05    Apple    Buffalo Billy Can    2:59
06    Score    Please Please Me    2:26
07    Winston's Fumbs    Snow White    2:26
08    Him & The Others    She's Got Eyes That Tell Lies    2:44
09    Big Boy Pete    Cold Turkey    2:22
10    Hush    Grey    2:24
11    Tickle    Subway (Smokey Pokey World)    2:24
12    Syn    14 Hour Technicolour Dream    2:46
13    State of Mickey & Tommy    With Love From 1 To 5    2:58
14    Paper Blitz Tissue    Boy Meets Girl    2:33

Vol. 03

01    Factory    Path Through the Forest    3:52
02    Felius Andromeda    Meditations    4:04
03    Wimple Winch    Save My Soul    3:06
04    Les Fleur de Lys    Mud In Your Eye    3:01
05    Australian Playboys    Sad    2:54
06    Graded Grains    Animal Magic    3:17
07    Accent    Red Sky At Night    3:11
08    Chapter Four    In My Life    2:17
09    Poets    Wooden Spoon    2:28
10    Smoke    Have Some More Tea    2:12
11    Game    Help Me, Mummy's Gone    2:39
12    Graded Grains    Lucifer Sam    2:48

Vol. 04

01    Chords Five    Universal Vagrant    2:53
02    Anteeeks    I Don't Want You    2:35
03    Perishers    How Does It Feel    3:02
04    Exceptions    The Eagle Flies On Friday    2:46
05    Rebel Rousers    As I Look    2:04
06    Alan Avon & The Toyshop    Night To Remember    4:35
07    Dodos    Make Up Your Mind    2:19
08    Roger Young    It's Been Nice    2:18
09    Answers    Just a Fear    3:20
10    Force Five    Don't Know Which Way To Turn    2:43
11    Darwin's Theory    Hosanna    2:06
12    Transatlantics    Look Before You Leap    2:13
13    Longboatmen    Take Her Anytime    2:54
14    Boo & The Booboos; Linda VanDyck    Stengun    2:55
15    Gary Walker    You Don't Love Me    2:33
16    Caleb    Woman of Distinction    2:39
17    Trend        Shot On Sight    2:50
18    Family    Scene Through the Eye of a Lens    2:52
19    Steve Aldo    You're Absolutely Right    2:32
20    Peasants        Let's Get Together    2:17
21    Original Roadrunners    Waterloo Man    4:07

Vol. 05

01    Quotations    Cool It    3:01
02    Transatlantics    Don't Fight It    3:12
03    Longboatmen    Only In Her Hometown    2:08
04    Ways And Means    Breaking Up a Dream    2:28
05    Chords Five    I Am Only Dreaming    2:00
06    Moving Finger    Shake & Finger Pop    3:42
07    Authentics    Climbing Through    3:02
08    Mickey Finn    Garden of My Mind    2:32
09    Force Five    Baby Let Your Hair Down    2:19
10    St. Louis Union    English Tea    2:16
11    Magic Lanterns    I Stumbled    2:21
12    Bad Boys    She's a Breakaway    3:04
13    Sons of Fred    Baby What You Want Me To Do    2:28
14    Boo & The Booboos    Oriental Boo    2:36
15    Mike Rabin    Head Over Heels    2:02
16    Caleb    Baby Your Phrasing is Bad    3:17
17    Wayne Gibson    Baby Baby Baby Pity Me    2:12
18    Petards    Tartarex    3:00
19    J&B; J. & B.    Wow! Wow! Wow!    2:44
20    Kingsize Taylor    Thinkin'    2:12
21    Four Squares    Don't You Know I Love You?    2:07



  1. MR.BB: I would like to make a humble request...If you have and could post FRANK SINATRA COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO RECORDINGS. Thanks million in advance.

    1. woah Professor, thats a 20 CD Box Set!!!!
      massive Ol' Blue Eyes collection

    2. Hi ProfessorCalculus,

      I do have the set, but not planning on posting it for a while as i have just posted a big set of Sinatra recently. But you never know. I'll put it on the list.


  2. When the season is right.....Have Patience will wait. Thanks for the Good News.

  3. D May.. During this 'Wuhan Jinx" A overdose of Ol' Blue Eyes is the answer. Take care pal.

  4. Thanks for these BB, only had Vol. 1...Have you come across the Bob Dylan "Man on the streets" sets?

    1. Hi Rob,
      Hope these fill the gap nicely.
      FYI I have both Vol.1 and Vol.2 of BD Man On The Street series. I will post them at some stage. I have a few other comps to go first so it may be a while before it shows up here but I suggest you keep checking the daily links.



    2. I sure will keep checking, thanks again

  5. Replies
    1. Hi heartsofstone,
      Its a beautiful compilation. Enjoy the music.


  6. Hi Butterboy!
    Thanks for this amazing comp! I only had the first volume! Thanks a lot for the whole serie

    1. Hi Il Commendatore.
      Enjoy the other 4 . Its a great set to listen too.


  7. Replies
    1. Links updated, tested and working.


    2. Hello, any chance you could renew these links again? I have vols 1 and 2 on vinyl but would love to hear the others.

    3. Hi Wigner,
      New link established , tested and working.


  8. Any chance of a re-up? Many thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Nargile57.
      New links established, tested and working.

  9. Thank You for this cult collection. Cheers. Josevaty. Pinto, Spain