Tuesday, July 27, 2021

VA - Ripples Volumes 01 - 08 [1999 - 2020] (8 x CD's)

 

UK RIPPLES

VA - Ripples Volumes 01 - 08 [1999 - 2020] (8 x CD's)

This series by Castle Music and Sequel Records  presents 8 volumes of 60's West Coast Harmony Sound as heard in the UK. The series never runs out of steam offering up some true UK gems, some well know artists and many generally obscure/rare British tracks. A fabulous mixture of Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Sunshine Pop, Pop Rock, Vocal, Ballad, Beat, Freakbeat, Soul, Soft Rock, Surf, and Psychedelic Pop and Folk Baroque sounds. The first 6 CD's have 30 tracks each of generally obscure 60's British pop in a clean, bright, often cloying style with lots of cheerful vocal harmonies. Lots of gems here, a very solid listen all the way through. Excellent collection if you like 60's pop with an edge then this is for you. The last two discs follow the same pattern but only have 29 tracks each. 

Included in this series is:

VA - Ripples Vol. 01, Look at the Sunshine (British Summer Tyme Pop) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 02, Dream Time (British Sunshine Pop) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 03, Autumn Almanac (The British Soft Rock Sound) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 04, Uptown Girls & Big City Boys (The 60's Brit Building Sound) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 05, Beach Bash (British Surf Pop & Frat Rock Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 06, Jingle Jangle Mornings (British Sixties Folk-Rock Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 07, Rainbows (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 08, Butterfly (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities) [2002]

The entire 238 tracks is almost too pretty for words at times. Everything here is pleasant and most of it is extremely well played and well sung and the sound is excellent throughout. 


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Track lists


Ripples Vol. 01, Look At The Sunshine (British Summer Tyme Pop)

01 Freshmen Look at the Sunshine 2:20

02 Bystanders Royal Blue Summer Sunshine Day 3:11

03 Ivy League My World Fell Down 2:50

04 Episode Six Put Yourself in My Place 2:29

05 Knack (Uk) Younger Girl 2:48

06 Rockin' Berries The Water is Over My Head 2:44

07 Autumn My Little Girl 2:58

08 Timon The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane 2:19

09 Karen Young Wonderful Summer 2:43

10 Searchers Have You Ever Loved Somebody 2:38

11 Strangers Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) 2:24

12 Steve Hammond I Think We're Alone Now 2:13

13 Kinks Sunny Afternoon 3:33

14 Charles Dickens Hey Little Girl 2:11

15 Bystanders 98.6 3:19

16 Others (Up on Air) Air-O-Plane Ride 2:24

17 Sands of Time Where Did We Go Wrong 3:07

18 Chevlons Too Long Alone 2:49

19 Ivy League Graduation Day 2:13

20 Strangers You Didn't Have to Be So Nice 2:21

21 Factotums Here Today 2:45

22 Rockin' Berries Poor Man's Son 2:37

23 Episode Six Sunshine Girl 2:49

24 Hellions Tomorrow Never Comes 2:23

25 Sands of Time Love Found a Way to My Heart 2:45

26 Lancastrians We'll Sing in the Sunshine 2:35

27 New Formula Do it Again a Little Bit Slower 2:33

28 Knack (Uk) Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind 2:05

29 Petula Clark Groovin' (Edit) 2:15

30 Silver Lining Bye Goodbye 2:56


Ripples Vol. 02, Dream Time (British Sunshine Pop)

01 Settlers Major to Minor 2:59

02 Searchers Popcorn Double Feature 2:58

03 Montanas You've Got to Be Loved 2:52

04 Rockin Berries He's in Town 2:37

05 Lancastrians Lonely Man 2:47

06 Factotums In My Room 2:09

07 Peanut Home of the Brave 2:50

08 Wedgewoods Summer Love 2:15

09 Ramblers Two Today is the Highway 2:40

10 Chosen Few I Won't Be Around Any More 2:43

11 Ivy League Funny How Love Can Be 2:08

12 Barley Bree Sometime in the Morning 2:44

13 John Summers Looking in Windows 2:33

14 Others Mr Dieingly Sad 2:41

15 Autumn Sun Sunshine 2:45

16 Dee King Sally Go Round the Roses 3:13

17 John Carter & Terry Kennedy It's Your Turn to Cry 2:47

18 Factotums Easy Said Easy Done 2:12

19 Searchers Western Union 2:28

20 Rockin Berries She's Not Like Any Girl 2:13

21 Ivy League Running Round in Circles 2:11

22 Bystanders Pattern People 2:42

23 Chosen Few So Much to Look Forward To 2:42

24 Trev Gordon Everyone Knows 2:24

25 Bystanders Make Up Your Mind 2:55

26 Montanas Sammy 2:35

27 Freshmen Make it With You 3:13

28 Small Four One Up One Me 2:55

29 Episode Six I Hear Trumpets Blow 2:31

30 Rainbow People Dreaming 2:27


Ripples Vol. 03, Autumn Almanac (The British Soft Rock Sound)

01 Knack (Uk) (The Man From The) Marriage Guidance and Advice Bureau 3:49

02 Kyte Frosted Panes 2:11

03 Peter Nelson Don't Make Promises 2:25

04 Uglys End of the Season 2:51

05 Rockin’ Berries Barterers and Their Wives 2:41

06 Settlers Till Winter Follows Spring 2:28

07 Searchers Second Hand Dealer 3:45

08 Tonny Jordaan The Wind Calls 2:59

09 Ivy League That's Why I'm Crying 2:36

10 Neo Maya I Won't Hurt You 2:33

11 Frugal Sound Norwegian Wood 1:57

12 Donovan The Summer Day Reflection Song 2:12

13 Beatmen Now the Sun Has Gone 2:39

14 Montanas Take My Hand 2:20

15 Episode Six Morning Dew 3:02

16 Peanut Thank Goodness for the Rain 2:21

17 Factotums Cloudy 2:01

18 Ivy League Don't Worry Baby 3:08

19 Freshmen Just to See You Smile 3:21

20 Kes Wyndham Broken Bicycle 2:19

21 Kinks Autumn Almanac 3:11

22 Frugal Sound I'm on Your Side 1:49

23 Searchers Goodbye My Love 2:59

24 Wedgewoods September in the Rain 2:16

25 Episode Six Here, There and Everywhere 2:11

26 Mike Hazelwood Fine White Stallion 2:55

27 Greenbeats So Sad 2:47

28 Sight & the Sound Jackie 2:27

29 West Coast Consortium Looking Back 3:00

30 James Galt Comes the Dawn 2:31


Ripples Vol. 04, Uptown Girls & Big City Boys (The 60s Brit Building Sound)

01 Wolves At the Club 2:42

02 Rockin’ Berries Across the Street 2:03

03 Tammy St. John Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways 3:29

04 Tony Jackson Stage Door 2:25

05 Bystanders (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself 2:24

06 Julie Grant Up on the Roof 2:16

07 Wackers The Girl Who Wanted Fame 3:20

08 Carl Wayne & the Vikings You Could Be Fun (At the End of a Party) 2:04

09 Petula Clark Who Am I ? 2:21

10 Ivy League A Girl Like You 2:03

11 Terry Anton Leave a Little Love 3:16

12 Gary & Jan Do You Want Me to Tell Him 3:18

13 Chants She's Mine 2:14

14 Sands of Time Spanish Harlem 3:00

15 Dana Gillespie Pay You Back With Interest 2:51

16 Searchers Someday We're Gonna Love Again 1:59

17 Doddie West In the Deep of the Night 2:29

18 Migil 5 One Hundred Years 2:55

19 Antoinette I'm for You 2:23

20 Precious Few Young Girl 3:00

21 Montanas Ciao Baby 2:40

22 Breakaways Here She Comes 2:27

23 Rockin’ Berries Dawn (Go Away) 2:35

24 Searchers When You Walk in the Room 2:22

25 Julie Grant Baby Baby (I Still Love You) 2:39

26 Ivy League Lonely City 2:00

27 Long John Baldry Goin' Out of My Head 2:33

28 Glo Macari He Knows I Love Him Too Much 2:40

29 Pat Lynch I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing 2:44

30 Julie Rogers Long After Tonight is All Over 3:05


Ripples Vol. 05, Beach Bash (British Surf Pop & Frat Rock Rarities)

01 Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band Beach Bash 2:22

02 Episode Six Mighty Morris Ten 2:23

03 Freshmen Go Granny Go 2:23

04 Peter's Faces Just Like Romeo and Juliet 2:21

05 Chants I Don't Care 1:57

06 Saints [Uk] Wipe Out 3:01

07 Ivy League Almost Grown 2:24

08 Kinks Louie Louie 2:57

09 Gates of Eden 1 to 7 2:26

10 Imp-Acts The Dum-Dum Song 2:25

11 Lancastrians Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key) 2:29

12 Petula Clark Ya Ya Twist 2:15

13 Eagles [Uk] Pipeline 2:19

14 Freshmen Papa Oom Mow Mow 2:11

15 Viscounts Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp Bomp Bomp) 2:46

16 Undertakers Mashed Potatoes 2:13

17 Kenny Bernard & the Wranglers The Tracker 2:43

18 Ivy League We're Having a Party 2:22

19 Eileen Reed & the Cadets Baby Roo 2:43

20 John Paul Jones Baja 2:15

21 Searchers Love Potion No. 9 2:05

22 Carousels The Run-Run 2:33

23 College Boys Good Times 2:25

24 Chants Come Go With Me 2:31

25 Simone Jackson Pop Pop Pop-Pie 2:21

26 Ahab & the Wailers Cleopatra's Needle 2:11

27 Ivy League Dance to the Locomotion 2:30

28 Jimmy Justice Limbo Rock 2:17

29 Roulettes La Bamba 2:29

30 Karen Young Let's Start the Party Again 2:19


Ripples Vol. 06, Jingle Jangle Mornings (British Sixties Folk-Rock Rarities)

01 Searchers Take Me for What I'm Worth 2:40

02 Cops & Robbers It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 3:37

03 First Gear Gotta Make Their Future Bright 1:59

04 Overlanders Go Where You Wanna Go 2:22

05 Gary Benson This Man's Got No Luck 2:43

06 Michael Leslie Penny Arcade 2:12

07 Kenny Bernard Hey Woman 2:58

08 Factotums Absolutely Sweet Marie 3:00

09 Donovan Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) 3:09

10 Nicholas Hammond Don't Switch Off the Moon Mr. Spaceman 2:18

11 Paul Arnold Somewhere in a Rainbow 3:01

12 Epics Just How Wrong You Can Be 2:38

13 Michelle Fisher When You Walk in the Room 2:41

14 Mark Wynter Can I Get to Know You Better 2:21

15 Ivy League Don't Think Twice, It's Alright 2:34

16 Five's Company Dejection 3:02

17 Searchers What Have They Done to the Rain 2:32

18 Tony Jordan Long Black Hair of Bonny 3:12

19 Knack Dolly Catcher Man 2:52

20 Pythagoras Theorem Give a Damn 3:17

21 Kytes Blessed 2:31

22 Bystanders Painting the Time 2:29

23 Montanas Difference of Opinion 2:42

24 Hellions Daydreaming of You 2:06

25 Ludlows You Were on My Mind 2:03

26 Paul Arnold Got a Feeling 2:32

27 Slade Brothers Don't You Cry Over Me 2:12

28 Ugly's Wake Up My Mind 2:46

29 Settlers Early Morning Rain 2:53

30 Sorrows Don't Sing No Sad Songs for Me 2:20


Ripples Vol. 07, Rainbows (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities)

01 Consortium When the Day Breaks 3:29

02 Homer's Knods Mr. Rainbow 2:18

03 Montanas You're Making a Big Mistake 2:50

04 Rockin' Berries You're My Girl 2:22

05 Freshmen Carpet Man 2:55

06 Two of Each Trust 2:38

07 Ivy League I Could Make You Fall in Love 2:12

08 Cookies To See Such Fun 2:47

09 West Coast Consortium Some Other Someday 2:56

10 Simmons Take Me Where the Sun Shines 2:54

11 Generation Gap Reach the Top 2:38

12 Flying Machine Hey Little Girl 3:02

13 Petula Clark Monday Monday 2:53

14 Overlanders Don't Let it Happen Again 2:21

15 Thursday's Children Just You 3:01

16 Jefferson Montage 2:51

17 Rainbow People Rainbows 2:32

18 Rod & Carolyn Love is Where You Are 2:37

19 Ivy League Tossin' and Turnin' 2:27

20 Freshmen When the Summer Comes 2:49

21 Strangers Mary, Mary 2:18

22 Flying Machine Smile a Little Smile for Me 2:59

23 New Faces The Life That I Lead 2:37

24 Consortium I Don't Want Her Anymore 2:57

25 Montanas I'm Gonna Change 2:56

26 The Two of Each Summer of Our Love 2:50

27 Bye-Laws Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms) 3:12

28 Boomerangs Dream World 2:48

29 Overlanders The Leaves Are Falling 2:22


Ripples Vol. 08, Butterfly (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities)

01 Floribunda Rose One Way Street 2:46

02 Blinker Dreams Secondhand 2:56

03 Episode Six Time & Motion Man 2:36

04 Britt You Really Have Started Something 2:20

05 Two of Each Trinity Street 2:45

06 New Faces (Walk Tall) Like a Man 2:43

07 Rainbow People The Walk Will Do You Good 2:18

08 Tremeloes Gentlmen of Pleasure 2:37

09 Young Blood Masquerade 2:49

10 Pussyfoot Dee Dee Do Your Dance 2:45

11 Montanas Let's Ride 3:03

12 Onyx It's All a Put On 2:27

13 Marmalade Butterfly 3:48

14 Gary Aston His Lordship 2:26

15 Quiet World of Lea & John There is a Mountain 2:43

16 Linsey Moore Linsey's Song 2:13

17 Anan Standing Still 2:39

18 Freshmen Close Your Eyes 2:34

19 Val McKenna Don't Hesitate 1:38

20 James Galt With My Baby 2:21

21 John Summers Don't Fool Yourself 2:30

22 Candy Dates Show Me How to Live 2:50

23 John Christian Dee Take Me Along 2:56

24 Pinkerton's Colours Mum and Dad 2:09

25 Consortium Cynthia Serenity 2:44

26 Strawberry Jam This is to a Girl 2:52

27 Tuesday's Children Ain't You Got a Heart 3:32

28 Ways & Means Sea of Faces 2:22

29 Bloomfields Homing in on the Next Trade Wind 3:20

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this! Can't wait to dive in!! Best, Matt

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    1. Hi Matt,
      Enjoy these. Full of great tunes.

      Cheers.

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  2. One of my favourite comps. You always have the best source tho. Thanks so much :)

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  3. It is really highly interesting to hear which treasures from this time can be unearthed again and again off the charts. And this compilation is once again good proof of this assessment, whereby my thanks go above all to Butterboy, who keeps this music alive and lets us share in this heritage.

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    1. Thanks WOODY.
      Appreciated.
      It is a joy to share.

      Cheers.

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  4. Hi Butterboy,
    After reading the introduction, it seems this collection it's a must listen, so I'll get on with it immediately. I like discovering new 60's gems and here it seems there are some. Thanks again!!!
    Cheers

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    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      There is a wealth of great tunes in this set too. a lot 60's Gems as you say.

      Cheers.

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  5. Thanks Butterboy. I try to limit myself to 1GB of download per day,until I come here......Ooooh, my aching hard drive!

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    1. Hi jimmy,
      I guess when you are handed full sets then the amount of GB's will be high. Time to invest in another big drive.. there is more to come.

      Cheers.

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