Wednesday, November 1, 2023

VA - Electric Sound Show (An Assortment Of Antiquities For The Psychedelic Connoisseur) [2011] (5 x CD's)

Previously posted October 28, 2019

VA - Electric Sound Show (An Assortment Of Antiquities For The Psychedelic Connoisseur) [2011] (5 x CD's)

Electric Sound Show is the official off-shoot CD compilation series that follows the long-deleted, vinyl-only compilation LP series, Incredible Sound Show Stories originally issued back in 1995 by Dig the Fuzz records. Particles presents for the first time ever, all five volumes as originally intended, providing a colorful voyage through the handsome and flamboyant heavens of psychedelia. Numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies only. This exclusive boxset provides complete and professional mastering with expansive and analytical liner notes from Psychomaniac, promising a wealth of archival material housed in a 56-page color booklet.  Collectors will be pleased to hear these 121 rare popsike tracks on CD.

In the last few years there have been a flurry of CD box set releases of old psych vinyl collections. More than any other though, this compiles global psych, mostly from Europe and Australia, with the UK and US contributions, and a great selection the compilers have made. If you never had the LPs, you will be amazed at the quality of the international material, some really trippy dreamy tracks that sum up psychedelia perfectly. I'd compare this to the Perfumed Garden in musical quality, just that as I said, it doesn't focus only on the British psych scene but extends to the globe, and with surprisingly good results. (Amazon)

CD 1 - WE ALL LIVE ON CANDY GREEN (British Psychedelic Rarities)
CD 2 - IN KING SOLOMON'S MINDS (Mind-blowing Nuggets From Around The World)
CD 3 - APRICOT HASH IN THE HOURGLASS (Psychedelic rarities from the USA)
CD 4 - PAPER THOUGHTS OF POLLY PAN (Global Pop-Psych Heaven)
CD 5 - GREEN EYED GODS OF SMOKE (Heavy Psychedelic Stoners from Around the World)






Track lists

CD1    We All Live On Candy Green (British Psychedelic Rarities)

01.Who Wants Happiness - Tapestry
02.Neweastle Broup - High Street East
03.Find The Lady - Shakane
04.Run Muah Faster - Matchbox
05.I Can't Do It All By Myself - C.M.J.
06.It Wants Be The Same - Gavin Hamilton
07.Thread Of Time - The Scenery
08.I Am... I Think - Grobbert
09.Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire - Clevedonaires
10.Attempted Contact - Gentry
11.My Kind Of Loving - The Motowns
12.God Save Our Gracious Cream - The Motives
13.I Bring The Sun - John Bryant
14.Meter Maid - Rodney Bewes
15.Firday Man - Majority One
16.Ice Woman - The Motives
17.Mind - Eill
18.Pictures Framed In My Mind - Ken Saul
19.Low Toby - Empty Vessels
20.A Hard Day's Night - Majority
21.I Can Hear Colours - The Motives
22.It's A Long Time - The News
23.Baby Of The May - The Motives
24.Na, Na, Na, Na - Izzy Pound
25.Melinda Marie - Blue

CD2     In King Solomon's Mind (Mind-blowing Nuggets From Around The World)
01.Lovin - Closed
02.Fire - Cellophane
03.Man - Pauls Collection
04.Green Chewing Gum Machine - The Motions
05.Places Of Afterlife - Colored Rain
06.Quite Unexpectedly - Leather Sandwich
07.See The Light - The Flame
08.Listen, Listen - Avengers
09.Dr. Sipher - Ro-D-Ys
10.Rainy Sunday - Ramjam Big Band
11.Music Is My Life - Pauls Collection
12.Mind Magician - Procession
13.Question Of Childhood - Adam & Dee
14.Mind Patterns - Cellophane
15.Ode To An Undertaker - The Drifters
16.Snakers - Blue Effect
17.Indian Girl - Aros
18.Silver Ship - Abdullah's Regime
19.Summer Hill Road - The Executives
20.Ballad Of The Light Brigade - Music Convention
21.(You're My Cake) Amamnda Blake - Mantis
22.Blue Taxi - Blue Effect
23.Winds Of Change - Colored Rain
24.Flower Of Love - Baris Manco
25.The Time Is Nigh - After Tea

CD3     Apricot Hash In The Hour Glass (Psychedelic rarities from the USA)
01.Daily Remember - Ark
02.World, 2000 - Gary Knight
03.Sightseer - Malcolm Mitchell
04.Panecake Trees - Jefferson Lee
05.Ange, With Love - Childe Haroid
06.Doomsday Plus One - Paisley Patterns
07.In A Dream World - Zimmos Thanatopsis
08.The Sky Is Falling - Amerika
09.Peaceful Man - Kindred Spirit
10.Sho' Need Love - Dickens
11.15 Going On 20 - Five By Five
12.Gunfighter - Unsettled Society
13.I Am Afraid - Gasllte Village
14.I'm Dreaming - Wildweeds
15.Phrenologie Insult - Freudian Complex
16.Message To Seymour - Billy Shears & The Allamricans
17.Queen Alice - The Trilllum
18.Ryan 5 - Calliope
19.Flying Upside Down - Amerika
20.Feather - Mitchell, Malcolm
21.Cate Is Dead - Owl Aunt
22.I Come From The Andromeda Galaxy - Me Myself & Eye
23.Brink Of Death - Childe Haroid
24.Opus # 1 - American Revolution
25.Diagnosis (One Way Empty And Down) - Oxford Watchband

CD4     Paper Thoughts Of Polly Pan (Global Pop-Psych Heaven)

01.Girl - Simon & De Sade
02.Midway Down - John Wondering
03.Bye Bye Mrs. Purple - Rob De Neys
04.Poor Bobby - Sir Henry
05.Make It Legal - The Motions
06.A Wristwateh Band - Bill Wendry & The Boss Tweeds
07.Sherry Cherie - Sweet Feelin
08.Rainbows And Butterflies - The Petards
09.Now - Wishfulthinking
10.Visions Of Molly - Blair Smith
11.March Of The White Corpuscles - Daddy Dewdrop
12.Is This The Only Life You've Had - Rome James Reincarnation
13.Everyday Is Just The Same - Moan
14.You're Too Incomprehensible - Tages
15.Steps Into Space - Tower
16.Stormy - King Biscuit Entertainmers
17.Lady Greengrass - The Ones
18.You've Got That Certain Style - New Dream
19.Echoes - Smith Blair
20.Office Girl - The Hounds
21.Molly - Sweet Thursday
22.Blue Sofa - Mayfly
23.Angela Gray - Opus
24.Moontalk - Sammy Soulset
25.The End - Greenfield & Cook

CD5     Green Eyed Gods Of Smoke (Heavy Psychedelic Stoners from Around the World)
01.Masterpiece - Irish Coffee
02.Rainbow - The Motions
03.Golden Sereen - Triangle
04.Find Your Way - Made In Germany
05.Calling Out Your Name - George Cash
06.Pollution - Georgia Brown
07.What Have I Done - Pauls Collection
08.You Don't Understand - Mother Sunday
09.Music - Objectivo
10.Deserted Alley - Blue Effect
11.Have You Ever Heard - Marsh Mallow
12.Midnight In The Graveyard - Mother Sunday
13.Kyrie - Czerwono Czarni
14.Apollo Ii - Tenderfoot Kids
15.Part Of The Season - Long Time
16.Look At The Sky - Giant Empire
17.It's My Mind - Purple Wine
18.The Monarchy - The Dream
19.Hymn To The Sun - Lucas
20.Living Living East, Dreaming West - William Sheiler
21.Ego - Cruise Lane