Monday, May 13, 2024

VA - The Now Sound, 14 Hits From The Underground (Let's Go Wight) [1970]


VA - The Now Sound, 14 Hits From The Underground (Let's Go Wight) [1970]

“The Now Sound, 14 Hits From The Underground (Let’s Go Wight) [1970]” is a remarkable compilation album that encapsulates the spirit of the late 60s and early 70s music scene. It was released under the labels Warner Bros. Records and Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records. The album was released in several countries including Australia, Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, and New Zealand..  The album is a journey through different genres, from Rock and Blues to Pop, Folk, World, and Country. It starts with Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band’s “Love Land”, a soulful track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. James Taylor’s “Suite For 20G” and Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystics” further enrich the album’s diverse soundscape. The album also includes iconic tracks like Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” and Neil Young With Crazy Horse’s “Cinnamon Girl”, which have since become classics in their own right. The inclusion of these tracks not only showcases the artists’ individual talents but also reflects the eclectic nature of the music scene during that era. In conclusion, “The Now Sound, 14 Hits From The Underground (Let’s Go Wight) [1970]” is a snapshot of a vibrant and transformative period in music history, making it a must-listen for any music enthusiast. (B)




Track list

01 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Love Land 3:15

02 James Taylor - Suite For 20g 4:43

03 Van Morrison - Into The Mystic 3:32

04 Faces - Around The Plynth 6:00

05 Association - Along Comes Mary 2:52

06 Dion - Your Own Back Yard 4:02

07 Grateful Dead - New Speedway Boogie 4:09

08 Savage Grace - Come On Down 4:23

09 Arlo Guthrie - Creole Belle 3:47

10 Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi 2:15

11 Gordon Lightfoot - Minstrel Of The Dawn 3:29

12 Mothers Of Invention - Directly From My Heart 5:18

13 John Sebastian - Rainbows All Over Your Blues 2:30

14 Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl 3:00




  1. Nice comp - were they trying to tie it in with the I.O.W. festival that year?

    1. Possibly, Dr Robert.
      The Isle of Wight was a big event back then and continues to be a premier event.

  2. Ticket to Ryde on the Isle Of Wight! Thanks BB