Side One "In the Beginning" (Graeme Edge) - 2:08
"Lovely to See You" (Justin Hayward) - 2:35
"Dear Diary" (Ray Thomas) - 3:56
"Send Me No Wine" (John Lodge) - 2:20
"To Share Our Love" (Lodge) - 2:54
"So Deep Within You" (Mike Pinder) - 3:07
Side Two "Never Comes the Day" (Hayward) - 4:43
"Lazy Day" (Thomas) - 2:43
"Are You Sitting Comfortably?" (Hayward, Thomas) - 3:29
"The Dream" (Edge) - 0:57
"Have You Heard (Part 1)" (Pinder) - 1:40
"The Voyage" (Pinder) - 3:58
"Have You Heard (Part 2)" (Pinder) - 2:32
Bonus: "In The Beginning (Full version)" (Edge) - 3:28
"So Deep Within You (Extended version)" (Pinder) - 3:30
"Dear Diary (Alternate vocal mix)" (Thomas) - 4:05
"Have You Heard (Original take)" (Pinder) - 3:53
"The Voyage (Original take)" (Pinder) - 4:20
"Lovely To See You (BBC Top Gear Session 18 February 1969)" (Hayward) - 2:26
"Send Me No Wine (BBC Top Gear Session 18 February 1969)" (Lodge) - 2:40
"So Deep Within You (BBC Top Gear Session 18 February 1969)" (Pinder) - 3:08
"Are You Sitting Comfortably? (BBC Live In Concert 17 December 1969)" (Hayward, Thomas) - 3:00
Justin Hayward - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar, cello,
John Lodge - vocals, bass, cello, double bass
Ray Thomas - vocals, harmonica, flute, tambourine, oboe, piccolo
Graeme Edge - drums, percussion, vocals, EMS VCS 3
Mike Pinder - vocals, mellotron, Hammond organ, piano, cello
Wikipedia: Head is the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by The Monkees. Released in 1968 through Colgems, it was the band's sixth album. Head was the last Monkees album to feature Peter Tork till Pool It! in 1987, and the last to feature all four Monkees until 1996's Justus.
The soundtrack album intersperses the six full-length songs ("Porpoise Song", "Circle Sky", "Can You Dig It?", "As We Go Along", "Daddy's Song" and "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?") with bits of Ken Thorne's incidental music, dialogue fragments, and sound effects culled from the film. The selection of music and dialogue approximates the flow of the movie itself, and was compiled by actor Jack Nicholson, who co-wrote the film's shooting script.
Side 1 "Opening Ceremony" - 1:20
"Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 2:56
"Ditty Diego – War Chant" (Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson) - 1:25
"Circle Sky" (Michael Nesmith) - 2:31
"Supplicio" - 0:48
"Can You Dig It" (Peter Tork) - 3:23
"Gravy" - 0:06
Side 2 "Superstitious" - 0:07
"As We Go Along" (King, Toni Stern) - 3:51
"Dandruff?" - 0:39
"Daddy's Song" (Harry Nilsson) - 2:30
"Poll" - 1:13
"Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" (Tork) - 2:39
"Swami – Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), Etc." - 5:21
bonus: "Ditty Diego—War Chant" (Nicholson, Rafelson) (Alternate version) - 4:30
"Circle Sky" (Nesmith) (Live version) - 2:20
"Happy Birthday to You" (Mildred Hill, Patty Smith Hill) - 1:02
"Can You Dig It" (Tork) (Alternate mix) - 3:25
"Daddy's Song" (Nilsson) (Alternate mix) - 2:06
"Head Radio Spot" - 2:03
Micky Dolenz (vocals, drums on live version of "Circle Sky")
Davy Jones (vocals, maracas and organ on live version of "Circle Sky")
Mike Nesmith (vocals, guitar, electric organ, maracas)
Peter Tork (vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar on live version of "Circle Sky")
01. Le Chant Des Glaces 4:37
02. Allons Z'enfants 6:11
03. Le Publiphobe 2:27
04. Solaris 2:57
05. Le Petit Violon De Mr. Gregoire
a) La Folie 5:39
b) De Toute Ma Haine 5:57
c) Plus Loin Vers Le Ciel 9:07
d) La Machine A Theatre 5:26
Jean-Luc Martin / bass, vocals
Pascal Jordan / electric & acoustic guitar
Francis Poulet / drums, percussions, vocals
Jean-Paul Pierson / piano, organ, synthesizer
Dominique Le Guennec / lead vocals, flutes, synthesizer
genre: greatish big bubblegum forever
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Lead singer Sally Carr, drummer Ken Andrew, guitarist Ian McCredie and his bassist brother Eric McCredie, founded the band on 1 April 1970. They already played together under the name Part Four since 1967 and later in Latin American style under the name Los Caracas.
Under the name Los Caracas they won the UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.
They moved to Italy in 1970 because they had not found success in the United Kingdom. There they met the Italian music producer Giacomo Tosti, who gave the band their distinctive sound and gave them their international break.
The band had their first and biggest hit record in the United Kingdom with debut UK single, "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" to reach #1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1971 and keep it for four more weeks. In all, Middle of the Road had five hit singles in the UK during 1971-1972. The band had especially strong success in Germany, where they achieved eleven Top 40 hits in 1971-1974. As an example of this, Frank Valdor was fast to adapt Sacramento as his "party records". Songs like Chirpy Chirpy Chip Chip and Sacramento were played a lot on Scandinavian radio.
In 1974 early Bay City Rollers member Neil Henderson joined the band on guitar. He wrote and co-wrote songs for Middle of the Road (including the singles "Rockin' Soul" and "Everybody Loves A Winner" and 1974 albums, You Pays Yer Money And You Takes Yer Chance and Postcard, all released in Germany via Ariola like their first German LP, Music Music), but their commercial success could not keep pace with that of earlier songs.
Wiki: The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John. The Meters acted as the house band for Allen Toussaint's New Orleans soul classics of the 1960s and are responsible for bringing New Orleans second line grooves into popular music.
While The Meters rarely enjoyed significant mainstream success, they are considered, along with artists like James Brown, one of the progenitors of funk music and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians working in the funk idiom. The Meters' sound is defined by an earthy combination of tight melodic grooves and highly syncopated New Orleans "second-line" rhythms under highly charged guitar and keyboard riffing. Their songs "Cissy Strut" and "Look-Ka Py Py" are considered funk classics. In October 2013, The Meters were announced as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.
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Something of a cult figure in France, Albert Marcoeur is virtually unknown elsewhere. He is a very idiosyncratic artist, creating a musical universe where only his own rules are in force. One could say that he is the French Captain Beefheart, Henry Cow, Area or Frank Zappa, with complex music, sometimes humourous, at other times very serious. We are confronted by Marcoeur - the musical chameleon, always changing his patterns, so we never know exactly where to find him. The music is demanding and very inventive. Highly recommended for the adventurous listener. Try Album A Colorier (1976) for a starter.
wikipedia: Manfred Mann Chapter Three is the debut album released in 1969 by Manfred Mann Chapter Three. It was one of the three first albums released on the Vertigo record label. The principal members of the group were Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg. Mann played the organ and acted as the group's musical arranger, whilst Hugg handled vocals, played piano and was the chief song writer. The group was augmented by a five-piece brass section and several distinguished jazz soloists.
The core songs "Travelling Lady", "Snakeskin Garter", "Devil Woman" and "Time" define the album's sound: long, slow, doomy one chord riffs beneath sections of breathy vocals, powerful brass and free-form improvised solos. "Konekuf" is the same without the vocals, while "A Study in Inaccuracy" is simply freeform. "Sometimes", "One Way Glass", "Ain't It Sad" and "Where Am I Going" are shorter and more melodic, wistful songs centering around Hugg's electric piano, on which he turns in an able solo on "Mister, You're a Better Man Than I".