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VA – Too Much Sun Will Burn: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967, Vol 2. (2023)


Four-hour, 79-track CD devoted to the British psychedelic sounds of 1967. Follow-up volume to Grapefruit’s much-admired anthology ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’. In 2016, Cherry Red’s psychedelic imprint Grapefruit Records released the 3CD set ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’, a hugely successful, widely-acclaimed anthology of lysergically- inclined music made in Britain during the epochal year of 1967. Featuring 79 mind-melting tracks from British psychedelia’s key year, ‘Too Much Sun Will Burn’ covers all bases, incorporating the era’s big hitters (The Move, The Who, Small Faces, ISB, Pretty Things, The Zombies), huge singles (Traffic, Procol Harum, The Hollies, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Troggs), cult 45s (Paper Blitz Tissue, Made In Sheffield, Caleb and many others) and such future legends as Bowie, Genesis, Alex Harvey and Elton John, with a track from his legendary aborted debut LP ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’. Cherry Red

Too Much Sun Will Burn:
British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967, Vol 2.

With numerous rare mixes, key album tracks, first-ever CD appearances, a clutch of previously-unissued gems and Peter Cook & Dudley Moore supplying the laconic final word on our groovy little scene, Too Much Sun Will Burn is yet another vital release from British psychedelia’s premier reissue label. You’ll be bedazzled… Cherry Red

The British psychedelic music scene of 1967 was too strong to be contained by one collection. It makes perfect sense that Grapefruit would need to follow up their 2016 collection Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds with another set that explores that insanely fruitful year. It’s more of a shock that it took almost seven years for Too Much Sun Will Burn: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967, Vol. 2 to appear. Stretched across three discs worth of sitars, backwards guitars, phased drums, songs about technicolor dreams, and trippy as you please production, the music here is delightful and sprinkled with moments of genius and absurdity. The difference between the two might depend upon the judgment of the listener. Many of the bands from the first edition are back, both big names like Traffic, the Who, the Small Faces, and the Pretty Things, second-tier heroes like the Creation, Tomorrow, and the Action, along with a big batch of obscure bands only a collector could love (or recognize). All Music

Audio CD:

Disc One:

  • Paper Sun (Mono Single Version) – Traffic
  • Revolution (Mono, Early Alternative Version) – Tomorrow
  • Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad – Caleb
  • Talk Of The Devil – Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera
  • Horizons – Alex Harvey
  • Night Of The Long Grass – The Troggs
  • 14 Hour Technicolour Dream – The Syn
  • Look At Me, I’m You – Blossom Toes
  • Snowman – Tintern Abbey
  • Nina (Band Version) – Elton John
  • Two Weeks Last Summer – Strawbs (Featuring Sandy Denny)
  • Technicolour Dream – The Alan Bown!
  • No-one Else Can See – The Piccadilly Line
  • Good Times – Eric Burdon & The Animals
  • Two Little Ladies (Azalea And Rhododendron) – Crocheted Doughnut Ring
  • She Is Beautiful – Genesis
  • Painting Box – Incredible String Band
  • Love-hate-revenge (Uk Single Version) – Episode Six
  • There Ain’t No Use In Hangin’ On – The Marmalade
  • Saturday Night People – Scott Henderson
  • Amelia Jane – Made In Sheffield
  • All You’ve Got – The Lovin’
  • Go-go Girl – John’s Children
  • It Could Be Wonderful – The Smoke
  • Let’s Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 And 2, Mono Version) – The Flower Pot Men

Disc Two:

  • Dive Into Yesterday – Kaleidoscope
  • Silas Stingy – The Who
  • Wave The Flag And Stop The Train – The Move
  • Gypsy Fred – The Koobas
  • Don’t Make It So Hard (On Me Baby) – Simon Dupree & The Big Sound
  • Lady Under The Lamp – The End
  • Hyacinth Threads – The Orange Bicycle
  • Wooden Spoon – The Poets
  • Any More Than I Do – The Attack
  • Garden Of My Mind – The Mickey Finn
  • I Can’t Sleep – The Quik
  • Boy Meets Girl – Paper Blitz Tissue
  • My New Day And Age – The Mindbenders
  • Love – The Virgin Sleep
  • Homburg – Procol Harum
  • The Intro And The Outro – The Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band
  • The Sun Goes Down – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick And Tich
  • Red Sky At Night – The Accent
  • A Little Bit Of Shangri-la – Our Plastic Dream
  • Tiny Goddess (Single Version) -nirvana
  • Up So High – Living Daylights
  • Morning Sun (Alternative Version) – The Spencer Davis Group
  • Suddenly Winter – The Tremeloes
  • Silver Man* (Original Version) – Lisa & Francesca
  • Mrs. Busby – The Mirage
  • Another Vincent Van Gogh (Alternative Version) – The 23rd Turnoff
  • What Shall I Do – The Artwoods

Disc Three:

  • King Midas In Reverse (Mono Single Version) – The Hollies
  • Sitting In My Tree – The Idle Race
  • Silly Boy Blue – David Bowie
  • Mr. Evasion – The Pretty Things
  • Heaven And Hell – The Easybeats
  • Susannah’s Still Alive (Monovsingle Version) – Dave Davies
  • Patterns – Small Faces
  • I Can Fly – The Herd
  • Royal Blue Summer Sunshine Day – The Bystanders
  • Beechwood Park (Mono Single Version) – The Zombies
  • Nightmares – The Creation
  • Something Out Of Place (Aka Eltiton) – The Tickle
  • Green Veined Orchid – The Universals
  • Getting Old – Svensk
  • I’m In Love With An Ex Beauty Queen – Great Uncle Fred
  • Arthur Green – Andy Ellison
  • My Ways Are Set – John Williams
  • Turn Of The Century – Tony Rivers & The Castaways
  • Sunshine Secret – Normie Rowe
  • Black Sheep R.i.p. – Australian Playboys
  • Ltts – Big Jim Sullivan
  • Turn Your Face Away* – Lisa & Frances
  • Icarus – The Action
  • Never Never (Baker Street Version) – Focal Point
  • Lovely Elisa Cope Is Dead – The 23rd Turnoff
  • Rebecca (100 Days)* – Circle Plantagenet
  • Bedazzled – Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
    *previously Unreleased

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Grapefruit
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2023
Label ‏ : ‎ Grapefruit
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 3

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