V/A: LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION – The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook ’66-72 3CD *PRE-ORDER NOW!


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The arrival in the late 1960s of the psychedelic and progressive era – when rock started to take itself more seriously – resulted in a plethora of musically adventurous interpretations of Beatles’ material.  Here’s another fab 3CD package brought to us by the good folks at UK label CHERRY RED/GRAPEFRUIT who have also released SURRENDER TO THE RHYTHM & other great comps of late.

Described elsewhere as a ‘Fab Four Parallel Universe’, this fascinating 3-CD 68-track collection from various UK acts includes re-imaginings of Every Little Thing (Yes), The Fool On The Hill (Stone The Crows feat. Maggie Bell), We Can Work It Out (Deep Purple), I Am The Walrus (Spooky Tooth), Day Tripper (Don Fardon), If I Needed Someone (The Hollies), Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers’ hit single Got To Get You Into My Life, and affectionately, Good Night sung by the late Vera Lynn.

It might sound complicated but its not, its very playful and a source of delight throughout the whole 3CD set. You not only get to hear all the different takes of the original songs, there being some 68 tracks there are some songs covered by more than one artist. Thus you can also have the fun and enjoyment of comparing for instance ‘I Am The Walrus’ by Affinity, Spooky Tooth, Lol Coxhill & Octopus. This all makes for a huge amount of listening pleasure and in a lot of cases a voyage of discovery unearthing bands you’ve never heard of amongst the more familiar names to be found. But never fear you will not be left in the dark about a band that’s completely unfamiliar to you, Accompanying is a superb 40 page booklet with mini-biogs on each track beautifully written & researched.