Three CDs. Looking Through A Glass Onion assembles these disparate strands into one cohesive package, with the studio day trippers, the cultural pranksters, the genre-benders, the folk club stalwarts and the hair-down-to-his-knees prog-rock brigade all grooving up slowly to the starting line. Though largely forgotten now, Liverpool quartet The Beatles were the toppermost of the poppermost in the Sixties, responsible for some of the biggest-selling singles of all time and a series of ground-breaking albums that dictated musical trends until their next LP emerged. With those albums containing numerous potential hit singles, it was inevitable that producers and groups would wait impatiently for the latest Beatles LP to land in order to rush into the studio and clone a track with the aim of scoring a cheap hit single. That process continued unabated for the rest of the band's career, but the results became more interesting with the arrival of the psychedelic and progressive era, when rock started to take itself more seriously and a more self-respecting, artistic approach was called for. Suddenly the cheap imitations were joined by more adventurous interpretations of Beatles material, including some startling re-imaginings of songs that dated back to the salad days of the Lennon/McCartney writing partnership. The result is the proverbial Magical Mystery Tour, a Fab Four parallel universe, a Looking-Glass world in which 'Strawberry Fields Forever' can be an Elizabethan garden party madrigal or a churning slice of Fudged-up sludge, where a spaced-out Duffy Power takes the lyrics of 'Fixing A Hole' perhaps a little too literally, 'Penny Lane' becomes avant-garde easy listening, the likes of Nick Lowe, Alex Harvey and Ritchie Blackmore try out early identities, and the Walrus was Lol. Containing nearly four hours of music and a 40-page booklet, Looking Through A Glass Onion features 68 tracks from various UK acts, with tons of memorabilia and rare photos as well as the usual verbose smartarse annotation shamelessly passed off as informed musical commentary. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Well, almost all.
Three CDs. Looking Through A Glass Onion assembles these disparate strands into one cohesive package, with the studio day trippers, the cultural pranksters, the genre-benders, the folk club stalwarts and the hair-down-to-his-knees prog-rock brigade all grooving up slowly to the starting line. Though largely forgotten now, Liverpool quartet The Beatles were the toppermost of the poppermost in the Sixties, responsible for some of the biggest-selling singles of all time and a series of ground-breaking albums that dictated musical trends until their next LP emerged. With those albums containing numerous potential hit singles, it was inevitable that producers and groups would wait impatiently for the latest Beatles LP to land in order to rush into the studio and clone a track with the aim of scoring a cheap hit single. That process continued unabated for the rest of the band's career, but the results became more interesting with the arrival of the psychedelic and progressive era, when rock started to take itself more seriously and a more self-respecting, artistic approach was called for. Suddenly the cheap imitations were joined by more adventurous interpretations of Beatles material, including some startling re-imaginings of songs that dated back to the salad days of the Lennon/McCartney writing partnership. The result is the proverbial Magical Mystery Tour, a Fab Four parallel universe, a Looking-Glass world in which 'Strawberry Fields Forever' can be an Elizabethan garden party madrigal or a churning slice of Fudged-up sludge, where a spaced-out Duffy Power takes the lyrics of 'Fixing A Hole' perhaps a little too literally, 'Penny Lane' becomes avant-garde easy listening, the likes of Nick Lowe, Alex Harvey and Ritchie Blackmore try out early identities, and the Walrus was Lol. Containing nearly four hours of music and a 40-page booklet, Looking Through A Glass Onion features 68 tracks from various UK acts, with tons of memorabilia and rare photos as well as the usual verbose smartarse annotation shamelessly passed off as informed musical commentary. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Well, almost all.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 09/25/2020
UPC: 5013929187726

Looking Through A Glass Onion: Beatles Psychedelic
Artist: Looking Through A Glass Onion Beatles Psychedelic
Format: CD
New: Unavailable
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DISC: 1

1. Mystery Tour - Camel
2. Help - Deep Purple
3. Every Little Thing - Yes
4. I Am The Walrus - Affinity
5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Rainbow Ffolly
6. If I Needed Someone - The Hollies
7. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Mirage
8. In My Life - Kippington Lodge
9. Yesterday - Eyes Of Blue 1
10. Flying - Sounds Nice 1
11. Strawberry Fields Forever - Design 1
12. Here There And Everywhere - Episode Six 1
13. Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett ; The Rebel Rousers 1
14. Birthday - Hair Rave-Up 1
15. Eleanor Rigby - Blonde On Blonde 1
16. Dear Prudence - Atlantic Bridge 1
17. Across The Universe - Jawbone 1
18. Fixing A Hole - Duffy Power 1
19. Oh! Darling - Trucial States 2
20. Good Day Sunshine - The Tremeloes 2
21. Taxman - Infinity 2
22. You Never Give Me Your Money/Carry That Weight - Orange Bicycle 2
23. I Am The Walrus - Spooky Tooth 2
24. Strawberry Fields Forever - Plastic Penny 2
25. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Rainbow Ffolly 2
26. Within You Without You - Big Jim Sullivan 2
27. Hey Bulldog - The Gods 2
28. Cry Baby Cry - Freedom 2
29. Day Tripper - Don Fardon 3
30. Norwegian Wood - The Frugal Sound 3
31. The Two Of Us - Penny Arcade 3
32. You Can't Do That - Andy Ellison 3
33. She Said She Said - Grand Union 3
34. Mother Nature's Son - Davey Graham ; Holly 3
35. Back In The Ussr - Cliff Bennett ; His Band 3
36. With A Little Help From My Friends - The Young Idea 3
37. Paperback Writer - The Shadows 3
38. One And One Is Two - Phillip Goodhand-Tait ; The 3
39. Stormsville Shakers 4
40. A Hard Day's Night - The Majority 4
41. Birthday - Trucial States 4
42. Get Back - Linda Peters 4
43. Drive My Car - Bo Street Runners 4
44. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Good Ship Lollipop 4
45. The Fool On The Hill - Stone The Crows 4
46. I Will - Young Blood 4
47. Yellow Submarine - The Hi-Fis 4
48. Yesterday - The Tomcats 4
49. I Am The Walrus - Lol Coxhill 5
50. Come Together - Jason Crest 5
51. Strawberry Fields Forever - Tomorrow 5
52. Norwegian Wood - Circus 5
53. She's Leaving Home - Big Jim Sullivan 5
54. Exposition/We Can Work It Out - Deep Purple 5
55. A Day In The Life - Affinity 5
56. Help - Andy Ellison 5
57. Please Please Me - The Score 5
58. Taxman - Loose Ends 5
59. Good Day Sunshine - The Eyes 6
60. Penny Lane - The Wilson Malone Voiceband 6
61. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - Young Blood 6
62. I Will - Real Mccoy 6
63. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Spectrum 6
64. Rocky Raccoon - Brian Bennett 6
65. Day Tripper - The Ice 6
66. We Can Work It Out - The Sorrows 6
67. I Am The Walrus - Octopus 6
68. Northern Medley - Hardin ; York 6
69. Good Night - Vera Lynn

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Three CDs. Looking Through A Glass Onion assembles these disparate strands into one cohesive package, with the studio day trippers, the cultural pranksters, the genre-benders, the folk club stalwarts and the hair-down-to-his-knees prog-rock brigade all grooving up slowly to the starting line. Though largely forgotten now, Liverpool quartet The Beatles were the toppermost of the poppermost in the Sixties, responsible for some of the biggest-selling singles of all time and a series of ground-breaking albums that dictated musical trends until their next LP emerged. With those albums containing numerous potential hit singles, it was inevitable that producers and groups would wait impatiently for the latest Beatles LP to land in order to rush into the studio and clone a track with the aim of scoring a cheap hit single. That process continued unabated for the rest of the band's career, but the results became more interesting with the arrival of the psychedelic and progressive era, when rock started to take itself more seriously and a more self-respecting, artistic approach was called for. Suddenly the cheap imitations were joined by more adventurous interpretations of Beatles material, including some startling re-imaginings of songs that dated back to the salad days of the Lennon/McCartney writing partnership. The result is the proverbial Magical Mystery Tour, a Fab Four parallel universe, a Looking-Glass world in which 'Strawberry Fields Forever' can be an Elizabethan garden party madrigal or a churning slice of Fudged-up sludge, where a spaced-out Duffy Power takes the lyrics of 'Fixing A Hole' perhaps a little too literally, 'Penny Lane' becomes avant-garde easy listening, the likes of Nick Lowe, Alex Harvey and Ritchie Blackmore try out early identities, and the Walrus was Lol. Containing nearly four hours of music and a 40-page booklet, Looking Through A Glass Onion features 68 tracks from various UK acts, with tons of memorabilia and rare photos as well as the usual verbose smartarse annotation shamelessly passed off as informed musical commentary. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Well, almost all.