Checking out the tons of upcoming reissues at Wolfgang Voelkel's page (will we be one day scrapping the end of the barrel of the zillions of recordings made between 1964 and 1974, after 3 decades of reissues ? seems not, there's more and more coming out !)I was wondering what was in your opinion THE 60s reissue (generally speaking, not only UK psych) from those last 15 years (well, let's start in 1995) that really blew your mind when you heard it first, and remains today one of your all time faves releases
In other words, "thee" astonishing album recorded in the 60s but that never saw the light back then, or so obscure when released that it's been really "re-discovered" in the 90s.
As far as I'm concerned, I'd go for
THE ACTION - BRAIN / ROLLED GOLD LP (Dig The Fuzz)
So, what about you ?
There's quite a few but off the top of my head:
1)The End "Endtrospection" LP (Tenth Planet)- the material on here may be even better than what was released on the original "Introspection"lp.
2)Penny Arkade -cd on Sundazed. Never got an official release aside from some tracks being used for the later Satya Sai Maitreya Kali lp's(also another very obscure, mindblowing CD reissue on Shadoks). Great LA pop/psych.
Lots of others but must be off ...
Good call on the Penny Arkade, Omar!
I'll give a shout out to the following:
The Contents Are: Through You - Very obscure custom pressed folk rock/beat from Iowa that has been compared favorably to the Blue Things and Buffalo Springfield. Reissued by Shadoks on both vinyl and CD; be sure to grab the CD as it includes the band's singles as bonus tracks.
Beauregard Ajax: Deaf Priscilla - Originally recorded in 1968 for possible release on Del-Fi; the label's slide into bankruptcy prevented anything from being done with the tapes and it was not until Del-Fi was revived in the '90s that the tapes were discovered and dupes were sent out to collectors. Very strongly reminiscent of Revolver-era Beatles, this is one of Shadoks' better releases, in my opinion.
Time: Before There Was Time - Another one unearthed by Shadoks, this occupies that middle ground between psychedelia and early progressive rock. More on the arty, cerebral side of things; if you like Freeborne and Mandrake Memorial this will have a lot of appeal.
The Orkustra - Before Bobby Beausoleil got hooked up with our favorite musical murderous mastermind (that would be Charles Manson to you all) he led this outfit that could be best described as electric chamber music. There have been two releases of this material during the last decade, the first came out via RD, the second via Mexican Summer. The Mexican Summer LP is the preferable option as it is a 2 LP set; both releases had considerable input from Mr. Beausoleil and feature very detailed notes along with photos, poster repros, etc.
The Pretty Things: Philippe Debarge - Granted this material had been circulating amongst collectors for many years. Nice to finally see it get a legitimate release via Ugly Things.
...And an equally good call on the Time cd, Scott! Nice and trippy stuff that would've been a major psych collectors item if it had ever been released originally. Forgot about that one.
One release that really excited me was the Freedom"Nerosubianco"cd reissued not once but twice from Angel Air,well the first cd reissue was titled"Black on White"or something like that and the second cd reissue was the title of the soundtrack"Nerosubianco" that Freedom had recorded for an Italian movie,the band members didn't even know that it got a release....anyways i think its a brilliant slab of genuine UK psych which sounds a bit like early Procol Harum but more freaky and lysergic.And it comes complete with extra tracks too.
Another cd i was mightily impressed with is the Pisces"A Lovely Sight"release,featuring classic psych from the US and mostly unreleased too,how did this lay collecting dust for all those years,its trully a fantastic psych album featuring 15 nuggets!!And packaged lavishly too!!
Hilton Valentines album"All in your Head"was a real surprise for me,i just loved it the first time i heard it and have played it many times since,its a neat little album,and one cd ive not saw mentiioned here before.So ive just done it!!Its mentioned!!
Morning Dew-"At Last"classic late era psych reissued nicely by Cicadelic Records,fab album and another reissue i rate very highly!!I had never heard this album before i ordered it,wow!!I wasnt disappointed,a real favourite of mine!!
Tamam Shud-"The Goolutionites and the Real People"-Fabulous cd release by Aussie label AZtec Music,NOT the cruddy Radioactive cd,this album is up there in my top 10 albums of all time,not a duffer to be had and a welcome reissue of 2008.Comes with 9 bonus tracks too.
I could go on but i dont wanna bore you all to death!!
I have to say the Penny Arkade cd is a must own,and a real treat to hear,so im glad it got mentiioned!!
Fading Yellow has been an eye opener to many
Rolled Gold by the Action.
+ tons more.
The Factory (Lowell George's)
Not 60's but i was over the moon when Shuttah 'The Image Maker 1&2' got released on CD
There are some very good ones mentioned. Rolled Gold would be my pick. However some quite good ones that I remember- Breakthru Adventures Highway, The story of Them and other tales, The Ugly things discovery of (the other) Colours had its moments. Of course the unexpected discovery of King Fox’s LP in Australia was a bit ofa eye opener. Then as a New Zealander I should also mention our own Fourmyulas legendary 4th Lp which finally saw light of day in a box set, although it was not up to the previous standard of their earlier stuff.
thanx guys for your contributions !
to be honest, nothing in what you mentioned that IMHO reach such highs as the Action psych LP rediscovery, but full respect for your choices
a few comments:
Contents Are: pleasant album for sure, I'm digging it a lot, but well, IMHO a bit over-hyped by the acid crew. Let's say that I was expecting far more from it, especially after all P.Lundborg's raves. Anyway, a welcome reissue.
Debarge LP: sure, this UT release is great... that said, it's been years that I was spinning a CDR with all that stuff, and I'm pretty sure this material resurfaced on bootlegged cds around the end of the 80s, but maybe am I wrong. The Electric Banana retrospective on Teeth Planet featured also a lotta tracks originally recorded for the Debarge sessions. Don't get me wrong, a LP that I'm digging a lot and probably one of the greatest reissues from the past years, but let say that it's not been a mindblowing astonishing discovery !
SO, what else then would you ask ?
well, the OBVIOUS one.... how comes everybody forgot it already ?
--> Billy Nicholls' Would you believe LP on 10th Planet ! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think this masterpiece had been reissued before !
oh, and what about Elli's complete recordings on Dig The Fuzz ? Some of that marvelous stuff had already been featured on some of the ISSS comps, but that collection was like heaven when it came out !
I would ad also the reissue of the first Erkin Koray LP.. at least I was unaware of those sounds before 1995, and that mix of oriental flavours and euro 60s psych was and is still... marvelous
On the US side, I would mention Cold Sun - Dark Shadows reissue... I missed the Rockadelic reissue when it came out, ditto for the greek bootleg, the Word in Sound reissue was hence more than welcome...
Aye that Erkin Koray needs a CD release fer sure
Yeah,Sylvain, the Cold Sun was another good one I forgot.
I can lead you to 'Bakery' New for £2.99 free post
Spectrum 'One' & Melissa 'Midnight Trampoline' are good Australian fuzzies.
Hiya Greg,yes i have both Bakery and Kahvas Jute,and yes both are fine albums,Kerney i have both Spectrum albums,both are excellent and reissued a few year back.