Art (2) ‎– Supernatural Fairy Tales

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Island Records ‎– ILP 967
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A1 I Think I'm Going Weird
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
A2 What's That Sound
Written-By – Mills*
A3 African Thing
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
A4 Room With A View
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
A5 Flying Anchors
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
A6 Supernatural Fairy Tale
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
B1 Love Is Real
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
B2 Come On Up
Written-By – The Young Rascals
B3 Brothers, Dads And Mothers
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
B4 Talkin' To Myself
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
B5 Alive Not Dead
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*
B6 Rome Take Away Three
Written-By – Ridley*, Grosvenor*, Harrison*, Kellie*

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Released on a pink Island label with ''bull's eye'' logo.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STL 234 Art (2) Supernatural Fairy Tales(LP, Album) Fontana STL 234 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
TPT 216 Art (2) Supernatural Fairy Tales(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, 180) Tapestry Records TPT 216 Liechtenstein 2012 Sell This Version
ILP 967 Art (2) Supernatural Fairy Tales(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Island Records ILP 967 UK Unknown Sell This Version
570 547-4 Art (2) Supernatural Fairy Tales(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records 570 547-4 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
FL-32,790 Art (2) Supernatural Fairy Tales(LP, Album, Mono) Festival Records FL-32,790 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

March 15, 2017
edited 9 months ago
Hi can anyone help? I bought mine this side of 2000..Its a reissue but does not have a cat no etched into the vinyl or any other numbers , letters etc... Which copy is this please???
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September 6, 2012
Spooky Tooth is a widely know entity in the States, but Americans are far less familiar with the precursor band Art (with four future Spooky Tooth members).

As members of the Carlisle, Cumberland, England-based The V.I.P.'s, singer Mike Harrison and bassist Greg Ridley generated considerable media attention with a series of three mid-'60s singles. Unfortunately, before the band could record an album, the band underwent a massive personnel upheaval that saw original members James Henshaw, Walter Johnstone and Frank Kenyon hit the road, leaving Harrison and Ridley as the only remaining members.

Deciding to continue the nameplate, the pair quickly recruited a new line up, consisting of keyboardist Keith Emerson, guitarist Luther Grosvenor, drummer Mike Kellie and bassist Greg Ridley. The new line up managed to record one single, before Emerson left to join The Nice. Within a matter of months the remaining quartet had decided to drop the V.I.P nameplate in favor of Art.

Signed by Chris Blackwell's Island Records, the band's first exposure came via the single "What's That Sound" b/w "Rome Take Away Three" (Island catalog number WIP 6019). Interestingly, the "A" side was a unimaginative cover of The Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" - albeit writing credits mistakenly credited the track to Stephen Mills.

For an LP that's frequently marketed as a major psychedelic artifact, 1967's Guy Stevens produced "Supernatural Fairy Tales" proved surprising diverse and accomplished. There's certainly a psych influence here, witness tracks such as the lead off selection "I Think I'm Going Weird" and the wispy title track. That said, propelled by Harrison raw voice and Grosvenor's thick guitar chords, group penned originals such as "Room with a View" and "Flying Anchors" offered up a far harder brand of rock, serving as a good indication of what was about to happen with the forthcoming Spooky Tooth.

Elsewhere, recalling their V.I.P. catalog, "Come On Up" and "Brothers, Dads and Mothers" offered up R&B/soul influenced numbers. Among the weird offerings, propelled by Kellie's drumming, "African Thing" reflected some interesting African polyrhythms. Meant very much as a compliment, to our ears the set bares a strong resemblance to Traffic's early catalog. (The eye catching cover was designed Hapsash and the Coloured Coat members Michael English and Nigel Weymouth.)