Various ‎– Collecting Peppermint Clouds

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Numbered, limited edition of 500. Insert with liner notes included.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): AE 14853/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): AE 14854/A

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Plattenkreisel

Plattenkreisel

October 18, 2016

there must be a second pressing (of another 500?). my copy is unnumbered and slightly darker and more blurry, than the numbered copy of a friend of mine.
Bradx

Bradx

December 6, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Highlight of this set for me - which is a reasonable compilation of what I would describe as 'twee' or 'toytown' psychedelia - is the track by Aussie band The Twilights. As is so often the case in this era (1968) this song was the B side of a single that came out on a major label (Columbia).
Not only has it got a wonderfuly catchy melody but the lyrics are quite startling in their conjuring of some macabre imagery; something to do with nuclear armageddon. I can listen to it over and over just for the final 'reveal' in the lyrics:
"The children they sang with their lollipops in hand
Dustmen couldn't see the ground, people falling all around
And the wise man he said - "look around and see the dead…. they're coming 'round"

...and then onto its chilling coda of a heavily reverbed child singing All Things Bright & Beautiful...... Brrrr.
The melody is extremely catchy and there's a blanket of heavy phasing underpinning practically the entire track.

One of the lost jewels of trippy psychedelia from right at the end of its golden first era.