Various ‎– Real Life Permanent Dreams (A Cornucopia Of British Psychedelia 1965-1970)

Castle Music ‎– CMXBX1239
4 × CD, Compilation
Box Set


Sowing The Seeds
1-1 The Smoke My Friend Jack
1-2 The Tornados '66* No More You And Me
1-3 Lord Sutch* The Cheat
1-4 The Frame (2) Doctor Doctor
1-5 The Drag Set Day And Night
1-6 The Kinks Fancy
1-7 The Traffic Jam (2) I Don't Want You (BBC Session)
1-8 Honeybus The Breaking-Up Scene
1-9 Winston's Fumbs Snow White
1-10 Neil Christian & The Crusaders I Like It
1-11 Australian Playboys* Black Sheep R.I.P.
1-12 The Fleur De Lys* Circles
1-13 Marc Bolan With John's Children The Lilac Hand Of Menthol Dan
1-14 The Buzz (2) You're Holding Me Down
1-15 The Riot Squad I Take It That We're Through
1-16 Paul & Ritchie & The Cryin' Shames* Come On Back
1-17 The Kirkbys It's A Crime
1-18 The Kinks Love Me Till The Sun Shines (BBC Session)
1-19 Marc Bolan Hippy Gumbo
1-20 The Incredible String Band Gently Tender
1-21 Donovan Sunny Goodge Street
1-22 Floribunda Rose* Linda Loves Linda
1-23 The Small Faces* Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire
1-24 Santa Barbara Machine Head Rubber Monkey
1-25 The Deviants (2) You've Got To Hold On
1-26 Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger w. The Trinity* Season Of The Witch
Plant A Flower Child Today
2-1 The End* Loving Sacred Loving (Alt. Version)
2-2 Blonde On Blonde (2) All Day All Night
2-3 Ramases And Selket* Crazy One
2-4 Skip Bifferty Man In Black (BBC Session)
2-5 Icarus (9) Yellow Balloon (Previously Unreleased)
2-6 The Orange Machine Real Life Permanent Dream
2-7 Eire Apparent The Clown
2-8 The Rokes When The Wind Arises
2-9 Serendipity (3) I'm Flying
2-10 The Orange Bicycle* Trip On An Orange Bicycle
2-11 The Smoke Utterly Simple
2-12 Billy Nicholls London Social Degree
2-13 Lomax Alliance* The Golden Lion (Previously Unreleased)
2-14 Jethro Toe (Tull)* Sunshine Day
2-15 Paper Blitz Tissue Boy Meets Girl
2-16 The Bystanders Cave Of Clear Light
2-17 Anan I Wonder Where My Sister's Gone
2-18 The Marmalade Man In A Shop
2-19 The Bobcats Lord John (Previously Unreleased)
2-20 The Peep Show Mazy
2-21 Moon's Train Bakerman
2-22 Episode Six Love, Hate, Revenge
2-23 The Tickle Good Evening
2-24 The Excelsior Spring* It
2-25 Warm Sounds Nite Is A-Comin' a.k.a. Lindyloo (Previously Unreleased Alt. Version)
2-26 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire (Previously Unreleased Alt. Version)
3-1 The Status Quo* Pictures Of Matchstick Men (BBC Session)
3-2 Sun Dragon Five White Horses
3-3 The Turnstyle Riding A Wave
3-4 The Picadilly Line* I Know She Believes
3-5 The Fox (3) Hey! Mr Carpenter
3-6 Timon The Bitter Thoughts Of Little Jane
3-7 Gilbert* Disappear
3-8 Our Plastic Dream Encapsulated Marigold
3-9 The Epics Henry Long
3-10 Grapefruit Lullaby
3-11 Harmony Grass I've Seen To Dream
3-12 Spectrum* Nodnol
3-13 West Coast Consortium Colour Sergeant Lillywhite
3-14 The Yellow Bellow Room Boom* Seeing Things Green
3-15 The Californians Golden Apples
3-16 The Loot Don't Turn Around
3-17 The Beatstalkers Silver Tree Top School For Boys
3-18 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Give Him A Flower
3-19 Tony Hazzard Fade Away Maureen
3-20 The Rockin' Berries Yellow Rainbow
3-21 The Hill Sylvie (Previously Unreleased Alt. Version)
3-22 Andy Ellison Fool From Upper Eden
3-23 The Uglys* Love And Best Wishes (BBC Session)
3-24 The Gun Sunshine
3-25 Twice As Much Green Circles
3-26 The Alan Bown Set Mr. Job
3-27 The Small Faces* Happydaystoytown
Circus Days Are Here Again
4-1 Junior's Eyes Circus Days
4-2 The Kult No Home Today
4-3 Velvett Fogg Lady Caroline
4-4 Andromeda (10) Go Your Way
4-5 The Nice The Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon
4-6 Sam Gopal Cold Embrace
4-7 Hardin-York* Candlelight
4-8 Fat Mattress How Can I Live?
4-9 Andrew Bown* Tarot (Ace Of Wands Theme)
4-10 Humble Pie The Light Of Love
4-11 Bobak Jons Malone* On A Meadow Lea
4-12 Pussy (2) The Open Ground
4-13 Woody Kern Fair Maiden
4-14 Man Empty Room
4-15 Samson (16) Venus
4-16 Opal Butterfly My Gration Or?
4-17 Soft Machine Thank You Pierrot Lunaire / Have You Ever Bean Green? / Pataphysical Introduction Pt 2 (Live)
4-18 Andwella's Dream Felix
4-19 Spice (15) Born In A Trunk
4-20 Stray (6) All In Your Mind

Companies, etc.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 050749 412393
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2, CD3): IFPI L135
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, outer ring): IFPI 04BD
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, inner ring): IFPI 0497
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, outer ring): IFPI 04AM
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, inner ring): IFPI 0478
  • Mould SID Code (CD3, outer ring): IFPI 04AA
  • Mould SID Code (CD3, inner ring): IFPI 0414
  • Mould SID Code (CD4, inner ring): IFPI 0413
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): EDC Blackburn Ltd CMXBX1239/1 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): EDC Blackburn Ltd CMXBX1239/2 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): EDC Blackburn Ltd CMXBX1239/3 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): EDC Blackburn Ltd CMXBX1239/4 01
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 6448
  • Other (Mould): MADE IN THE UK



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December 6, 2014

Very decent 4 cd compilation which drills down pretty deep into the mid - late '60s UK psychedelic pop underground. Mixes the well-known (Lord Sutch, The Kinks, Arthur Brown, Marmalade, Bolan, Small Faces, Soft Machine) with the lesser-known (The Smoke, The Buzz, The End, Timon, The Peep Show, The Kirkbys) and the completely obscure (The Uglys, Junior's Eyes, The Bobcats, The Drag Set, The Epics...... or maybe these are household names to you? Who knows).
Good selection, neat booklet and good sound quality make this set a sort of alternative history of 60s UK pop. Lots to enjoy but by disc 4 it does get into the heavy blues and pre-prog which was fashionable at the time. The early stuff on the first 3 discs is great though.