Group 1850

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Groep 1850 aka Group 1850 was a psychedelic rock band from The Netherlands, considered by many to be one of the finest acid rock acts Europe has ever produced. The band was founded in 1964 in Hague by the name Klits and renamed Groep 1850 in 1966, when their debut single, Misty Night / Look Around, appeared on the tiny Yep label. Though few copies were pressed, it established them as one of Holland's most original bands (alongside the Outsiders and Q65) and they soon signed to Philips. More singles ensued, in a highly psychedelic vein, including the brilliant Mother No Head. Their debut album, Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth, appeared in late 1968. In Holland its sleeve had a 3-D image on the cover, and came with a pair of 3-D glasses (copies with the glasses unperforated are especially prized today). The album's concept is incomprehensible, but its superb songs and musicianship have ensured its lasting cult reputation, and it has been called the most truly psychedelic album ever recorded. A UK release (also on Philips) did not help the band gain a footing outside Holland, and Philips dropped them soon afterwards. Their next album, Paradise Now, appeared on the Dutch Discofoon label in 1969 and was only marginally less acid-influenced than its predecessor. The band disbanded soon afterwards, but was sporadically active through the 1970s. Especially notable was another excellent single, 1971's Fire / Have You Ever Heard?, which appeared on Polydor (again, with a picture sleeve).
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VD 7063, 7063 Paradise Now — Group 1850 Group 1850 Paradise Now (Album) Discofoon, Discofoon VD 7063, 7063 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
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SBL. 7884 - SBL 7884 - 844 083 PY Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth — Group 1850 Group 1850 Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth (Album) Philips SBL. 7884 - SBL 7884 - 844 083 PY UK 1969 Sell This Version
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RR 1851 Polyandri — Group 1850 1850* Polyandri (Album) Rubber Records (6) RR 1851 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
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OP 1 Live — Group 1850 Group 1850 Live Orange (9) OP 1 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
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RR 1852 Live On Tour — Group 1850 Group 1850 Live On Tour (Album) Rubber Records (6) RR 1852 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

- Misty Night — Group 1850 Groep 1850* Misty Night (Single) GTB Studios - Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
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JF 333 901, 333 901 JF Mother No-Head / Ever, Ever Green — Group 1850 Groep 1850* Mother No-Head / Ever, Ever Green (Single) Philips, Philips JF 333 901, 333 901 JF Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
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JF 333 835 I Want More / I Know (La Pensee) — Group 1850 Groep 1850* I Want More / I Know (La Pensee)(7", Single, Mono) Philips JF 333 835 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
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JF 334 646, 334 646 JF We Love Life (Like We Love You) / Little Fly — Group 1850 Groep 1850* We Love Life (Like We Love You) / Little Fly(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips JF 334 646, 334 646 JF Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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JF 333 973, 333 973 JF Zero / Frozen Mind — Group 1850 Groep 1850* Zero / Frozen Mind(7", Single, Mono) Philips, Philips JF 333 973, 333 973 JF Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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2102 004 Don't Let It Be / Sun Is Coming — Group 1850 Group 1850 Don't Let It Be / Sun Is Coming(7", Single) Action (5) 2102 004 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
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2050 111 Fire / Have You Ever Heard — Group 1850 Group 1850 Fire / Have You Ever Heard(7", Single) Polydor 2050 111 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
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6012 500 Mother-Nohead / Fire — Group 1850 Group 1850 Mother-Nohead / Fire (Single) Philips 6012 500 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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VP-1137 Dream Of The Future — Group 1850 Group 1850 Dream Of The Future (Single) Pseudonym VP-1137 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
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518 487-2 1967-1968 — Group 1850 Group 1850 1967-1968(CD, Comp) Mercury 518 487-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
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CDP-1110 Mother No-Head - Their 45s — Group 1850 Group 1850 Mother No-Head - Their 45s (Album, Comp) Pseudonym CDP-1110 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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TA 0012 Paradise Now - One/Eight/Five/Zero/ Live — Group 1850 Group 1850 Paradise Now - One/Eight/Five/Zero/ Live(CD, Comp) Tone Arm TA 0012 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
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CDP-1118 Paradise Now / Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth — Group 1850 Group 1850 Paradise Now / Agemo's Trip To Mother Earth(CD, Comp, RM) Pseudonym CDP-1118 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
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537633-8 The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More) — Group 1850 Groep 1850* The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music (A&B Sides And More)(2xCD, Comp) Universal 537633-8 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
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CDP-1137 Purple Sky (The Complete Works And More) — Group 1850 Group 1850 Purple Sky (The Complete Works And More)(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Pseudonym CDP-1137 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version