Wednesday, November 21, 2007

by redsuffolk #6

"PICNIC: a breath of fresh air" (Harvest label)





















redsuffolk said...
Hello Lizardson
Thanks again for a great site.

This is in response to Manila's excellent Island samplers.

Picnic - A Breath Of Fresh Air - was released on the Harvest label in 1970,following the trend started by Island. EMI already had many prog artists signed to their labels, but this sampler shows the great variation that was recording for their new label at this time, ( Where ealse would you see Shirley Collins and Edgar Broughton on the same album! ) Many of these tracks are taken from albums which are still available, so if you like them, buy them.

Disc 1
01 Deep Purple - Into The Fire
02 Barclay James Harvest - Mother Dear
03 Pink Floyd - Embryo
04 The Battered Ornaments - Twisted Track
05 Shirley & Dolly Collins - Glenlogie
06 The Pretty Things - The Good Mr. Square
07 Roy Harper - Song Of The Ages
08 Bakerloo - This Worried Feeling
09 Kevin Ayres - Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)
10 The Greatest Show On Earth - Again & Again

Disc 2
11 Third Ear Band - Water
12 Syd Barrett - Terrapin
13 Forest - A Glade Somewhere
14 Pete Brown & Piblokto! - Golden Country Kingdom
15 Panama Limited - Round & Round
16 Quatermass - Black Sheep Of The Family
17 Michael Chapman - Postcards Of Scarborough
18 Tea & Symphony - Maybe My Mind (With Egg)
19 Edgar Broughton Band - Old Gopher

Picnic 1
Picnic 2

6 Comments:

Anonymous Manila said...

Surprises no end from Redsuffolk! Thanks a lot for this. And it really IS bizarre to see Shirley and Edgar on the same album, but as everyone keeps saying - it's all music.

21 November, 2007 21:57  
Blogger Private Beach said...

This album is where I furst heard "Postcards of Scarborough" - I still love that song.

Sadly, today's music scene is so fragmented into niche markets that it's impossible to imagine any record company putting out such an eclectic collection today.

22 November, 2007 11:17  
Blogger Larts said...

Oh wow! I remember so much about this album. "Embryo" by Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Third Ear Band ...... This is marvellous stuff. There's just nothing like it any more. I still listen to The Pretty Things and seek out epics from the obscure corners of the house and this album (along with Bumpers, Nice Enough To Eat and Rock Machine) really made me aware of such oddities. Thank you for making it available.

30 November, 2007 09:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much !

The golden era of Brit pastoral
"rock" or "folk-rock" !

The BJH song is beautiful, so
melancholic .......

19 April, 2008 21:52  
Anonymous lesthehawk said...

Any chance someone could repost this please? Many thanks
lesthehawk

12 August, 2008 22:56  
Anonymous lesthehawk said...

I can't get the part 1 link to work :-(
lesthehawk

12 August, 2008 23:56  

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