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94 Baker Street: The Pop Psych Sounds of the Apple Era 67-69


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  • Audio CD (19 Sep 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B0000BZYRA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,648 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love You Forever - Focal Point
2. Sycamore Sid - Focal Point
3. Never Never - Focal Point
4. Girl On The Corner - Focal Point
5. Cept Me - Focal Point
6. Dear Delilah - Grapefruit
7. Ain't It Good - Grapefruit
8. Lullaby - Grapefruit
9. Another Game - Grapefruit
10. Breaking Up A Dream - Ways & Means
11. I'm Too Shy - Iveys
12. Maybe Tomorrow - Iveys
13. Tube Train - Iveys
14. She Came Out Of The Cold - Iveys
15. I've Been There Once Before - Iveys
16. Getting Ready For Love - Paintbox
17. Romantic Attitude - Fitch, John & Associates
18. Stoned Out Of It - Fitch, John & Associates

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Martin Watton on 23 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have just recieved this today and it is an impressive package. The tracks have good sound, given the origin of some of them. The sleeve notes are excellent, especially the good news of further Iveys tracks to follow.
However there is one problem, there only appears to be 18 tracks on this disk, not the 21 stated. The missing tracks are by Misunderstood. If there had been a problem with these tracks, perhaps this could have been dealt with before the disk was released.
Consequently a star is lost.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By EricPDX on 4 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
Beatles collectors, jump on this one if you have not already. This CD fills in some Apple-related gaps nicely. Apple Publishing was kept busy in the late 60’s with several tracks by Grapefruit, Focal Point, Ways and Means, Misunderstood, Paintbox and John Fitch and Associates. Some of these saw the light of day and others not but there is not a bad track here. I think this is the perfect example of the fact The Beatles were juggling way too much at the time to really give much time to the publishing arm of Apple but these tracks will show the listener that the groups involved deserved much more.
Some of the shining moments of the CD include five demo recordings by The Iveys later to become Badfinger. Much has already been said about them so I will only add that these tracks add to the list of truly great and under appreciated songs from this incredible band.
The packaging is done very well with several band pictures and a previously unpublished photo of John, Paul and Ringo with Grapefruit.
Additionally anyone who is into 60’s British Psychedellia would live this collection as well.
I would not hesitate to buy this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 11 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
First of a new series from Cherry Red of mainly unknown artists who recorded for Apple Publishing-this was a year before the actual label and only a handful were kept on as writers.
What little was actually released came out on other labels like Deram.
As all this lot was going on people were sending tapes to Apple most of which were shovelled into the vaults.Seems one of them was the band which later became Queen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Morten Vindberg on 3 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As a big fan of Badfinger I was particularly excited to hear the 5 "new" Iveys recordings released here for the first time with this RPM sampler of the Apple era.
The other artist are the great band "Grapefruit" with Alex Young, (brother of George Young of the Easybeats and Flash and the Pan), Focal Point, Misunderstood, Paintbox and others.

"I'm Too Shy" is a commercial pscychedelic type song written by Tom Evans; nice song, surprisingly good sound.
The demo version of "Maybe Tomorrow" is without the string arrangement from the finished version; otherwise much the same as the known version.
"Tube Train" by Ron Griffiths is a very interesting song showing the experimental and psychedelic side of the band. Much in the style of early Who and Tomorrow recordings. Great song.
"She Came Out of The Cold" is a quite different recording than the one released with the brilliant Badfinger biography by Dan Matovina. Different lyrics too. Fine song.

"I've Been There Once Before" is another experimental and psychedlic recording. Would have been the perfect closing track on an Iveys Pscychedelic 1967 album.

A great new piece of information on the booklet says:
"RPM plans to release a comprehensive collection of these rare Iveys demos. live performances and radio sessions sometime in 2004, tentatively titled, "The Iveys: How Much Is The Sky"

My favourites:

Lullaby (Grapefruit), Tube Train ( Iveys ) and Getting Ready For Love ( Paintbox)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A collection of history 17 Mar 2005
By P. Tennant - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I am the writer and lead singer of Focal Point, and was very amazed when this album was released. All the tracks by Focal Point were recorded at Decca Records, with the exception of 'Cept Me. Unfortunately, this was a demo of myself sitting in front of a mike singing a song. It was never intended for a general release, or any release of any kind. It was as I said a demo. It was however, good enough to impress John Lennon and Brian Epstein, and got us a recording and publishing deal. All the tracks on the album are expressive of the time, and all the writers, singers, guitarists whatever all worked hard, and had hopes and aspirations. This album is part of history, so the quality of recordings may not be the best, but it is what it is a collection of songs from an era that was probably the most influential in history.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Interesting Iveys Pre-Badfinger Recordings 19 Feb 2004
By Morten Vindberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
As a big fan of Badfinger I was particularly excited to hear the 5 "new" Iveys recordings released here for the first time with this RPM sampler of the Apple era.
The other artist are the great band "Grapefruit" with Alex Young, (brother of George Young of the Easybeats and Flash and the Pan), Focal Point, Misunderstood, Paintbox and others.
"I'm Too Shy" is a commercial pscychedelic type song written by Tom Evans; nice song, surprisingly good sound.
The demo version of "Maybe Tomorrow" is without the string arrangement from the finished version; otherwise much the same as the known version.
"Tube Train" by Ron Griffiths is a very interesting song showing the experimental and psychedlic side of the band. Much in the style of early Who and Tomorrow recordings. Great song.
"She Came Out of The Cold" is a quite different recording than the one released with the brilliant Badfinger biography by Dan Matovina. Different lyrics too. Fine song.
"I've Been There Once Before" is another experimental and psychedlic recording. Would have been the perfect closing track on an Iveys Pscychedelic 1967 album.

A great new piece of information on the booklet says:
"RPM plans to release a comprehensive collection of these rare Iveys demos. live performances and radio sessions sometime in 2004, tentatively titled, "The Iveys: How Much Is The Sky"
My favourites:
Lullaby (Grapefruit), Tube Train ( Iveys ) and Getting Ready For Love ( Paintbox)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Despite Muffed Track Listings, Pure Sixties Gold from the UK! 13 Dec 2005
By Leggo Ami - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Despite substantial track listing errors (titles of songs #1 and #2 are reversed and there are 18 songs, not the 21 listed on the cd back cover--tracks by The Misunderstood are missing), the music contained within is fantastic and really grows on you.

You should also know that the bands on the disc were signed to and represented by Apple Music Publishing. Some had Apple Records releases. Some did not. Do not think you are purchasing a collection of non-Beatle Apple 45's as I did.

Also, don't expect a collection of Beatle clones. Certainly, their influence is felt, but the major influence on many of these songs is the Hollies! (For example, "Breaking Up a Dream" by Ways and Means sounds exactly like the Hollies to me.)

If you love Syd Barrett you must own a copy of "Sycamore Sid" (actual track one) by Focal Point. It is the best Syd Barrett-style lyric I've ever heard, other than Syd's own. Truly, one of the greatest and most hilarious unheard sixties gems. If the disc contained only this song, it would be worth your few quid.

You must also experience the mind-blowing psych of "Lullaby" by Grapefruit, also one of the greatest sixties obscurities, fusing elements of Hollies, Beatles and Beach Boys. Utterly lovely.

Certainly, the Iveys (who grew up to be Badfinger)demos are fantastic,propelled by the energy of the Who (especially the dead-on Who impression "Tube Train") and the harmonies of the Hollies and Beatles. Tremendous stuff.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Lotta lost gems--and some are still lost! 20 Jan 2004
By Jason F. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Important notice: The 3 Misunderstood tracks listed here are not on the disc as listed. According to the distributor, this is due to a printing error. Just so's you know.
As for the tracks that are on here, most range from good to fair, cut as they are from mostly Beatles-inspired psych rock of the era. If you like that genre, you'll probably find something of interest here. I bought this primarily for the Iveys (Badfinger) tracks, and they're all worth hearing: Even if you think you know these songs, you haven't heard these versions, including a much improved "She Came Out of the Cold." And if you don't get out of your chair after hearing Paintbox's "Getting Ready for Love," you're probably handicapped or dead. Focal Point also has some strong numbers(one wretched low point is "'Cept Me" in which FP doesn't seem to think singing in key is important). All in all, some good stuff here in the 18 tracks--not 21, 18.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Iveys stuff is the best, the rest, so-so 24 Aug 2004
By Bryan Barrow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you're a Badfinger fan, the Iveys tracks are a must. The rest of these tracks are OK, but there's a reason they weren't hits...
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