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  • Audio CD (5 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • ASIN: B006QH1VB8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

Roger McGough and Mike McGear were members of The Scaffold, a British music/poetry/comedy act that scored several hits (most notably "Thank U Very Much," "Lily the Pink" and "Liverpool Lou") on the British charts during the '60s and '70s, when they recorded this album in 1967. However, none of those hits appear here, and the album itself never made the charts. So why does this record trade for hundreds of dollars in collector circles? Well, for starters, Mike McGear's given name is Mike McCartney, and his well-known brother guests on and helped to produce the album. But like we said, that's just for starters—though you wouldn't know it from the album credits. A virtual cavalcade of British and American rock royalty appear on this record, including John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Paul Samwell-Smith, Graham Nash and Hendrix! Essential '60s pop culture!

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Greywolf TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For an old 60s hippy psychedelic music-freak like me, this is a real treat. Released in early 1968 it made very little impact at the time. Had it been released the previous year, with Sergeant Pepper and the Summer of Love vibe still fresh in the air, it would probably have fared better. If the record company had been able to say who plays on it that would have helped as well. Why? Well, how's this for a line-up? On guitars: Jimi Hendrix, Graham Nash of the Hollies, Dave Mason of Traffic and Andy Roberts; on bass: Paul McCartney, Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Paul Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds; on drums: Viv Prince of the Pretty Things, Gary Leeds of the Walker Brothers; on keyboards; Paul McCartney; on backing vocals: several of the above plus Jane Asher and her mum; on sitar: Jimi Hendrix. Yep, that's right, Jimi plays both lead guitar and sitar on the closing track, a magnificently rambling psychedelic freak-out called 'Ex Art Student.'
At the time of recording, Paul McCartney's brother, Mike (McGear), and Roger McGough had established quite a reputation for themselves as performance poets on the Liverpool scene and beyond, partly through their band, Scaffold, partly through repeated airplay by DJ John Peel on his pirate radio show, The Perfumed Garden. This LP was their attempt to make a more 'serious,' poetic record than the duo felt was possible with the Scaffold. Mike asked brother Paul to help out on the musical side and he largely produced the recording sessions. These took place in London in the late summer of 1967 and became a drop-in centre for 67's psychedelic gentry. Due to contractual obligations, however, the album sleeve simply refers to this all-star line-up as "Musicians.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sir Elias Dee on 21 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Anyone who has heard the original album will know that the superb "So Much In Love" features mind blowing phasing effects. You won't find that here though as this is the re-mix that came out in the '80s. Great album but a missed opportunity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buyer of CDs/DVDs & BluRays on 11 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
As a Jimi Hendrix fan I brought this CD because Jimi plays on 2 tracks on this album, So Much and Ex-Art Student. The song So Much has a magnificent riff that really takes the song on a psychedelic ride that I really enjoy.
The final track Ex-Art Student is one of the strangest stereo mixes I have ever heard. The first few minutes I thought there was a serious issue with the sound, a phase out of sync. The sound moves all over the place, certainly one of the trippiest sound mixes out there, rivals The Grateful Dead Anthem Of The Sun. jimi And Dave Mason with some other guys from Traffic extend the song with some great guitar and sitar work. This section is trully magnificent and reminds me of Electric LadyLand also from 1968.
The problem I have with e remainder of the album is with the big use of poetry that McGough and McGear used with some at times lovely acoustic musical backing. It's very dated to my ears, doesn't grab my attention.
As nice as these poetic moments are they just don't hold up the album as a whole.
One disappointment is the lack of information who actually 'did' play on these sessions and each track, a huge opportunity wasted that I really hoped would solve many questions. It's still far from comprehensive.
Another shame is no MONO tracks were included as this album is also mixed in MONO and is very rare in that format.
The lettering on the booklet are also very hard to read being very tiny font.
I am impressed with the inclusion of a paper sleeve to house the CD in the cardboard sleeve.
Overall this CD is a worthy adition to any fan of Jimi Hendrix but as a whole it is not an essential Album.
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By DSR VINE VOICE on 7 Mar. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Way back in 68 or so, then I was but 11 years old, my Dad came home from work with two very unusual LP's for me, 'You Are What You Eat' soundrack and this one. Frankly, I was far too young for both, but this one especially holds a very special place in my heart as it was played so much (on very suspect groove-grinders) and eventually was ruined (a huge shame as good condition examples of the vinyl is quite valuable I understand). The CD came and went in the 80's but thankfully it's back and I had this disc as a very much appreciated Christmas present.

It's so long since I last tried to play my original record, so I cannot speak of any 'remixing' that may or may not have taken place, but the music and poetry itself has stood the test of time well and of course I've lived many years since and the considerable amount of water that's passed under life's bridge has helped me to understand the poetry more and the feelings it expresses. I can't go into reams about it, as there's a great 'blurb-review' piece in the CD jacket (and LP sleeve) which says it far better than I.

So, to the original artists - Many thanks for recording this in the first place and thanks to whomever for having this re-issued :-)
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