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Reflections

8 Nov 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Nov 2010
  • Label: Gonzo
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 Gonzo Multimedia Limited
  • Total Length: 1:05:36
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  • ASIN: B004F3GJ6M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,565 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By The Mancunian Candidate on 8 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
There is something quite marvellously enigmatic about Les Fleur de Lys, a band who in collector circles have become a byword for the obscurely brilliant. Several line-up changes, random name changes midstream and those classic missed opportunities always destined this band to remain an exclusive love for all those in the know, but such is music.

Initially formed in Southampton in 1964, the band like so many others in England at that time were branching off from Beat music and developing a much more harsher R&B edge, but through the sixties they would rub shoulders with some of the big names, change their line up and change elements of their style to suit, yet somehow they remained strangely continuous through the decade to their eventual split in 1969.

In all that time however this marvellous band never released an album, but with Reflections released on Blueprint in 1997, the collectors can finally stop digging at the back of those charity shops for that elusive 45 and finally find all of Les Fleur de Lys' output in one place. And what a collection of songs it is, from their more famous work with Sharon Tandy, through to the more unusual and forgotten collaborations with Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.

In the early days of being signed to Immediate, Les Fleur de Lys had a producer of some notoriety; indeed it was no other than Jimmy Page. Between them they recorded a number of absolute stunners, most notably Buddy Holly's Moondreams and Pete Townsend's Circles. Circles in particular is a favourite of mine, similar to some of The Birds' output of the same time but with some rather fetching guitar play contained within, still brutal but at the same time refined.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DH Dixon on 18 Dec 2007
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Fleur de Lys is one of the best rock music groups of the sixties. A sophisticated mid-sixties beat group sound with very strong bass and guitar and very good songs. Having all the works of a great group on one CD makes it a very special disc.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Greywolf TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Sep 2011
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I bought this CD for one reason: the presence on it of one of my all-time favourite singles from that wondrous year, 1967, the awesome, hypnotic, beautiful 'I Can See a Light.' Before this reissue, I'd been trying to track down a copy of this song for about 40 years. And, after all those years, it still sounds absolutely gorgeous, the interplay between the Hammond organ, cellos and violins sweeps you along as the vocals swell into the magical harmonies of the chorus that repeats the title of the song as a mystical chant. The lyrics have that quality of childlike innocence and youthful yearning that characterised so many of the best songs of the era, songs such as Nirvana's 'Tiny Goddess' and 'Pentecost Hotel.' Oh, and the false ending (another trait of the times) is great. If only it were 12 minutes instead of a little over 3. 'I Can See A Light' is probably the least characteristic track on this album, and one of the least 'rocky.' More characteristic is the great version of The Who's 'Circles' and the superb paean of praise to 60s womanhood that is 'Daughter of the Sun,' with its full-on vocals and snarling lead break. "I could jump upon my broomstick and be with you soon." Yes please! There are so many great tracks on this album one's left wondering why the Fleur de Lys never achieved the chart success they so clearly deserved. It wasn't lack of airplay. 'I Can See A Light' was a favourite of Radios London and Caroline who played it daily throughout the latter part of the Summer of Love. It really is worth the price of admission on its own. Consider the rest of the tracks as bonuses, and very fine ones at that.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Peter Manning on 22 Sep 2007
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I first came across this band when I picked up Sharon Tandy's single 'Stay with me baby' in 1967 - Les Fleur de Lys were her backing band. I flipped it over to find the muscular 'Hold on' with the most astonishing guitar solo from Bryn Haworth. At the time he was really pushing the boundaries with a big fat distorted heads down no-nonsense sound. When a lot of other guitarists were still reeling from the shock of Hendrix, this guy grabbed the batton & ran with it. It was constantly on my turntable then and a big favourite ever since.

Why they never made it bigger at the time is a mystery. In terms of sheer robust musicianship they stand comparison with contemporary bands like the Small Faces. The outstanding 'Circles' and 'Mud in Your Eye' have already cropped up on Nuggets II but it's a surprise that it's taken so long to compile this collection.

The period was so full of one or two hit wonders who hit a winning streak almost by accident that investing in career-spanning compilations can be a risky business. Having been disappointed by the unevenness of The Creation's compilation 'Our music is Red - With Purple Flashes' it's a relief to report thet you can approach 'Reflections' with much more optimism. Inevitably there's still the odd dud but mostly this is British 60's Psych at it's best.
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