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Tales From The Sinking Ship [CD]

Wimple Winch Audio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (6 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B001NE81H6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ad-Ventures (Theme For Friday Night)
2. Half Past Five
3. Aggravatin'
4. Colours
5. The Four Just Men Theme (Laura Norder)
6. Sorry Girl
7. Don't Come Any Closer (Vsn.)
8. I Just Can't Make Up My Mind
9. Woman Needs A Man
10. I Still Care
11. Thinking About Your Love
12. Tomorrow
13. In The Shelter Of You Arms
14. Trains & Boats & Planes
15. What's Been Done
16. I Really Love You
17. Save My Soul
18. Everybody's Worried 'Bout Tomorrow
19. Rumble On Mersey Square South
20. Atmospheres
See all 29 tracks on this disc

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Wimple Winch were four young musicians emerging from the Beat scene and searching for a new direction. They pushed the barriers of what was accepted as a normal pop 45, and ‘Save My Soul’ can now be seen as the first example of that UK musical hybrid: Freak Beat. Wimple Winch didn’t stop there, they followed it up with the first mini Pop Opera in ‘Rumble On Mersey Square South’, and dabbled in early psychedelia with ‘Atmospheres’. Once ignited they flared with an incandescent glow, but faded all too fast and quickly fizzled out. Too much too soon... a great shame, as they were more than great - they were awesome! It’s all here, complete story with previously unseen pics, extremely rare recordings, as told and presented by Phil Smee on another fantastic and unique Bam Caruso* release. * and for those collectors this is officially KIRI 123…

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Psych-freak beat legends. It's all here: singles, demos, acetates 1964-1968, PLUS un-issued cuts from Just Four Men

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wimped out 15 Jun 2009
By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I agree with the previous review. Wimple Winch recorded three great freakbeat tracks which attracted me to this compilation, but there is little else to get excited about. The first fourteen tracks could have been dropped without any problem. The songs, mainly their own, are mediocre and the performances lack bite, the work of a neat, tidy and lacklustre beat combo. The next two tracks show a hardening up of the sound, though the material is no better. The gems are 'Save Your Soul', 'Rumble on Mersey Square South' and 'Atmospheres', all of which display the menace and fire missing from the rest of the disc. They could easily be by a different band.

Sadly, they didn't progress. 'Bluebell Wood' marks a shift toward a gentle, sunshine pop style. This and the next couple of tracks are decent enough for what they are, but are nowhere near as effective. The CD ends with a handful of pedestrian pop singles, pretty much The Fortunes, etc without the melodies. As for 'Typical British Workmanship', this track may set your teeth on edge. The best bet is to acquire their three classics on a various artists compilation.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the Wimple Winch singles.Just. 2 May 2009
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If you heard the awesome Save My Soul on the Nuggets 2 complication, then,like me you'll have been drawn to this. However, Nuggets really did pick the best thing they ever did, in my opinion.Up to track 17 is the stuff they did as Just Four Men, and is pretty mediocre, demo-quality Merseybeat.Then the Wimple Winch material kicks in, and it's great until, ooh, track 20 (notwithstanding the truly risible Scouse novelty tune Typical British Workmanship) but this energy soon dissipates into Spinal Tap psychedelia and wishy washy folk rock. Remember EPs? The essential tracks would have made an excellent one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tales from the sinking ship 9 Jun 2014
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a good album of the music of wimple winch a good selection of their music well worth buying and good quality
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wimple Winch - 'Tales From The Sinking Ship' (RPM) 4 1/2 stars 16 Jan 2012
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Obviously, this twenty-nine track CD was released a few years after the other Wimple Winch title 'Psychedelic Years' had hit the streets. But after looking at the tracking listing, I can see that this CD - in fact makes the other title completely obsolete. I, for one got plenty out of hearing this late '60's British band for the very first time. Couldn't get enough of "Half Past Five", "The Four Just Men Theme", "I Just Can't Make Up My Mind", the true freakbeat gem "Woman Needs A Man", the rocking "In The Shelter Of Your Arms", "Trains And Boats And Planes", the toe-tapping "Save My Soul", the awesome "Everybody Worried Bout Tomorrow" and "Marmalade Hair". Highly recommended for loyal fans, followers and devotees of Smoke, The Attack, Five Day Week Straw People, The Mojos, The Flies and Blossom Toes. Comes with handy 20-page CD booklet. You old school psych fans are simply going to love this band.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a great name for a legendary but obscure psych band. 28 May 2010
By Chris Frohring - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD contains almost all of the tracks recorded by a British outfit that was originally Just Four Men, and then later Wimple Winch - an amazingly original band name. The best tracks are the Wimple Winch tracks, particularly "Save My Soul", an instant freakbeat classic. Some of the later material is softer and more harmonious. One gets the impression that this band could've developed into a first-rate act. This LP is recommended for fans of fuzzy UK psychedelic rock e.g. The Creation. They almost sound more American, along the lines of The Lemon Drops or We The People.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting retrospective. They seem to go through almost every ... 3 July 2014
By Eric Seftel - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting retrospective. They seem to go through almost every phase of British rock. "Save My Soul" is, of course, the standout.
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