Once The Beatles made "Sergeant Pepper" the floodgates opened for almost every rock band of the time to follow suit. We all know the famous ones, from Pink Floyd's "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (a winner) to The Rolling Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request" (not so much of a winner...), and everything in between (The Pretty Things "S.F. Sorrow", The Monkees "Pieces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd.", The Animals "The Twain Shall Meet", etc.). One of the lesser known entries into this milieu is Del Shannon's "The Further Adventures of Charles Westover", and it's a pity that it's one of the lesser known because it stands the test of time as one of the best. Not only one of the best psychedelic albums of all time, but also one of Del Shannon's best albums. Songs like "I Think I Love You", "Thinkin' It Over", "Gemini" and "Colour Flashing Hair" are not only great psychedelic songs, but great Del Shannon songs. His beautiful voice is so expressive in this context that this listener wishes he had made more albums in this genre - he really was amazingly good at it. A winner!