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Cries From The Midnight Circus: Ladbroke Grove 1968-1973 Box set

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  • Audio CD (26 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000S8509U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274,886 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Defecting Glory - The Pretty Things
  2. Midsummer Night's Dream - Sam Gopal
  3. I'm Coming Home - The Deviants
  4. Revolution - Tomorrow
  5. Children Of The Sun - The Misunderstood
  6. House Without Windows - Mighty Baby
  7. Notting Hill Gate - Quintessence
  8. Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box - Twink
  9. Death Warmed Up - High Tide
  10. Man In The Moon - Village
  11. Billy The Monster - The Deviants
  12. Bad Words And Evil People - Skin Alley
  13. China - Cochise
  14. Mona - Mick Farren
  15. Hurry On Sundown - Hawkwind
  16. Time Machine - Stray

Disc: 2

  1. A Saying For Today - The Action
  2. So Embarrassed - Junior's Eyes
  3. Do It - The Pink Fairies
  4. Everything Over The Roof Tops - Edgar Broughton Band
  5. Bath Sister - Jody Grind
  6. Giants - Quintessence
  7. Long Ago, Far Away - Peter Bardens
  8. Cries From The Midnight Circus - The Pretty Things
  9. No Time - Arthur Brown, Kingdom Come
  10. Lord Of Light - Hawkwind
  11. Police Car - Larry Wallis
  12. Louie Louie - Motörhead
  13. Ejection - Robert Calvert
  14. Dodgem Dude - Michael Moorcock, Deep Fix
  15. Autumn Song - Steamhammer
  16. Gone In The Morning - Quiver

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An excellent compilation of Ladbroke Grove's finest, providing a reminder, as if we needed one, of what a melting pot of raw talent this area was at the time. An excellent compilation and equally excellent sleeve notes run us through with a reminder of this very special time and equally special place. Now, sadly but inevitably, the world has moved on and, but for the likes of this double pack, (and maybe a documentary, before it's too late, please?), an important facet of our musical heritage has been whisped away by time and what is believed to be, progress. Can almost smell the nostalgia as each of these fabulous tracks play.
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The compilers at Sanctuary deserve real praise for assembling this collection. The tracks all work together to present a really cohesive slice of the UK counterculture of the late 60's/early 70's. There is a real sense of freedom and experimentation with no little measure of fine musicianship. Many excellent compliations such as Legends of a Mind , Strangely Strange etc are actually limited by being tied to specific labels whereas this compilation succeeds by crossing record label boundaries to achieve an incredible feel for the time and place. Impossible to cite stand out tracks - there are so many gems.
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Any compilation that has the likes of the Pink Fairies, Hawkwind and the Edgar Broughton Band thrown in must rate highly? Probably the best rock single ever released is given a 50% airing. Check out "Do It" by the Fairies which was originally the "b" side of "The Snake" single back in '71. If you like this compilation then no doubt you already have the Fairies 1st ("Never, Neverland")> Most overlooked & underated. The late Peter Bardens (Camel) is also given a well-deserved airing. Also check out the recently remastererd 1st Camel album and 2nd ("Mirage"). Some absolute gems on this compilation and also some early Spinal Tap moments, The Misunderstood anyone?
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I bought this as a Hawkwind / Calvert / Arthur Brown completist, and was originally compelled by the price - this is a lot of material for a sensible price.

From the beginning I was taken aback by how good so much of the other material was, and while I would probably never have bought this if the Hawkwind was not there, the tracks chosen are reasonably widely available and don't suit the overall mood of the album very well.

Listening to this in the car I find that every time one or two different tracks stand out for either lyrical content or musicianship - currently the Pretty Things are my favourites.

Overall a mine of great music demonstrating the range in time as well as type of music originating from this London nucleus.
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