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  • Audio CD (3 Oct. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Reel Time
  • ASIN: B005IUIWYS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The title of my review comes from the film. No offence to anyone reading this.

I've hoped for many years that this would one day eventually make it to cd. And here it finally is - better late than never. The movie was responsible for me looking into Strawberry Alarm Clock & The Seeds in much more depth, which in turn led me to so many more great 60s psych acts.

Ok - the music. Released on vinyl (duh!) in 1968, the album contains music by Boenzee Cryque & The Storybook which cannot be found anywhere other than on this soundtrack. The quasi-incidental dreamy music by those 2 acts is vital for filling in the gaps between the more accepted song-structured tracks. So until 2011 when this cd was finally released, if you didn't have the vinyl (which goes for mega-dollars if you can find it), or as in my case, downloaded mp3s off someone else's 'aged' vinyl, it was unavailable. I did my downloading a couple of years or so ago and so was absolutely shocked when I casually did a search on Amazon a couple of weeks backs and found it. Yeeehaaaaahhh!!!

I noticed that there was some criticism about the sound quality of this cd release. I can tell you that there are no pops & crackles on this as opposed to my old mp3s. It's cleaned up, never been available on cd beforehand, it's complete - what's to complain about?

If you're into the dreamy, floating soundscapes that so many 60s psych acts were so good at creating, this is a must. I'd recommend watching the movie first if you aren't already familiar with it because the less lyrical tracks will make more sense that way.

Favourite track - The World's on Fire (long version).

Cheers.
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Poor sound hampers this re-release of the out of print soundtrack to Robert Rush's 'Psych Out' which starred Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Dean Stockwell & Susan Strasberg.

Nothing much seems to be known about Storybook; apparently they were put together for the film under the direction of film composer Ronald Stein. I did read elsewhere that their material was played by Strawberry Alarm Clock. Unlike most everything else here, their 5 contributions are unavailable elsewhere, and are what I would describe as downer psych: the vocals sound quasi religous, bordering on monastic. The other 'Psych-Out' exclusive is Boenze Creek: they provide the music for Jack Nicholson's fictitious band, 'Mumblin' Jim'. 'Asbury Wednesday' is a blatant steal of Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze': fun, but awful.

Proto garage punkers The Seeds deliver 'Two Fingers Pointing At You' which is another variation on their magnum opus 'Pushin' Too Hard'.

Stand out cut by far is Strawberry Alarm Clock's extended version of 'The World's On Fire'. A sinister psych-out of flute, organ, guitar, xylophone and doom laden lyrics - on a par with both The Doors & Iron Butterfly.

The real downer here is the sound quality - sounds like it was recorded in a tin. Had it not been for the unavailable tracks, I would recommend you create your own version from the superior versions found elsewhere. Notes are basic and artwork consists of LP front and back back plus the movie poster.

1. The Pretty Song From Psych-Out - Storybook
2. Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow - Strawberry Alarm Clock
3. Two Fingers Pointing On You - Seeds
4. Ashbury Wednesday - Boenzee Cryque
5. The World's On Fire - Strawberry Alarm Clock
6. Psych-Out Sanctorum - Storybook
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God is alive and well and living in a sugar cube 21 Feb. 2013
By Puffany - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The title of my review comes from the film. No offence to anyone reading this.

I've hoped for many years that this would one day eventually make it to cd. And here it finally is - better late than never. The movie was responsible for me looking into Strawberry Alarm Clock & The Seeds in much more depth, which in turn led me to so many more great 60s psych acts.

Ok - the music. Released on vinyl (duh!) in 1968, the album contains music by Boenzee Cryque & The Storybook which cannot be found anywhere other than on this soundtrack. The quasi-incidental dreamy music by those 2 acts is vital for filling in the gaps between the more accepted song-structured tracks. So until 2011 when this cd was finally released, if you didn't have the vinyl (which goes for mega-dollars if you can find it), or as in my case, downloaded mp3s off someone else's 'aged' vinyl, it was unavailable. I did my downloading a couple of years or so ago and so was absolutely shocked when I casually did a search on Amazon a couple of weeks backs and found it. Yeeehaaaaahhh!!!

I noticed that there was some criticism about the sound quality of this cd release. I can tell you that there are no pops & crackles on this as opposed to my old mp3s. It's cleaned up, never been available on cd beforehand, it's complete - what's to complain about?

If you're into the dreamy, floating soundscapes that so many 60s psych acts were so good at creating, this is a must. I'd recommend watching the movie first if you aren't already familiar with it because the less lyrical tracks will make more sense that way.

Cheers.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's All One Big Plastic Hassle... 2 Nov. 2011
By Bryan Coates - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A great Soundtrack album to a great movie. Definely one of the best of the hippie-exploitation movies of its time. How can you beat a movie with Jack Nicholson, sporting a clip-on pony tail, as Stoney, the leader of SF psychedelic band Mumblin'Jim, Dean Stockwell with his mystical-philosophical gobbledygook, Bruce Dern, as the tripped-out sculptor known as The Seeker, as well as the beautiful Susan Strasberg. With great music from The Strawberry Alarm Clock & The Seeds, if you dig these kind of movies & music it's well worth your while to pick this psychedelic jem up.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Jun. 2016
By Keith Markfield - Published on Amazon.com
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