This album is quite historical. It reveals Chris Simpson in 1966 / 1967, years before the first official Magna Carta album, which makes this album comparable to the Beatles Hamburg tapes.
Chris Simpson writes in the sleeve notes:
"This is a collection of entirely self-penned songs. Strange to think that I would never have even considered writing my own material, were it not for John and Paul.The Beatles shook us all. Given that making an album was an impossible dream, I transferred all my demo’s onto an lp vinyl acetate, with its surrealistic self-designed cover."
About the album
All tracks were composed by Chris Simpson.
Some of the musicians:
- Chris Simpson aka Paul Stewart (vocals, guitar)
- Johnny Mearns (Hofner bass guitar)
- Johnny Thompson (electric guitar)
- John Le Mont (guitar)
- Pat Brady (drums)
- Mick Barker (organ)
- Mick Room (piano)
- Mick Woods (guitar)
- Michael Smallman (vocal)
- Gerry Conway (drums)
- Alan Taylor (harmony vocals)
Tracks 1-12 are taken from a demo vinyl album from Simpson’s private collection. There is only ONE copy of this original album, which was pressed in 1966.
Tracks 13-16 are bonus tracks, taken from two vinyl singles from 1966 and 1967.
Audio mastering and sleeve design by Walter Goyen (maker of this discography website). Because the original vinyl album was full of scratches and ticks, the sound quality is not like a modern hifi 48 track digital studio album. But it does reveal a surprising insight in the 'Magna Carta before Magna Carta'.
Music sample: "That's the way it goes"
Music sample: "I don't want to know"
Music sample: "Too too good"
1. Approximately half way there
2. A time for the sleeping
3. Autmn dreaming blues
4. Which way can I go?
5. Wake up
6. Messin' around
7. I don't want to know
8. My melancholy friend
9. That's the way it goes
10. Slow down slow
11. Long hot summer day
12. What colour is your mind?
13. Queen Boadicea
15. Saturday mornin' man
16. Too too good
All tracks composed by Chris Simpson
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