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Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers, Vols. 1-5 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Story of Ali - Ray Brown & Moonstone
    2. Moon Food - Linn County
    3. Magical Fingers of Minerva - JK And Co.
    4. Rettenettes - Omega Redstar
    5. Tennybopper - The Basement Wall
    6. Song for Brumhilda - Abacus
    7. Rotta, La - Broselmachine
    8. Luz de Invierno - Gualbert
    9. I Feel the Need to Carry On - Darius
    10. Spinning Wheel - Blonde on Blonde
    11. Bracelets - The Pretty Things
    12. Morning Sunshine - The Frederic
    13. Solitude - The Flames
    14. Way [Alt. Take], The - July (alternate take)
    15. Child's Guide to Good and Evil, A - The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
    16. Wispy Paisley Skies - Fraternity of Man
    17. It's Love - Misty Wizards
    18. Molecular Delusion - Ramases
    19. Let It Be You - C.O.B.
    20. I Am the Walrus - Lord Sitar
    21. Psycho Contact - Vampire's Sound Incorporation
    0. DISC 2:
    1. I'm on My Way - US 69
    2. Visit with Ayshia, A - Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty
    3. Man Do You - The Paper Garden
    4. Sailor & Madonna, The - Meic Stevens
    5. I Know - State of Mickey & Tommy
    6. Abyssinia - The Ghost
    7. Dark Lady - Mandrake Memorial
    8. Looking Down - 1st Century
    9. Lucky John - People
    10. Heavenly Feeling - Sagram
    11. Sade Masoch - Bobby Callender
    12. Draped in Shades - Mushroom's God
    13. For a Moment - Orient Express
    14. Air - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
    15. Kardi Daglar - Erkin Koray
    16. Nosferatu - Popol Vuh
    17. Watchin' You - Brainticket
    18. Living in the Past - The Chocolate Watchband
    19. She's Leaving Home - Big Jim Sullivan
    20. Freakout -- Turn on Tune In - Timothy Leary
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Anthem - The Mops
    2. Psalms of Aftermath - The Amboy Dukes
    3. Bom Bom Mahadev - S.T. Mikael
    4. Black Butter - Strawberry Alarm Clock
    5. All Your Ambition - Saffron
    6. Thoughts - Truth
    7. Makin' My Scene - United States of Existence
    8. Yoric - Meic Stevens
    9. Dreams and Realities - Train
    10. Invisibile Man, The - Third Rail
    11. Peaceful Open Space - Hurdy Gurdy
    12. Factory Endeavour - Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band
    13. Eleanor Rigby - Chim Kothari
    14. Black Widow Spider - Them
    15. Rainbow Colors - Bobby Callender
    16. Start of a New Day - Ray Brown & Moonstone
    17. Psych-Out Sanctorum - The Storybook
    18. Sunlight's Beautiful Daughter - Krokodil
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Free - Mecki Mark Men
    2. Caves of Her Mind - Stunt's Blue Leg Expedition
    3. I Know What to Say - The Ugly Ducklings
    4. Color Me Columbus - Johnny Thompson Quintet
    5. Where Will the Grass Grow - Moonkyte
    6. Island, The - Dantalion's Chariot
    7. Prayer to St. Peter - Nick Carter
    8. Time Motion Study Man - The Twilights
    9. Eight Miles High - The Folkswingers
    10. Renunciation - Ananda Shankar
    11. Wheel of Fortune - New Tweedy Brothers
    12. One Grain of Sand - Wizz Jones
    13. Graveyard of Love - Kuni Kawachi/Flower Travellin' Band
    14. Morning Is Born - Full Moon Band
    15. Indian Beat - Chim Kothari
    16. Incense & Peppermints - Little Bit of Sound
    17. Shoemaker of Leatherwear Square, The - The Lemon Pipers
    18. Love Dance of the Lemmings - Mehrpoojah
    19. Music of the Ages - C.O.B.
    20. Aurore Cosmic - Popera Cosmic
    0. DISC 5:
    1. I Am That Living Soul - The Book of AM
    2. Waterboy - Shocking Blue
    3. Free from the City - The Poppy Family
    4. Feather Time - Magic Carpet
    5. Vision Is a Lonely Word - Saffron
    6. Lonely Girl - Wendy Kasselman
    7. Oh Deed I Do - Elyse Weinberg/Elyse
    8. Dance of the Red Moon - Calendula
    9. Infinity - Montreal
    10. Gopher Hat - Fit & Limbo
    11. Once I Had a Sweetheart - Pentangle
    12. All Your Old Tricks - Red Chair Fadeaway
    13. Storm Trance - Sheila Chandra
    14. Lament of McCrimmon (Song of the Banshee) - Sheila Chandra
    15. Flowers in the Air - Sally Eaton
    16. Cyrus - Ananda Shankar
    17. Sun God, The - Wyld Olde Souls
    18. How Can I Tell My Guru - Kali Bahlu
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PAPRBOX10

  • Credits
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    Engineer

    This is a massive collection (97 tracks spread over five CDs -- each volume was originally released in numbered limited editions by Purple Lantern Records) of swirling psychedelic folk and rock featuring the sitar from the late '60s and early '70s. It draws on bands and performers from the U.S., Britain, India, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Australia, and several other points on the planet, and it's difficult to imagine getting more flower power drone for the dollar anywhere else. It's all wonderfully dated, of course, an incense-soaked time capsule from a very particular time in pop music, and some of it is incomprehensibly baffling, like Mehrpoojah's ultra-serious "Love Dance of the Lemmings" -- which sounds like nothing so much as Spinal Tap in full hippie phase -- while some of it seems like a natural fusion of Eastern and Western folk music (Pentangle's "Once I Had a Sweetheart"). George Harrison and the Beatles had a lot to do with this sitar phenomenon back in the Summer of Love, so it should come as no surprise that there are a couple of sitar-led instrumental versions of Beatles songs here ("I Am the Walrus" from Lord Sitar and "Eleanor Rigby" from Chim Kothari) as well as a version of the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" by the Folkswingers -- Roger McGuinn's iconic electric 12-string guitar breaks in the original version of the song were attempts to fuse Ravi Shankar with John Coltrane in the first place. The end result of all this droning through 97 tracks is a fun set that is probably best enjoyed in small doses -- one could seriously drift away on the incense. ~ Steve Leggett

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