A 3-CD, four-hour celebration of the post-Brumbeat late '60s/early '70s rock scene in the West Midlands. Tracing the evolution and development of that scene as local musicians embarked on an epic journey that embraced mod pop, psychedelia, blues, progressive rock, glam-rock and heavy metal, inspired by the emergence of chief catalysts The Move. Revolving around the area's big hitters, with key selections from The Move, The Moody Blues, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, The Idle Race, Slade, The Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Judas Priest and others. When the beat/R&B explosion died out around 1965, so did the influence of cities like Liverpool and Manchester. However, the live scene in Birmingham and surrounding towns went from strength to strength. By the end of the decade, the West Midlands had become the smelting house of the nascent hard rock/metal revolution. Including a bunch of classic cult 45s (The Craig, Locomotive, Medicine Head, The Ghost) and essential cuts from enduring local legends like Steve Gibbons and his band The Ugly's, Denny Laine, The Montanas and Jimmy Powell. Also featuring several previously unreleased tracks, including music from post-World Of Oz outfit Kansas Hook, Big Bertha, Cathedral and the first-ever recording (made in 1967) to feature future Magnum vocalist Bob Catley.
A 3-CD, four-hour celebration of the post-Brumbeat late '60s/early '70s rock scene in the West Midlands. Tracing the evolution and development of that scene as local musicians embarked on an epic journey that embraced mod pop, psychedelia, blues, progressive rock, glam-rock and heavy metal, inspired by the emergence of chief catalysts The Move. Revolving around the area's big hitters, with key selections from The Move, The Moody Blues, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, The Idle Race, Slade, The Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Judas Priest and others. When the beat/R&B explosion died out around 1965, so did the influence of cities like Liverpool and Manchester. However, the live scene in Birmingham and surrounding towns went from strength to strength. By the end of the decade, the West Midlands had become the smelting house of the nascent hard rock/metal revolution. Including a bunch of classic cult 45s (The Craig, Locomotive, Medicine Head, The Ghost) and essential cuts from enduring local legends like Steve Gibbons and his band The Ugly's, Denny Laine, The Montanas and Jimmy Powell. Also featuring several previously unreleased tracks, including music from post-World Of Oz outfit Kansas Hook, Big Bertha, Cathedral and the first-ever recording (made in 1967) to feature future Magnum vocalist Bob Catley.
5013929190504

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Format: CD
Label: Grapefruit
Rel. Date: 12/10/2021
UPC: 5013929190504

Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands: Bostin' Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 / Various
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD
New: Not currently available
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. I Must Be Mad - Craig
2. Security (Extended Version) - the 'N Betweens
3. Rescue Me - Doc Thomas Group
4. Life's Not Life - the Moody Blues 5 Let Me Get By - the Bobcats
5. 6 Chicken George - Deep Feeling 7 on the Beach - the Extreem
6. Baby Get Your Head Screwed on -Double Feature
7. I Can Hear the Grass Grow - the Move
8. Say You Don't Mind - Denny Laine
9. On Time - Capitol Systems
10. Imposters of Life's Magazine -The Idle Race
11. No Face, No Name, No Number -Traffic
12. Moonshine - the Spencer Davis Group
13. Yellow Rainbow - the Rockin' Berries
14. Don't Leave Me in the Dark -Young Blood
15. An Apple a Day - the U-No-Who
16. Nsu - Ideal Milk
17. Trouble in the Air - Ace Kefford
18. When the Train Comes Back -Chicken Shack
19. I Know What Her Name Is (Demo Version) - Simon's Secrets
20. Cherry Wood Green - Just William
21. Baby I Need You - Giorgio ; Marco's Men
22. Yellow Cave Woman - Velvett Fogg
23. Mr Armageddon (Single Version) - the Locomotive
24. I've Seen the Light - the Ugly's
25. Daughter of the Sun - the Ace
26. Kefford Stand Roundabout - the Montanas
27. Like a Tear - World of Oz
28. Don't Torture Your Mind - the Exception
29. Masochists of Strangulation -Jardine
30. Boredom - Tea ; Symphony
31. The Journey - Gordon Jackson 8 Big Bear Ffolly - Bakerloo
32. Candy - Cinnamon Quill
33. Like Uncle Charlie - the Climax
34. Chicago Blues Band
35. Imaginations - Revolver
36. You've Got Your Troubles - the Californians
37. His Guiding Hand (Single Version)- Medicine Head
38. Goodbye Mary - Paradox
39. A Modern Day Fairy Tale -Galliard
40. It's a Hard Way - Cathedral* 17 Suicide - Trapeze
41. Dance in the Smoke - Kansas Hook
42. Ballad of Marmalade Emma and Teddy Grimes - Hard Meat
43. Donna - Bachdenkel
44. When You're Dead - the Ghost
45. Time of the Season - Big Bertha
46. She Said Yes - Fable
47. Lamp Lighter Man - Sheridan ; Price
48. One Way Hotel - Slade
49. We're Gonna Change All This -Fred's Box*
50. Reminiscing - Luv Machine
51. People - Salamander
52. Brown Girl - Steve Gibbons
53. Ill Wind - Dave Morgan
54. Shadow Bright - Ptolomy Psycon
55. Omnibus - Mail
56. Disheartened and Disillusioned- Possessed
57. Talking Progressive Blues -Jimmy Powell
58. Eve - Jim Capaldi
59. Dear Elaine - Roy Wood
60. Ball Park Incident - Wizzard
61. Roll Over Beethoven (Album
62. Version) - the Electric Light Orchestra
63. Circus - Fairfield Ski
64. Just a Day - Ironbridge
65. The Beast (2021 Remix) - Bedlam
66. Rocka Rolla - Judas Priest
67. Bye Bye Birmingham - Blackfoot Sue

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A 3-CD, four-hour celebration of the post-Brumbeat late '60s/early '70s rock scene in the West Midlands. Tracing the evolution and development of that scene as local musicians embarked on an epic journey that embraced mod pop, psychedelia, blues, progressive rock, glam-rock and heavy metal, inspired by the emergence of chief catalysts The Move. Revolving around the area's big hitters, with key selections from The Move, The Moody Blues, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, The Idle Race, Slade, The Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Judas Priest and others. When the beat/R&B explosion died out around 1965, so did the influence of cities like Liverpool and Manchester. However, the live scene in Birmingham and surrounding towns went from strength to strength. By the end of the decade, the West Midlands had become the smelting house of the nascent hard rock/metal revolution. Including a bunch of classic cult 45s (The Craig, Locomotive, Medicine Head, The Ghost) and essential cuts from enduring local legends like Steve Gibbons and his band The Ugly's, Denny Laine, The Montanas and Jimmy Powell. Also featuring several previously unreleased tracks, including music from post-World Of Oz outfit Kansas Hook, Big Bertha, Cathedral and the first-ever recording (made in 1967) to feature future Magnum vocalist Bob Catley.

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