Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Something occurred to me as I started copying the old posts on this record, and that is the fact that I only quoted bits of Phil Sutcliffe’s splendid notes in the liner of the expanded CD version of this album that I have. Accordingly, I propose to set out the notes in their entirety now, before copying any more of the old posts. The notes kick off like this:
“It was another world. London, 1968. The summer of love just passed. Peace and love, brown rice and hippie beads still very much in vogue. But, musically, something else was going on, a sound inspired by darkness in every sense. British blues and R&B. It dealt with sex rather than spirituality, it smelt of sweat rather than incense. Free were at the heart of it.”
There is bound to be some overlap, I’m afraid, but as I am sure you can already see, that is a price well worth paying; so, more next time!