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The latest project from two-thirds of Saint Etienne is a compact disc and deluxe double LP of English music that represented the transition from psychedelia to prog as the 60s moved into the 70s. Most of it is not an easy listen, but it’s always interesting, melodic, melancholy, with jazz and folk touches. While America may have licked its wounds at the turn of the seventies by turning to singer-songwriters, purveyors of homilies like “teach your children well”, Britain wasn't so ready to give up the trappings of psychedelia. And while the UK counterculture may have shed its “faith in something bigger”, it wasn't about to chuck out the mellotron.

 

This is how the day after the sixties felt: damp, fuzzy-headed, neither optimistic nor pessimistic but more than a little lost. British bands would mirror the ennui of the new decade with a new kind of music. It features 19 tracks from Caravan, John Cale, Camel, Matching Mole, Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw, Spring etc. Lavishly put together, with two of Peter Mitchell’s iconic photographs of 1970’s Leeds.

Various Artists - Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather

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  • A1. Caravan – Love Song With Flute

    A2. The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird

    A3. The Parlour Band – Early Morning Eyes

    A4. Scotch Mist – Pamela

    A5. Spring (6) – The Prisoner (Eight By Ten)

     

    B1. The Orange Bicycle* – Last Cloud Home

    B2. T2 (3) – JLT

    B3. Bill Fay – 'Til The Christ Come Back

    B4. Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees

    B5. Aardvark (5) – Very Nice Of You To Call

     

    C1. John Cale – Big White Cloud

    C2. Belle Gonzalez – Bottles

    C3. The Way We Live – Watching White Stars

    C4. Offspring (4) – Windfall

    C5. Camel – Never Let Go

     

    D1. Daevid Allen – Wise Man In Your Heart

    D2. Matching Mole – O Caroline

    D3. Prelude (3) – Edge Of The Sea

    D4. Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw – Evening Shade

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