• NEW 3 CD RE-MASTERED CLAMSHELL VARIOUS ARTISTS BOXED SET CELEBRATING THE FINEST MUSICAL SOUNDS OF THE SO-CALLED BRITISH “UNDERGROUND” ROCK MUSIC OF 1969
• FEATURING TRACKS BY DEEP PURPLE, JETHRO TULL, BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, SPOOKY TOOTH, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, COLOSSEUM, EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, PROCOL HARUM, GENESIS, JEFF BECK GROUP, JACK BRUCE, TASTE, EAST OF EDEN, MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE, KEVIN AYERS & MANY MORE
• INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY BY MARK POWELL
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called “underground” rock music – “Banquet – Underground Sounds of 1969”, is a 3CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together nearly four hours of music from 1969, a year that saw a huge progression in both musically and socially. It was a fine year for creativity in British album-based rock, embraced by the emerging counter-culture. Musical stylistic influences such as psychedelia jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and even classical music melded, all of which championed by “underground” figures of the day such as DJ John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear and by publications such as International Times and Oz.
The common thread among all of these artists was an emphasis on experimentation and a desire to push the perceived boundaries of popular music. It was also a year that would see the birth of “progressive” record labels such as EMI’s Harvest and Phillips Records’ Vertigo imprints, both aiming to mimic the success that independent labels such as Island Records had achieved and it was the year when the “sampler” compilation albums such as “You Can All Join In”, “Nice Enough to Eat”, “Gutbucket”, “Son of Gutbucket” and “Wowie Zowie! – The World of Progressiv....... więcej