This 20-track compilation from Castle focuses on the colorful Scottish progressive rock outfit's lo-fi/R&B-infused late-'60s period. For a band that entered the public consciousness with a cover of the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," Marmalade did fairly well for themselves, scoring a hit with the infectious "I See the Rain," available in both the single and album versions here, as well as maintaining a career that crossed genres more than a few times. That said, Kaleidoscope: The Psych-Pop Sessions is just that, so anybody looking to delve further into the group's history, or are just looking for a copy of the aforementioned Beatles cover, would be better off with Sanctuary's two-disc Ultimate Collection.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger