Various Artists

Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through the British Psychedelic and Underground Scenes 1966 to 1972

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Grapefruit, an offshoot of Cherry Red Records dedicated solely to the glory of U.K. psychedelic sounds of all sorts, assembled the dizzying 66 tracks that make up Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through the British Psychedelic and Underground Scenes 1966 to 1972, a brilliantly curated compilation celebrating a golden age of far-out jams. While the title might appear to leave little to the imagination, the dense track listing actually tells an all-encompassing story, including tracks from more recognizable names such as Hawkwind, Fat Mattress, Spencer Davis Group, and pre-T. Rex project John's Children as well as hyper-obscure private-press artists such as Forever Amber and Mark Fry. The breadth of artists allows for detailed coverage of garage psych, proto-prog rock, acid folk, popsike, and all other manner of psychedelic and experimental hybrids happening in this extremely fertile era of British rock.

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