Original Soundtrack

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London [1990]

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Peter Whitehead's 1967 film Tonight Let's All Make Love in London was an attempt to document the mid-'60s "swinging London" pop scene at its peak. The soundtrack was an instant collector's item, divided between interview snippets with such scenemakers as Michael Caine, David Hockney, Julie Christie, and Mick Jagger, and marginal incidental music by ummemorable pop acts produced by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham (Vashti and Twice as Much). The Small Faces' contribution, "Here Comes the Nice," is easily available elsewhere. Allen Ginsberg (misspelled "Alan" on the original sleeve) reads the poem that gave the film its name. The chief attraction of this CD reissue is the addition of two lengthy, otherwise unavailable cuts by the original Pink Floyd lineup in 1967 (mere snippets had appeared on the original LP). Their 16-minute version of "Interstellar Overdrive" (re-recorded for their first LP) starts off scintillatingly, then degenerates into a rather aimless jam. The 12-minute "Nick's Boogie," not available in any other version, is a considerably more aimless, free-form instrumental piece dominated by scraping guitars. Even in its expanded CD reissue, this album will only appeal to hardcore collectors.

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