Tales of Justine

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Tales of Justine's main claim to fame might be as a late-'60s British rock group produced by Tim Rice (then an A&R man for EMI) prior to his career as an immensely successful co-writer of musicals with…
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Tales of Justine's main claim to fame might be as a late-'60s British rock group produced by Tim Rice (then an A&R man for EMI) prior to his career as an immensely successful co-writer of musicals with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Their one single, 1967's "Albert"/"Monday Morning," was toward the twee end of British psychedelic pop. Somewhat more representative of Tales of Justine, though still on the precious side of the genre, were numerous unreleased tracks they recorded between August 1967 and January 1969. In some respects these recalled the more ambitious (and overblown) productions of the Hollies in their psychedelic phase, though Tales of Justine were yet more precious in their approach. Bandmember and singer/songwriter David Daltrey was featured in the early Rice-Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and later formed the group Carillion, a support act in a tour during David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust phase. The group's single, and numerous unreleased tracks from 1967-1969, were compiled on the 1,000-copy limited-edition Tenth Planet LP Petals from a Sunflower in 1997.