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I began doing retrospective record reviews for a long defunct fanzine called ‘A Letter From Home’ in I think 1989 and in 1997, I was asked to write an article on British Psych records for the ‘Record Collector’ magazine - a piece which, with contributions eventually from David Wells and Andy Davis, mutated into the huge monster that became ‘The British Psychedelic Trip’ series and ultimately ran for some 4 years! During this time I began to help another record label with their ongoing excavations of 60s material but there came a point where this became unsatisfactory, hence the birth of Top Sounds in 2004.

So there in essence is the world of Top Sounds, a slow but sure archaeological dig into the UK’s lost pop archives and if anyone reading this has any interesting stuff that you think may fit the bill - i.e off air live BBC recordings, acetates etc - then please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you!

All the best and keep the flags flying!


Nigel Lees

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