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'Shapes And Sounds' 45
The Action
'In My Lonely Room' EP
'Could It Be' EP
The Artwoods
'Art's Gallery'
Various Artists
Billy Fury
'Three Saturdays With Billy'
'Near Me / Hold On I'm Coming'
From Morden To Wimbledon
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And last but my no means least The Spectrum - hitherto not the most rated of 60s bands by some - impress with a fuzz guitar spiked performance of ‘Headin’ For A Heatwave’ which is more virile and much more atmospheric than the 45 version, and they enthusiastically rip through a Beeb only take of the Artwoods favourite ‘I Take What I Want’.

The sound quality is absolutely superb throughout, with nearly every track sourced from original BBC Transcription records. The Tomorrow performances have been taken from excellent off air recordings and similarly shine and few of the tracks on the collection needed much enhancement at all, all have nevertheless been professionally restored and mastered. The presentation is immaculate and as with the ‘Alphabeat’ release, Artholeghraphics have designed a memorable period flavoured package. The LP has a sixteen page colour booklet based on a vintage Radio Times (the CD has a twenty four page book) packed with illustrations, band histories and listings of all their known BBC sessions written and supplied by Nigel Lees, author of much of Record Collector magazine’s ‘The British Psychedelic Trip’ series. Except for one of the Montanas recordings being bootlegged many years ago, none of the tracks have ever been commercially available and most have not been heard in public since the 60’s.

All copies are hand-numbered and ‘Shapes And Sounds’ is a legitimate limited edition release, licensed from the BBC with the blessing / co-operation of no less than nineteen band members.

The compilation is available on both vinyl and CD and is now on sale.

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