Kaleidoscope 's From Home to Home coupled with White Faced Lady comprise this double-CD box entitled The Fairfield Parlour Yearsa reference to the band's name change when it shifted from "psychedelic" to "progressive rock. Very nice. Inside the box are the two discs, the first being the band's debut under the new Fairfield Parlour name entitled From Home to Homewith a succinct history of the band packaged in silver and white liners.
The music is lilting pop leaning more toward psychedelic than progressive. The word "progressive" evokes thoughts of YesELPand Triumvirat -type groups with more bombast injected into the mix than most fans of underground rock desire. With America having its own Kaleidoscopename confusion may have inhibited this group's work from making its mark in the U.
Motown's Spinnersit is said, were called the Detroit Spinners in England because of another band with the same name. However, with the Internet, the British Kaleidoscope 's work should find a new audience -- one that appreciates superb pop hooks found in songs like "I Will Always Feel the Same. The new version of "Bordeaux Rose" from these nine bonus tracks is as striking a pop tune as one could ever hear. It has "hit" written all over it, and perhaps in the circa climate of important music being rediscovered for use in films, "Bordeaux Rose" will deservedly launch from this box into the ears of the masses.
In fact, skipping around to pretty much anywhere on this disc Soldier Of The Flesh - Kaleidoscope - From Home To Home reveal a tune Soldier Of The Flesh - Kaleidoscope - From Home To Home great pop sensibilities -- "Free," with its modulations and repetitive long fade -- is just another example.
After gorging on all 22 of these tracks, one arrives at White Faced Ladyoriginally a legendary concept double-album, with its page booklet. This is a delight for fans of British pop, and the fact that none of this material gets beaten into the ground on "classic-hits radio" in Oh La La - Dibia$e* - Sche-matiks is just another reason to listen to the sterling vocals and lush production.
The band not only opened for Van Morrison 's Thembut also for the Whowhere Pete Townshend 's operas Tommy and Quadrophenia tended to bog down with too much of a good thing though there is no denying the incredible performance of the Who on both double discs ; this concept album by Peter Daltrey and Eddie Pumer has a greater focus. Titles like "The Matchseller" and "The Coronation of the Fledgling" have their own identities, but there are also flavors of the Small Faces ' Beatlesque pop.
Anyone who remembers the Small Faces ' Ogden's Nut Gone Flake or the Move 's pop experimentation "Coronation" No More Loneliness - Iron City Houserockers - Blood On The Bricks a subdued "Blackberry Way" should find this entire disc a delight to discover years after its creation.
The Fairfield Parlour Years collection is a real treasure, underscored by the silver and white packaging of From Home to Home contrasting with the black packaging of White Faced Ladytogether wrapped up in a colorful box.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Bathtub Gin - Phish - Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, 08.13.93 All Posts. Track Listing.
Bordeaux Rose. In My Box. By Your Bedside. Soldier Of The Flesh. Chalk On The Wall. Glorious House Of Arthur. Sunnyside Circus. Drummer Boy Of Shiloh. Just Another Day. Song For You. I Am All The Animals. Baby Stay For Tonight. Medieval Masquerade. Eye Witness. Let The World Wash In. Broken Mirrors. Angel's Song Dear Elvis Presley. Nursey Nursey. Burning Innocence V.
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