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Various Artists - Good As Gold - Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967-1975 (Grapefruit)

£33.99

RELEASED: 25th June 2021
5 x CD Deluxe Boxset

Format:  5 x CD Deluxe Boxset
Cat No:  CRSEGBOX093

Established in 1967 at the height of their powers, The Beatles’ Apple operation saw the group embrace and encourage a wealth of contemporary musical talent, offering studio time and demo facilities alongside recording and publishing contracts. This unique opportunity attracted artists and songwriters from across the musical spectrum, and GOOD AS GOLD presents a snapshot of that talent, spanning the years 1967 to 1975. From the psychedelic tinged sounds of the mid-late 1960s onwards, the label matured and evolved alongside its audience and remains as compelling today as it did during those halcyon days.

Featuring a wealth of familiar names and lesser known artists, most of whom were hand-picked by The Beatles and their inner circle during the late 1960s and early 1970s, GOOD AS GOLD is a fascinating and insightful peek into the minds and tastes of those behind the company, and a broad snapshot of those who hoped to catch their attention.

Presented here across five incredible discs, including many previously unreleased tracks, GOOD AS GOLD provides a comprehensive overview of the hits, misses, should’ve beens and could’ve beens of an experiment only The Beatles could ever have instigated. A must for fans of ‘60s and ‘70s pop and rock, The Fab Four themselves and students of the mysterious mechanisms behind the pop scene, and housed in a deluxe clamshell box.

TRACKLISTING:

DISC ONE - LOST SESSIONS AND SINGLES 1968-1969
1. LULLABY – Grapefruit
2. SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY - Timon
3. WHO NEEDS A KING - Timon
4. AND NOW SHE SAYS SHE’S YOUNG - Timon
5. LOVERS FROM THE SKY - Contact
6. MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCENE (AKA ROUND AND ROUND) - Contact
7. DEDICATED TO LOVE* - Drew And Dy
8. TAURUS THE BULL* - Drew And Dy
9. TALES OF FRANKIE RABBIT* - Drew And Dy
10. JUST ONE MORE TRY- Grapefruit
11. KING OF FUH - Brute Force
12. NOBODY KNOWS - Brute Force
13. YOU DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME - Mortimer
14. ON OUR WAY HOME - Mortimer
15. LOVERS FROM THE SKY (VERSION) - Contact

DISC TWO - CHILDREN OF THE SUN: POP PSYCH SOUNDS OF THE APPLE ERA 1967-1971
1. AN APPLE A DAY (MIX 2) – The U (Don't) No Who
2. DEAR DELILAH - Grapefruit
3. LISTEN TO THE SKY – Sands
4. THE WORDS - The Cyrkle
5. FOOL FROM UPPER EDEN – Andy Ellison
6. BREAKING UP A DREAM – The Ways And The Means
7. TREACLE TOFFEE WORLD – The Fire
8. I AM NEARLY THERE – Denis Couldry And The Next Collection
9. LAND OF PEOPLE (DEMO) – Jackie Lomax
10. A FAIRY TALE – Second Hand
11. SAILING – Joker
12. ELEVATOR (UK SINGLE MIX) – Grapefruit
13. FATHER’S NAME IS DAD – The Fire
14. RIP VAN WINKLE – Joker
15. SISTER SAXOPHONE – Turquoise
16. FORGIVE AND FORGET - Rawlings And Huckstep
17. SOLDIER – Lace
18. EVIL LOVING WOMAN – Pete Cooper
19. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC) – The Misunderstood
20. SAYNIA – Turquoise
21. CHARLOTTE ROSE – Majority One
22. SINGING SONGS UNSUNG – Danny Kaih And Stefan Grossman
23. DEEP WATER – Grapefuit
24. HOME IS IN MY HEAD – Jackie Lomax

DISC THREE - PUBLISHING CURIOS
1. DEAR DELILAH (DEMO) – George Alexander
2. IN YOUR WONDERFUL WAY – Gallagher And Lyle
3. THE FANTASTIC STORY OF THE STEAM DRIVEN BANANA – Legay
4. LOVE YOU FOREVER – Focal Point
5. FLYING MACHINE – Turquoise
6. TECHNICOLOUR DREAM – Gallagher And Lyle
7. FOOL FROM UPPER EDEN – George Alexander
8. NOT SARAH – Promise
9. MIRROR - Coconut Mushroom
10. YOU’VE GOT A HOLD ON SOMEONE – George Alexander
11. IVY UNREHEARSED – Gallagher And Lyle
12. SYCAMORE SYD – Focal Point
13. ONLY EVERY TIME IT RAINS* - Drew And Dy
14. THIS LITTLE MAN (DEMO) – George Alexander
15. STRANGE PEOPLE – The U (Don't) No Who
16. NEVER NEVER – Focal Point
17. HOW DOES IT FEEL – The Perishers
18. NOW AND AGAIN REBECCA – The U (Don't) No Who
19. THINKING PICTURES – Rawlings And Huckstep
20. WITHOUT HER – Coconut Mushroom
21. GIRL ON THE CORNER – Focal Point
22. I UNSEEN (IBC DEMO) – Misunderstood
23. WOODSTOCK (ALT MIX) – Turquoise
24. GOOD AS GOLD – The Cups

DISC FOUR - THE SAVILE ROW SOUND 1971-1975
1. AIN’T THAT PECULIAR – Fanny
2. PAUL MCCARTNEY – Tony Hazzard
3. SPRING SONG – Linda Lewis
4. STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU – Stealers Wheel
5. LOVIN' YOU AIN'T EASY – Pagliaro
6. MIDNIGHT CALLER – Tim Hardin
7. THEY'RE ALL COMING ON – Contact
8. HEY BULLDOG – Fanny
9. SOME SING, SOME DANCE – Pagliaro
10. PERFECTION – Tim Hardin
11. NEXT - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
12. WOULD YOU MIND/THE WRITER – Fairfield Ski
13. PLAY AROUND – Linda Lewis
14. I THINK I’M OVER GETTING OVER YOU – Tony Hazzard
15. KID IN A BIG WORLD – John Howard
16. THE FAITH HEALER - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
17. WATERCOLOUR VIEW - Chris Sievey
18. LET'S TURN THE RADIO ON – Mike McGear
19. FOUND MY WAY TO YOU – Stealers Wheel
20. BLOWIN' IN THE BAY - Mike McGear
21. LAY ME DOWN - Badfinger

DISC FIVE - THE GHOSTS OF 94 BAKER STREET SONGS FROM THE APPLE DEMO STUDIO
1. MISS SINCLAIR – Focal Point
2. IT WAS LOVE – Jack Hollingshead
3. JUST LIVING OUR LIVES – Robert and Miles Priestley
4. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT (94 BAKER ST VERSION) – Jackie Lomax
5. REFLECTIONS* - Focal Point
6. CARNABY KING – Jack Hollingshead
7. EMILY JANE (BAKER ST VERSION) – Barry Alexander
8. WINDY LOVE AFFAIR – Robert and Miles Priestley
9. TAURUS THE BULL (BAKER ST DEMO)* - Drew and Dy
10. NEVER NEVER (BAKER ST VERSION) – Focal Point
11. BELINDA BE GOOD – Jack Hollingshead
12. FAIRYTALE PRINCESS – Barry Alexander
13. LULLABY (94 BAKER ST DEMO)* - George Alexander
14. VOTE FOR ME – Jack Hollingshead
15. FLYING MACHINE (BAKER ST DEMO)* - Drew and Dy
16. LOVE YOU NICOLA – Barry Alexander
17. I'VE GOT A SECRET – Jack Hollingshead
18. TALES OF FRANKIE RABBIT (BAKER ST DEMO)* - Drew and Dy
19. KINGFISHER – Barry Alexander
20. I FEEL GOOD – Jack Hollingshead
21. TALES OF TWO CITIES (BAKER ST DEMO)* - Drew and Dy
22. ‘CEPT ME – Focal Point
23. DEDICATED TO LOVE (BAKER ST DEMO)* - Drew and Dy

* previously unreleased