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Various Artists - Planet Beat From the Shel Talmy Vaults (Big Beat)


Released: 29th June 2018

Format:  CD
Cat No:  CDWIKD 341

Big Beat is proud to announce that we have recently accessed one of the most worthy vaults known to UK 1960s rock history: the archives of producer Shel Talmy, the man behind ‘You Really Got Me,’ ‘My Generation’ and dozens of other signature records of Swinging Britain’s mid-60s glory days. 
Planet Beat gathers two-dozen nuggets from the unlocked Talmy vault to present an unprecedented overview of his achievement in the beat group category. There are alternative versions of classics like the Breadcrumbs’ ‘Everybody Knows’ and the First Gear’s ‘Leave My Kitten Alone,’ with a young Jimmy Page tearing it up on the fuzz. Rare items from the Rising Sons and Untamed join choice gems from the Planet discography along with unreleased excitement from the likes of the Liberators, Johnny B Great and Imp-Acts. 
Everything on Planet Beat is drawn from the first generation master tapes and comes with copious illustrations and notes by compiler Alec Palao. A feast for anyone interested in the golden era of British beat.


  1. My Baby is Gone - The Untamed
  2. Leave My Kitten Alone - The First Gear
  3. Why - The Pathfinders
  4. There's Something About You - The Zephyrs
  5. Lucy (You Sure Did it This Time) - The Dennisons
  6. Everybody Knows - Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs
  7. Lonely Man - The Lancastrians
  8. It's Superman - The Imp-Acts
  9. She Said Yeah - The Presidents
  10. See You Later Man - Wayne Gibson
  11. I'm Leaving - The Tribe
  12. Gotta Have You - The Liberators
  13. Casting My Spell - The Talismen
  14. How Do They Know - The League Of Gentlemen
  15. Black Eyes - The Hearts
  16. Our Love is Gone - The Imp-Acts
  17. What'd I Say - Johnny B Great & The Orchids
  18. Please Go - The Trekkas
  19. Was She Tall - The Lancastrians
  20. Love Love Love - The Pathfinders
  21. Talk To Me Baby - The Rising Sons
  22. The Children Take Over - The Untamed
  23. Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead - Wayne Gibson
  24. Just Can't Keep A Good Man Down - The Talismen