2038 The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band (1968)

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The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter.

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter was the third album by the Scottish group The Incredible String Band. It was recorded at Sound Techniques studio in London in 1967 and was produced by Joe Boyd.The album contained ten tracks including Koeeoaddi There, A Very Cellular Song, and Waltz Of The New Moon. It was released on the Elektra label in 1968. It reached number five on the UK Albums chart. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album and called it his favourite album of 1968.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Koeeoaddi There
2) The Minotaur’s Song
3) Witches Hat
4) A Very Cellular Song
Side 2
1) Mercy I Cry City
2) Waltz Of The New Moon
3) The Water Song
4) Three Is A Green Crown
5) Swift As The Wind
6) Nightfall

2037 The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd (1967)

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The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.

This album was recorded by the English rock band Pink Floyd in 1967. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Norman Smith. The album was recorded at the same time The Beatles’ were recording their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Pink Floyd visited The Beatles’ recording session on 21 March 1967 while The Beatles were recording Lovely Rita. The following day, Pink Floyd recorded The Scarecrow. The track Pow R. Toc H. was influenced by Lovely Rita. The album contained eleven tracks including Lucifer Sam, The Gnome, and Bike. It was released on the EMI Columbia label in August 1967.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Astronomy Domine
2) Lucifer Sam
3) Matilda Mother
4) Flaming
5) Pow R. Toc H.
6) Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Side 2
1) Interstellar Overdrive
2) The Gnome
3) Chapter 24
4) The Scarecrow
5) Bike

2036 Ring Of Fire – Eric Burdon & The Animals (1968)

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Ring Of Fire.

Ring Of Fire was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. It was first recorded by Anita Carter in 1963. The song has also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. Eric Burdon & The Animals recorded the song in 1968. It was first released on their 1968 album Love Is. Ring Of Fire was also released as a single in the UK in 1969. The B-side was I’m An Animal. The single reached number thirty-five on the UK Singles chart. John Lennon was a fan of Eric Burdon & The Animals and he liked their version of Ring Of Fire.

2035 Rock Of All Ages – Badfinger (1969)

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Badfinger.

Rock Of All Ages was written by Tom Evans, Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, and Paul McCartney. It is credited to Tom-Pete-Mike. It was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano. It was released as the B-side to Come And Get It in 1969. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr.

2034 Come And Get It – Badfinger (1969)

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Come And Get It.

Come And Get It was written by Paul McCartney. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 was released on the 1996 album Anthology 3. The song was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano and maracas. It was released as a single in 1969 with Rock Of All Ages on the B-side. The single was released in America in 1970. The single reached number four on the UK singles chart and number seven on the Billboard chart. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Badfinger had previously used the name The Iveys and had released a single and an album on The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. Come And Get It was their first release on Apple Records using the name Badfinger. Hollywood Vampires recorded the song for their 2015 album Hollywood Vampires. That version features lead vocals by Paul McCartney and Alice Cooper.

Now Hear This: Come And Get It – The Beatles (1996)
Come And Get It – Hollywood Vampires (2015)

2033 Tommy’s Holiday Camp – The Who (1969)

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Tommy.

Tommy’s Holiday Camp was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who in 1969 for their album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Fiddle About. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. The 1972 cast recording includes Ringo Starr’s version of Tommy’s Holiday Camp.

Now Hear This: Tommy’s Holiday Camp – Ringo Starr (1972)

2032 Fiddle About – The Who (1969)

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Ringo Starr and Pete Townshend.

This song was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who for their 1969 album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Tommy’s Holiday Camp. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. An album of the cast recording was released in 1972. It includes Ringo Starr’s version of Fiddle About.

Now Hear This: Fiddle About – Ringo Starr (1972)