UK three CD set. At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from the outside world, they worked on an organic fusion of jazz, folk, pop and R&B elements that would herald a game-changing new maturity in British rock. Over the next twelve months or so, Traffic's symbiosis of bucolic living and naturalistic music would be mirrored by events of the other side of the Atlantic: The Band's rootsy country/soul/R&B stew, The Byrds' move into country-rock and Crosby Stills & Nash's intricate harmonies and acoustic-led instrumentation would all strike a chord with British rock bands and the burgeoning hippie scene in general. Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country is the first compilation to shine a light on this curiously neglected stitch in the constantly-evolving British rock tapestry of the late Sixties/early Seventies. Joining huge names like Rod Stewart, Traffic and Fairport Convention are cult underground acts, mainstream Sixties pop groups updating their sound, a post-Dylan wave of back-to-the-land singer/songwriters and a clutch of righteously obscure rural rockers whose music failed to find an outlet at the time. Over four hours of music housed in a clamshell box containing a 44-page booklet, Across The Great Divide assiduously charts the fascinating period when a posse of British musicians bravely attempted to build Cripple Creek in perfidious Albion's green and pleasant land before shrugging their shoulders and moving on to either glam-rock, hard rock or the movement's logical successor, the spit-and-sawdust pub rock circuit.
UK three CD set. At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from the outside world, they worked on an organic fusion of jazz, folk, pop and R&B elements that would herald a game-changing new maturity in British rock. Over the next twelve months or so, Traffic's symbiosis of bucolic living and naturalistic music would be mirrored by events of the other side of the Atlantic: The Band's rootsy country/soul/R&B stew, The Byrds' move into country-rock and Crosby Stills & Nash's intricate harmonies and acoustic-led instrumentation would all strike a chord with British rock bands and the burgeoning hippie scene in general. Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country is the first compilation to shine a light on this curiously neglected stitch in the constantly-evolving British rock tapestry of the late Sixties/early Seventies. Joining huge names like Rod Stewart, Traffic and Fairport Convention are cult underground acts, mainstream Sixties pop groups updating their sound, a post-Dylan wave of back-to-the-land singer/songwriters and a clutch of righteously obscure rural rockers whose music failed to find an outlet at the time. Over four hours of music housed in a clamshell box containing a 44-page booklet, Across The Great Divide assiduously charts the fascinating period when a posse of British musicians bravely attempted to build Cripple Creek in perfidious Albion's green and pleasant land before shrugging their shoulders and moving on to either glam-rock, hard rock or the movement's logical successor, the spit-and-sawdust pub rock circuit.
5013929186101

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 11/01/2019
UPC: 5013929186101

Across The Great Divide: Getting It / Various (Uk)
Artist: Across The Great Divide Getting It / Various
Format: CD
New: Available 32.99
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DISC: 1

1. Warming Up the Band - Heads Hands ; Feet
2. Cajun Woman - Fairport Convention
3. Home Is Where I Want to Be - Mott the Hoople
4. Devil's Whisper - Mighty Baby
5. Desert Island Woman - Chilli Willi ; the Red Hot Peppers
6. Willowing Trees - Shape of the Rain
7. Abbot of the Vale - Tony Hazzard
8. Louisiana Man - the Hollies
9. Fading - Mason 1
10. Sleep Song - Unicorn 1
11. Boy, You've Got the Sun in Your Eyes - Open Road 1
12. Cousin Norman - the Marmalade 1
13. Clifftop - Richmond 1
14. Lady Came Fro the South - Starry Eyed and Laughing 1
15. Oil Fumes and Sea Air - Stray 1
16. Red Man - Rare Bird 1
17. The Pie - the Sutherland Brothers Band 1
18. Touch Her If You Can - Matthews Southern Comfort 1
19. Empty Street, Empty Heart - Quicksand 2
20. Ooh la la - Faces 2
21. Country Girl - Brinsley Schwarz 2
22. When I'm Dead and Gone - McGuinness Flint 2
23. Forty Thousand Headmen - Traffic 2
24. New Day Avenue - Bronco 2
25. Try Again - Tranquility 2
26. Velvet Mountain - Cochise 2
27. A Souvenir of London - Procol Harum 2
28. Cinnamon Girl - the Deep Set 2
29. Day the World Ran Away - Stephen Jameson 3
30. I'll Just Take My Time - Byzantium 3
31. It's a Way to Pass the Time - High Broom 3
32. Going to the Country - Holy Mackerel 3
33. Liquor Man - Montage* 3
34. Jesus Is Just Alright - Shelagh McDonald 3
35. We Both Need to Know - Granny's Intentions 3
36. Bye and Bye - Heron 3
37. Country Dan and City Lil - Timebox 3
38. And a Button - the Searchers 3
39. Take Me to the Pilot - the Orange Bicycle 4
40. The Jailer - Natural Gas 4
41. So Nice - Curtiss Maldoon 4
42. Million Times Before - Jawbone 4
43. Open the Door - Carolanne Pegg 4
44. Country Comfort - Rod Stewart 4
45. Home for Frozen Roses - Northwind 4
46. Nice - Bridget St. John 4
47. Country Road - the Pretty Things 4
48. Home Grown - Andy Roberts 4
49. Sheriff Myras Lincoln - Edwards Hand 5
50. Circle Round the Sun - Marian Segal 5
51. Pretty Haired Girl - the Parlour Band 5
52. Hello Buddy - the Tremeloes 5
53. Tallawaya - Greasy Bear 5
54. My Name Is Jesus Smith - Man 5
55. Metropolis - Keith Christmas 5
56. Country Heir (Single Edit) - Deep Feeling 5
57. Johnson Boy - Prelude 5
58. Cottage Made for Two - Paul Brett's Sage 5
59. See How They Run - Dave Cousins ; Dave Lambert 6
60. Clear Blue Sky - Mother Nature 6
61. Dancing Flower - Idle Race 6
62. Wheel of Fortune - the Illusions 6
63. My Little One - Gordon, Ellis ; Steel 6
64. I'll Fly Away (Demo Version) - Plainsong

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UK three CD set. At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from the outside world, they worked on an organic fusion of jazz, folk, pop and R&B elements that would herald a game-changing new maturity in British rock. Over the next twelve months or so, Traffic's symbiosis of bucolic living and naturalistic music would be mirrored by events of the other side of the Atlantic: The Band's rootsy country/soul/R&B stew, The Byrds' move into country-rock and Crosby Stills & Nash's intricate harmonies and acoustic-led instrumentation would all strike a chord with British rock bands and the burgeoning hippie scene in general. Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country is the first compilation to shine a light on this curiously neglected stitch in the constantly-evolving British rock tapestry of the late Sixties/early Seventies. Joining huge names like Rod Stewart, Traffic and Fairport Convention are cult underground acts, mainstream Sixties pop groups updating their sound, a post-Dylan wave of back-to-the-land singer/songwriters and a clutch of righteously obscure rural rockers whose music failed to find an outlet at the time. Over four hours of music housed in a clamshell box containing a 44-page booklet, Across The Great Divide assiduously charts the fascinating period when a posse of British musicians bravely attempted to build Cripple Creek in perfidious Albion's green and pleasant land before shrugging their shoulders and moving on to either glam-rock, hard rock or the movement's logical successor, the spit-and-sawdust pub rock circuit.