Psychedelic Rock

The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) {2006, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}

The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) {2006, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}

The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) {2006, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Cat#: UDSACD 2015 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The recording sessions for the Byrds’ fifth album, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, were conducted in the midst of internal turmoil that found them reduced to a duo by the time the record was completed. That wasn’t evident from listening to the results, which showed the group continuing to expand the parameters of their eclecticism while retaining their hallmark guitar jangle and harmoniesRead More

The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}

The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}
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Label: Audio Fidelity | Cat#: AFZ 110 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Younger Than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide. Time, however, has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds’ albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedeliaRead More

The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) {2005, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) {2005, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}

The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) {2005, MFSL UltraDisc UHR, Remastered}
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Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | Cat#: UDSACD 2014 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock, Mr. Tambourine Man was nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat. It was also the album that was most responsible for establishing folk-rock as a popular phenomenon, its most alluring traits being Roger McGuinn’s immediately distinctive 12-string Rickenbacker jangleRead More

The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits (1984)

The Turtles - 20 Greatest Hits (1984)

The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits (1984)
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Label: Rhino Records | Cat#: RNCD 5160 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Though they may not have possessed the hip cachet of The Beach Boys or The Byrds, this California combo (led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, a.k.a. Flo and Eddie) were one of the most consistently satisfying, inventive and subversive American pop acts of the ’60s. Shimmering and infectious hits like “Happy Together,” “Elenore,” “You Baby,” “She’d Rather Be with Me,” and their impassioned rendering of Bob Dylan’s, “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” remain some of the era’s loveliest pop-rock tunesRead More

Syd Barrett – Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16396 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Opel is a 1988 album compiled from recordings made by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett between 1968 and 1970. The album is a compilation of unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett. Before they were vetoed by Pink Floyd, the album was to include two unreleased tracks that Barrett had worked on while with Pink Floyd, “Scream Thy Last Scream” and “Vegetable Man”Read More

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16394 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The Madcap Laughs is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter Syd Barrett. It was recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April 1968. The album had a chequered recording history, with work beginning in mid-1968, but the bulk of the sessions taking place between April and July 1969, for which five different producers were credited − including BarrettRead More

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16395 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Barrett is the second and final studio album of new material released by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Recording began at Abbey Road Studios on 26 February 1970, and lasted for 15 sessions until 21 JulyRead More

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies - The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)
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Label: See For Miles Records | Cat#: SEECD 358 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Excellent collection of Zombies EPs from 1964 to 1966. Most Americans got turned on to The Zombies after they’d already broken up, via the belated US release of “Time Of The Season.” Casual fans know “Time…,” “She’s Not There” (in both mono and stereo here) and “Tell Her No” Read More

Spooky Tooth – The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}

Spooky Tooth - The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}

Spooky Tooth – The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}
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Label: Universal-Island Records | Cat#: 0602547053114 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The Island Years is a new comprehensive anthology featuring the work British rock band Spooky Tooth who released seven studio albums between 1968 and 1974Read More

The Spencer Davis Group – The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)

The Spencer Davis Group - The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)

The Spencer Davis Group – The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group (1987)
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Label: EMI America | Cat#: CDP 7 46598 2 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Somehow the same label issued two albums with the same name in the same year. This one, with 15 tracks, is vastly preferable to its 10-song counterpart. Both releases hit the high points with the irresistible “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “I’m a Man,” and others. With half as many tunes, though, this album includes the minor hit “Strong Love” and “Goodbye Stevie,” written by the group to commemorate the departure of sensational singer and multi-instrumentalist prodigy Steve Winwood. “Waltz for Lumumba” presages the jazzier turns he would take with Traffic. Read More

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum - The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)
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Label: A&M Records | Cat#: CD3259 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Procol Harum is a band that is (these days anyway) rather obscure, but has had a definite influence on rock music, in general, and progressive rock, in particular. “Best Of” albums seldom are that, and whether or not this one is certainly falls under the area of debate. However, the album is a good introduction to the many sides of this complex and intriguing band. For those who only know of the group’s two hits, “Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Conquistador,” the disc provides both of them. However, for the more knowledgeable fansRead More

Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}

Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars (1970) {2014, Deluxe Edition}
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Label: Polydor Records | Cat#: 534 732-9 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Tyrannosaurus Rex’s fourth album, A Beard of Stars, was the turning point where Marc Bolan began evolving from an unrepentant hippie into the full-on swaggering rock star he would be within a couple of years, though for those not familiar with his previous work, it still sounds like the work of a man with his mind plugged into the age of lysergic enchantment. “A Daye Laye,” “Pavilions of Sun,” and the title tune sure sound like the writings of an agreeably addled flower child, and Bolan’s vocals are playfully mannered in a manner that suits his loopy poetryRead More