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LEMON DROPS - Sunshower Flower Power (60s Midwest Psych ) DBL CD

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    Some of the best droning, fuzz-guitar laced heavy psych of the late 1960’s―that’s what we heard when we played the first disc of this terrific double-disc set, compiled and assembled over the course of two years from master tapes.

    On the other hand, the label says: "The Lemon Drops were pioneers of a psychedelic flower-power sound in and around the Chicago suburbs in 1967. The mastermind behind their music was Rembrandt Records' owner, Reggie Weiss. The first song he wrote for The Lemon Drops was inspired by the effects of a LSD trip and titled 'I Live In The Springtime.' Long recognized as a classic example of psychedelic folk-rock, 'I Live In The Springtime,' has appeared on the Rhino Nuggets box set, Pebbles Volume Eight, Chicago Garage Band Greats, and many other compilations. In addition to the shimmering splendor of 'I Live In The Springtime,' The Lemon Drops left behind a great legacy of music during their brief two-year tenure. Included on this two CD set are many previously unreleased recordings (including two different versions of 'I Live In The Springtime') and a twelve page booklet with extensive liner notes and band memorabilia." We might also add this: great tracks by hard luck psychedelic band; the band's only issued 45 ‘I Live In The Springtime’, has a strong melody that suggested that better things lay ahead.... but as it turned out, none of the band’s other recording sessions were released on record until the mid-eighties on the Cicadelic label; the Lemon Drops recorded a second 45, the hard rockin' ‘It Happens Everyday’, b/w ‘Alone’, at the RCA Studios in Chicago, but it was never released. They then worked on an ambitious new project with tablas, flowery harmonies and numerous special effects―the master tapes from this session are included here; by chance, the band played their tape to Buena Vista Productions who offered to put up $250,000 to promote the group: Obviously the band were thrilled, and they recorded a plethora of new songs in Chicago's Sound Studios during November and December 1968; ironically, these efforts too proved to be in vain, for the owner of Buena Vista died in his sleep and the deal was cancelled! Devastated the band split up for good. Any way you slice it (sorry!), this is a reissue that is well worth the money.

    Tracklist

      CD 1
    1 Sometime Ago (Unreleased Version)  
    2 I Live In The Springtime (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    3 It Happens Everyday (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    4 Sometime Ago (Raga Version-Previously Unreleased Version)  
    5 The Theater Of Your Eyes (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    6 Popsicle Girl  
    7 Flower Child Eyes And Arms  
    8 To The Tower  
    9 Death Calls  
    10 Saturday Be-In  
    11 Paper Plane Flyer (Previously Unreleased Mix)  
    12 Flower Pure  
    13 Jennifer-Ann  
    14 Guinevere  
    15 Learn To Fly  
    16 Crystal Pure  
    17 Love Is A Word  
    18 The Theater Of Your Eyes (Acoustic Version)  
      CD 2 Rarities
    1 My Friend  
    2 I Live In The Springtime (Original Single Mix)  
    3 Listen Girl (Original Single Mix)  
    4 It Happens Everyday  
    5 Alone (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    6 Nobody For Me  
    7 Flowers On The Hillside  
    8 Dream  
    9 I Like You  
    10 Flower Pure (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    11 Paper Plane Flyer (Previously Unreleased Version)  
    12 Talk To The Animals  
    13 Maria  
    14 Sleeping On Colors  
    15 Fairytales-Complete Session (Previously Unreleased)  
    16 Hi, How Are You Today  
    17 I Live In The Springtime (Previously Unreleased Early Version)  
    18 I Live In The Springtime (Extended Alternate Version)  

    Notes

    Included on the 2 CD set are many previously unreleased recordings (including two different versions of 'I Live In The Springtime') and a 12 page booklet with extensive liner notes and band memorabilia.
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