he multi-media Principal Edwards Magic Theatre cut a compellingly original swathe through a late-1960s music scene seemingly inhabited by wall-to-wall blues bands.
Their first ever gig was witnessed by benefactor and producer John Peel. The legendary DJ promptly signed them to his Dandelion label."I guess he liked what he heard", says guitarist and chief songwriter Root Cartwright
A stand-alone single released before the first album, Ballad (Of The Big Girl Now And A Mere Boy)/ Lament For The Earth, is included in this package as a bonus track. Soundtrack hit the record racks in August 1969, the third Dandelion long-player to be released. The sometimes whimsical, sometimes epic (verging on progressive rock) writing style of guitarist Root Cartwright, was paired with the eclectic lyrical contributions of David Jones, Gillian Hadley and Monica Nettles, and was performed by vocalist Vivienne McAuliffe. The violin and recorders of Bindy Bourquin were another key element of the group's trademark sound. Lyn Edwards, originally on bongos, took over on the drumkit.
|2||McAlpine Versus The Asmoto||6:14|
|3||The Asmoto Running Band (Hou'Amih)||3:10|
|5||Further Asmoto Celebration (After The Ball)||1:17|
|6||Total Glycerol Esther||2:43|
|7||Freef ('R) All||5:06|
|8||Autumn Lady Dancing Song||6:50|
|9||The Kettering Song||3:56|
|10||Weirdsong Of Breaking Through At Last||3:02|