Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound : Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound

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UK three CD set. When Paul McCartney - who arguably kick-started the whole baroque pop genre when he recorded the likes of 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' with pivotal strings arrangements - made his oft-quoted remark that pop was the classical music of the 20th Century, perhaps he meant it in a more literal sense than anyone realized at the time. In the immediate wake of ground-breaking albums like Rubber Soul, Revolver and Pet Sounds, the British and American music scenes became increasingly ambitious and cerebral. As the major recording studios becoming ever more sophisticated, a new generation of musicians and producers sought to emulate the backroom auteur status of Brian Wilson or the symbiotic relationship between George Martin and The Beatles. A new, more melancholic strain was introduced into British pop: expansive orchestral arrangements merged with the burgeoning psychedelic mind-set to create such studio-bound masterpieces as Days Of Future Passed and (of course) Sgt Pepper, with harpsichords, oboes, flutes, recorders and French horns providing a moody, introverted chamber pop flourish. Wilson and The Left Banke led the way in the US, but Britain was also awash with acts mining the baroque pop seam. Honeybus, The Zombies, Donovan, Nirvana and many others made significant recordings in that field, fusing mournful minor chord melodies with fey vocals, ornate arrangements and what had previously been considered non-rock instrumentation. Come Join My Orchestra covers British baroque pop's formative years and it's integration into a wide variety of genres, ranging from Johnny McEvoy's exquisitely sculpted take on traditional pop balladry and a clutch of dyed-in-the-wool folkies (Ian Campbell, Bert Jansch etc) to McCartney acolytes (Fickle Pickle, Mike Batt, the Gerry Rafferty-led Humblebums) and symphonic/art rock bands like Procol Harum and Barclay James Harvest. With a lavish 40-page booklet, many recordings making their first appearance on CD and two tracks (by The Regime and The Mellow Yellow) gaining their first-ever release, Come Join My Orchestra is a fascinating overview of what was a major development in late Sixties pop music, and one that reverberates to this day.

 
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Come Join My Orchestra Al Jones
(Do I Figure) in Your Life the Honeybus
Coathanger - Clifford T Ward
Poor Jimmy Wilson the Strawbs
The Better Side the Freedom
Acorn Street - Michael Blount
Flowers Never Blend With the Rainfall the Toast
Disappear - Gilbert
The Sound of the Candyman'S Trumpet Tony Hazzard
Your Dog Won'T Bark Picadilly Line
Can'T Find Time for Anything Now John Williams
Woe Is Love, My Dear Bert Jansch
Sandy - the Matchmakers
Isandula Road Jonathan Gill
Am I Very Wrong? - Genesis
Away, Away the Money Jungle
Sticks & Stones Warm Sounds
You'Re Not in My Class the Alan Bown!
Melinda (More Or Less) Curved Air
I'M Going Home Edward Jenkins
Don'T Try to Explain - Neil Macarthur
Everyman - Stackridge
Do You Love Me Deep Feeling
Today - Festival
Private Harold Harris - the Ian Campbell Group
Not So Young Today Five Steps Beyond
Popcorn, Double Feature the Searchers
Barterers & Their Wives the Rockin' Berries
Justine - Julian Brooks
Courtyards of Castile the Bliss
Mother Dear Barclay James Harvest
Competition - the Orange Bicycle
I See Wonderful Things in You Mike Batt
Doris Comes Today Bill Fay
Yep - Bridget St John
This Song Is Green - Billy Nicholls
Cherrybelle Chris Neal
I Could Write a Book Wil Malone
Windfall - Offspring
Poet - Audience
Dear Amanda - the Regime
Battle of Trafalgar John Pantry
Letters From Her Forever Amber
It'S Been a Long Time Andy Ellison
Fillin' a Gap Paper Bubble
Illinois - Nirvana
Father Dickens - Johnny Mcevoy
A Little Smile on Christmas Morning - the Annie Rocket Band
He'S Very Good With His Hands - Barry Booth & His Orchestra
Charlotte Rose the Majority
Genevieve - Angel Pavement
Luskus Delph (Live With Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) Procol Ha
The Answer Is Marc Brierley
Saturday Fickle Pickle
Writer in the Sun - Donovan
A Rose for Emily the Zombies
Rick Rack - the Humblebums
She Sang Hymns Out of Tune the Freshmen
Broken Bicycle - Kes Wyndham
Cloudy - the Factotums
I'Ll Keep Smiling Simon, Plug & Grimes
Mist on a Monday Morning the Move
Strange People - the U-No-Who
If I Thought You'D Ever Change Your Mind Edwards Hand
Picture on the Wall Clive Sands
New Kind of Feeling Lea Nixon
Only Fooling Chris Baker
Mrs Richie - Harmony Grass
Rosemary - A. & A. North
Row Row Row Peter Sully
Time Seller (Single Version) the Spencer Davis Group
Thoughts on a Rainy Day Katch 22
Tuesday - the Mellow Yellow
This Little Man - Grapefruit
Face in My Window - Sheridan/Price
Smokey Blue'S Away - Muffin
Breakfast - Richmond
All My Life - Agincourt
Shades & Shadows Elliot Mansions
Goodbye John George