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Circus Days: A Collection of Demos and Studio Recordings 1967-69

Label: Acme

Format: CD

Genre: Psych

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Sink into a vision of a dreamy psychedelic universe which seems to have been Peter Dunton's own on Circus Days, the third collection of previously unreleased recordings from Dunton's late 1960's British psychedelic band, Please. If Sonny Rollins is the 'Saxophone Colossus', surely Peter Dunton is a top contender for Underground Psychedelia Colossus: Neon Pearl (1967); the Flies (1968); Please (1967 and 1969); Gun (1969); songwriting for Infinity (1969-70); and of course, the band he is best known for, one of the most important underground psychedelic bands to ever devise trippy music and lay it down on tape, T2 (1969-1972). Psychedelic music lovers like us love Peter Dunton's music. Madlib loves him too. Dunton wrote an incredible amount of material during the psychedelic era. Like so many other musicians before him, he moved on, thinking that these recordings had no magic to them. But nothing could have been less true. Getting to hear the demo version of the monumental 'Morning' from T2's epochal 'It'll All Work Out in Boomland' is a chill-maker if ever there was one. This release follows on from two other superb albums of unreleased music by Please, '1968-1969' and 'Seeing Stars'. The music on Circus Days can easily be filed next to that of contemporary bands like Blossom Toes, Forever Amber, Tomorrow, July, and an album which is now lauded as one of the best of the era, Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies. Circus Days contains the previously mentioned essential highlight -- the original 1969 demo version of 'Morning,' later to appear on T2's fabulous It'll All Work Out in Boomland album. Other earlier demos including the classic 'Gently As You Feel,' and 'To Dream,' a which features additional female vocals. Booklet includes lyrics and some background on the 1960's work life of Peter Dunton. Last but certainly not least, our Acme/Lion Circus Days CD edition includes three bonus tracks not on the LP version.

Cat. number: ACLN 1020CD
Year: 2020