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Fruits der Mer Announces First Vinyl Batch for 2014

FdM just announced their next set of vinyl releases for the end of March 2014. Old songs (covers), new songs, old bands, new bands, acoustic folk, progressive rock, pop-psych, concept double Eps, cult movie themes ... And as usual, all are on colored vinyl for us vinyl junkies!

by Henry Schneider, Published 2014-01-25

Here are the march singles

Crustacean 46 - Schnauser 'As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still' 7" - Schnauser are new to Fruits de Mer but music critics have been falling over themselves to heap praise on their latest album, so I am more than a little pleased with myself to have secured their first venture onto vinyl, and they really go for it in style, taking on the Wyatt/Ratledge song, 'As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still', taken from Soft Machine 2, and they couple it with the Yes track from 'Time And A Word' that helped to establish the 'Yes sound'; scarily good stuff! (45rpm)

Crustacean 47 - Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot double 7" - I'm not sure where to start, or end, with this one - for now, let's just say there are four sides of great psych covers from Crystal, Icarus and his band - ranging from Mighty Baby to Curved Air, Pink Floyd to Jefferson Airplane and The Electric Prunes - all contained within a gatefold sleeve, and with an 8pp insert booklet featuring a short story from none other than Andy Bracken that weaves the whole thing together - sort of (33rpm)

Crustacean 48 - Schizo Fun Addict 'Suspiria' 7" - the Schizos are back! It's taken them over 5 years to recover from launching FdM with 'Theme One' back in 2008 and they've somehow managed to recreate the same warped feel on their new single, which sees (hears?) them doing strange things to the theme to Italy's most famous horror film, and something equally strange to 'In The Long Run', taken from Russ Meyer's 'Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls' - talk about having a lot of front (45rpm)

Winkle 14 - US and Them 'By The Time It Gets Dark' 7" - everyone's favourite Scandinanvian duo reinterpret a Sandy Denny song, and do it beautifully. I always thought Britt was capable of doing justice to one of Sandy's songs and my god she doesn't disappoint - it's sweet, innocent and utterly spellbinding. Plus 'Jabberwocky (from 'HMS Donovan') and an epic new Us and Them composition - and it's damn-perfect listening for these cold winter nights (33rpm)

Winkle 15 - Bronco Bullfrog 'Time Waits For Norman' 7" - the band's first recordings for FdM, Bronco Bullfrog turn the clock back to 1966/67 and deliver two self-penned songs that don't just recreate UK pop-psych, they are CLASSIC pop-psych songs in their own right - once you've heard them, you'll be completely hooked. AND they add in a cover of Sands' 'Listen To The Sky' to make sure it's an essential 7" (45rpm)


Filed under: New releases

Related artist(s): Donovan, Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt, Curved Air, Sandy Denny, Pink Floyd, Goblin / Goblin Rebirth / New Goblins, Crystal Jacqueline (Bourne), The Electric Prunes, Icarus Peel, The Honey Pot

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http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com

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