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Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)
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Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s is a 100-track collection including rare and obscure material on both CD and vinyl.

That’s only half the story too, as there are different versions of this set. This might mean you thinking about buying more than one.

First off, there is a black vinyl six-LP set with a signed print and a clear vinyl set available exclusively through indie stores. But there’s also a four-CD set in an A5 media book a 34-track, 2-LP black/red and blue vinyl sets. Do you see what I mean about choice? I’ll round up the buying links for all at the end.

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)

 

But first, let’s talk about the set itself, which is quite something. This is via Demon and in some ways, a companion piece to Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set, which also had a follow-up vinyl set.

But it’s also very different. Not least in terms of the content within. Described as a set that captures ‘the essence of ‘60s Modernism’, this is a more in-depth look at the sound of the original scene in the UK.

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)

 

According to Eddie, he chose the word ’Sounds’ carefully, reflecting the variety of talent contained here, from uncool session musicians without an ounce of style in them, acts who saw an opportunity to jump on the Mod bandwagon, and bands who whole-heartedly embraced the Mod way of life.

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)

 

So the collection mixes the Mod mainstays (the Small Faces, The Who in embryonic form as The High Numbers, The Action, The Fleur De Lys etc), with a ‘generous selection’ of future superstars (David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Marc Bolan, Jeff Beck and Graham Gouldman of 10cc are all represented here) plus acts so obscure that they never got to release a record in the 1960s. They appear here courtesy of tapes discovered since.

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)

 

You get all of that with the full vinyl and CD sets, but you can also pick up the smaller ‘curated’ 34-track highlights, which takes in the bigger names and operate as something of a sampler.

Great packaging of course and sleevenotes courtesy of Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson.

How do you get them? Well, you can preorder all formats right now ahead of the release date of 4th February 2022. But they come from different sources. Here’s the lowdown.

Ordering links and details:

You can order the four-disc CD box set with signed print (just 750 copies) for £29.99 at the Amazon website

You can pick up the 140g Black Vinyl Set (two discs) for £26.99 at the Amazon website

You can get the red and blue 140g vinyl set for £29.99 at Rough Trade

You can get the full 6-LP clear vinyl set for £119.99 at Rough Trade

You can pick up the 6-LP black vinyl set with signed print (limited to 750 copies) for £119.99 at the Rough Trade website

Tracklistings:

Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s
Eddie Piller presents British Mod Sounds of the 1960s (image credit: Edsel/Demon)

 

6 LP and 4 CD Set

(tracks are identical on both formats so just the LP tracks are listed)

LP1. Side A

1. The High Numbers I’m The Face
2. The Bo Street Runners Bo Street Runner
3. Cyril Davies & His R&B Allstars Country Line Special
4. Tom Jones Chills And Fever
5. John Mayall & The Blues Breakers Crawling Up A Hill
6. The Koobas You Better Make Up Your Mind
7. John’s Children Desdemona
8. Shyster Tick Tock
9. Billie Davis Wasn’t It You

LP1. Side B.
10. The Hollies Bus Stop
11. All Night Workers Tell Daddy
12. Kenny Lynch What Am I To You
13. The Frays My Babe
14. The Shots Keep A Hold Of What You Got
15. Mike Stevens & The Shevelles The Go-Go Train
16. P.P. Arnold (If You Think You’re) Groovy
17. Dusty Springfield Little By Little

LP2. Side C.
1. The Poets Wooden Spoon
2. The Muleskinners Backdoor Man
3. Jimmy Winston & His Reflections Sorry She’s Mine
4. Rod Stewart Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
5. The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down
6. Bluesology Come Back Baby
7. James Royal A Little Bit Of Rain
8. The Rocking Vicars It’s Alright

LP2. Side D.
9. The Fleur De Lys Circles
10. David Bowie Can’t Help Thinking About Me
11. Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames Sweet Thing
12. Small Faces Don’t Burst My Bubble
13. Tony And Tandy Two Can Make It Together
14. Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Ain’t No Big Thing
15. Episode Six Put Yourself In My Place
16. Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band Michael (The Lover)

LP3. Side E.
1. Dog Soul Big Bird
2. The Organisers The Organiser (feat. Harold Smart)
3. Rod Stewart & P.P. Arnold Come Home Baby
4. Wynder K. Frog Henry’s Panter
5. The Alan Bown Set Emergency 999
6. The Soul Agents Seventh Son
7. Timebox Soul Sauce
8. Harold McNair The Hipster

LP3. Side F.
9. The Spencer Davis Group High Time Baby
10. The Zombies Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
11. Manfred Mann Don’t Ask Me What I Say
12. The Top Six I’m A Man
13. Love Affair Everlasting Love
14. Madeline Bell Picture Me Gone
15. Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers Good Times
16. The Beazers Blue Beat
17. The Penny Blacks I’m Coming Home To You

LP4. Side G.
1. The Syndicats Crawdaddy Simone
2. The Attack Magic In The Air
3. The Kinks She’s Got Everything
4. The Clique Ooh Poo Pah Doo
5. The Truth Who’s Wrong
6. The Artwoods I Take What I Want
7. The Creation Makin’ Time
8. The Sorrows Take A Heart

LP4. Side H.
9. The meddyEvils Ma’s Place
10. The Birds How Can It Be
11. The Eyes I’m Rowed Out
12. The Sneekers Bald Headed Woman
13. The Untamed My Baby Has Gone
14. The Quik Bert’s Apple Crumble
15. The Move You’re The One I Need
16. The Mark Four I’m Leaving
17. The Gods Garage Man

LP5. Side I.
1. Waygood Ellis I Like What I’m Trying To Do
2. The Nocturnes Hay, That’s What Horses Eat
3. The Mojos Everything’s Alright
4. The Wards Of Court How You Can Say One Thing
5. Platform Six Money Will Not Mean A Thing
6. The Silence Down Down
7. Apostolic Intervention Madame Garcia
8. The Deejays Black Eyed Woman

LP5. Side J.
9. The Action Never Ever
10. The Carnaby Jump And Dance
11. The Riot Squad Anytime
12. The Spectres (We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet
13. The Mike Cotton Sound Soul Serenade
14. Sharon Tandy Hold On
15. Quiet Melon Engine 4444
16. Ossie Layne Show Midnight Hour

LP6. Side K.
1. Dave And The Diamonds Think About Love
2. Fearns Brass Foundry Don’t Change It
3. Simon Dupree & The Big Sound Reservations
4. The Habits Elbow Baby
5. Maxine A Love I Believe In
6. The Blue Rondos Baby I Go For You
7. The Mindbenders The Morning After
8. The Shapes Of Things Striving
9. Wainwright’s Gentlemen And That’s Just Like Me

LP5. Side L.
10. The Richard Kent Style I’m Out
11. Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs No Matter How You Slice It
12. The Afex She’s Got The Time
13. Syd’s Crowd Times Are Good Babe
14. Tony Colton Further On Down The Track
15. The Troop You’ll Call My Name
16. Razor It’s A Hard Way But It’s My Way
17. Dave Anthony’s Moods New Directions

Track Listing (2LP Set)

LP1. Side A.
1. The High Numbers I’m The Face
2. The Action Never Ever
3. The Hollies ‘Bus Stop’
4. Small Faces Don’t Burst My Bubble
5. Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames Sweet Thing
6. Tony And Tandy Two Can Make It Together
7. Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Ain’t No Big Thing
8. Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band Michael (The Lover)
9. The Artwoods I Take What I Want

LP1. Side B.
10. Dusty Springfield Little By Little
11. The Richard Kent Style I’m Out
12. Bluesology Come Back Baby
13. Wynder K. Frog Henry’s Panter
14. The Organisers The Organiser (feat. Harold Smart)
15. Timebox Soul Sauce
16. The Spencer Davis Group High Time Baby
17. The Syndicats Crawdaddy Simone

LP2. Side C.
1. The Fleur De Lys Circles
2. Rod Stewart Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
3. The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down
4. The Birds How Can It Be
5. The Creation Makin’ Time
6. The Carnaby Jump And Dance
7. The Eyes I’mRowed Out
8. The Kinks She’s Got Everything

LP2. Side D.
9. The Mike Cotton Sound Soul Serenade
10. John Mayall & The Blues Breakers Crawling Up A Hill
11. The Alan Bown Set Emergency 999
12. The Quik Bert’s Apple Crumble
13. Apostolic Intervention Madame Garcia
14. Madeline Bell Picture Me Gone
15. Sharon Tandy Hold On
16. P.P. Arnold (If You Think You’re) Groovy
17. Love Affair Everlasting Love

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