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Between 1968 and 1970, some of the finest, most obscure British psychedelic pop singles of the era escaped on the Spark label, the newly-inaugurated recording arm of long-established publishers Southern Music.

Recorded in the basement studio of the company’s Denmark Street premises, these tracks often featured the same cabal of musicians and songwriters, leading to a homogenous in-house style that perfectly encapsulates the late 1960s British pop-psych studio sound.

The best of Spark’s impressive roster is now presented here on CD with Hello Everyone: Popsike Sparks from Denmark Street 1968-70, which assembles highly-prized, highly-priced 45s from pre-Rare Bird band Fruit Machine, Gene Latter, post-Sorrows outfit the Eggy, the New Generation (subsequently to become the Sutherland Brothers), the Dennis Wheatley-inspired Icarus and both sides of the magnificent and astonishingly rare single by Sir Ching I (only one stock copy known to exist). Also included are exquisite Brit popsike singles from Timothy Blue, Just William, both sides of the superb John Carter/Russ Alquist collaboration ‘The Laughing Man’/‘Midsummer Dreaming’ and two sensational offerings from Eartha Kitt during her brief and unlikely immersion in late Sixties hippy chick chic.

Crammed with vintage three-minute pop tunes, and with a lavish 16-page booklet that features rare photos, quotes and the full story behind the label, Hello Everyone is simply an essential purchase for admirers of the British psychedelic pop genre.

1. HELLO EVERYONE - Sir Ching I 2. ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS - Timothy Blue 3. SMOKEY BLUE’S AWAY - A New Generation 4. THE LAUGHING MAN - John Carter & Russ Alquist 5. BABY COME BACK TO ME - Simon De Lacy 6. THE WALL - The Fruit Machine 7. HEARTBREAKER - The Baby 8. CHERRYWOOD GREEN - Just William 9. YOU’RE STILL MINE - The Eggy 10. POLICE IS HERE - A New Generation 11. FOLLOW ME - The Fruit Machine 12. SHE WON’T SEE THE LIGHT - Timothy Blue 13. HOUSE FOR SALE - Val McKenna 14. SADIE & HER MAGIC MR GALAHAD - The New Generation 15. MIDSUMMER DREAMING - John Carter & Russ Alquist 16. HOOKY - The Eggy 17. WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN - Eartha Kitt 18. MICHAEL BLUES – The Baby 19. HIAWATHA MINI HA HA LOVE - Sir Ching I 20. THE OLD IRON BELL - Gene Latter 21. CUDDLY TOY - The Fruit Machine 22. MR C - A New Generation 23. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT - Icarus 24. GIVE A HAND TO THE CLOWN - Carlew Choir 25. DIGGER - The New Generation 26. I’M ALONE TODAY - The Fruit Machine 27. HURDY GURDY MAN - Eartha Kitt

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