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Forever Amber-The Love Cycle-'68 UK Psychedelic Pop-NEW LP

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Forever Amber-The Love Cycle-'68 UK Psychedelic Pop-NEW LP

 The Love Cycle
FOREVER AMBER
The Love Cycle
GUERSSEN / LP
SECTION: PSYCHEDELIC, PROGRESSIVE, FOLK > 60's & 70's
Cat. No. : GUESS164


A Holy Grail item for psychedelic pop aficionados, Forever Amber’s The Love Cycle is, along with Dark and the first Complex album, one of a triumvirate of must–have private pressings from the UK.

Sounding like a blend of Pet Sounds and Odessey & Oracle but with a charming, homemade, lo–fi vibe, The Love Cycle was a concept album masterminded by talented songwriter / arranger John M. Hudson (a kind of Brian Wilson figure), who found in Cambridge band Forever Amber the perfect vehicle for his songwriting ideas.

The Love Cycle was recorded in the summer of 1968 at a makeshift studio, located in the basement of a music shop.

Consisting of a song–suite revolving around the meeting, courtship and break–up of a young couple, the result was a stunning album filled with heavenly vocal harmonies, electric harpsichord and memorable hooks, including some intense psychedelic moments (the heavy phasing of "The Dreamer Flies Back" and more).

Released in 1969 as a private edition of 99 copies, The Love Cycle remained buried until its discovery in the late 80s by psychedelic collectors.

Bootlegged several times, the first official reissue came in 2007 thanks to David Wells / Tenth Planet.

Out of print for several years, we’re thrilled to offer a new vinyl reissue of this essential psych album.

*Original artwork in backflaps sleeve.

*Includes colour insert with rare photos and detailed liner notes by David Wells.

RIYL: ZOMBIES, BEATLES, BEACH BOYS, LEFT BANKE, HONEYBUS, BEE GEES...

"One of the dozen best British pop albums of the late Sixties" – Mojo

"Forever Amber’s The Love Cycle, though, resides in a secret garden all of its own, bursting with unfettered melodic glee and the pop experimentation prevalent in the provinces in 1968."
– Bob Stanley (The Times)

"...There are more memorable musical hooks per inch on this album than any other record I’ve heard..." – Stan Denski

Forever Amber from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, was a young, British six piece pop band that lacked the money and resources to make it big. Apparently, only 99 copies of their sole album The Love Cycle were manufactured to avoid tax. Originally known as "The Country Cousins", they changed their name to Forever Amber in response to the rise of psychedelia in 1967. They were founded in 1967 and broke up in 1969.


Forever Amber ‎– The Love Cycle
Label:
Guerssen ‎– GUESS164
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Mono
Country:
Spain
Released:
2020
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock


Tracklist
    The Meeting
A1     Me Oh My     
A2     Silly Sunshine     
    The Talking
A3     Bits Of Your Life, Bits Of My Life     
A4     For A Very Special Person     
A5     The Dreamer Flies Back     
A6     Misunderstood     
A7     Better Things Are Bound To Come     
    The Walk Home
A8     On A Night In Winter     
    The Joy
B1     On Top Of My Own Special Mountain     
B2     Mary (The Painter)     
B3     All The Colours Of My Book     
    The Doubt
B4     Going Away Again     
    The Sorrow
B5     A Chance To Be Free     
    The Scorn
B6     I See You As You Used To Be     
    The Grief
B7     Letters From Her     
B8     My Friend     
Companies, etc.

    Recorded At – Studio Sound, Hitchin

Credits

    Arranged By – Forever Amber, John M. Hudson
    Bass Guitar, Vocals – Anthony Mumford
    Cover – Eye Design
    Drums – Barry Broad
    Engineer – Mike Swain
    Engineer [Assistant] – Ian Bunting
    Lead Guitar, Vocals – Richard Lane (4)
    Organ [Electric], Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals – Christopher Parren*
    Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Christopher Jones (7)
    Vocals – Michael Richardson (7)

Notes
Issued in replica top-opening flipback cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 4040824089689




Tracklist:
Side A: The Meeting: A1. Me Oh My – A2. Silly Sunshine– The Talking: A3. Bits Of Your Life, Bits Of My Life – A4. For A Very Special Person – A5. The Dreamer Flies Back – A6. Misuderstood – A7. Better Things Are Bound To Come – The Walk Home: A8. On A Night In Winter
Side B: The Joy: B1. On Top Of My Own Special Mountain – B2. Mary (The Painter) – B3. All The Colours Of My Book – The Doubt: B4. Going Away Again – The Sorrow: B5. A Chance To Be Free – The Scorn: B6. I See You As You Used To Be – The Grief: B7. Letter From Her – B8. My Friend


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