Our friends at Fruits de Mer Records have, as ever, been busy and productive this year. Earlier in the summer they reissued Fuchsia’s first album (on fuchsia-coloured vinyl needless to say) as a double set with extra tracks , a DVD, and various inserts. It was ludicrously cheap for what it was and has now, of course, sold out.

Their new project, available to order now,  is a triple album of new recordings of some of the finest songs that first appeared in the years around the Summer of Love – 1966 to 1968. Some of Fruits de Mer’s best-known artists are joined by some new faces and a few who were actually there. Just take a glance down the list and check out a couple of tunes too:

Side 1

1. The Past Tense – Magic In The Air (originally by The Attack)
2. LoveyDove – Bedazzled (originally by Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations)
3. Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder – Amelia Jane (originally by Made In Sheffield)
4. Jack Ellister – Aquarius (originally from The Zodiac:Cosmic Sounds)
5. Rob Gould – Granny Takes A Trip (originally by The Purple Gang)

Side 2

1. Mark McDowell – Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (originally by The Small Faces)
2. Anton Barbeau – Sunshine Superman (originally by Donovan)
3. The Electric Prunes – 7 And 7 Is (originally by Love)
4. Moonweevil – Child Of The Sky (originally by The Deviants)
5. Kris Gietkowski – A-Minor Explosion (originally by Don Shinn)
6. The Yardbirds – Think About It (Live in 2016) (originally by The Yardbirds )

Side 3

1. The Locker Room Cowboys – We Love You (originally by The Rolling Stones )
2. King Penguin – White Bird (written : 1967, released by It’s A Beautiful Day) 3.Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin – Solitary Man (originally by Neil Diamond)
4. The Luck Of Eden Hall – Reflected (originally by Alice Cooper)

Side 4

1. The Honey Pot – Kites (recorded by both The Rooftop Singers / Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
2. Cary Grace – 1983 (A Merman I Should Be…) (originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience)

Side 5

1. Sidewalk Society – A Saying For Today (originally by The Action)
2. Jay Tausig – Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (trad. recorded by both Anne Briggs and Pentangle : 1968)
3. Magic Bus – Tribal Gathering (originally by The Byrds)
4. Proud Peasant – Down At Circe’s Place (originally by Touch)
5. Icarus Peel – Beck’s Bolero (originally by Jeff Beck Group)

Side 6

1. The Green Ray – Dusty (originally by John Martyn)
2. Ex-Norwegian – Winter (originally by Family)
3. Consterdine – Fly (originally by J.K. & Co)
4. The Gold Needles – The Smell of Incense (originally by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)
5. The Pretty Things – Loneliest Person (live at the Half Moon, 2010) (originally by The Pretty Things)