LPs

ALL PRICES IN UK POUNDS

Covers graded first. All records are stereo original 1st pressings unless otherwise stated. Blue links will take you to tracks on Youtube. Just press back button to return to Happening 45.

Tina Harvey - Same (UK Records UK 73) VG++/M- 20
Top copy of this bad girl’s great only LP, with a real mix of stuff from funk to soul to folk to fuzzed up dance floor smashers. Cover just has the beginnings of a little ring wear, vinyl looks unplayed
Jamme - Same (Dunhill US 70) EX/ M- 15
You'll struggle to find a nicer copy of this Beatlesque masterpiece. Every song is brilliant and still infused with '67 style UK psychedelic pop charm, despite the '70 release date and country of origin.
Keith Mansfield - All you need is… (CBS UK 68) VG/VG+ 20
Some top funky big beat, big band, mod movers from Keith on thid one including great Hammond heavy versions of Sould Thing, Moanin’ and his own Boogaloo. Many other highlights though, with swinging takes on other top tunes. Sleeve has some staining on the reverse and undulation due to having possibly been damp at some point. Vinyl has superficial marks.
Plastic Penny - Two Sides Of (Page One UK 68) VG+/M- RESERVED
A band that still goes under the radar, possibly because their 'hit' was a ballad and the assumption is it typified their sound. Nothing could be further from the truth and while there was certainly a 'pop' side to Plastic Penny, there was also an experimental mod rock/ psychedelic side too. Both sides are present on this, their debut LP. The pop/ballad tracks are classy, kind of Procol Harum-ish and not bland or sacharine. The mod rock/ psych tracks are just brilliant and best represented by 'Mrs Grundy' an intense and edgy slice of psychedelia, the dreamy psych pop 'Wake Me Up', fuzzy mod rocker 'It's A Good Thing' and 'I Want You' with a vicious fuzz/wah guitar riff, pounding drums and dirty organ. They also do a fine 'live' version of Strawberry Fields Forever, which tells you where their heads were at. The whole LP is great from start to finish though.
Ten Years After - Undead (Deram UK 68) EX/EX 15 RESERVED!
Ten Years After found their feet with this 2nd LP, where they wisely chose to play to their strengths and record 'live'. Hence, 'Undead'. Get it? Fantastic blues/ hard rock containing their classic 'I'm Going Home' which cemented their place in music history when they presented it to the stoned and awestruck Woodtock crowd a year later. Just what was Alvin doing with that melon though? Lovely copy all round. Vinyl is very clean and even under very strong light only has super light scuffs. Plays EX. Sleeve has slight age wear and a little creasing to front laminate, but the wonderful psychedelic cover retains it's gloss and looks amazing.
Thoughts And Words - Same (Liberty UK 69 VG+/VG++ 40 RESERVED
After leaving psych poppers Pandamonium, Bob Ponton and Mike Curtis formed Thoughts and Words who recorded one LP and a 45 for UK Liberty in 1969 before disappearing. It's quite a rare LP only released in the UK at the time and finds them retaining elements of their late 60s pop psych roots, while expanding into melodic baroque folk pop with chiming 12 string guitars, rockier moments, blissful harmonies and wonderful tunes. A real underrated one that gets better with every listen. Record is very nice VG++ with just some light scuffs under strong light. Plays EX. Fully laminated sleeve is fine, with wear to corners, some laminate lift towards spine on reverse (common to all copies), some creasing towards spine on front and some creasing on reverse too.

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