A Slight Disturbance In My Mind - The British Proto-Psychedelic Sound Of 1966 - 3CD
While the likes of "Rubber Soul", ‘See My Friends’ and ‘Still I’m Sad’ had served notice in 1965 of British pop's heightened level of ambition, 1966 would prove to be an even more tumultuous twelve-month period as experimentation and innovation grew to new levels.
The release that August of "Revolver", whose cataclysmic closing track ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ landed amongst the record-buying public like an impenetrable missile from outer space, brought the concept of psychedelic music out of the margins and into the mainstream. Featuring 84 tracks, "A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966" examines the "experimental pop" element of the British music scene during that epochal twelve-month period with a dizzying, dazzling mix of nascent psychedelia, introspective pop and what's been retrospectively labelled freakbeat.
Featured here are some of the era's biggest names (The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Animals, etc.), a bunch of highly collectable cult classics, a huge stash of unissued-at-the-time nuggets and early outings for such future legends as Bowie, Bolan, Slade and The Bee Gees.
Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet crammed with biographical information and priceless period photos and memorabilia, "A Slight Disturbance In My Mind" is a glorious snapshot of British pop storming the gates of a new, strange and wonderful dawn.