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1. Theme One - Van Der Graaf Generator
2. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
3. Hold Your Head Up (Single Edit) - Argent
4. Here It Comes (Alternative Version) - Strawbs
5. Hey Man - Rare Bird
6. The Very First Clown - Shape Of The Rain
7. Do Ya - The Move
8. Into The Country - Byzantium
9. Isn't Life Strange - The Moody Blues
10. Lovin' You Ain't Easy - Pagliaro
11. Once Upon A Dream - Rusty
12. Fool About You - Nazareth
13. Funny - Open Road*
14. Keep On Clucking - Stackridge
15. Hamburgers - Rupert Hine
16. Strange People - Eddie Hardin
17. Wonderin' Y - Slade
18. Honaloochie Boogie (Demo Version) - Mott The Hoople
19. Aristocracy - Caravan
20. I Need Your Love Tonight - Nirvana
21. America (Single Edit) - Yes
22. 10538 Overture (Album Version) - The Electric Light Orchestra
23. Little Bit Of Love - Free
24. Lord Of The Ringside - Clown
25. Sewing Machine - Tuesday
26. Burlesque - Family
27. Oh No No No - Silverhead
28. Traveller In Time - Uriah Heep
29. Nobody's Fool - Cold Turkey
30. Maybe I'm Lost Without You - Neil Harrison
31. Feels Like A Woman - Troggs
32. Birds Must Learn To Fly - Rocky Cabbage
33. King Of Scurf - Bonzo Dog Band
34. All Fall Down - Lindisfarne
35. Rise Up - Home
36. Maypole (Alternative Mix) - Dark
37. Kum On - Medicine Head
38. When The City Sleeps - Bombadil
39. Beachcomber - White Plains
40. Something That You Loved - Pluto
41. Blue Suede Shoes Again - Mike Hugg
42. Funeral - Second Hand
43. Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
44. Paper Plane - Status Quo
45. The Wench - Hello
46. One Way Ticket - Curtiss Maldoon
47. Silver Machine (Single Version) - Hawkwind
48. Wake Up - Roy Wood
49. Take A Load Off Your Feet - Summer Wine
50. Coast To Coast - Trapeze
51. I Am... I Think - Grobbert ; Duff
52. Rainbow Chasing - Andromeda
53. The Demon Trucker - Jade Warrior
54. Everything's Turning Out Fine - Hobbit
55. Teddy Boyd's Rock'n'roll Show - Atlantis
56. Tigers Will Survive - Plainsong
57. Sarah's Concern - Curved Air
58. Taken Alive - Hard Stuff
59. God Bless The Bride - Kevin Coyne
60. Zimmerman Blues (Album Version) - Ralph Mctell
61. And In The Morning - Jake
62. All Alone - Guest ; Edwards
63. Noticeingly By - Nimbo
64. Mass Debate - Bond ; Brown
65. Mummy - Patto

More Info:

From a musical perspective, the Seventies didn't really begin until 1972, when the sudden appearance of pioneering art-rock adventurers Roxy Music saw them spearhead a new generation of bands making the first genuinely post-Sixties music. But 1972 was also a year in which established blues and progressive rock bands found a new level of popularity. Free, Family, Thin Lizzy, Argent, The Moody Blues and a re-emergent Status Quo all issued pivotal hit singles, Mott The Hoople and Strawbs finally made commercial breakthroughs, Hawkwind took everyone by surprise with the success of "Silver Machine", while The Move completed their long-delayed metamorphosis into The Electric Light Orchestra. Away from the singles chart, underground behemoths like Yes and Uriah Heep continued to thrive, while the likes of Caravan, Home and Medicine Head were regulars on the college/university network. Kevin Coyne painted his harrowing masterpiece with the album 'Case History', and the equally uncompromising Van der Graaf Generator made an unlikely bid for chart success with the single "Theme One". Boasting four hours of music and a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet housed in a stylish clamshell box, Beyond The Pale Horizon features all of the above as well as the usual array of cult bands and obscure studio creations. We include a significant number of Top Ten singles, some glorious misses, a few turntable hits (including much-loved 45s by Pagliaro and Mike Hugg), superior B-sides and several key album tracks, together with a handful of cuts that didn't appear at the time or were only issued as limited edition private pressings - indeed, we even feature a previously unheard alternative recording of a track from 'Dark Round The Edges', one of the most valuable albums of all time. It's all here, and, with the noble exception of Stackridge's vegetarian call-to-arms "Keep On Clucking", it's all meat.