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1. The Skeleton and the Roundabout (Mono Single Mix) - the Idle Race
2. Jenny Artichoke - Kaleidoscope
3. Cuddly Toy - Fruit Machine
4. Phenomenal Cat - the Kinks
5. Little Lesley - the Alan Bown!
6. Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof) - the Picadilly Line
7. Man in the Teapot - Fire
8. Mr. Light - John Carter and Mickey Keen
9. The Dubious Circus Company - Clifford T. Ward
10. Ice Cream Man (Alternative Version) - Kidrock
11. Lollipop Minds - Wimple Winch
12. Peter's Birthday (Black and White Rainbows) - World of Oz
13. Ha! Ha! Said the Clown - Tony Hazzard
14. Sad Simon Lives Again - Tim Andrews
15. Uncle Joe, the Ice Cream Man - the Mindbenders
16. Phoebe's Flower Shop - the Cortinas
17. Coplington - Persimmon's Peculiar Shades
18. Colour Sergeant Lillywhite - West Coast Consortium
19. Our Fairy Tale - the Herd
20. Teenage Love Song - Hetherington
21. Ebaneezer Beaver (Demo Version) - the Mirage
22. Fairy Tale (Demo Version) - the Next Collection
23. Brother Jack - Barry Wigley
24. Trafalgar Square - the Good Time Losers
25. Sadie and Her Magic Mr. Galahad - the New Generation
26. Marjory Daw - Morning Glory
27. The Last Performance of the Royal Regimental Very Victorious and Valiant Band - the Syn
28. Rainbow Rocking Chair - Majority One
29. Excerpt from "A Teenage Opera" - Keith West
30. Lavender Popcorn - Scrugg
31. Knocking Nails Into My House - Ambrose Slade
32. Mr. Job - Jigsaw
33. Uncle Arthur - David Bowie
34. The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane - Timon
35. Cellophane Mary Jane - Astronaut Alan and the Planets
36. Mr. Kipling - Tuesday's Children
37. It's the Best Seaside in the World - Frabjoy and Runcible Spoon
38. And Now for a Little Train Number - Kenny Everett
39. Glorious House of Arthur - Fairfield Parlour
40. Laughing Boy from Nowhere - Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
41. Auntie Mary's Dress Shop - Tomorrow
42. The Equestrian Statue - the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
43. James in the Basement - Denis Couldry
44. Tales of Flossie Fillett - Turquoise
45. My Best Friend - the Picadilly Line
46. Happiness Is Toy-Shaped - Harmony Grass
47. Birmingham Brass Band - the Bullring
48. Watchmaker - Persimmon's Peculiar Shades
49. Room at the Top of the Stairs - Timothy Blue
50. After Tea - Spencer Davis Group
51. Dream Dream Dream - Kidrock
52. Lemon Pie Fair - Complex
53. Uncle Henry's Magic Garden - David Matthews
54. Bric-A-Brac Man - Bill Niles
55. What's Good for the Goose* (Full Version) - Chas Mills and Mark Wirtz
56. Everybody Loves the Clown - Nirvana
57. Sharkey - Christopher
58. Poor Johnny - the Secrets
59. Fairground - Pure Gold
60. Toy Soldier - the Riot Squad
61. (He's Our Dear Old) Weatherman - Mark Wirtz
62. Zebedy Zak - Cardboard Orchestra
63. Florence - Tapestry
64. Mr. Moody's Garden - Gilbert O'Sullivan
65. Mutiny - the Alan Bown!
66. Uptight Basil - Magic Valley
67. Bang Bang - Kidrock
68. Toymaker - Wild Silk
69. Lanternlight - Peter and the Wolves
70. Love and the Big Brass Band - Dave Christie
71. Piccolo Man - Friends
72. Uwe Aus Duisberg - the Hi-Fis
73. Einer Kleiner Miser Musik - Tony Rivers and the Castaways
74. The Happy King - Music Box
75. Mrs Daisy - Tintern Abbey
76. Mrs Murphy's Budgerigar - Blossom Toes
77. Annie's Place - Gene Latter
78. Glasshouse Green, Splinter Red - John Pantry
79. Henry Everyday - Timothy Blue
80. Dear Old Mrs. Bell - the Shadows
81. Mr. Nice Guy - Dragonmilk
82. Mister White's White Flying Machine (Album Version) - Ayshea
83. Magic Shoes (Demo) - Fire
84. King of the Castle - Jason Crest
85. Through My Telescope - Marty Wilde
86. Time to Go Home - the Tots
87. The Sad Story of Simon and His Bugle (Correct Version) - Mark Wirtz

More Info:

First-ever legitimate anthology of British toytown pop, a much-loved sub-genre among collectors. Four-hour compilation with 87 tracks including hits, misses, rarities and previously unreleased material. Issued at the start of 1967, Beatles' single 'Penny Lane' coupled a widescreen production (bolstered by a phalanx of session musicians on brass and woodwind) with a mildly hallucinogenic lyric populated by mundane characters going about their unremarkable suburban lives. It proved to be an enormously influential record. For the next year or two, British pop was awash with records that married quasi-classical arrangements with newly-minted fairy tales and character vignettes based around the grey everyday lives of ordinary small-town folk. Many years later, this burst of English eccentricity came to be known in collector circles as toytown pop - a pseudo-genre that took in everything from Jeff Lynne's early band The Idle Race and Deram-era David Bowie to backroom auteurs like Mark Wirtz, whose ambitious 'Teenage Opera' project inspired the young Andrew Lloyd Webber, who provided similarly over-the-top arrangements for CBS hopefuls Cardboard Orchestra. Featuring 87 excerpts from various pre-teenage operas, 'Climb Aboard My Roundabout!' is a 3CD celebration of the toytown pop experience. It includes contributions from the key players as well as many obscure delights and some huge rarities, including a hitherto-unreleased track from Wirtz's aborted 'Teenage Opera' project. With four hours of music housed in a clamshell box featuring a lavish 48-page booklet, 'Climb Aboard My Roundabout!' is an invitation that very few late 60s pop aficionados will be able to resist.