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1. What a Groovy Day - Harmony Grass
2. Gentlemen of the Park - Episode Six
3. Like the Tide, Like the Ocean - Force West
4. At the Third Stroke - the Picadilly Line
5. Alexander Bell Believes - Alexander Bell
6. Painting the Day - Chuckles
7. She Won't Show Up Tonight - John Carter
8. Sunshine Games - the Tremeloes
9. I've Got You on My Mind - Dorian Gray
10. Fly Paradise - Barbara Moore
11. Mr. Pseudo-Fabulous - Weavers Green
12. Dropping Out - the Orange Bicycle
13. The Company I Keep - Ken Smart
14. Yoyo Thoughts - Philwit ; Pegasus
15. Make Up Your Mind - the Bystanders
16. Saturday's Child - the Spectrum
17. Georgy Girl - the Seekers
18. Going Home - Agincourt
19. Loonin' - the Wilson Malone Voiceband
20. Summer Dreaming - Tony Rivers ; the Castaways
21. Mum and Dad - Pinkerton's Colours
22. Birds and Bees - Warm Sounds
23. When Jezamine Goes (Demo Version) - Marty Wilde
24. Some Other Someday - West Coast Consortium
25. The Sound of the Summer - the Chocolate Watch Band
26. Gently As You Feel - the Flies
27. Colour My World - Petula Clark
28. Early Morning Sun - the Californians
29. Why Shouldn't I? - Jason Cord
30. Bye Bye Baby - the Symbols
31. Little One - the Episode
32. Coloured Mile - Design
33. My Door No. 4 (Aka Lonely Highway) - the Mirage
34. Looks Like Rain - Majority One
35. Listen to the Man - Robbie
36. A Night to Be Remembered - Dawn Chorus
37. All on a Summer's Day - Butterscotch
38. Smile a Little Smile for Me (Us Single Version) - the Flying Machine
39. Montage - Jefferson
40. In My Magic Garden - Tinkerbell's Fairydust
41. Softly Whispering I Love You - David ; Jonathan
42. I'm Coming Back - Sparrow
43. Every Little Move She Makes - White Plains
44. Friends of Mine - the Zombies
45. Stained Glass Window - Simon Dupree ; the Big Sound
46. We Can Help You - the Alan Bown!
47. C'mon Marianne (Alternative Version) - Grapefruit
48. (The Man from the) Marriage Guidance and Advice Bureau - the Knack
49. Everything Is Sunshine - the Hollies
50. Night in the City - the New Seekers
51. The Lightning Tree - the Settlers
52. Hellow Hellow - Paul Ryan
53. But I Know - Normie Rowe
54. Heavy Lace - the Roger Webb Sound
55. Sleepy Joe - Herman's Hermits
56. Mr, Rainbow - Homer's Knods
57. Am I Losing You - the Flower Pot Men
58. Cried Enough for You* - the Mellow Yellow
59. I've Got You Under My Skin - Infinity
60. Move in a Little Closer Baby - Harmony Grass
61. Take a Boat - Design
62. Fly Away - Barbara Moore
63. Being Human Being - Paper Bubble
64. Mr. Nice - Cliff Richard
65. Mythological Sunday - Friends
66. Any Time - Washington D.C.'s
67. I'm a Train - Colors of Love
68. Let's Get a Little Sentimental - Montanas
69. Do You Wanna Dance - Deep Feeling
70. Dark Star - Pussyfoot
71. Like the Sun - Tapestry
72. The Walk Will Do You Good - the Rainbow People
73. Don't Listen - Katch 22
74. Close My Eyes - Edwards Hand
75. Try a Little Sadness - Genesis
76. Cherry, Cherry - Jonathan King
77. Holly Golightly - Fluff
78. Midweek Excursion - Pennsylvania Sixpence
79. Look at the Sun - Sun Dragon
80. On a Quiet Night - the Oscar Bicycle
81. Forgive and Forget* - Warm Sounds
82. With My Eyes Closed - the March Hare
83. Shapes and Shadows - Tandem
84. Millions of Millions* - Sweetshop
85. Lady of the Morning Sun - the Bullring
86. California Dreamin' - Jason Crest
87. Sound of Summer's Over - Summer Wine

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Detailed examination of the British Sunshine Pop sound during it's late 60s/early 70s heyday. Four-hour compilation with 87 tracks including hits, misses, rarities and previously unreleased material. Although the lushly-arranged, harmony-based late 60s Sunshine Pop sound is most readily associated with America in general and the sun-kissed California region in particular, the reality is that it was always an international phenomenon. The three-CD set, 'What A Groovy Day' is a thrilling four-hour celebration of Britain's contribution to the genre, ranging from household names (The New Seekers, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits) to terminally obscure acts like Infinity and The Mellow Yellow, who failed to release anything at the time. Naturally our compilation includes contributions from the two uncrowned kings of the 60s British harmony pop sound, vocalist Tony Rivers (who provides us with our title song) and studio all-rounder John Carter, represented as both performer and songwriter. Other highlights come from posthumously-acclaimed Sunshine Pop maestros Design, a trio of music library recordings by the largely overlooked but hugely talented backroom auteur Barbara Moore and, perhaps most intriguingly of all, the first-ever release of The Sweet's first demo recording, cut when they were still known as Sweetshop. Housed in a clamshell box featuring a lavish 48-page booklet, 'What A Groovy Day' is a fascinating exploration of a sound that, more than 50 years after it's unacknowledged-at-the- time heyday, is still causing endless ripples in the musical gene pool. Grab yourself an instant dose of aural summer sunshine!