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1. Beyond and Before - Yes
2. In the Beginning - Genesis
3. Afterwards -Van Der Graaf Generator
4. Northern Hemisphere -East of Eden
5. All Night Drinker -Fat Mattress
6. The Future Hides It's Face - Man
7. After the War - Eyes of Blue
8. Mr. Armageddon (Single Version) - Locomotive
9. Poor Wages -Barclay James Harvest
10. Meet on the Ledge - Fairport Convention
11. Where Is This Dream of Your Youth? - Strawbs
12. Shield - Deep Purple
13. Egyptian Tomb -Mighty Baby
14. The Week Looked Good on Paper - Pete Brown ;
15. His Battered Ornaments
16. Bad Scene -Ten Years After
17. Born on the Wrong Side of Time - Taste
18. Billy the Monster -The Deviants
19. Magician in the Mountain - Sunforest
20. Walking in the Park - Colosseum
21. Oh Well (Part One) -Fleetwood Mac
22. House Without Windows -Mighty Baby
23. Austin Osmanspare - Bulldog Breed
24. Better By You, Better Than Me - Spooky Tooth
25. Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune - Jack Bruce
26. Trouble on Double Time - Free
27. A New Day Yesterday -Jethro Tull
28. Rice Pudding -The Jeff Beck Group
29. A Salty Dog - Procol Harum
30. Brother Thrush -Barclay James Harvest
31. A Sailor's Life -Fairport Convention
32. Banquet - Audience
33. Gypsy - Moody Blues
34. Paint It Black - Jody Grind
35. Rainmaker - Michael Chapman
36. No Mule's Fool - Family
37. Evil - Edgar Broughton Band
38. The Lady Rachel - Kevin Ayers
39. Chasing Shadows - Deep Purple
40. Flight - the Climax Blues Band
41. Living Life Backwards -Pete Brown ; Piblokto!
42. Kings and Queens -Renaissance
43. Stone Circle - Third Ear Band
44. Who Do You Love - Juicy Lucy
45. Theme for An Imaginary Western - Jack Bruce
46. Sing Me a Song That I Know- Blodwyn Pig
47. Something in the Air -
48. Thunderclap Newman
49. One Way Glass -
50. Manfred Mann Chapter Three
51. Walking Down Their Outlook -High Tide
52. The Kettle - Colosseum
53. Notting Hill Gate
54. (Single Version) - Quintessence
55. Spunk Box- Man
56. Survival - Yes

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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called "underground" rock music - "Banquet - Underground Sounds of 1969", is a 3CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together nearly four hours of music from 1969, a year that saw a huge progression in both musically and socially. It was a fine year for creativity in British album-based rock, embraced by the emerging counter-culture. Musical stylistic influences such as psychedelia jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and even classical music melded, all of which championed by "underground" figures of the day such as DJ John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear and by publications such as International Times and Oz. The common thread among all of these artists was an emphasis on experimentation and a desire to push the perceived boundaries of popular music. It was also a year that would see the birth of "progressive" record labels such as EMI's Harvest and Phillips Records' Vertigo imprints, both aiming to mimic the success that independent labels such as Island Records had achieved and it was the year when the "sampler" compilation albums such as "You Can All Join In", "Nice Enough to Eat", "Gutbucket", "Son of Gutbucket" and "Wowie Zowie! - The World of Progressive Music" left a lasting impression on the album buying audience. 1969 also saw bands that would go on to achieve success and influence in the 1970s such as Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, Barclay James Harvest, Edgar Broughton Band, Free, Family, Genesis, Strawbs, Van Der Graaf Generator, Man and Yes begin their rise to prominence. Aside from featuring better known acts such as Jack Bruce, Thunderclap Newman, Procol Harum, Moody Blues, Taste, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, Michael Chapman and The Jeff Beck Group, this compilation also features lesser-known acts that produced fine work of a wide breadth such as Eyes of Blue, East of Eden, Blodwyn Pig, Locomotive, Mighty Baby, Pete Brown and The Deviants. This collection celebrates a creative period when rock music was evolving into something altogether more serious, moving away from the single as medium to give way to the dominance of the album. Open your ears to "Banquet - Underground Sounds of 1969".