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1. Taking Some Time on -Barclay James Harvest
2. The Green Manalishi (With the
3. Two Prong Crown) - Fleetwood Mac
4. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You - Caravan
5. Black Night - Deep Purple
6. Refugees (Single Version) -Van Der Graaf Generator
7. Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
8. Winter - Atomic Rooster
9. Hurry on Sundown - Hawkwind
10. The Witch's Promise - Jethro Tull
11. Nothing at All - Gentle Giant
12. See My Way - Blodwyn Pig
13. Small Fruit Song - Al Stewart
14. No More White Horses - T2
15. The Song of McGuillicudie the Pusillanimous (Or Don't Worry James, Your Socks Are Hanging in the Coal Cellar with Thomas) - Egg
16. Apache Dropout -Edgar Broughton Band
17. Sittin' Back Easy - Patto
18. Singing a Song in the Morning - Kevin Ayers
19. Empty Pages - Traffic
20. Alan in the River with Flowers - Lindisfarne
21. Sympathy (Single Version) - Rare Bird
22. Gerdundula (Single Version) - Status Quo
23. Rain - Locomotive
24. Can't Be Long Now / Francoise/
25. For Richard / Warlock - Caravan
26. Around the World in Eighty Days - Stray
27. A Song for Me - Family
28. Grass - Pretty Things
29. Whaling Stories - Procol Harum
30. Funny Ways - Gentle Giant
31. Phoenix - Wishbone Ash
32. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed - Yes
33. Black Sheep of the Family - Quatermass
34. In the Land of the Few -Love Sculpture
35. Jig-A-Jig - East of Eden
36. Things May Come and Things May Go, But the Art School Dance Goes on Forever - Pete Brown ; Piblokto!
37. Tomorrow's People - the Children of
38. Today - McDonald ; Giles
39. Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake ; Palmer
40. Mirror of Illusion - Hawkwind
41. My Heaven - Clear Blue Sky
42. All in Time -Brian Davison's Every Which Way
43. Down, Down - Cressida
44. The Sun Will Never Shine - Barclay James Harvest
45. Lunatic's Lament -Kevin Ayers ; the Whole World
46. Three Sisters - Affinity
47. Momma's Reward (Keep Them Freak's a Rollin') - Edgar Broughton Band
48. Why? (How - Now) - Love Sculpture
49. Blankman Cries Again - High Tide
50. All in Your Mind - Stray
51. Soulful Lady - Michael Chapman
52. Situations - Curved Air
53. Heaven - Gracious
54. Good News, Bad News - Family
55. October 26 - Pretty Things
56. Love Like a Man - Ten Years After
57. Electric Los Angeles Sunset - Al Stewart
58. What? - the Move
59. Thousands on a Raft -Pete Brown ; Piblokto!
60. Astral Traveller - 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 - "Taking Some Time On - Underground Sounds of 1970", is a 4 CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together over five hours of music from 1970, the first year of a new decade that would see Progressive music in all it's forms become a dominating force with the album-buying public. The innocence of psychedelia and the optimism expressed by such vast expressions of the Hippy ideal as the Woodstock Festival in New York State and the Hyde Park Free Festivals of 1969 in London were shattered by the violence of the Altamont Festival in California at the end of the year. As 1970 dawned, a more cynical tone began to appear in the counter-culture which was also reflected in some of the music by "Progressive" artists as some music got heavier or more anarchic. Jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and classical music influences melded together to form a diversity of music among so-called Underground artists, championed by "underground" figures of the day such as John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear. These artists retained a common audience who anticipated their albums eagerly, resulting in the "progressive" imprints of major record labels such as EMI's Harvest, Decca's Deram and Philips Records' Vertigo imprints and the independent Island Records enjoying healthy sales with some artists enjoying success in the UK singles charts. Universities and Colleges were regular venues on burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances both in Britain and in Europe. 1970 was also a year of major rock festivals in Britain, all of whom featured "Progressive" album focussed artists. Free concerts in London's Hyde Park and events such as Plumpton Festival, The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music and the infamous Isle of Wight Festival of 1970 (gate-crashed by underground agitators protesting against the entrance fee being charged by the organisers) all showcased some of the best music of the time.