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1. Evening Over Rooftops - Edgar Broughton Band
2. Spanish Tide - Family
3. Simple Sister - Procol Harum
4. She Said - Barclay James Harvest
5. Late November - Sandy Denny
6. Mother Goose - Jethro Tull
7. The House on the Hill - Audience
8. Master of the Universe - Hawkwind
9. Bitches Crystal -Emerson Lake ; Palmer
10. I've Seen All Good People - Yes
11. Golden Fleece - Spring
12. City Song - Lindisfarne
13. Summer Time - Pretty Things
14. Time Machine - Beggars Opera
15. Do It (Single Version) - Pink Fairies
16. Eternal Messenger - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
17. Lady in Black - Uriah Heep
18. Eire - Think Lizzy
19. Winter Wine - Caravan
20. Virgin Spring (Single Version) - Mighty Baby
21. Blue John's Blues - Barclay James Harvest
22. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
23. Saving It Up for So Long - Samurai
24. Munich - Cressida
25. Folk Song - Jack Bruce
26. Life Is a Long Song - Jethro Tull
27. Burning Bridges - Family
28. The Seed - BB Blunder
29. Breakthrough - Atomic Rooster
30. Love to Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) - Caravan
31. You, You Point Your Finger - Patto
32. Nite People - Colin Scot
33. Pantagruel's Nativity - Gentle Giant
34. Glistening Glyndebourne - John Martyn
35. Solitude - Peter Hammill
36. Young Mother - Curved Air
37. The Fakir - Paladin
38. Pieces of Me - Linda Hoyle
39. Call Me a Liar - Edgar Broughton Band
40. Son of the Father - Stray
41. Someone's Learning - Status Quo
42. July Morning - Uriah Heep
43. A Spoonful of Bromide (Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down) - Atomic Rooster
44. Running Down Deep - Help Yourself
45. Theme Song / en Route / Theme Song (Reprise) - Keef Hartley Band
46. Windweaver - Jade Warrior
47. Many Are Called, But Few Get Up - Man
48. Bluebell Wood - Big Sleep
49. Black Cat - Gentle Giant
50. Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator
51. Circus Mind - Pretty Things
52. 10538 Overture - Electric Light Orchestra
53. Song for the Bearded Lady - Nucleus
54. Heart of the Sunrise - Yes

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Esoteric Recordings' next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called "underground" rock music. 1971 was a momentous year in rock and one which would continue to see Progressive music in all it's forms become a dominating force with the album buying public. Much of this music appeared on the "progressive" imprints of major record labels such as EMI's Harvest, Decca's Deram and Philips Records' Vertigo and emerging independent labels such as Charisma, United Artists and Island and led to an increasing presence of underground album music on BBC Radio 1 on it's Sounds Of The Seventies and Top Gear programmes. 1971 saw a wealth of imaginative artists meld seemingly disparate musical genres and influences such as jazz, blues, folk, rock and classical music on a host of wonderful albums, all of which appealed to an audience of students and followers of the "underground' culture. Universities and Colleges were regular venues on the burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances. 1971 also saw festivals such as Weeley (which attracted an estimated 150, 000 people), Reading and the Glastonbury Fayre featuring the leading Progressive album-focussed artists of the day. 'Breakthrough - Underground Sounds Of 1971' is a lovingly compiled collection from this pivotal year in music, featuring a host of key artists plus a host of lesser-known acts who failed to reach a wider audience but produced a wide breadth of music, such as BB BLUNDER, BIG SLEEP, CRESSIDA, HELP YOURSELF, MIGHTY BABY, PATTO, PINK FAIRIES, SAMURAI, COLIN SCOT, SPRING and STRAY. Turn on and tune in to the gloriously diverse underground sounds of 1971. Includes An Illustrated Booklet With Essay By Mark Powell. Reviews And Features In National Newspapers, Uncut, Mojo, Record Collector And Prog Magazines Plus Coverage On Relevant Websites And Fanzines