Art – African Thing .1967

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Art – Supernatural Fairy Tales 1967 (UK, Psychedelic Rock)
Artist: Art
Location: England
Album: Supernatural Fairy Tales
Released: 1967
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Duration: 37:01

Art – the band name The VIP’s (from Carlisle, Cumbria County) on this album. This is the only LP, there were singles (5 or 6) … Bit-band was formed in 1963 from the group The Ramrods. The original lineup – keyboardist / vocalist Mike Harrison (ex-Dino and the Danubes, The Dakotas, The Ramrods), bassist Greg Ridley (ex-Dino and the Danubes, The Dakotas), rhythm guitarist Frank Kenyon (ex-The Teenages, The Ramrods), lead guitarist Jimmy Henshaw (ex-The Ramrods) and drummer Walter Johnstone (ex-The Teenages, The Ramrods). Later, the group played a short time, Keith Emerson (Keith Emerson), but not on this album. By 1967 (“Summer of Love” – ??The Summer of Love) psychedelic band began to play, in part were: Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, and drummer Mike Kellie and guitarist Luther Grosvenor. And after the release of this album, along came an American keyboardist / vocalist Gary Wright and the group became known as Spooky Tooth. The album presents 10 songs and 2 of cover versions (at The Young Rascals and Buffalo Springfield). Producer – Guy Stevens (Guy Stevens).

Tracks:
All songs written by Mike Harrison / Greg Ridley / Mike Kellie / Luther Grosvenor except where noted.
01. I Think I’m Going Weird – 3:18
02. What’s That Sound (For What It’s Worth) (Stephen Stills) – 2:46
03. African Thing – 4:03
04. Room With A View – 3:37
05. Flying Anchors – 2:39
06. Supernatural Fairy Tale – 3:33
07. Love Is Real – 3:17
08. Come On Up (Felix Cavaliere) – 3:00
09. Brothers, Dads And Mothers – 3:26
10. Talkin ‘To Myself – 1:38
11. Alive Not Dead – 2:11
12. Rome Take Away Three – 2:58

Personnel:
– Mike Harrison – keyboards, vocals
– Greg Ridley – bass
– Mike Kellie – drums
– Luther Grosvenor – guitar, vocals
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– Guy Stevens – producer

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