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Idle Race - Schizophrenic Psycedelia - Limited & Numbered Run Out Groove - Clear vinyl

Idle Race - Schizophrenic Psycedelia - Limited & Numbered Run Out Groove - Clear vinyl

$ 24.99

Artist: The Idle Race  |  Label: Run Out Groove #34  |  Format: LP |  Genre: Rock |  Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed

The Idle Race
Schizophrenic Psychedelia
a limited edition & numbered LP on Clear vinyl
From Run Out Groove

Vinyl Info:
Album was mastered for vinyl by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studios. Lacquers were cut by Jeff Powell at Sam Phillips Recording Studio. 1LP, 180g clear vinyl pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands. LP comes in a tip-on style single pocket jacket with insert newly designed by Steve Stanley. New liner notes by Richard Morton Jack. Each LP is individually numbered.
New mono/stereo collection of the band’s Liberty-era Pyschedelic tracks on full length vinyl with several tracks making their debut on the format
The Idle Race were a British rock group from Birmingham in the late 1960s and early 1970s who garnered a cult following but never enjoyed mass commercial success. In addition to being the springboard for Jeff Lynne’s career, the band holds a place of significance in British pop-rock history as a link between The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, The Steve Gibbons Band and Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders. The band was initially formed in 1959. By1965, member Roy Wood formed the Move and the band started touring by 1966. Johnny Mann was eventually replaced by Jeff Lynne – who at the time was an unknown guitar prodigy from Birmingham. They released one single in 1966 on Polydor – “It’s Only The Dog/Your Friend” featuring Lynne on lead guitar. Eager to showcase Lynne’s vocal and guitar skills as well as his growing cache of catchy Beatlesque songs and wishing to embrace the psychedelic movement of the time, the group changed its name, first to The Idyll Race and then The Idle Race. They often appeared live in performance with such bands as The Spencer Davis Group, The Who, The Small Face, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Yes and Free. BBC disc jockeys such as John Peel and Kenny Everett were big champions of the group. Despite critical respect and famous admirers such as The Beatles and Marc Bolan, Idle Race failed to catch fire with the public. After suffering through bad luck that sabotaged their efforts, the band splintered, leaving in their wake several of the quirkiest and most distinctive pop records of the psychedelic era.

Track Listing

Side A
1 (Here We Go) Round the Lemon Tree (mono) 2:45
2 My Father’s Son (mono) 2:15
3 Impostor’s of Life’s Magazine (mono) 2:21
4 Sitting in My Tree (mono) 2:50
5 The Skeleton and the Roundabout (stereo) 2:15
6 Knocking Nails Into My House (mono) 2:27
7 End of the Road (stereo) 2:05
8 Morning Sunshine (stereo) 2:45
9 Days of Broken Arrows (mono) 3:51

Side B
1 Worn Red Carpet (mono) 3:04
2 Neanderthal Man (mono) 3:57
3 Victim of Circumstance (mono) 3:36
4 In the Summertime (stereo) 2:58
5 Told You Twice (stereo) 3:38
6 Lucky Man (Alternate Take) 2:36
7 Follow Me Follow (Alternate Take) 1:56

NEW SEALED LP set on Clear Vinyl


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