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Four-hour 3CD compilation of the pioneering 60s/early 70s Australian independent Clarion label. A smorgasbord of driving R&B, sunshine pop, studio psychedelia and progressive rock recorded in Perth, Western Australia. Based in the Western Australian city of Perth, teenager Martin Clarke was working at a local radio station when he converted a spare bedroom into a makeshift recording studio. That modest early venture evolved into Martin Clarke Recording Studios, which opened in 1962 to become Perth's first professional recording facility. By the time the studio purchased a four-track in 1966, Clarke had launched the Clarion label, working with a constant stream of solo singers and beat/R&B groups. With a raised profile after Perth TV personality Johnny Young had a national hit with the Easybeats-penned 'Step Back', Clarion signed a number of promising new acts that included The Valentines (featuring a pre-AC/DC Bon Scott) and Young's TV colleague Robbie Snowden. Clarion went on to have a number of regional and national successes, releasing interesting music into the 70s (British expatriates The Birds and Chalice, plus local progressive rockers Fatty Lumpkin) before Clarke wound down the label and relocated to England. A four-hour 3CD anthology, 'The Clarion Set' assembles the pick of the label's roster, with choice selections from the aforementioned acts as well as female-fronted folk rockers Gemini, powerhouse R&B/soul vocalist Ray Hoff, pre-Valentines garage band The Spektors and in-house psychedelic experiment The Vegetable Garden.
Four-hour 3CD compilation of the pioneering 60s/early 70s Australian independent Clarion label. A smorgasbord of driving R&B, sunshine pop, studio psychedelia and progressive rock recorded in Perth, Western Australia. Based in the Western Australian city of Perth, teenager Martin Clarke was working at a local radio station when he converted a spare bedroom into a makeshift recording studio. That modest early venture evolved into Martin Clarke Recording Studios, which opened in 1962 to become Perth's first professional recording facility. By the time the studio purchased a four-track in 1966, Clarke had launched the Clarion label, working with a constant stream of solo singers and beat/R&B groups. With a raised profile after Perth TV personality Johnny Young had a national hit with the Easybeats-penned 'Step Back', Clarion signed a number of promising new acts that included The Valentines (featuring a pre-AC/DC Bon Scott) and Young's TV colleague Robbie Snowden. Clarion went on to have a number of regional and national successes, releasing interesting music into the 70s (British expatriates The Birds and Chalice, plus local progressive rockers Fatty Lumpkin) before Clarke wound down the label and relocated to England. A four-hour 3CD anthology, 'The Clarion Set' assembles the pick of the label's roster, with choice selections from the aforementioned acts as well as female-fronted folk rockers Gemini, powerhouse R&B/soul vocalist Ray Hoff, pre-Valentines garage band The Spektors and in-house psychedelic experiment The Vegetable Garden.
5013929192805
Clarion Set / Various - Clarion Set / Various (Uk)

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 07/28/2023
UPC: 5013929192805

Clarion Set / Various (Uk)
Artist: Clarion Set / Various
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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1. I've Got My Eyes on You (And I Like What I See) - Russ Kennedy ; the Little Wheels
2. Glad, Not Sad - the Times
3. Bama Lama, Bama Loo - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
4. Gloria - the Spektors
5. Cara-Lin - Johnny Young
6. Choose Who I Like - Mort ; the Mobees
7. Long Time Gone - Terry Walker with the Hi Five
8. The Uncle Willie - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
9. Skye Boat Song - Glen Ingram with the Hi Five
10. Tell Her No - the Kompany
11. I've Been Watching You - Russ Kennedy ; the Little Wheels 12 My Good Friend Mary Jane - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
12. On My Mind - the Spektors
13. Step Back (Demo) - Johnny Young
14. Little Wheel - Russ Kennedy ; the Little Wheels
15. Go Laddie - Maggie Hammond
16. Take This Hammer - Gleningram with the Clan
17. Cry I Do - Colin Cook
18. Every Day I Have to Cry - the Valentines
19. Looking for My Pig - Ray
20. Hoff ; the Off Beats
21. Can't You See - Mort ; the Mobees
22. High Flying Bird - Maggie Hammond
23. I Can't Dance with You - the Valentines
24. Good Evening Girl - Johnny Young
25. Tossin' and Turnin' - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
26. Too Much Monkey Business - Russ Kennedy ; the Little Wheels 27 That It's Me - Glen Ingram with the Clan
27. No One Really Loves a Clown - Robbie Snowden
28. You Won't Be Leaving -Maggie Hammond
29. Ain't Doin' Too Bad PTS. 1 and 2 - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
30. Hold on - Johnny Young
31. King of the Mountain - the Proclamation
32. Love Makes Sweet Music - the Valentines
33. The Family Way - the Kompany
34. Peeping Tom - the Clan
35. Da Doo Ron Ron - Chris James
36. Love, Love, Love - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
37. Come on Up - Johnny Young
38. Talkin' - Robbie Snowden
39. I'll Be Doggone - Glen Ingram
40. No Good Without You - the Birds
41. Sookie Sookie - the Valentines
42. Craise Finton Kirk (Royal Academy of Arts) - Johnny Young
43. Sunshine Rides on a Trolley-Robbie Snowden
44. Come Home Baby - the Troupadors
45. You Baby - Colin Cook
46. I've Got to Get You - Ray Hoff ; the Off Beats
47. Hip Huggin' Mini - Soul Purpose
48. Do You Want to Dance - Robbie Snowden
49. Near to Me - the Troupadors
50. Peculiar Hole in the Sky - the Valentines
51. Geno PTS 1 and 2 - Johnny Young
52. Sunday Afternoon - the Clan
53. Just a Little - Robbie Snowden
54. Little Boat - the Troupadors
55. Little Joe the Boxer - the Kompany
56. Come Back and Shake Me - Strawberry Fair
57. Tea and Sympathy (Don't You Worry) - the Proclamation
58. Every Christian Lionhearted Man Will Show
59. You - Johnny Young
60. She Said - the Valentines
61. Riot in Cell Block Number 9-Colin Cook
62. Magic Words - the Birds
63. In My World - Chalice
64. Somebody to Love - Swingshift
65. Hypnotic Suggestion - the Vegetable Garden
66. Sunshine River - Gemini
67. Soul Finger - Willpower
68. Boogaloo Down Broadway -Soul Purpose
69. Things We Said Today -Strawberry Fair
70. Even Stevens - the Vegetable Garden
71. Got to Get Back T' Nellie -Fatty Lumpkin
72. Ebenezer - Chalice
73. Dust in My Pants - the Birds
74. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) -Gemini
75. Mr. Won't You Help Me -Chalice
76. Share - Soul Purpose
77. Spinning Wheel - Willpower
78. We Can Work It Out -Swingshift
79. Rene - the Birds
80. Don't Knock My Boogie -Fatty Lumpkin
81. Nearly Gone - Chalice
82. Butterfly Wings - Gemini
83. Here, There ; Everywhere -Swingshift
84. I See the Rain - the Birds
85. Nine to Five Girl - Chalice
86. Millionaire - Fatty Lumpkin

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Four-hour 3CD compilation of the pioneering 60s/early 70s Australian independent Clarion label. A smorgasbord of driving R&B, sunshine pop, studio psychedelia and progressive rock recorded in Perth, Western Australia. Based in the Western Australian city of Perth, teenager Martin Clarke was working at a local radio station when he converted a spare bedroom into a makeshift recording studio. That modest early venture evolved into Martin Clarke Recording Studios, which opened in 1962 to become Perth's first professional recording facility. By the time the studio purchased a four-track in 1966, Clarke had launched the Clarion label, working with a constant stream of solo singers and beat/R&B groups. With a raised profile after Perth TV personality Johnny Young had a national hit with the Easybeats-penned 'Step Back', Clarion signed a number of promising new acts that included The Valentines (featuring a pre-AC/DC Bon Scott) and Young's TV colleague Robbie Snowden. Clarion went on to have a number of regional and national successes, releasing interesting music into the 70s (British expatriates The Birds and Chalice, plus local progressive rockers Fatty Lumpkin) before Clarke wound down the label and relocated to England. A four-hour 3CD anthology, 'The Clarion Set' assembles the pick of the label's roster, with choice selections from the aforementioned acts as well as female-fronted folk rockers Gemini, powerhouse R&B/soul vocalist Ray Hoff, pre-Valentines garage band The Spektors and in-house psychedelic experiment The Vegetable Garden.
        
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