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CREATION THEORY Limited Vinyl 4LP Box Set

THE CREATION

Label: Demon Records
Release Date: 01 June 2018
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl

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THE CREATION CREATION THEORY Limited Vinyl 4LP Box Set

Overview:
• Alan McGee was such a big fan of The Creation that he named his record label after the band, and named his own band after one of their songs – Biff Bang Pow. The Creation was formed in 1966 from beat combo The Mark Four, and was quickly signed to a production deal with Shel Talmy, The Who’s producer. The first release was the urgent “Making Time”, which featured guitarist Eddie Phillips playing his guitar with a violin bow, two years before Jimmy Page started doing so. Whilst very popular in Germany, UK success largely eluded the band, and after a number of noncharting singles and line-up changes (including Ron Wood), the band broke up in 1968 without ever having released an album in the UK. Bizarrely, Boney M had a huge hit in 1979 with the band’s composition “Painter Man”.
• Phillips and lead vocalist Kenny Pickett recorded an album in 1987 that remained unreleased until 2004, and in 1995, following reunion concerts at Harlesden’s Mean Fiddler, Alan McGee and Joe Foster managed to persuade the original line-up to record a new album, for release on Creation Records.
• This 4 LP box set has been designed by Phil Smee and the album sleeves feature photos from his collection. The four LPs include all of The Creation’s legendary recordings for Shel Talmy (the 2016 stereo mixes appear on LP for the first time), “We Are Paintermen” replicating the 1966
German LP, the only Creation album released anywhere in the 60s. “How Does It Feel To Feel “rounds up the remainder of the 60s recordings, and the 1987 album “Psychedelic Rose” and the 1996 Creation Records album “Power Surge” complete the set.

Featured Tracks:
LP ONE
WE ARE PAINTERMEN
SIDE ONE
1. Cool Jerk
2. Making Time*
3. Through My Eyes
4. Like A Rolling Stone
5. Can I Join Your Band?
6. Tom Tom

SIDE TWO
1. Try And Stop Me*
2. If I Stay Too Long
3. Biff Bang Pow
4. Nightmares
5. Hey Joe
6. Painter Man
*mono

LP TWO
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO FEEL
SIDE ONE
1. How Does It Feel To Feel
[UK version]
2. Sylvette
3. Life Is Just Beginning
4. How Does It Feel To Feel
[US version]
5. I Am The Walker*
6. Ostrich Man*
7. Sweet Helen*

SIDE TWO
1. Midway Down
2. The Girls Are Naked*
3. Bony Moronie*
4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy*
5. For All That I Am
6. Uncle Bert*
*mono

LP THREE
PSYCHEDELIC ROSE
SIDE ONE
1. Lay The Ghost
2. Psychedelic Rose
3. Radio Beautiful
4. United
5. Doing It My Way

SIDE TWO
1. Making Time [new version]
2. Far From Paradise
3. White Knight
4. Spirit Called Love

LP FOUR
POWER SURGE
SIDE ONE
1. Creation
2. Power Surge
3. Someone’s Gonna Bleed
4. Shock Horror
5. That’s How I Found Love
6. Killing Song

SIDE TWO
1. Nobody Wants To Know
2. City Life
3. English Language
4. Free Men Live Forever
5. Ghost Division
6. O+N
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