Pop, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 66:38 min | 153 MB
Label: Cherry Red Records | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2016
Except for their California brethren The Association, no other band of the ’60s better represents the soft pop genre than Harpers Bizarre. Their seamless combination of baroque arrangements and gossamer vocals had few equals then or now, and nowhere is their achievement better illustrated than on the run of singles they recorded for Warner Bros. Records in the late 1960s.
The four Lenny Waronker-produced albums they made in those years add dimension to the group’s story and emphasize their range, but the essence of Harpers Bizarre can be found on the 45s, which are all collected here for the first time.
What you’ll hear here is the remarkable refashioning of a four-piece guitar band enamoured with the sounds of the British Invasion into a silky-smooth vocal group supported by the cream of Los Angeles’ studio musician crop. The end result is a sound filled with so much sunshine that you might need to wear sunblock while you listen.
This 26-track deluxe edition includes many original mono single mixes, many of which have been out of circulation since their original release. Also included are all the pre-Harpers Bizarre singles, when the band recorded as The Tikis.
1. The Tikis – If I’ve Been Dreaming (01:55)
2. The Tikis – Pay Attention To Me (02:05)
3. The Other Tikis – Bye, Bye, Bye (02:33)
4. The Other Tikis – Lost My Love Today (02:26)
5. The Tikis – Bye, Bye, Bye (WB Version) (02:46)
6. Harpers Bizarre – The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) (02:34)
7. Harpers Bizarre – Come To The Sunshine (02:35)
8. Harpers Bizarre – The Debutante’s Ball (03:07)
9. Harpers Bizarre – Anything Goes (02:02)
10. Harpers Bizarre – Malibu U. (02:17)
11. Harpers Bizarre – Chattanooga Choo Choo (02:36)
12. Harpers Bizarre – Hey, You In The Crowd (02:16)
13. Harpers Bizarre – Cotton Candy Sandman (Sandman’s Coming) (02:52)
14. Harpers Bizarre – Virginia City (02:14)
15. Harpers Bizarre – Both Sides Now (02:43)
16. Harpers Bizarre – Small Talk (02:24)
17. Harpers Bizarre – Battle Of New Orleans (02:38)
18. Harpers Bizarre – Green Apple Tree (02:26)
19. Harpers Bizarre – I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (02:26)
20. Harpers Bizarre – Look To The Rainbow (01:28)
21. Harpers Bizarre – Knock On Wood (03:09)
22. Harpers Bizarre – Witchi Tai To (02:45)
23. Harpers Bizarre – Poly High (02:41)
24. Harpers Bizarre – Soft Soundin’ Music (04:12)
25. Harpers Bizarre – If We Ever Needed The Lord Before (02:59)
26. Harpers Bizarre – Mad (02:41)
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