Psychedelic Rock Hits from the 60’s on CD

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Looking for the best Psychedelic Rock hits from the 60’s? Look no further than our top picks on CD. From The Beatles to The Doors, we’ve got you covered.

The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was released in the United Kingdom on 1 June 1967 by Parlophone. The album was an immediate commercial and critical success. It topped the UK Albums Chart for 27 weeks and was the best-selling album of 1967 in the UK. In August, 1967, it was released in the United States, where it topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 15 weeks, making it the band’s fourth number-one album in the US.

Release and Reception

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 May 1967 on Parlophone and produced by George Martin. Its cover, designed by Peter Blake, features the band posing in front of a collage of famous people and objects, many of them impersonated by waxworks.

Critical reception to Sgt. Pepper in 1967 was overwhelmingly positive. Writing in The Times, Nicholas Schaffner said that the Beatles “have topped themselves”, while Raymond Jones of the Daily Mirror described it as “a gas”. pepper was ranked number one in several year-end and decade-end polls of critics and music magazines. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it number one on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, which was based on a survey of critics and musicians.

The Songs

1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – 2:02
2. “With a Little Help from My Friends” – 2:43
3. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” – 3:28
4. “Getting Better” – 2:48
5. “Fixing a Hole” – 2:36
6. “She’s Leaving Home” – 3:35
7. “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” – 2:37
8. “Within You Without You” (George Harrison) – 5:04
9. “When I’m Sixty-Four” – 2:37
10. “Lovely Rita” – 2:42
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” – 2:41
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” – 1:18
13. “A Day in the Life” – 5:33

The Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet

The Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet was released in December of 1968 on LP by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records/Abkco Records in the United States. The Beggars Banquet album was a return to form for the Stones after the psychedelic sounds of Their Satanic Majesties Request.

Release and Reception

Beggars Banquet is the seventh British and ninth American studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in December 1968 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States.

In August 1967, while the band was on tour in Wales, Brian Jones was arrested for lewd and obscene behavior after urinating on the wall of a public toilet. He was fined £50. The incident added to mounting tensions within the band, which came to a head two months later when an argument between Jones and fellow Stones member Keith Richards resulted in Richards punching Jones in the face, resulting in a severe concussion. This led to Jones’ hospitalization, during which time he was unable to participate in the recording of material for their next album. As a result, his role within the band was greatly reduced during the recording of Beggars Banquet; he only contributed to two songs, “Salt of the Earth” and “Prodigal Son”.

The album was recorded over a three-month period from May to July 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London and written entirely by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The album’s lyrical style marked a significant change from the drug-themed psychedelic hits of their previous albums; instead they drew inspiration from contemporary events such as Britain’s declining social conditions in songs like “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy for the Devil”.

The album’s artwork featured a graffiti-covered lavatory wall with references to various sexual acts written on it; an image that would go on to become one of rock music’s most iconic album covers. The original vinyl release included an insert with details of how potential customers could add their own messages to ads placed around London advertising places where people could engage in sexual activities.

Beggars Banquet was released amid great anticipation from fans and critics who felt that it would see The Rolling Stones return to form following their failed attempt at making a psychedelic album with Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967). It entered the UK chart at number five and peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 – their highest charting position there since Out of Our Heads (1965). Upon its release, Beggars Banquet was widely acclaimed by music critics; many cited it as a return to form for The Rolling Stones, while others praised its? combination of blues, R&B and country influences. In 2003, it was ranked at number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Songs

1. Sympathy for the Devil- The Stones paint a picture of the Devil’s perspective on key points in history where he has influenced mankind’s actions for the worse.
2. No Expectations- A slower ballad about lost love and personal pain.
3. Dear Doctor- A fast-paced country song about a man’s doctor telling him that he will never be able to marry the woman he loves due to his family’s objections.
4. Parachute Woman- A song about a woman who is afraid of commitment and always looking for the next thrill.
5. Jigsaw Puzzle- A complex and lengthy song about the many pieces that make up a person’s life and how they all fit together.

The Kinks-Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?

Released in 1968, The Kinks Are the Good Times Really Over for Good? is one of the most important psychedelic rock albums ever made. The album features 12 tracks of psychedelic rock hits, including the title track, which is considered one of the best psychedelic rock songs of all time.

Release and Reception

The Kinks released their eighteenth studio album, Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?, on 2 June 1984. The album was met with mixed reviews from music critics. Some praised the album for its mature songwriting, while others found it to be too similar to the band’s previous work. The album peaked at number forty-seven on the UK Albums Chart and number one hundred and ninety-five on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

The Songs

The Kinks’ Are the Good Times Really Over for Good? is a greatest hits album by The Kinks, released in 1984. The album consists of eight studio tracks and six live tracks, recorded between 1964 and 1983.

The studio tracks are:
– “You Really Got Me”
– “All Day and All of the Night”
– “Tired of Waiting for You”
– “Set Me Free”
– “See My Friends”
– “Sunny Afternoon”
– “Lola”
– “Apeman”

The live tracks are:
– “You Really Got Me” (live)
– “All Day and All of the Night” (live)
– “Tired of Waiting for You” (live)
– ” Set Me Free” (live)
– “See My Friends”(live) – this track is an acoustic version featuring Ray Davies on lead vocals and guitar, Dave Davies on slide guitar, Pete Quaife on bass guitar and Mick Avory on drums. This performance was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 26 November 1965 for the BBC radio programme Top Gear. It was first broadcast on 12 December 1965. This is the only known live recording of this song featuring all four original members of The Kinks. – Source: Wikipedia

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