Idle Race
Birthday Party

Idle Race

Birthday Party
Stunning 1968 UK Mono Gatefold Original With A1/B1 Stampers. Record Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Features Different Artwork Than The US Version. The Inner Gatefold Shows A Well Attended Birthday Party With Famous Faces Pasted Over The Attendees. “The Debut Album By This Unjustly Overlooked Band Is A Piece Of Classic British Psychedelia That Transcends Its Origins. Most British Bands Trying To Achieve A Psychedelic Sound In Those Days Simply Played Softly And Sang In A Very Effete And Poetic Manner - The Idle Race, By Contrast, Play Hard Here And Don't Sound Effete So Much As Just Cheerfully Trippy, A Lot Like The Beatles Of "Penny Lane" And "Strawberry Fields Forever"; Indeed, "End Of The Road" From This Album Sounds Like A Rewrite Of "Penny Lane." Jeff Lynne Is The Dominant Personality Here, As Composer, Guitarist, And Singer, And, As One Might Expect Given His Presence, The Music All Has A Beatles-Like Quality Of Playfulness Amid The Musical Invention. Much More Indicative Of His Future Direction Are "Morning Sunshine," One Of The Prettiest Songs To Come Out Of The Entire Birmingham Music Scene And Displaying A Languid Guitar Flourish That Anticipates Any Number Of ELO Songs Circa A New World Record, And "The Lady Who Said She Could Fly," An Orchestrated Beatlesque Jewel That Sounds Like A Lost ELO Track.” Bruce Eder, All Music Guide.
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  • Artist: Idle Race
  • Genre: Psych
  • Type: Used - LP
  • Label: Liberty
  • Catalog ID: LBL 83132E
  • Country ID: UK
  • Our ID: 114180

Track List

A1 Skeleton And The Roundabout
A2 Happy Birthday
A3 The Birthday
A4 I Like My Toys
A5 Morning Sunshine
A6 Follow Me Follow
A7 Sitting In My Tree
B1 On With The Show
B2 Lucky Man
B3 Don't Put Your Boys In The Army, Mrs. Ward
B4 Pie In The Sky
B5 The Lady Who Said She Could Fly
B6 End Of The Road