KALEIDOSCOPE

Flight from Ayesha


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The band started in 1963 under the name The Sidekicks and changed the name to Kaleidoscope when they signed a deal with Fontana Records in January 1967. The band's first single "Flight from Ashiya" was released on 15 September 1967 by Fontana Records, a little earlier than the band's first album Tangerine Dream. The album included "Flight From Ashiya", "Please Excuse My Face" and "Dive into Yesterday" which are now considered some of the band's best songs. The records got good reviews but did not sell very well.

"Faintly Blowing" was released in 1969 by Fontana Records. This time the band's sound was heavier but the tracks still included psychedelic elements with notable lyrics but it failed to reach the charts. After the failure of "Faintly Blowing", they released two more singles. The band took a new name ( Fairfield Parlour) to avoid confusion with the US group of the same name.

Despite the fact that they were now being called a progressive rock band, their music did not change much and still included fairy-tale lyrics with psychedelic harmony. The band's first single as Fairfield Parlour, "Bordeaux Rosé", was released on 17 April 1970 on the Vertigo label. It got a considerable amount of radio airplay, but failed to reach the hit lists.

The album From Home to Home was released in August 1970. The band's fourth album, "White Faced Lady", which they financed independently, was recorded in Morgan Studios in London. Attempts at finding a record company failed and the album was shelved until 1991 when it was released under the name Kaleidoscope on an independent label.

Source: Wikipedia

Band members:

Eddy Pumer: Born 7 October 1947. Lead guitar and organ.

Peter Daltrey: Born 25 March 1946. Lead vocals and organ

Steve Clark:Born in 1946. Bass and flute

Danny Bridgman : Born 1947. Drums



Discography:


1. Tangerine Dream - Fontana 1967

Tracks:
1. Kaleidoscope / 2. Please Excuse My Face / 3. Dive into Yesterday / 4. Mr. Small, the Watch Repairer Man / 5. Flight from Ashiya / 6. The Murder of Lewis Tollani / 7. (Further Reflections) In the Room of Percussion / 8. Dear Nellie Goodrich / 9. Holidaymaker / 10. A Lesson Perhaps / 11. The Sky Children / 12. Flight from Ashiya" (Mono single version)* / 13. Holiday Maker" (Mono single version)* / 14. A Dream for Julie" (Mono)* / 15. Please Excuse My Face" (Mono single version) * / 16. Jenny Artichoke* / 17. Just How Much You Are*
Rating : 8


2. Faintly Blowing - Fontana 1969

Tracks:
1. Faintly Blowing / 2. Poem / 3. Snapdragon / 4. Story from Tom Bitz / 5. (Love Song) for Annie / 6. If You So Wish / 7. Opinion / 8. Bless the Executioner / 9. Black Fjord / 10. Feathered Tiger / 11. I'll Kiss You Once / 12. Music / 13. Do It Again For Jeffrey* / 14. Poem" (Single Version)* / 15. Balloon* / 16. If You So Wish* / 17. Let the World Wash In* / 18. Mediaeval Masquerade*
Rating : 7


3. From Home to Home - Vertigo 1970

Tracks:
1. Aries / 2. In My Box / 3. By Your Bedside / 4. Soldier of the Flesh / 5. I Will Always Feel the Same / 6. Free / 7. Emily / 8. Chalk on the Wall / 9. Glorious House of Arthur / 10. Monkey / 11. Sunny Side Circus / 12. Drummer Boy of Shiloh
Rating : 8


4. White Faced Lady - 1971 (91)

Tracks:
1. Overture / 2. Mirrors / 3. Song: Dear Elvis Presley / 4. Nursey, Nursey / 5. Song - Heaven in the Back Row / 6. Burning Bright / 7. The Matchseller / 8. Coronation of the Fledgling / 9. All Hail to the Hero / 10. White Faced Lady / 11. Freefall / 12.
Standing / 13. 
Diary Song: The Indian Head / 14.
Song from Jon / 15. Long Way Down / 16.
The Locket / 17.
Picture With Conversation / 18.
Epitaph: Angel
Rating : 8


5. The Sidekick Sessions - 2003 (64-67)

Tracks:
1. And She's Mine / 2. Reflections / 3. Stay, Don't Go / 4. What Can I Do? / 5. He's Gonna Be a Star / 6. San Francisco / 7. Walking in the Park / 8. I Wants to Be Loved/ 9. San Francisco / 10.
He's Gonna Be a Star / 11. I'm Looking for a Woman / 12. The House of the Rising Sun / 13. Roadrunner / 14. Wee Wee Hours / 15. You're Not Mine / 16. Drivin' Around / 17. Holiday Maker / 18. And She's Mine / 19. Please Stay, Don't Go / 20. What Can I Do? / 21. High Heel Sneakers
Rating :



Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - June 26 - 2017

48 Tangerine Dream - 1967
121 Faintly Blowing - 1969
294 White Faced Lady - 1991
417 From Home - 1970
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January 14 - 2010 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation ( More tracks will be added ):


1. Flight from Ashiya ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
2. Kaleidoscope ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
3. Please Excuse My Face ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
4. Dive into Yesterday ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
5. Mr. Small, the Watch Repairer Man ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
6. Dear Nellie Goodrich ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
7. The Sky Children ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
8. Faintly Blowing ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
9. Story from Tom Bitz ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
10. If You So Wish ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
11. (Love Song) for Annie ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
12. Feathered Tiger ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
13. Snapdragon ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Faintly Blowing
14. The Murder of Lewis Tollani ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
15. Let the World Wash in ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Single 70
16. Holidaymaker ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Tangerine Dream
17. Bordeaux Rosé ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Single 70
18. Just Another Day ( Pumer/Daltrey ) Single 70
19. Emily ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home
20. In My Box ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home
21. Aries ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home
22. Glorious Day of Arthur ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home
23. Nursey, Nursey ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
24. I Will Always Feel the Same ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home
25. Broken Mirrors ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
26. Angel's Song ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
27. Burnings Birght ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
28. The Matchseller ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
29. The Coronation ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
30. Long Way Down ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
31. The Locket ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
32. Picture With Conversation ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
33. Epitaph ( Pumer/Daltrey ) White Faced Lady
34. Monkey ( Pumer/Daltrey ) From Home to Home

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