Thursday, May 02, 2019

The Psychedelic Sixties Music French EP Collection (2003)

"The Vogue French singles were the most highly prized and collectible
1960's picture sleeves, and Magic Records did me a huge favor by 
reproducing these exactly as they would have been seen in the 
mid-60's. I'm a picture sleeve collector AND and 60's music collector.
How can you not love the bands' pictures on the front AND the music. 
It's like a sugar coated cereal for diabetics.I love the look of these 
pic sleeves,cause they say it all. 60's PUNK! Yeah baby!
While there's nothing new musically if you're a typical 60's music 
collector,(you should already own this music stuff or you're an idiot 
anyways) the little CD singles of happiness sound fabulous, and 
feature 3-4 tracks per sleeve.And I count 14 sleeves, with some great 
"B-sides" They also sound like nothing else-it says on the back of the 
box set that they are remastered in High Definition 24-Bit. 
Yeah,they really do sound different, and I must always say that most 
60's singles were produced in MONO and do generally sound better 
that way! 
If you didn't know it,and need to be reminded, MOST 60's singles 
came out originally in the MONO form,because they were geared for 
the teenage lima bean market of AM radio top 40 charts,and they 
have a terrific sound all of their own.When played on your 1960's car 
radio with one measly speaker, those singles sounded like a symphony. 
They sound better than your current CD's and vinyl and have a nice 
3D feel to them. So,vinyl purists, you can still have your sound, 
and quality, and eat your cake too. 
I just don't know, the idea of playing only 3-4 tracks on one CD,and 
then having to change the disc,is sorta stupid, but, that's the way these 
singles came out originally,in France.And they're keeping that artistic 
look of them nicely, they even reproduced the single's paper sleeve 
centers on the printing directly on the discs! Talk about fans! 
These guys are as crazy as I am, I would have done the same thing! 
Make it look exactly like it did in the mid-60's, and make it sound the 
same too. Bravo!
I couldn't afford these original singles,whenever I saw one, and 
whenever I saw a picture of one,I drooled. So, I included scans of 
each and every single,because they are pretty little jewels. 
What can be said about the bands that already hasn't been said before? 
I can't add anything, and besides, I'm lazy.The music speaks for itself
well enough. Some of the music is more ground breaking for the time, 
and some of it is clever pop music, that's slightly better than most. 
(the Electric Prunes,We The People and the like are far more 
ground-breaking than say the silly Kasenetz-Katz Music Explosion 
bubblegum sticky sweet pop) But still even THAT kind of music has 
it's place in my black garage punk heart. 
I'm not crazy about Western Union Man By The Five Americans, but
hearing it again, on these discs, actually makes it sound like fun again! 
The sound is luscious, thick, and as gorgeous as a freshly popped open 
original copy of the 13th Floor Elevators album right from that era. 
Even you die hard vinyl purist collector scum will want to hear this.
It would be nice if you liked this stuff, and made a comment. I always 
like reading your opinions and thoughts, and just knowing you appreciate
my efforts bringing you this music,it makes my little heart go pitter,patter. 
Who's on this? The Electric Prunes, We The People, The Seeds,
The 13th Floor Elevators, The Music Explosion, The Five Americans, 
The Syn, The Shadows Of Knight, The Count 5 and The Shakepeares."


  1. sorry but workupload doesn'nt work. All is deleted... Thanks

  2. The following comment is all that is showing:
    This file does not exist or has been deleted by the owner prematurely.
    Very sad, was looking forward to these. Regards Krauty

  3. Dommage que les liens soient mort. Sniff

  4. Linki skasowane. Proszę o nowe.

  5. Double Tanx. Regards Krauty

  6. Большое спасибо с Украины за исправление ситуации!

    1. И Украине привет. С праздником !

  7. A big thank you for this !

  8. MERCI BEAUCOUP POUR TOUT !!!! from paris

  9. A great collection! Thanks!!!


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