The Rubble Collection, Vol. 8 - All the Colours of Darkness

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The Rubble Collection, Vol. 8 - All the Colours of Darkness

Sharon Tandy & Fleur De Lys dominate the eighth volume of The Rubble Collection. Imagine The Shocking Blue’s Mariska Veres singing for The Jimi Hendrix Experience—that’s what “Hold On” immediately brings to mind. This song first surfaced as the b-side to the group's 1967 single “Stay with Me,” but it became so popular with the Swinging London scene that it was re-released a year later as an a-side. That time, the single's flipside boasted another underground hit: “Daughter of the Moon,” a shadowy pop-psych gem shrouded in cult imagery à la Jinx Dawson. Yellow’s “Living a Lie” opens All the Colours of Darkness. Originally released in March 1970, it was quick to mimic the doomy tones of Black Sabbath’s eponymous album released a month prior, save for some conflicting vestiges of Merseybeat in the vocal harmonies. Jason Crest’s cover of The Move’s “Here We Go ‘Round the Lemon Tree” sounds more whimsical than the original. He similarly turns Stevie Wonder’s “A Place in the Sun” into a psychedelic bubblegum ballad. Second Hand closes with the heavy acid-rocker “The World Will End Yesterday.”

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