PLEASE - Circus Days: A Collection of Demos and Studio Recordings 1967-1969
""Sink into a vision of a dreamy psychedelic universe which seems to have been Peter Dunton's own on Circus Days, the third collection of previously unreleased recordings from Dunton's late 1960's British psychedelic band, Please. If Sonny Rollins is the 'Saxophone Colossus' (and he is -- I love Sonny Rollins, a true lion of jazz), surely Peter Dunton is a top contender for Underground Psychedelia Colossus: Neon Pearl (1967); the Flies (1968); Please (1967 and 1969); Gun (1969); songwriting for Infinity (1969-70); and of course, the band he is best known for, one of the most important underground psychedelic bands to ever devise trippy music and lay it down on tape, T2 (1969-1972). Psychedelic music lovers like us love Peter Dunton's music. Madlib loves him too. Dunton wrote an incredible amount of material during the psychedelic era. Like so many other musicians before him, he moved on, thinking that these recordings had no magic to them. But nothing could have been less true. Getting to hear the demo version of the monumental 'Morning' from T2's epochal 'It'll All Work Out in Boomland' is a chill-maker if ever there was one. This release follows on from two other superb albums of unreleased music by Please, '1968-1969' and 'Seeing Stars'. The music on Circus Days can easily be filed next to that of contemporary bands like Blossom Toes, Forever Amber, Tomorrow, July, and an album which is now lauded as one of the best of the era, Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies. Circus Days contains the previously mentioned essential highlight -- the original 1969 demo version of 'Morning,' later to appear on T2's fabulous It'll All Work Out in Boomland album. Other earlier demos including the classic 'Gently As You Feel,' and 'To Dream,' a which features additional female vocals. Booklet includes lyrics and some background on the 1960's work life of Peter Dunton. Last but certainly not least, our Acme/Lion Circus Days CD edition includes three bonus tracks not on the LP version."" - Acme Gramophone/Lion Productions .
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.