DANDELION RECORDS
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                                www.dandelionrecords.co.uk

Start   : 1969
OWNER   : JOHN PEEL & CLIVE SHELDON
Distr.  : CBS / Warner / Polydor
Style   : psychedelic / blues rock / hard rock / prog.rock /


ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY : series  63 750
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    63 750    BRIDGET ST. JOHN      ASK ME NO QUESTION            09.1969

To Be  Without A Hitch /  Autumn Lullaby / Curl  Your To Es /  Like Never
Before / Curious Crystal Of Unusual Purity / Barefoot And Hot Pavements /
I Like To Be With You In The Sun / Lizard-Long-Tongue Boy / Hello Again /
Many Happy Returns / Broken Faith / Ask Me No Question

(Note : gatefold sleeve)
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    63 751    B E A U               B E A U                       09.1969

Welcome / Imagination / 1917 Revolution / Soldier Of The Willow / Fishing
Song / Painted  Vase / Pillar Of Economy  / Nations Pride / Sun  Dancer /
Rain / Morning Sun / Summer Has Gone / Ways Of Winter / Welcome Tag Piece
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    63 752    PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE : SOUNDTRACK          .1969

Enigmatic Insomniac  Machine / Sacrifice /  Death Of Don Quixote  / Third
Sonnet To  Sundry Notes Of Music  / To A Broken  Guitar / Pinky-A Mystery
Cycle
(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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    63 753    OCCASIONAL WORLD:THE YEAR OF THE GREAT LEAP SIDEWAYS  .1970
              ENSEMBLE

Open The Box /  Trixie's Song / Train Set / Sweet Tea  Song / Clic Clic /
Nuts And Bolts  / I'm So Glad /  Barnyard Suite / Skin Diver  / Missed My
Times / Mrs. Jones / Hortensia / Close The Box / ....
(Note : LP contain 24 songs)
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    63 754    GENE VINCENT          I'M BACK AND I'M PROUD        02.1970

Rockin'  Robin /  In The  Pines /  Be-Bop-A-Lula /  Rainbow At Midnight /
Black Letter / White  Lightning / Sexy Ways / Ruby Baby  / Lotta Lovin' /
Circle Never Broken / No.9 / Scarlet Ribbons
(Note : gatefold sleeve)
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    63 755    SIREN                 SIREN                         03.1970

Ze-Ze-Ze-Ze /  Get Right Church  / Rock Me  Baby / Wake  Up My Children /
Wasting My Time / 16 Women / First  Time I Saw Your Face / Gardener Man /
And I Wonder / War Is Over / Asylum / Bertha Lee / I Wonder Where

Line up : Kevin Coyne       (vo.,gt.)
          Dave Clague       (gt.,bass)
          Nick Cudworth     (pn.,gt.)
          John Chichester   (gt.)
          Tat Meager        (drums)            Dave Clague    (prod.)
   plus : Colin Wood        (flt.,keyb.)       Tom Allom      (prod.)

(Note : US cat.nr. D9 104)
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    63 756    MIKE HART             MIKE HART BLEEDS              03.1970

Yawney Morning  Song / Shelter Song  / Ring Song /  Please Bring Back The
Birch For The Milkman / Artie's Wife  / Disbelief Blues / Aberfan / Dance
Mister Morning Man / Almost Liverpool 8

Line up : Mike Hart         (vo.,gt.)
          Jan Schelhaas     (pn.)     Rick Sanders     (gt.)
          Dave Paul         (bass)    Andy Donaldson   (harm.)
          John Skorksy      (drums)   Neil Ford        (gt.,keyb.)
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    63 757    MEDICINE HEAD         NEW BOTTLES,OLD MEDICINE      05.1970

When The Night Falls  / Odee Baby / Next Time The  Sun Comes Round / This
Love Of Old / Oh  My Heart To Peace / Do It Now / Be  It As We Are / Fire
Under Mountain /  Two Men Now / Crazy  'bout You Baby / Goin'  Home / His
Guiding Hand / Walkin' Blues

Line up : Peter Hope Evans  (harm.,percs.,gt.,vo.)
          John Fiddler      (vo.,gt.,drums)
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[ All the  above LP's were  distributed by CBS]
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SERIES   K 49 000  (for Germany)   ///  DAN 8000    (for UK)
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K 49 001 / DAN 8001  SIREN          STRANGE LOCOMOTION              .1971

Relaxing With Bonnie Lou  / Some Dark Day / Hot Potato  / Soon / Gigolo /
I'm All  Aching / Strange  Locomotion / Shake  My Hand /  Lonesome Ride /
Fetch Me My Woman / Fat Moaning Minnie / Squeeze Me

Line up : Kevin Coyne       (vo.,gt.)
          Nick Cudworth     (pn.,vo.)
          Dave Clague       (gt.,bass)
          Mick Gratton      (gt.)
          Tat Meager        (drums)       Dave Clague     (prod.)

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 002 / DAN 8002  PRINCIPAL EDWARDS  : ASMOTO RUNNING BAND       .1971
                     MAGIC THEATRE

The Asmoto  Side : McAlpine's  Dream / McAlpine  Versus The Asmoto  / The
Asmoto Running Band  / Asmoto Celebration / Further  Asmoto Celebration /
The Gambini Side  : Total Glycerol Esther / Freef  (R') All / Autumn Lady
Dancing Song  / The Kattering  Song / Weird  Song Of Breaking  Through At
Last
Line up : Belinda Bourquin  (violin,rec.)
          David Jones       (percs.,bongas)
          Jeremy Ensor      (bass)
          Martin Stellman   (vo.)
          Roger Swallow     (tabla,xyl.,drums,congas)
          Root              (gt.,bass)
          Vivienne McAuliffe (vocal)

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 003 / DAN 8003  STACKWADDY     STACKWADDY                      .1971

Road Runner / Bring It To Jerome / Mothballs / Sure Nuff'n'Yes I Do /
Love Story //// Susie Q / Country Line Special / Rolling Stone / Mystic
Eyes / Kentucky
(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 004 / DAN 8004  THE WAY WE LIVE : A CANDLE FOR JUDITH          .1971

King Dick II / Squares / Siderial / Angle / Storm / Willow / Madrigal /
The Way Ahead
(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 005 / DAN 8005  MEDICINE HEAD  HEAVY ON THE DRUM               .1971

There's Always  A Light /  Any Day Now  / Medicine Pony  / Thou Shalt Not
Pass / Expectation Blues / To Train  Time / Call On You Saviour (And Sing
With The  Drum) / Have No  Fear / You Got  Me Rockin' And Rollin'  / Once
There Was A Day / (Sometimes) Even The Moon Has No Face

Line up : Peter Hope Evans  (harm.)
          John Fiddler      (vo.,drums,gt.)
          Keith Relf        (prod.)

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 006 / DAN 8006  B E A U        CREATION                        .1971

Nine Minutes /  There Once Was A Time  / Spider / April Meteor  / Is This
Your Day / Creation  / Blind Faith / Ferris Street /  Release / Reason To
Be / Silence Returns

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 007 / DAN 8007  BRIDGET ST.JOHN : SONGS FOR THE GENTLE MAN     .1971

Day A  Way / City  Crazy / Early  Morning Song /  Back To Stay  / Seagull
Sunday /  If You'd Been  There / Song  For The Laird  Of Connaught Hall /
Making Losing Better / Lady And The  Gentle Man / Downderry Daze / Pebble
And The Man / It Seems Very Strange

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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K 49 008 / DSD 8008  LOL COXHILL    EAR OF BEHOLDER                 .1971

Introduction /  Hungerford / Deviation Dance  / Two Little Pigeons  / Don
Alfonso  / Open  Piccadilly /  Feedback /  Vorblifa -  Exit / Isensatez /
Conversation  /  Mango  Walk  /  Piccadilly  With  Goofs  /  Rasa Moods /
Collective Improvisation / I Am The Walrus / Rhythmic Hooter / Loverman /
Zoological Fun /  Little Triple One Shot / Dat's  Why Darkies Were Born /
Series Of Superbly Played Mellotron Codas

(Note : gatefold sleeve , double LP )
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DAN     8009    CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND MAGIC BAND : MERSEYTROUT 2LP  .2011
                - LIVE IN LIVERPOOL 1980

LP 1    Toaster / Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man / Abba Zabba / Hot
        Head / Dirty Blue Jeans //// Best Batch Yet / One Man Sentence /
        Safe As Milk / Flavour Bud Living / Her Eyes Are A Blue Million
        Miles / One Red Rose That I Mean
LP 2    Doctor Dark / Bat Chain Puller / My Human Gets Me Blues / Sugar'n
        Spikes / Veterans'Day Poppy //// Dropout Boogie / Sheriff Of Hong
        Kong / Kandy Korn / Suction Prints / Big Eyed Beans From Venus
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DAN     8010    see "Ozit Morpheus" discography-s.8000 for details
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DAN     8011    see "Ozit Morpheus" discography s.8000 for details
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DAN     8012    STACKWADDY : THE LOST DANDELION JAMS           LP 03.2013

SIDE 1  What's The Guiness Like, Gary Moore Asked Me
        Put A Top On That
        I Dried My Sticks On A Washing Line
        Missing Jaguar From Timperley
        Graham Gouldman Ashed What's Them Chords?
        He Broke A Chair To Make Drumsticks
SIDE 2  US Army Deserter
        No We Won't Mix That Said John Peel
        I Got Ozzy By The Throat
        Phone Call At Salford's Black Lion Pub
        Selwood Ran Off And Hid From Us
        Mike Sweeney Was Never In Stack Waddy
        Collyhurst Or Timperley

(Note : LP/180 g., 400 numb.copies on red vinyl, galefold sleeve)

see "Ozit-Morpheus" section for following discography
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Note : all the above LP's were distributed by Warner Brothers !
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SERIES  2310 145
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Note : all the below LP's distributed by Polydor Records


2310 145      BURNIN' RED IVANHOE   W.W.W                         12.1971

2nd  Floor  /  Croydon  /  W.W.W.  /  Alez-Vous  Kaskelainen / Kaske-Vous
Karsemose / All About All / Oblong Serenade / Cucumber - Porcupine

Line up : Kim Menzer        (flt.,violin,tuba)
          Ole Fick          (vo.,gt.)
          Freddy Hansson    (prod.)
          Karsten Vogel     (ss,as,org.,pn.)
          Jess Staehr       (bass,percs.)
          Bo Thrige Andersen (drums)

Note : gatefold sleeve )
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2310 146      SUPERSISTER           TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER         01.1971

She Was  Naked / A  Girl Named You   / No Tree  Will Grow (On  Too High A
Mountain) / Energy (Out Of Future) / Higher

Line up : Robert Jan Stips  (vo.,vibr.,vo.)
          Ron Van Eck       (bass)
          Marco Vrolijk     (drums)
          Sacha Van Geest   (vo.,flt.)

(Note : gatefold sleeve)
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2310 165      DAVID BEDFORD         NURSE'S SONG WITH ELEPHANTS   03.1971

It's Easier  Than It Looks  / Nurse's Song  With Elephants /  Some Bright
Stars For Queen's College / Trona / Sad And Lonely Faces

(Note : gatefold sleeve )
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2310 166      MEDICINE HEAD         DARK SIDE OF THE MOON           .1972

Back To The Wall / In Your Eyes / Sittin' In The Sun / On This Road / You
And Me / Kum On / Only To Do What Is True / You Can Make It Here

Line up : John Fiddler      (vo.,gt.,pn.)
          Keith Relf        (bass,prod.)
          John Davis        (drums)

(Note : cat.nr. for cassete - 3100 157)
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2310 193      BRIDGET ST.JOHN       THANK YOU FOR                 06.1972

Nice / Thank You For... / Lazarus / Good Baby Goodbye / Love Minus Zero ,
No Limit  / Silver Coin /  Happy Day / Fly  High / To Leave  Your Cover /
Every Day / A Song Is As Long As It Wants To Go On

Line up : Bridget St.John   (vo.,gt.,keyb.)
          Rick Sanders      (gt.)     Rick Kemp        (bass)
          Ian Whiteman      (keyb.)   Tim Renwick      (gt.)
          John Martyn       (gt.)     Pip Pyle         (drums)
          Andy Roberts      (gt.)     Willie Wilson    (drums)
          Gordon Huntley    (steel)   Dave Mattacks    (drums)
          Bruce Thomas      (bass)

(Note : gatefold sleeve , cat.nr. for cassette - 3100 168)
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2310 211      MIKE HART & COMRADES : BASHER,CHALKY,PONGO AND ME   10.1972

Joke  / Intro  / Nell's  Song /  Interlude /  Dear Bathsheeba  Everdene /
Pocket  Full Of  Dough /  Influences :  (a) Filth  - Rate  Idea ;  (b) Oh
Calcutta ! ; (c) The Critics , (d) Overhead Sitting Next A Beautiful Girl
In A Bar In Paris / Bitchin' On A Train / I Have Been A Rover / Sing Song
: (a) Old Ones , New Ones ; (b) Kids In A Bar ; (c) Sing Something Simple
/ Christmas  : (a)  Moet Et  Chandos ;   (b) Xmas  Song ;  (c) Dracula  /
Jousters / War , Violence , Heroism And Such Like Stupidity : (a) Senator
Grimaldi ; (b) If You've Ever Been  In Love Before You'll Known There Are
bad  Times Along  With The  Good ;   (c) Rupert  Brooke ;  (d) The  Prime
Minister Speaks ; (e) Jerusalem ; (f)  Pongo / Epilogue Inc. Land Of Hope
And Glory
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2310 216      CLIFFORD T.WARD       SINGER SONGWRITER             10.1972

Coathanger / Sam / Leader / A  Dream / Anticipation / Rayne / The Session
Singer /  Carrie / God Help  Me / The Cause  Is Good / Sympathy  / Circus
Girl / You Knock When You Should Come In
2310 217      TRACTOR               TRACTOR                       11.1972

About Yourself  / Little Girl  In Yellow /  The Watcher /  All Ends Up  /
Shubunkin / Hope In Favour / Everytime It Happens / Make The Journey
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2310 228      KEVIN COYNE           CASE HISTORY                  11.1972

God Bless The Bride  / White Horse / Uggly's Song /  Need Somebody / Evil
Island  Home /  Araby /  My Message  To The  People /  Mad Boy / Sand All
Yellow

(Note : cat.nr. 2310 228 or 2383 228)
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2310 231      STACKWADDY            BUGGER OFF                    11.1972

Rosalyn / Willie The Pimp / I'm  Your Hoochie Coochie Man / It's All Over
Now /  Several Yards / You  Really Got Me /  I'm A Lover Not  A Fighter /
Meat Pies 'Ave Come  But Band's Not 'Ere Yet / It  Ain't Easy / Long Tall
Shorty (Mainly) / Repossession Boogie / The Girl From Ipanema
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2485 021      various artist : THERE IS SOME FUN GOING FORWARD    12.1972

(Note : with poster)
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DANDELION RECORDS SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
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4403          B E A U               1917 Revolution                 .1970
                                    Sleeping Town
4404          BRIDGET ST.JOHN       To B Without A Hitch            .1970
                                    Autumn Lullaby
4405          PRINCIPAL EDWARDS     Ballad Of The Big Girl Now      .1970
              MAGIC THEATRE         Lament For Earth
4493          COYNE - CLAGUE        Bottle Up And Go                .1970
                                    Mandy Lee
4494          COYNE - CLAGUE        The Stride                      .1970
                                    I Wonder Where
4596          GENE VINCENT          Be Bop A Lula '69                1969
                                    Ruby Baby
4661          MEDICINE HEAD         His Guilding Hand                1969
                                    This Love Of Old
4781          MIKE HART             Yawney Morning Song           02.1970
                                    Almost Liverpool
4786          BILL ODDIE            On Ilkia Moor Baht'at           .1970
                                    Hare Khrishna
4974          GENE VINCENT          White Lightning                 .1970
                                    Scarlet Ribbons
5075          MEDICINE HEAD         Coast To Coast                  .1970
                                    All For Tomorrow
5119          STACKWADDY            Roadrunner                      .1970
                                    Kentucky


4494 (?)      MANDY LEE             Bottle Up And Go Pt.1           .1969
                                    Bottle Up And Go Pt.2

DAN 7001           PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE : The Asmoto     .1971
                                    Running Band
                   STACKWADDY       Mothballs
                   SIREN            Lonesome Ride
                   THE WAY WE LIVE  King Dick II
DAN 7002/K 19004   SIREN            Strange Locomotion              .1971
                                    I'm All Aching
DAN 7003/K 19002   MEDICINE HEAD    (And The) Pictures In The Sky 06.1971
                                    Natural Sight
DAN 7004/K 19003   YAMASUKIS        Yamasuki                        .1972
                                    Aieaoa

Warner   WB 8019   BRIDGET ST.JOHN  If You've Got Money           10.1970
                                    Yep


Note : all the below singles were distributed by Polydor

2001 253      COXHILL-BEDFORD       Pretty Little Girl              .1971
                        d u o       Pretty Little Girl (version)
2001 276      MEDICINE HEAD         Kum On                          .1972
                                    On The Land
2001 280      BRIDGET ST.JOHN       Fly High                        .1972
                                    There's A Place
                                    Suzanne
              (picture sleeve)
2001 282      TRACTOR               Stone Glory                     .1972
                                    Marie
                                    As You Say
2001 325      MEDICINE HEAD         Only To Do What Is True         .1972
                                    Sittin' In The Sun
2001 327      CLIFFORD T.WARD       Carrie                          .1972
                                    Sidetrick
2001 331      STACKWADDY            You Really Got Me               .1972
                                    Willie The Pimp
2001 357      KEVIN COYNE           Cheat Me                        .1972
                                    Flowering Cherry
2001 361      BRIDGET ST.JOHN       Nice                            .1972
                                    Goodbye Baby Goodbye
2001 379      SUPERSISTER           No Tree Will Grows              .1972
                                    She Was Naked
2001 382      CLIFFORD T.WARD       Coathanger                      .1972
                                    Rayne
2001 383      MEDICINE HEAD         How Does It Feel                .1972
                                    Morning Light

2058 214  A.  COXHILL-BEDFORD DUO   Mood                            .1972
          B.  WILL DANDY & DANDYLETTES : Sonny Boy/Oh Mein Papa


DANDELION RECORDS US RELEASES :
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Distr. : Elektra


D 9     101   BRIDGET ST.JOHN   ASK ME NO QUESTIONS             LP      1970
D 9     102   GENE VINCENT      I'M BACK AND I'M PROUD          LP      1970
D 9     103   PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE : SOUNDTRACK      LP      1970
D 9     104   SIREN             SIREN                           LP      1970
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Dandelion Records and Strange Fruit

In 1969 Peel founded Dandelion Records (named after his pet hamster) so he could
release the debut album by Bridget St John, which he also produced. The label released
27 albums by 18 different artists before folding in 1972. Of its albums, There is Some
Fun Going Forward was a sampler intended to present its acts to a wide audience, but
Dandelion was never a great success, with only two releases charting nationally
: Medicine Head in the UK with "(And The) Pictures In The Sky" and Beau in Lebanon with
"1917 Revolution." Having had an affinity with the Manchester area from working in a
cotton mill in Rochdale in 1959 Peel signed Manchester bands Stackwaddy and Tractor to
Dandelion and was always supportive of both bands throughout his life.

As Peel stated:

It was never a success financially. In fact, we lost money, if I remember correctly, on
every single release bar one. I did quite like it but it was terribly indulgent. Not as
indulgent as it would have been had I not had a business partner, admittedly... I liked
having a label. It enabled you to put out stuff that you liked without, in those days,
having to worry about whether it was going to work commercially. I've never been a good
business man.

Peel appeared on one Dandelion release: the David Bedford album Nurses Song with
Elephants, recorded at the Marquee Studios, as part of a group playing twenty-seven
plastic pipe twirlers on the track "Some Bright Stars for Queen's College".

In the 1980s Peel set up the Strange Fruit Records with Clive Selwood to release
material recorded by the BBC for Peel Sessions.

[from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel#Dandelion_Records_and_Strange_Fruit]
       july 4, 2015
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