This blog is a companion to FLASHBACK magazine, which I edit, and to my GALACTIC RAMBLE and ENDLESS TRIP books. All of these cover the 60s and 70s UK and US music scenes in detail. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Kaleidoscope: A Signal From Mars
Following my last post about Kaleidoscope's November 1967 A Beacon From Mars LP, here are two versions of the rare sheet music from which its artwork was adapted. It dates from 1901, and is described online as 'one of Paull's typically long and rousing marches'. You can hear part of it here (I think I prefer the efforts of David Lindley & co...):
The version below has the telescope the wrong way around, while the corrected one beneath it adds some extra text that the band left intact on their sleeve 66 years later.
And here's the album cover itself, which bears no artwork credit: