Fruits de Mer and associated bands coloured vinyl & picture discs

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Fruits de Mer and associated bands coloured vinyl & picture discs

Post by Steptoe » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:57 pm

Thought i would start a thread about the collectable Fruits de Mer label and it's associated bands - if it's in the wrong forum, please feel free to move it mods.

I know there are a few on here that collect them (well, B_big and myself anyway) and there releases are always interesting and colourful so i'll start with the first releases i got from the label which started my collection.

A Phase We're Going Through - Various Artists
2010 - Fruits de Mer Records - Crustacean 11
Silver Vinyl

Some great covers on here, my own favourites being Sidewalk Society's cover of early Bee Gee's 'Red Chair, Fade Away' and The Luck Of Eden Hall's cover of The Monkees 'Love Is Only Sleeping'

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Re: Fruits de Mer and associated bands coloured vinyl & picture discs

Post by rooster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:46 pm

Very Interesting, Steptoe. I'd Like to see more. I like the cover art (and the colored vinyl). To set your mind at ease, I'd also like to say I think you're in the correct Forum.

As original owner, Vinylunderground posted here way back in 2008, "This forum is to serve as a gallery to display picture discs, colored vinyl, shaped or rare and interesting records." Your post qualifies in at least a couple those requirements.

BY the way, there are lots of really great label and record pics (& Info) in the back pages of this thread if anybody's interested.

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Post by Steptoe » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Cheers Rooster, I'll keep adding :)

Sidewalk Society
Strange Roads : The Songs Of Rolled Gold
2017 Fruits de Mer - Crustacean 81
Red/White Vinyl - some copies also on Gold Vinyl

From the website :

Sidewalk Society hinted at what they had in store for us last year with their four-track EP featuring covers of songs originally by The Action and David Bowie, but this is what they were building up to - The complete Action LP 'Rolled Gold' recreated with love, flair, style and a whole load more love.

It's a remarkable collection of songs and Sidewalk Society do them proud - every one recorded with style, it's sheer class from beginning to end.

I really don't know of another band outside the UK that has the same ability to get under the skin of songs from English bands of the 60s and reinterpret them with such care and quality

Jason Barnard, from The Strange Brew, introduces the album....
"As the world marvels at the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper, it’s time to shine a light on George Martin’s other protégés, The Action. Their legendary ‘Rolled Gold’ demo material recorded in late 1967 and early 1968 has been lovingly dusted off and remoulded for 2017 by US group Sidewalk Society on ‘Strange Roads: The Songs of Rolled Gold’.
For many, these tracks marked the high point of the The Action, a group revered in the mod community for a string of classic soul covers in the mid-60s. As the decade progressed, the group enthused with jazz and the West Coast sound demoed a collection of self-penned material that whilst still tied to their soul roots arguably showed their true voice.
However in what should have been their moment to peak into national conciousness saw them lose George Martin leaving them without their producer and biggest supporter. The subsequent departure of lead singer Reg King ensured that the set was never finished with the remaining members moving on to Mighty Baby.
What is clear is that even in their raw form these demos provides an energy and timeless song writing that more than stands up against contemporaries The Small Faces, The Who and yes, The Beatles.
Given this ‘Rolled Gold’ gave Sidewalk Society the perfect template to re-record these songs with great care, love and respect. So for the first time, with Sidewalk Society’s wonderful re-imagination of ‘Rolled Gold’ we finally get to hear what this remarkable music could have sounded like with the full studio treatment. Come follow me down into ‘Strange Roads: The Songs of Rolled Gold’.
The Strange Brew Podcast - one of The Daily Telegraph's 'podcasts you need to be listening to'

here's what Roger Powell and Ian Whiteman from The Action and Shindig!'s Andy Morten had to say about their new album...
"The 2nd incarnation of the Action, brilliantly re birthed by the Sidewalk Society" Roger Powell
"I didn't know what to expect but I think the album will get a lot of interest. There's nothing quite like it out there." Ian Whiteman
“A brilliant, bonkers and brave idea that exceeds all expectations.” Andy Morte

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Pioneers of English rock

Post by B_big. » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:01 am

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  • Here's something, you might be familiar with Curt. It's a reissue by FdM:

    • 'Honey, I Need' / 'I Can Never Say' - The Pretty Things . (UK Fruits de Mer ‎– FdM Vol 29, 2012)

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      It's just a 7" single, but nevertheless it contains on of my most loved love songs of that time ever! . Image
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Post by rooster » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:34 pm

Now you've got one of my favorite British R&B groups. The Pretty Things...The group the Rolling Stones wish they could have been. Thanks for showing this one off.

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Re: Fruits de Mer and associated bands coloured vinyl & picture discs

Post by B_big. » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:58 am

rooster wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Now you've got one of my favorite British R&B groups. The Pretty Things...The group the Rolling Stones wish they could have been. Thanks for showing this one off.

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  • No, not for this mate! The pleasure was all mine! By the way, 'Norton' mono reissued of some of their 7" E.P.s in 1999!
    Below's an example . . .

    • 'Rosalyn' - The Pretty Things . (US Norton - EP-501, 1999)

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