NM/NM - played once!Beautifully presented set is a most welcome addition to the Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour canon, for it contains previously unreleased BBC Radio session tracks (all that survive, most from transcription discs). So how groovy are the grooves? it's great to hear 'Flight From Ashiya', 'The Murder of Lewis Trollani', 'A Dream For Julie' and 'Dive Into Yesterday' in the raw. The Fairfield Parlour numbers sound more produced (it was 1970-71 by then), but it's cool to hear the prominence of the sitar on 'Bordeaux Rose' or the chorused guitar on the first version of 'Free'. 'Long Way Down, 'Diary Song' or 'Matchseller' are excellent and enjoyable to the utmost. As with all the Circle releases, the packaging and presentation is sumptuous: the double LP comes in a heavy duty gatefold sleeve-the Kaleidoscope LP with a faux Fontana label and the Fairfield Parlour LP with a faux Vertigo label. The four page LP sized booklet features a raft of memorabilia and notes by Nigel Leese on the intriguing life expectancy of BBC transcription records and master tapes!"
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