Lost–in–time, dreamy, mysterious sounding British psychedelia from the magical year of 1967, never released at the time.
Neon Pearl was created in 1967 by supreme drummer/songwriter Peter Dunton (The Flies, Gun, Please, T2...) with the intention of playing in Germany. Once there, they played a lot of gigs and were offered a residency at the Top Ten Club in Siegen. Their particular sound, mix of covers, original material (written by Dunton) and psychedelic improvisation, earned them local cult status. After some line–up changes, the band regrouped in London as a trio: Peter Dunton on drums/keyboards/vocals plus Bernie Jinks (Bulldog Breed, T2) on bass and Nick Spenser on guitar. This line–up recorded some studio demos, featuring tracks like "Dream Scream", which was usually their final number in their live sets, where they extended it to 10 minutes or more. With no interest from record companies, Neon Pearl split, giving birth to Please, another cult band led by Peter Dunton.
Those demos were first recovered by the Acme label in 2001 and subsequently released as "1967 Recordings".
Out of print for many years, here’s a new vinyl edition with newly designed artwork.
*Taken from the original masters
*Insert with liner notes and photos
"The music of Neon Pearl is not about complication or extraordinary guitar playing ... Neon Pearl is about the steady redemption of warm fog, ethereal jangling guitars, dream laden lyrics and the altered state of consciousness it’s able to bring on though an elegant deep and pervasive sedative drone." – Jenell Kesler