Vinylradar has made a selection with the most famous and iconic album covers from the golden decade of the psychedelia. Al the info is extracted from the Wikipedia and or our personal sources.
Sunshine Superman is the third album from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US in September 1966, but was not released in the UK because of a contractual dispute. In June 1967, a compilation of the Sunshine Superman and Mellow Yellow albums was released as Sunshine Superman in the UK. Sunshine Superman was named after Donovan’s hit single released in the US in July 1966. The tracks from Sunshine Superman and Mellow Yellow were not mixed into stereo, with the exception of “Season of the Witch”, until the 2011 2-CD deluxe edition issued by UK EMI.
Face to Face is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Kinks, released in October 1966. The album marked the band’s shift from the hard-driving style of beat music that had catapulted them to international acclaim in 1964. Being their first album consisting entirely of Ray Davies compositions, it has also been regarded by critics as rock’s first concept album.
The Appletree Theatre
Playback was an album recorded by The Appletree Theatre in 1967.
The project was set up by brothers Terry and John Boylan. It was written, directed and performed by the Boylan brothers, supported by leading jazz session musicians including Larry Coryell and Eric Gale.
Playback was essentially a loosely woven concept album, divided into three acts, an overture, and an epilogue, with full-length pop songs such as “Hightower Square” and “I Wonder If Louise Is Home” linked by vocal narratives and snatches of music, including elements of jazz, acid rock, and classical music, sometimes given distorted sonic treatment.
The Story Of Simon Simopath is the debut album by British psychedelic band Nirvana, released by Island Records in 1967. The lyrics trace the story from life to death of the titular hero via a series of short songs. The story deals with a boy named Simon Simopath who dreams of having wings. He is unpopular at school, and after reaching adulthood (in 1999) goes to work in an office in front of a computer. He suffers a nervous breakdown and is unable to find help in a mental institution, but gets aboard a rocket and meets a centaur who will be his friend and a tiny goddess named Magdalena, who works at Pentecost Hotel. Simon and Magdalena fall in love and get married, followed by a jazzy party…
Sallies Fforth – 1968
Rainbow Ffolly was an English psychedelic pop band who released an album, Sallies Fforth, in 1968. Their only single from 1968, the chugging “Drive My Car” (not the Lennon–McCartney song), failed to garner success on the charts, and they disbanded shortly thereafter. They were signed to EMI‘s subsidiary Parlophone (which also held The Beatles‘ contract at that time) during their brief career. The band re-united in 2015 to record a follow up album, Rainbow Ffolly – FFollow Up!.
Idea – 1967
Idea is the fifth album by the Bee Gees. Released in September 1968, the album sold over a million copies worldwide. The album was issued in both mono and stereo pressings in the UK. The artwork on the Polydor release designed by Wolfgang Heilemann featured a lightbulb with a group photo in its base, while the North American ATCO release designed by Klaus Voormann featured a composite head made from each band member. It was their third internationally released album – the first two albums being released only in the Australian market.
“I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” and “I Started a Joke” were both released as singles in North America. In the UK, “Message” was only released as a single and “I Started a Joke” was only an album track, though another album track, “Kitty Can“, was featured on the B-side of “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You.”
Around Grapefruit – 1968
Grapefruit were a London-based British band of the late 1960s, brought together by Terry Doran of Apple Publishing, a music publishing company started and owned by the Beatles. Their brand of music was a typical late 1960s blend of rock, which they often fused with psychedelic effects such as phasers and vocoders, or classical arrangements.
Contrabando – 1968
Clear Light – 1967
Butterfly – 1967
Butterfly is the second studio album released by British band The Hollies in 1967, their seventh in England overall. It was also the last new Hollies album to feature Graham Nash until 1983’s What Goes Around. This, like its predecessors For Certain Because and Evolution, featured songs written solely by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks.
As noted below, this album was really a Nash-led project, and he featured as the lead vocalist more than on any prior album.