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Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey made only one single, "Beeside"/"Vacuum Cleaner," for Deram in 1967. But on the basis of that sole 45, they qualify as one of the very best one-shots of the British psychedelic era. There are plenty of obscure British psychedelic singles from the late '60s that attract fanatical raves in liner notes and collectors' magazines, but strike the unconverted as overrated or even ho-hum. "Beeside" is one example -- perhaps even the very best example -- of a buried treasure that does live up to its reputation. From the opening courtly solo piano, it segues into an explosive and blissful piece of melancholy British psychedelia, like the very early (psychedelia-era) Moody Blues with a more spaced-out, underground pop sense. The track had some excellent Mellotron, a lovely melody, slightly distorted vocals, pummeling drums, and an indefinable sense of foggy wistfulness, fading with a reprise of the quasi-classical piano riff that had opened the song. Its flipside, "Vacuum Cleaner," was more standard 1967 psychedelia, though still decent, with a harder rock approach in the Who-ish drums, tight vocal harmonies, and a good feedback-speckled guitar solo.

"Beeside" was not a hit, though, and although a second single ("How Do I Feel Today") was supposed to be released in April 1968, it didn't come out. Tintern Abbey was also reportedly working on an album with a projected release date of August 1968, but it never came out either and it seems fairly certain that the group disbanded sometime in 1968. A couple of members of Tintern Abbey had associations with other marginal bands on the British psych/prog scene. Singer David MacTavish (who'd written both sides of the single) was in Big Bertha (which also had ex-Move member Ace Kefford) and a late version of the Velvet Opera, while Paul Brett (who'd joined on guitar after the single) also played in the Velvet Opera (though not when MacTavish was in the lineup) and Fire. Although the original Tintern Abbey single is a rare and expensive item, it's been reissued on several compilations of obscure late-'60s British rock. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, 1964-1969

Disc 1

1. Making Time

3. I Can Hear The Grass Grow

4. My Friend Jack

6. I'll Keep On Holding On

8. Sorry

9. Imposters Of Life's Magazine

10. How Is The Air Up There?

11. Mud In Your Eye

13. Garden Of My Mind

14. Take A Heart

15. The Life I Live

16. Midnight To Six Man

17. I See The Rain

19. You Stole My Love

20. 1-2-5

21. My Mind's Eye

22. Going Nowhere

23. All Night Stand

24. Wars Or Hands Of Time

25. It's A Sin To Go Away

27. I Read You Like An Open Book

Disc 2

1. Children Of The Sun

2. Save My Soul

3. Desdemona

6. I Must Be Mad

7. Say Those Magic Words

8. Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad

9. Daddy Buy Me A Girl

10. Exit Stage Right

11. Gone Is The Sad Man

14. Reflections Of Charles Brown

15. Words Enough To Tell You

16. That's The Way It's Got To Be

18. Walking Through My Dreams

19. You Said

21. Shadows And Reflections

22. Friday On My Mind

25. Fire Brigade

27. Biff Bang Pow

Disc 3

3. Circles

6. Changing The Colors Of Life

8. Crawdaddy Simone

10. It's My Pride

11. Magic Potion

12. You're Driving Me Insane

13. Who Dat?

15. Listen To The Sky

17. Days Of The Broken Arrows

19. Path Through The Forest

20. Love Hate Revenge

21. Pictures Of Matchstick Men

22. The Train To Disaster

23. Sad

26. I Wish I Was Five

27. Glendora

Disc 4

1. Rosalyn

2. Come On

3. The Madman Running Through The Fields

4. How Does It Feel To Feel (US Version)

5. I'm Just A Mops

6. Why Don't You Smile Now

7. Nothin'

9. The Bitter Thoughts Of Little Jane

10. Touch

11. Vacuum Cleaner

12. My Life

13. Bad Little Woman

14. No Presents For Me

15. Bat Macumba

19. Kicks And Chicks

26. Here Comes The Nice

28. When The Alarm Clock Rings

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Track List: The Psychedelic Scene

1. Vacuum Cleaner

3. Red Sky At Night

4. Baby I Need You

5. 14 Hour Technicolour Dream

6. In Your Tower

8. That Man

9. Guess I Was Dreaming

10. Woodstock

12. Secret

13. Meditations

14. A Day In My Mind's Mind

15. Ice Man

16. Love & Beauty

19. Like A Tear

22. Gone Is The Sad Man

24. Dream With Me

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