Back in summer 1968, THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN were on top of the world. Famously promoted by performances with Arthur Brown wearing a burning helmet, 'Fire!' was a massive worldwide hit, topping the charts in the UK and Canada and eventually reaching the Top 10 in America (No. 2), France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and Ireland. The band's second single on Track Records, co-produced by The Who's Pete Townshend, it bridged the gap between London's flourishing, colourful psychedelic underground and the mainstream pop scene. The resulting album, THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN, was a theatrical, ambitious concept album based around the elements (fire being just one of four, of course). Such was the huge impact of 'Fire' that the album sold in huge quantities, peaking at No. 2 in the UK and No. 7 in America. The Beatles were the only other British band to enjoy such unprecedented sales with such ambitious, psychedelic LPs. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark record, Cherry Red are delighted to present this deluxe edition box set of THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN. Alongside the stereo album and numerous bonus tracks, the rare Mono mix appears on CD for the first time, as well as three additional, previously unissued BBC sessions and four other radio recordings, plus a handful of pre-Track recordings by Arthur Brown before he formed Crazy World... Lavishly packaged within a 12" x 12" box set, and complete with a stereo vinyl replica of the original LP and a poster, THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN is augmented by a 12,000-word sleeve-note from Mojo magazine's Mark Paytress (including fresh quotes from Arthur and others), alongside a wealth of illustrations and three previously unissued photos from the original front cover session.

Track List:

1.1 Prelude - Nightmare
1.2 Fanfare - Fire Poem
1.3 Fire
1.4 Come and Buy
1.5 Time
1.6 Confusion
1.7 I Put a Spell on You
1.8 Spontaneous Apple Creation
1.9 Rest Cure
1.10 I've Got Money
1.11 Child of My Kingdom
1.12 Devil's Grip (Mono A-Side)
1.13 Give Him a Flower (Mono B-Side)
1.14 Fire (Mono A-Side)
1.15 Rest Cure (Mono B-Side)
1.16 Nightmare (German Mono a Side, Single-Track Vocal Edit)
1.17 What's Happening (Alias Music Man) (Mono B-Side)
1.18 Fire (Stereo Single Edit)
2.1 Prelude - Nightmare
2.2 Fanfare - Fire Poem
2.3 Fire
2.4 Come and Buy
2.5 Time
2.6 Confusion
3.1 I Put a Spell on You
3.2 Spontaneous Apple Creation
3.3 Rest Cure
3.4 I've Got Money
3.5 Child of My Kingdom
3.6 Fire (First Version)
3.7 What's Happening (Alias Music Man) (Stereo Mix)
3.8 Prelude - Nightmare (Alternative Mono Mix)
3.9 Fanfare - Fire Poem (Alternative Mono Mix)
3.10 Fire (Alternative Mono Mix)
3.11 Come and Buy (Alternate Mono Mix)
3.12 Time (Alternative Mono Mix)
3.13 Confusion (Alternative Mono Mix)
3.14 Nightmare (From the Film the Committee)
3.15 I Put a Spell on You
3.16 Fire Poem - Fire
3.17 Child of My Kingdom
3.18 Come and Buy
3.19 Arthur Brown Interview with Brian Matthew
3.20 Spontaneous Apple Creation
3.21 Nightmare
3.22 I Put a Spell on You
3.23 Fire
3.24 Spontaneous Apple Creation
3.25 Baby You Know What You're Doing
3.26 Don't Tell Me
3.27 The Green Ball
3.28 You Don't Know
4.1 Prelude - Nightmare
4.2 Fanfare - Fire Poem
4.3 Fire
4.4 Come and Buy
4.5 Time
4.6 Confusion
4.7 I Put a Spell on You
4.8 Spontaneous Apple Creation
4.9 Rest Cure
4.10 I've Got Money
4.11 Child of My Kingdom

Label: Cherry Red

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