SYN, The

Original Syn (1965-69)



Cat Nº: GUESS217


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A must to anyone into ’60s British beat and psychedelia, here’s the complete recordings of pre-YES band THE SYN, featuring Chris Squire and Peter Banks.

Including their sought after mod-psych singles for DERAM (“Grounded”, “14 Hour Technicolour Dream”, “Flowerman”…) plus a treasure trove of rare 60s recordings , including a five-minute rehearsal excerpt of stage favourite ‘The Gangster Opera’, an earlier recording of ‘Flowerman’, a pre- Deram acetate of the unissued-at-the-time ‘Merry-Go-Round’, two tracks by pre-Syn band The Selfs and more. Also including are a couple of 1974 bonus tracks from post-Syn project Narsquijack.

Led by singer Steve Nardelli, the Syn formed in 1966 initially as a mod / Tamla band. They soon embraced psychedelia and flower-power with some legendary theatrical shows during their Marquee Club residency. After a string of singles for the Deram label, the band slowly evolved into legendary prog band Yes.

*Hard cardboard sleeve with artwork by Sara Gossett
*Remastered sound
*Insert with detailed liner notes by David Wells with an introduction by Phil Collins (a huge fan during their Marquee days), plus rare photos / memorabilia

“This vinyl package concentrates on the original Syn, determined to make their mark as the Tamla/mod scene melted into the balmy, barmy days of flower power”
-David Wells

Side 1: 1. Grounded – 2. 14 Hour Technicolour Dream – 3. Flowerman – 4. Created By Clive – 5. The Last Performance of The Royal Regimental Very Victorious and Valiant Band – 6. Mister White’s White Flying Machine
Side 2: 1. Flowerman (Demo) – 2. Merry-Go-Round – 3. I Can’t Explain – 4. Love You – 5. The Gangster Opera (Chorus / Legs Diamond / Reprise) – 6. Sunset Boulevard Lament – 7. Cadillac Dreams