SIMON DUPREE AND THE BIG SOUND - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS



SIMON DUPREE AND THE BIG SOUND - 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'/'Sleep' (Parlophone R 5670) March 1968

Back in 2008 I wrote about this group's hit record called 'Kites'. Sounding very similar to late period Moody Blues, 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' was their follow up to the whimsical psychedelia of 'Kites', this too had a psych sound with mellotron but was more pop than whimsy. The record stalled at number 43 in the Charts and would have been considered a flop.

The flip 'Sleep' again utilizes the mellotron and has a sound closer to the progressive ballads they would record under their new name of Gentle Giant a couple of years down the line.




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  1. VERY cool color pic of them. I think this is from the same session that their U.S. Tower LP "With Reservations" sleeve shot came from!

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  2. I think you're right about being from the same photo shoot. I found the pic on the internet years ago and saved it on my hard drive thinking that I'd use it one day.

    I can't even remember the site I found it on to give some credit.

    It probably comes from a European music mag from 1967/68

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