DAVE BERRY - 'And The Clock In The Steeple Struck 13' (Decca LK 4932) 1968
My look at the best Dave Berry recordings ends with a cut from his 1968 album simply titled '68'. The majority of songs on this are soulful ballads and gentle pop, which is not my scene. For some reason the early 60s raver 'My Baby Left Me' is included, surely that is a mistake. It's a bit like The Beatles placing 'Long Tall Sally' on the 'White Album' (ie) from a past and earlier dimension.
The toytown pop psych charmer of 'And The Clock In The Steeple Struck 13' is a classic if you like this twee English genre, although this does have a dark edge with lyrics like,
"With one small fox upon their heels
A pack of hounds tore through"
I don't know where this particular song came from as it's not something you'd associate with Dave Berry. I'm glad he recorded it though as it's a classic waiting to be discovered.