CHRISTOPHER COLT - 'Virgin Sunrise' (Past & Present 017)
This performer is a complete mystery to me and I suspect he was for the people who compiled Rubble #17 as their liners don't reveal anything about Christopher Colt at all. They only confirm that the B-Side 'Girl In The Mirror' is equally compelling. I don't have this 45 but I've researched the disc and it was originally released on Decca F.12726 during January 1968 and is currently valued at about £40 (Record Collector Price Guide 2014).
'Virgin Sunrise' is a beautiful homage to a British Autumn morning and the evocative lyrics really colour the scene of a new or 'virgin sunrise' superbly. The song is pure psychedelic period Donovan, full of charm and completely beguiling.
"I feel the breath of the morning
Tops of the trees are warmed with the sun.
Everything 'round me is waking,
Chimneys feeling the day has begun."