CHRISTOPHER COLT - "Virgin Sunrise" / "Girl In The Mirror" (Decca F 12726) January 1968
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. The B-Side 'Girl In The Mirror' is equally compelling. I recently acquired this 45 and it's currently valued at about £40 (Record Collector Price Guide 2014). As you know this is just a 'guide' price, expect to pay a lot more if you ever find a copy for sale.
'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."