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."



  1. Hi,

    I love this song too! Discogs give Christopher Colt as an alias for Chris Simpson of the ban Mangna Carter - I have no idea if this is true!

  2. I can confirm that Christopher Colt is indeed is Chris Simpson Of Magna Carta do i know? He is a good friend and confirmed it to me.

  3. I loved this record from the first coupla bars. Some records are just utter quality. A total winner.

  4. One of the best ever tunes ever and in my top 10 for all time.


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