This exclusive triple CD compilation soundtracks the exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970. With 64 tracks spanning 3 discs, it celebrates pop stars and protest singers, revivalists and revolutionaries, baroque pop hits and psychedelic curiosities all born of the social, cultural and political ferment of the decade that changed it all. Featuring Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Beach Boys, Cream, Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many, many more.
Essential: a masterpiece of psychedelic-rock music
This aptly titled album is really exactly that: the crown of their creation. And the artwork is simply a good explanation of what this music can do to your mind. Actually all these compliments I throw at the airplane are always better than the rockets fired at those flying Nam at the time. Because no doubt about it, JA were depicting sarcastically what some (obviously those that detested JA) considered the crown of human creation: the a-Bomb. And this sombre (in theme because this bright coloured photo is anything but dark) artwork is also a bit appropriate to describe the apocalyptically stunning beauty of the album’s content.