Rob Jones




To mark the 50th Anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’, Universal Music is proud to present the Official Album, ‘60s Summer of Love’, celebrating one of the most important musical and cultural movements of the twentieth century.

The 3CD / 60 track collection leads with The Mamas & The Papas ‘California Dreaming’, one of the defining songs of the era. The Mamas & The Papas played at the Monterey Festival 50 years ago this month (Jun 16th – 18th 1967), an event that is widely recognised as the starting point of the legendary ‘Summer of Love’.

The album also features a wealth of bands and songs that have become synonymous with the era: The Beach Boys have two classics ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘I Get Around’. The Monkees ‘I’m A Believer’, The Animals, House of the Rising Sun’ (The Animals also played at Monterey in ’67), Cat Stevens ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’, The Kinks ‘Waterloo Sunset’, Small Faces ‘Itchycoo Park’ and many more.

The sleeve notes to this collection have been written by the only British music journalist who was there: Keith Altham, then features editor at the NME.

“In June 1967 I flew to America for the Monterey Festival with Jimi Hendrix, for whom I invented guitar flambe, and flew back with The Who. This was the best of times and included here are many of the 32 acts playing on that first Pop Festival for free… Those were happy days my friends. Here they are again.” (Keith Altham, sleeve notes)

Track List

1.      The Mamas & The Papas                  California Dreamin’
2.      The Beach Boys                                 Good Vibrations
3.      The Animals                                       House Of The Rising Sun
4.      Small Faces                                        Itchycoo Park
5.      The Tremeloes                                   Silence Is Golden
6.      Buffalo Springfield                            For What It’s Worth
7.      Cat Stevens                                        The First Cut Is The Deepest
8.      Glen Campbell                                   Gentle On My Mind
9.      The 5th Dimension                           Age Of Aquarius
10.   The Box Tops                                     The Letter
11.   Sandie Shaw                                      Puppet On A String
12.   Donovan                                            Mellow Yellow
13.   Deep Purple                                       Hush (Remastered)
14.   The Moody Blues                              Nights In White Satin
15.   The Velvet Underground & Nico      Sunday Morning
16.   Fairport Convention                         Who Knows Where The Time Goes
17.   Steppenwolf                                      Magic Carpet Ride
18.   The Spencer Davis Group                 Gimme Some Lovin’
19.   Traffic                                                 Dear Mr. Fantasy
20.   Crazy World of Arthur Brown           Fire
1.      The Beach Boys                                 I Get Around
2.      The Monkees                                     I’m A Believer
3.      The Hollies                                         He Ain’t Heavy
4.      Marmalade                                        Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
5.      Hermans Hermitts                            I’m Into Something Good
6.      Sonny & Cher                                     The Beat Goes On
7.      Dionne Warwick                                Do You Know The Way To San Jose
8.      Shocking Blue                                    Venus
9.      Mama Cass                                        It’s Getting Better
10.   Donovan                                            Catch The Wind
11.   The Velvet Underground                  Pale Blue Eyes
12.   The Troggs                                         Love Is All Around
13.   Noel Harrison                                    Windmills Of Your Mind (Remastered)
14.   The Easybeats                                   Friday On My Mind
15.   The Cowsills                                       The Rain, The Park & Other Things
16.   The 5th Dimension                           Up, Up and Away
17.   Canned Heat                                      Going Up the Country
18.   Barry McGuire                                   Eve Of Destruction
19.   Strawberry Alarm Clock                   Incense and Peppermints
20.   Spirit                                                   Taurus
1.      The Kinks                                           Waterloo Sunset
2.      The Spencer Davis Group                 Keep On Running
3.      Norman Greenbaum                        Spirit in the Sky
4.      Status Quo                                         Pictures of Matchstick Men
5.      The Flower Pot Men                         Lets Go To San Francisco
6.      American Breed                                 Bend Me, Shape Me
7.      Kenny Rogers & The First Ed ition    Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
8.      Dusty Springfield                               Son Of A Preacher Man
9.      The Allman Brothers Band               Whipping Post
10.   Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell          Aint No Mountain High Enough
11.   Stevie Wonder                                   I Was Made to Love Her
12.   PP Arnold                                           Angel of the Morning
13.   Traffic                                                 Paper Sun
14.   Tommy James and The Shondells    Crimson & Clover
15.   The Band                                            The Weight
16.   The Herd                                            From The Underworld
17.   The Silkie                                            You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
18.   The Sandpipers                                 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
19.   The Blue Magoos                              (We Aint Got) Nothing Yet
20.   Bert Jansch                                        Angie