Introducing our RSD release this year, make sure you get out and about for RSD and pick one up.
The Fleur De Lys were in the thick of the swinging sixties music scene. Held in high regard by their rock star contemporaries and adoring public alike, but frustratingly fame and fortune never called. Initially formed in 1964 as a beat band, surviving through the excesses of psychedelia, before evolving into a Stax tinged soul outfit, their output was constant and outstanding. Whilst finding time to record under pseudonyms (Rupert’s People, Shyster and Chocolate Frog), become the backing band for the late soul sensation Sharon Tandy, and fulfil commitments as in house session band for the UK Atlantic label, The Fleur De Lys released seven 45s over a five year period; these singles are considered holy grails amongst record devotees.
As part of the seminal Rare Mod series from Acid Jazz Records, the seven 45s are presented as one deluxe collection, The Fleur De Lys. I Can See The Light. The Singles Boxset. Including for the first time Wait For Me the original b-side to their debut single Moonbeams, the song that was mysteriously replaced with a Jimmy Page instrumental. Also including The Fleur’s version of The Who‘s maximum R&B hit Circles, freakbeat classics Mud In Your Eye, I Can See A Light, Liar and Gong With The Luminous Nose, plus the soul stomper Stop Crossing The Bridge. Presented in replicated Immediate/Polydor and Atlantic Records house bags with matching labels, the box contains a fully illustrated 32 page booklet with sleeve notes from Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller and original drummer from The Fleur De Lys, Keith Guster.