Friday, 28 December 2007

Let's All Make Love In London

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London is the soundtrack to Peter Whitehead's 1967 documentary of the swinging-60's London scene. It is notable for its psychedelic soundtrack and a who's who of 60's cultural icons including Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Edna O'Brien, Julie Christie and a wonderfully fruity David Hockney.

In addition to some early live recordings of a very youthful looking Pink Floyd, Tonite ... features a pantheon of Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label including The Small Faces, Vashti (Bunyan) and Chris Farlowe. The title of the movie comes from penultimate cut of the soundtrack and is a bit of socio-sexual political prose from beat poet Allen Ginsberg (aka Carlo Marx from Jack Kerouac's On The Road).

Both movie and soundtrack are a fascinating glimpse into the 1960's scene and notwithstanding the rare Pink Floyd performances, there are of course some very sample friendly quotes from the scene's cultural movers and shakers.

2 comments:

mr.kenneth said...

This one looks a cracker, Crispin!

I've just eaten up Andrew Loog Oldham's bio "Stoned" over the holidays. Sounds like this may have been the perfect soundtrack for a summer read!

Thanks for that and my best wishes to you for a fabulous 2008!

cinebeats said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I briefly mentioned the film in my blog last year but I didn't realize a soundtrack for it had been released. Fantastic!