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.


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!

Anonymous 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!