Andromeda


BIOGRAPHY

Andromeda was a blend of psychedelic, progressive, jazz and hard rock power trio which lasted only enough to release one album. It is considered a proto-prog band. They were formed back in '68, by John Du Cann, after the break of his previous band, The Attack. Du Cann (guitar), along with Mick Hawksworth (bass) and Jack Collins (drums), recorded a psychedelic rock project named The Five Day Week Straw People, being a concept album much praised by collectors nowadays. After recording this project, the three decided to form a band, that was called Andromeda. The band started to gig, record demos, live material, etc, but without a recording contract. In '69, they were helped by John Peel, after recording sessions in Top Gear programme. It was arranged for them to record a single, by RCA, in Peel's label Dandelion; later they signed a contract to record an album, self titled. The band had some disagreements with Peel by the time Collins left, being substituted by Ian McLane, and they broke the contract. Though the band toured with Black Sabbath, recorded several live radio performances and even Pete Townshend from The Who showed his interest to produce their album, nothing turned out as expected, but they could hold a contract with RCA, were they released their only, self-titled album in '69.

Day of The Change


Turn to Dust

The album was acclaimed by critics, but had no great success among the public, so they never released another material again. Du Cann left in late 69' going to form Atomic Rooster, along with Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer from Arthur Brown's band. The other members tried to continue with new guitarists, but the band soon split. Their work was forgotten during the years, and only in the 90's Andromeda had its material released, including extras, live material, BBC sessions, and re-releases of the first album. All their material can be found in a collection released under the name The Definitive Collection containing the Andromeda album, the Beginnings album, and a number of demos, singles, and live recordings. Their eponymous album was re-released remastered with bonus tracks; there are many variations of it and other albums comprising some of the material of The Definitive Collection.

The Reason


Return to Exodus


DISCOGRAPHY

Singles
Go Your Way/Keep out 'Cos I'm Dying (1969)

Albums & Compilations

Andromeda (1969-studio album):
1. Too Old
2. Day of the Change
3. And Now the Sun Shines
4. Turn to Dust
5. Return to Sanity
6. The Reason
7. I Can Stop the Sun
8. When to Stop
9. Go Your Way (Bonus)
10. Keep Out Cos I´m Dying (Bonus)
11. The Garden of Happiness (Bonus)
12. Return to Exodus (Bonus)
13. Let´s All Watch the Sky Fall Down (Bonus)
14. Darkness of Her Room (Bonus)
15. See Into the Stars (Bonus)
16. Search On (Bonus)

Seven Lonely Streets (1990):
1. Let's All Watch The Sky Fall Down
2. Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying
3. Darkness Of Her Room
4. Go Your Way
5. More Than I Am
6. Coutry Boy
7. In Our Time
8. A World From Big D


See Into the Stars (1990-re-release of first album with bonus):
Disc 1
1. Let's all watch the sky fall down
2. Keep out 'cos I'm dying
3. Darkness of her room
4. Go your way
5. Search on
6. Lonely streets
7. Sleep like a child
8. See into the stars







Disc 2
1. Too Old
2. The day of the change
3. Now the sun shines
4. Turns to dust
a) Discovery
b) Sanctuary
c) Determination
5. Return to sanity
a) Breakdown
b) Hope
c) Conclusion
6. The reason
7. I can stop the sun
8. When to stop
a) The Traveller
b) Turning Point
c) Journey's End

Return to Sanity (1992):
1. Return To Sanity (different mix)
2. I Can Stop The Sun (different mix)
3. When To Stop (different mix)
4. The Reason (different version)
5. Day Of The Change (different version)
6. Turn To Dust (different mix)
7. Garden Of Happiness (unreleased track)
8. Return To Sanity (different mix)
9. Return to Exodus (unreleased track)
10. Journeys End (different mix)

Anthology 1966-1969 (1994):
1. Seven Lonely Streets
2. Ocean Song
3. Land Of A Dream
4. Garden Of Happiness
5. Keep Out ' Cos I'm Dying
6. Coat Of Sorrow
7. Go You Way
8. Darkness Of Her Room
9. Turns To Dust
10. Play The Game
11. Sleep
12. Social Rejection
13. Fred The Mouse
14. Too Old
15. Dreams In You
16. Watch The Sky Fall Down
17. Return Of Sanity
18. Experimenting

Definitive Collection (2000):
CD1
Studio album (1969):
1. Too Old
2. The Day of the Change
3. Now the Sun Shines
4. Turns to Dust
a) Discovery
b) Sanctuary
c) Determination
5. Return to Sanity
a) Breakdown
b) Hope
c) Conclusion
6. The Reason
7. I Can Stop the Sun
8. When to Stop
a) The Traveller
b) Turning Point
c) Journey's End
Single A & B side (1969):
9. Go Your Way
10. Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying
Bonus Tracks:
11. The Garden of Happiness
12. Return to Exodus
13. Journey's End (Reprise)
14. Let's All Watch the Sky Fall Down
15. Darkness of Her Room
16. See into the Stars

CD 2
Live and unreleased:
1. The Day of the Change
2. The Reason
3. Return to Sanity
4. Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying
5. Search On
6. Ode to the Sea
7. Lonely Streets
8. Sleep Like a Child
9. I Was Left Behind
10. I Just Wanna Live My Life
11. The Lodger
12. Dreamland
13. Round House Blues (Live)
14. Walking On (Live)
15. I'm Searching (Live)
16. Acidus(Live)
17. All in You
18. Step This Way

Originals (2005-re-release of first album with bonus):
1. Lonely Streets
2. The Reason
3. Day Of The Change
4. And Now The Sun Shines
5. Return To Sanity
6. Too Old
7. Ocean Song
8. Turns To Dust
9. I Can Stop The Sun
10. When To Stop





Beginnings 1967-68 (2007):
1. Let's All Watch the Sky Fall Down (Full Unedited Version)
2. A Means to an End
3. Day of the Change
4. The Darkness of Her Room
5. Garden of Happiness
6. You
7. Land of a Dream
8. And Now the Sun Shines
9. Sleep
10. Too Old
11. Let's All Watch the Sky Fall Down (Version II)
12. Turns to Dust
13. I Can Stop the Sun
14. Return to Sanity
15. Turns to Dust (Version II)
16. When to Stop

Live albums

BBC Top Gear Session 1968 & Live At Middle Earth (1995):
1. The Reason
2. Looking For You
3. Day Of The Change
4. Return To Sanity
5. Keep Out 'cos I'm Dying
6. Woman You Need Me
7. Walking On Nails
8. Over This Land
9. Exodus





Live 1967 at Middle Earth Club (1994):
1. Woman You Need Me
2. Walking On Nails
3. Over This Land
4. Exodus














Let's All Watch The Sky Fall Down



Sources: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2865
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