Klaatu – Sun Set: 1973-1981 (2005) 320

Artist: Klaatu
Title: Sun Set: 1973-1981
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Bullseye Records
Genre: Art Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop/Rock, Baroque Pop
Quality: Mp3 / 320 kbps
Total Time: 02:32:39
Total Size: 421 Mb (scans)

1 Hanus Of Uranus
2 Sub Rosa Subway
3 Cherie
4 Doctor Marvello
5 For You Girl
6 California Jam
7 True Life Hero
8 Calling Occupants (Of Interplanetary Craft)
9 Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
10 Little Neutrino
11 We’re Off You Know
12 Around The Universe In 80 Days
13 Madman
14 Long Live Politzania
15 The Loneliest Of Creatures
16 Prelude
17 So Said The Lighthouse Keeper
18 Epilogue
19 Hope
1 A Routine Day
2 Juicy Luicy
3 Everybody Took A Holiday
4 Older
5 Dear Christine
6 Mister Manson
7 Tokeymor Field
8 Sir Rupert Said…
9 Sell Out, Sell Out
10 Howl At The Moon
11 I Can’t Help It
12 Paranoia
13 Set The World On Fire
14 Dog Star
15 All Good Things
16 There’s Something Happening
17 I Don’t Wanna Go Home
18 At The End Of The Rainbow
19 December Dream
20 Mrs. Toad’s Cookie
21 Magentalane
22 Ambrose Lightship
Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards – Terry Draper
Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar [Guitars] – John Woloschuk
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars], Bass – Dee Long

An alternate version of Hope was released in 2005 as part of the group’s Sun Set collection of rarities. The alternate version on Sun Set included the complete contributions of the London Symphony Orchestra, which had largely been removed from the version released in 1977. The alternate version also includes a short unreleased track, "Epilogue," which had originally been intended to be placed between "So Said the Lighthouse Keeper" and "Hope."
In August of 1976, the self-titled debut album by an unknown group called Klaatu was released on Capitol Records to little notice. The following February Steve Smith, a writer for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, wrote an article titled "Could Klaatu Be the Beatles? Mystery Is a Magical Mystery Tour." The article began the rumor that Klaatu was "more than likely either in part or in whole the Beatles." These conjectures, fueled by a series of articles in trade magazines like Billboard created a huge amount of hype and Capitol did nothing to deny or confirm the rumors. Throughout 1977, record sales soared and radio stations ran "Is Klaatu the Beatles?" promotions. Reportedly, some of the "clues" as to whether or not Klaatu were the Beatles included backward messages, Morse code, references to the group’s identities in the song lyrics, and the word "Beatles" hidden in various places on the record jacket. After several months of conjecture, the group’s identity was revealed at the end of year — it wasn’t the Beatles after all, it was Terry Draper (songwriter, vocalist, drummer), John Woloschuck, and Dee Long. Immediately, their record sales declined, and due to a backlash generated by the Beatles hoax their four subsequent albums failed to sell. The group broke up in 1981.



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