VARIOUS: Bumpers 2LP gatefold Double album 1970. Traffic, Bronco, Spooky Tooth, Mott The Hoople, Jethro Tull, Free, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, Cat Stevens, Renaissance.


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Various – Bumpers
Label: Island Records
Catalog#: IDP 1
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1970
Genre: Reggae, Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Avantgarde, Reggae-Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Acoustic, Classic Rock

A1 Traffic – Every Mothers Son
Producer – Guy Stevens
A2 Bronco – Love
Producer – Jess Roden
A3 Spooky Tooth – I Am The Walrus (cover The Beatles)
Producer – Chris Blackwell , Chris Stainton
A4 Quintessence – Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Gauranga
Producer – John Barham

B1 Mott The Hoople – Thunderbuck Ram
Producer – Guy Stevens
B2 Jethro Tull – Nothing To Say
Producer – Ian Anderson
B3 Jimmy Cliff – Going Back West
Producer – John Kelly
B4 Blodwyn Pig – Send Your Son To Die
Producer – Andy Johns
B5 Dave Mason – Little Woman
Producer – Dave Mason

C1 John & Beverley Martyn – Go Out And Get It
C2 King Crimson – Cadence & Cascade
Producer – Peter Sinfield , Robert Fripp
C3 If – Reaching Out On All Sides
Producer – Lew Futterman
C4 Free – Oh I Wept
Producer – Free
C5 Nick Drake – Hazey Jane
Producer – Joe Boyd

D1 Fairport Convention – Walk Awhile
Producer – Joe Boyd
D2 Cat Stevens – Maybe You’re Right
Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
D3 Renaissance – Island
Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
D4 Fotheringay – The Sea
Producer – Joe Boyd
D5 Clouds – Take Me To Your Leader
Producer – Terry Ellis

A bountiful double album package rounding up the cream of the UK Island labels 1970 output, highlighting recent releases and anticipating forthcoming ones and following, of course, a tradition launched by the earlier You Can All Join In and Nice Enough To Eat.

Of all the labels operating in the UK as the decade turned, Island was unquestionably the most adventurous, at the same time as maintaining a stable whose internal logic now seems impeccable. Leaning towards the folkier side of hard rock, and the bluesier edge of prog – an adventure that allowed King Crimson and Mott The Hoople to rub shoulders with Cat Stevens and Traffic – Island rounded up the cream of the British underground, and these periodic compilations showcased it at its best. Indeed, they frequently maintained a cohesion and sense of musical purpose that the artists themselves often struggled to match.

They were more than simple advertisements, however. Bumpers includes two genuine rarities, as both Mott The Hoople and Fairport Convention are represented by otherwise unavailable versions of their contributions (“Thunderbuck Ram” and “Walk Awhile” respectively), while efforts from the Keith Relf/Jim McCarty-era Renaissance, Clouds and Quintessence remind us of a day when even the greatest modern collectables were regular new releases.

Island ranks among the most collectable British labels of the entire rock’n’roll era. Every track on Bumpers offers another reason why.


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