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Creation Theory

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Alan McGee was such a big fan of The Creation that he named his record label after the band, and named his own band after one of their songs – Biff Bang Pow. The Creation was formed in 1966 from beat combo The Mark Four, and was quickly signed to a production deal with Shel Talmy, The Who’s producer.

The first release was the urgent “Making Time”, which featured guitarist Eddie Phillips playing his guitar with a violin bow, two years before Jimmy Page started doing so. Whilst very popular in Germany, UK success largely eluded the band, and after a number of non-charting singles and line-up changes (including Ron Wood), the band broke up in 1968 without ever having released an album.

Phillips and lead vocalist Kenny Pickett recorded an album in 1987 that remained unreleased until 2004, and in 1995, following reunion concerts at Harlesden’s Mean Fiddler, Alan McGee and Joe Foster managed to persuade the original line-up to record a new album, for release on Creation Records.

Compiled with the assistance of Eddie Phillips himself, this limited edition deluxe media book presents a chronological history of the band. The four CDs include all eight single sides by The Mark Four (and three live reunion recordings from 1985), all of The Creation’s legendary recordings for Shel Talmy, in both mono and brand new stereo mixes, the 1987 album and the Creation Records album, and some solo recordings by Eddie from 1990 and 2011.

The DVD features a lengthy new interview with Eddie, filmed in October 2016, five songs from The Creation’s two live appearances on the legendary German 60s TV show “Beat Beat Beat” (from the original tapes, three songs appear on DVD for the first time), and 21 songs from the band’s two reunion concerts at the Mean Fiddler in the 90s.

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CD 1:
Rock Around The Clock
Slow Down
Try It Baby
Crazy Country Hop
Hurt Me If You Will
I'm Leaving
Work All Day (Sleep All Night)
Going Down Fast
Making Time
Try And Stop Me
Painter Man
Biff Bang Pow
Sylvette
If I Stay Too Long
Nightmares
Cool Jerk
Like A Rolling Stone
Can I Join Your Band
Hey Joe
Life Is Just Beginning
Through My Eyes
How Does It Feel To Feel [UK Version]
Tom Tom
How Does It Feel To Feel [US Version]
I Am The Walker / Ostrich Man / Sweet Helen

CD 2:
Midway Down
The Girls Are Naked
Bony Moronie
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
For All That I Am
Uncle Bert
Making Time [instrumental]
Painter Man
Biff Bang Pow
Sylvette [full length]
If I Stay Too Long
Nightmares
Cool Jerk
Like A Rolling Stone
Can I Join Your Band 
Hey Joe
Life Is Just Beginning
Through My Eyes
How Does It Feel To Feel [UK Version]
TomTom
How Does It Feel To Feel [US Version]
Midway Down / For All That I Am
Instrumental # 1
How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]
CD 3:
Hurt Me If You Will
Got My Mojo Workin'
That's How Strong My Love Is
Lay The Ghost 
Psychedelic Rose
Radio Beautiful
United
Doing It My Way
Making Time [new Version]
Far From Paradise
White Knight
Spirit Called Love
The Jimi Hendrix Trilogy

CD 4:
Creation
Power Surge
Someone's Gonna Bleed 
Shock Horror
That's How I Found Love
Killing Song
Nobody Wants To Know
City Life
English Language
Free Men Live Forever
Ghost Division
O+N
Woodstock Daze
Good Times

DVD:
Eddie Phillips Interview
Making Time
I'm A Man
That's How Strong My Love Is
Try And Stop Me
Painter Man
Try And Stop Me
Life Is Just Beginning
I'm A Man
Nightmares
If I Stay Too Long
Batman
Biff Bang Pow
Try And Stop Me
Life Is Just Beginning
I'm A Man 
Nightmares
If I Stay Too Long
Hey Joe
Making Time
Creation
Power Surge
Tom Tom 
That's How Strong My Love Is
How Does It Feel To Feel
Painter Man
Biff Bang Pow

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