THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.
The Fleur De Lys were in the thick of the swinging sixties music scene. Held in high regard by their rock star contemporaries and adoring public alike, but frustratingly fame and fortune never called.
Initially formed in 1964 as a beat band, surviving through the excesses of psychedelia, before evolving into a Stax tinged soul outfit, their output was constant and outstanding. Whilst finding time to record under pseudonyms (Rupert's People, Shyster and Chocolate Frog), become the backing band for the late soul sensation Sharon Tandy, and fulfil commitments as in-house session band for the UK Atlantic label, The Fleur De Lys released seven 45s over a five year period; these singles are considered holy grails amongst record devotees.
As part of the seminal Rare Mod series from Acid Jazz Records, the seven 45s are presented as one deluxe collection for RSD, ‘I Can See The Light: The Fleur De Lys Singles Box Set’.
Including for the first time ‘Wait For Me’ the original b-side to their debut single ‘Moonbeams’, the song that was mysteriously replaced with a Jimmy Page instrumental.
Also including The Fleur's version of The Who's maximum R&B hit ‘Circles’, freakbeat classics ‘Mud In Your Eye’, ‘I Can See A Light’, ‘Liar’ and ‘Gong With The Luminous Nose’, plus the soul stomper ‘Stop Crossing The Bridge’.
Presented in replicated Immediate/Polydor and Atlantic Records house bags with matching labels, the box contains a fully illustrated 32 page booklet with sleeve notes from critically acclaimed author Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson and The Fleur De Lys drummer, Keith Guster.
Limited to 500 for the UK and Ireland.