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Baker's Dozen

Time Capsules: Bob Stanley Selects His Favourite Compilations
Laurie Tuffrey , July 10th, 2014 10:09

Soon to appear at this month's Deer Shed Festival, the Saint Etienne man and pop historian picks out 13 prime compilations from his record collection for his self-penned Baker's Dozen


Stora Popboxen - Svensk Pop 1964-1969
Three-disc box set - it means "big pop box" - that tells the story of Swedish sixties pop chronologically. That's it, very simple, with good sleeve notes. There were an unbelievable number of beat groups there considering the population was under 8 million. Listening groups like the Mascots, '14' and Tages, it seems the Zombies and the Kinks were a big influence. Plum tracks - 'A Sad Boy' by the Mascots and 'Summer Sun' by the Beathovens.