’60s-era Psychedelia music was a time of complete exploration and experimentation. There were a host of these kinds of bands that got some music played on late-night FM, while others enjoyed a nice AM selection one-hit on AM Radio.For the most part, manh of these bands ended up in obscurity. One of these bands is known as The Misunderstood. This band released an album called Before The Dream Faded, issued in 1966, and The Legendary Gold Star in 1965. I admit to having heard only one track on FM and only the one track. So, it’s nice to “discover” an upcoming collection that I can enjoy from my “missed” files.

On February 26, Cherry Red will unleash a The Misunderstood collected set being called Children Of The Sun: The Complete Recordings 1965-1966. This set will feature 2CDs with all known tracks from the band, some previously unissued.

The music on Children Of The Sun: The Complete Recordings 1965-1966 have been newly remastered for this collection. A booklet with more photos, credits, and new liner notes, as well as involvement from the original band are included.

If you enjoy – as I do – Psychedelic Music, both new and old, then this is a definite pickup for your library. The Misunderstood were excellent. Please enjoy a sampling below in a YouTube offering of “I Can Take You To The Sun”, included in the set.

Back in 1982, Cherry Red reissued Before The Dream Faded.

Children of The Sun: The Complete Recordings 1965-1966The Misunderstood

CD1
01 Children of The Sun
02 My Mind
03 Who Do You Love
04 I Unseen
05 Find The Hidden Door
06 I Can Take You To The Sun
07 I’m Not Talking (Unedited UK Vsn – Previously Unissued) *
08 I Unseen (IBC acetate)
09 My Mind (IBC acetate)
10 Find The Hidden Door (IBC Acetate)
11 Children Of The Sun (IBC Acetate 1)
12 Who’s Been Talking
13 You Don’t Have To Go
14 I’m Not Talking (Gold Star Version)
15 Children of The Sun (IBC Acetate 2 – Previously Unissued) 

Tracks 12, 13 first released as single, 1966
Tracks 2, 5 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982)
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 8-11 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004
Track 7: unedited version of 1966 recording first released on
Before The Dream Faded.

CD2
01 She Got Me (Version 1)
02 I Need Your Love
03 I Cried My Eyes Out
04 Cryin’ Over Luv
05 End Of Time
06 Like I Do
07 She Got Me (Version 2)
08 Why
09 Bury My Body
10 Don’t Break Me Down
11 Got Love If You Want It
12 Thunder ‘N Lightnin’
13 I Unseen (Riverside version)
14 Shake Your Moneymaker
15 I Just Want To Make Love To You
16 You Got Me Dizzy
17 Goin’ To New York
18 Blues With A Feeling

Tracks 2-4, 6 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 15-18 first released on The Legendary Gold Star Album/Golden Glass, 1997
Tracks 1, 5, 7-13 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004

By MARowe

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