Icarus Peel, Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot created a double album of new songs along with classic and obscure songs from the 60s/early 70s to celebrate FdM's 100th vinyl release
They would have done a superb job of it on their own - but they roped an astonishing cast of Fruits de Mer and Honey Pot friends and family to contribute to create something pretty remarkable
The album sold out incredibly quickly and picked up some great feedback - so Icarus suggested we invite a few more friends along to join in the fun and the double LP has turned into a 3CD set, with almost an hour of extra music.
Who are the late arrivers?
How about Beau, who recreates his classic 'Silence Returns' with the help of the provider of the track's original corrosive electric guitar, Tractor's Jim Milne!
or Tir na nOg, who come up a wholly unexpected re-work of one of my favourite Moody Blues songs
...The Pretty Things' Dick Taylor returns to add some tasteful guitar to his own 'Sitting All Alone' (a remix of the track from the vinyl release)
Marc Swordfish from Astralasia and Glenda Pescado from Sendelica join the party, along with FdM regulars Ted Selke and Jay Tausig.
Once again, it's all pulled together by the indomitable Icarus Peel and should be ready for late-July (in fact, there might be a few sets ready for The Honey Pot's gig with Tir na nOg at the Borderline in early June)
here's the full list of artists involved:
THE HONEY POT
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE(in alphabetical order)
Gregory Curvey (The Luck Of Eden Hall)
Tony Durant (Fuchsia)
Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention)
Peter Jones and Tom Newman (July)
James Lowe (The Electric Prunes)
Jim Milne (Tractor)
Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell (Tir na nOg)
Nick Saloman and Ade Shaw (The Bevis Frond)
Marc Swordfish (Astralasia)
Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things)
Bruce Woolley (Buggles)
plus Steve Palmer, Glenda Pescado, Ted Selke, Jay Tausig, Us and Them, Ilona V
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