The Fishheads 'Pleasant Valley Sunday'/ Let's Get Together'
7" single (45rpm) crustacean 95 on sale December 20
Welcome to Fruits de Mer Records’ summer of love single – and it’s only six months late – but who’s counting, the original tracks are over 50 years old - so maybe it's 54-and-a-half years late?
Fruits de Mer gets back to its roots as a 60s/70s covers label as The Monkees’ classic ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’ (written by Goffin/King) is coupled with ‘Let’s Get Together’ (written by Chet Powers aka Dino Valenti, arguably the quintessential 1960s love-and-peace anthem) on a 7” single lovingly put together by Astralasia’s Swordfish, with the help of a number of Fruits de Mer Records’ friends, including Anton Barbeau, Crystal Jacqueline, Icarus Peel, John Chinn, Paul Chousner, Holly Bowler and more, recording together under the delightful collective name of The Fishheads. It's a real throwback to those happy, innocent, drug-fuelled days that I'm far too young to remember.
If this doesn't get FdM national airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6Music and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, nothing will (ok, so nothing will).
For added authenticity, the single is cut in mono, the sleeve is one of those glossy flipback jobs (the glue tabs are on top of the rear face of the sleeve as opposed to being inside, like 7” EPs used to be)…hell, we might even scratch a few copies at random to create extra clicks and pops; maybe not.
The single comes with a bonus CD, including stereo versions of the two songs, an alternative mix of ‘Pleasant Valley’ and a modest little 40 minute mix by Swordfish that occasionally sounds a bit like the tracks that it’s based on, the tracks on the 7” are:
1 PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY (3:49)
2 LET’S GET TOGETHER (4:48)
If you're in the UK, you can pre-order your set now from our shop page; if you're not in the UK, you can pre-order from Shiny Beast -
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THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL EDITION, SADLY LIMITED TO UK CUSTOMERS DUE TO THE PRACTICALITIES OF POSTING THE COMPLETE PACKAGE. IT'S THE PERFECT CHRSTMAS GIFT ALTHOUGH, KNOWING US, WE PROBABLY WON'T POST THEM OUT UNTIL 2022. THIS WILL BE THE SPECIAL EDITION'S EXTRA CD AND T-SHIRT...
(please note, model not included with the t-shirt)
sorry, special editions already sold out on club members' pre-orders