'Sweet Orange Sunshine'

'White Rabbit' (live - excerpt)

The Honey Pot, with Crystal Jacqueline

An Introduction To...

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The Honey Pot, once described by someone as Fruits de Mer's house band, they have been an absolute joy to work with over the years, creating and contributing to so many FdM projects, and this is Icarus Peel and Crystal Jacqueline's own selection of tracks from the last decade or so - a mixture of original songs and covers, together with three tracks that haven't appeared on the label before INCLUDING a storming live version of 'White Rabbit' from their last appearance at the Half Moon in Putney.

Some of the tracks were attributed to The Honey Pot on release, some to Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot, but they all feature the band in full flow.

This series of 'Introduction' CDs is starting to grow rather nicely and this one was an essential addition to the list for me - here's the full track listing...

1. Egyptian Tomb 4:20 (Mighty Baby) from 'Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot' double 7"
2. Tick Tock 3:45 (The Fleur de Lys) from 'Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot' double 7"
3. Sweet Orange Sunshine 3:42 (Peel) from 'The 13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus - Day One' compilation CD
4. Annabella 5:20 (Fear, Fraquet, Peel, Wyatt) from 'Games For May' 4CD compilation
5. Games For May 4:55 (Peel) from 'Games For May' 4CD compilation
6. Love Is Green 4:45 (Peel) from 'Ascending Scales' double LP
7. Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow 6:17 (Strawberry Alarm Clock) from 'Ascending Scales' double LP
8. Kites 7:02 (Simon Dupree and The Big Sound) from 'Ascending Scales double LP
9. Dreams 8:03 (Tonton Macoute) from 'I Talk To The Wind' double 7"
10. Sympathy 3:49 (Rare Bird) from 'I Talk To The Wind' double 7"

bonus tracks
11. Venice 9:02 (Peel, Budge) from The Honey Pot album, 'The Secret'
12. White Rabbit 6:36(Jefferson Airplane) - recorded live at the Half Moon, January 2022
13. Shangri-La 6:52 (The Kinks) - recorded in 2023, exclusive to this compilation

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