06 July, 2015

COLOURS - BROTHER LOU'S LOVE COLONY



COLOURS - "Brother Lou's Love Colony" (Dot 45-17060) December 1967

The first single to be released from the Colours album was "Brother Lou's Love Colony"
My copy is a green label promo disc with two versions of the song. An edited take at a radio friendly 2:30 minutes and the album version at just under four minutes in length. Other copies came with "Lovin" on the B-Side.

"Brother Lou's Love Colony" perfectly encapsulates the '67 hippie movement of California in both music and lyrical content. The sound is very Beatles-esque, which was a Colours speciality. It comes complete with orchestration, mellow fuzz guitar, sitar, trippy keyboards, effects, bagpipes and harmonizing vocals.
It's a shame that this lysergically enhanced single appeared to be completely over-looked.


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