Candlelight

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Candlelight

Post by Massed Gadgets » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:07 am

I'm listening to this song Candlelight by the band Grantchester Meadow, which came out in 1971 (available on the psych compilation Sugar Lumps). Some nice psychedelia. I read up on it. It was an extremely rare single that the compilers of the CD managed to dig up an old 45 of, and the rumours surrounding it was that a certain Syd Barrett was involved with it. The psych webzine, Sweet Floral Albion disputes this, saying it's a hoax, but they offer no reason other than that's their opinion. I can't find anything else about this on the Internet. Anyone else hear of this song? Any ideas whether it was a hoax or was Syd actually involved?

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Post by DBlaze » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:19 pm

never heard of it...

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Post by Massed Gadgets » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:15 pm

Hmmm, no one has even heard of this? I'm surprised. I keep listening to it, and it does sound like Syd...and it does sound vintage...but with studio trickery these days, I suppose that's something that could be faked. And it does seem curious that there doesn't seem to be any contemporary accounts of this record being made. My thought is hoax, but who knows?

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Post by Kimon » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:21 pm

I doubt Syd's participation. He had refused many proposals for involving to others' work but refused all of them.

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Post by Stephen » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:39 pm

Can't find any more references to it myself Jeff except for this which is really just a summing up of what you mentioned in your opening post.

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Re: Candlelight

Post by Hlaw34 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:33 pm

What's up people!? This is coming to y'all from south texas. Just found this song today from the sugar lumps album. I really dig it. I wanna know who this band is. Alright then peace out✌