Creation Theory

The Creation

Creation Theory

The Creation

Creation Theory

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, DVD & Blu-ray • Date: 28/04/2017 Cat#: CREATIONBOX01 • Barcode: 5014797895874 • Genre: Rock

Track Listing

  1. Rock Around The Clock
  2. Slow Down
  3. Try It Baby
  4. Crazy Country Hop
  5. Hurt Me If You Will
  6. I’m Leaving
  7. Work All Day (Sleep All Night)
  8. Going Down Fast
  9. Making Time
  10. Try And Stop Me
  11. Painter Man
  12. Biff Bang Pow
  13. Sylvette
  14. If I Stay Too Long
  15. Nightmares
  16. Cool Jerk
  17. Like A Rolling Stone
  18. Can I Join Your Band
  19. Hey Joe
  20. Life Is Just Beginning
  21. Through My Eyes
  22. How Does It Feel To Feel [UK version]
  23. Tom Tom
  24. How Does It Feel To Feel [US version]
  25. I Am The Walker
  26. Ostrich Man
  27. Sweet Helen
  1. Midway Down
  2. The Girls Are Naked
  3. Bony Moronie
  4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  5. For All That I Am
  6. Uncle Bert
  7. Making Time [instrumental]
  8. Painter Man
  9. Biff Bang Pow
  10. Sylvette [full length]
  11. If I Stay Too Long
  12. Nightmares
  13. Cool Jerk
  14. Like A Rolling Stone
  15. Can I Join Your Band
  16. Hey Joe
  17. Life Is Just Beginning
  18. Through My Eyes
  19. How Does It Feel To Feel [UK version]
  20. Tom Tom
  21. How Does It Feel To Feel [US version]
  22. Midway Down
  23. For All That I Am
  24. Instrumental #1
  25. How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]
  1. Hurt Me If You Will
  2. Got My Mojo Workin’
  3. That’s How Strong My Love Is
  4. Lay The Ghost
  5. Psychedelic Rose
  6. Radio Beautiful
  7. United
  8. Doing It My Way
  9. Making Time [new version]
  10. Far From Paradise
  11. White Knight
  12. Spirit Called Love
  13. The Jimi Hendrix Trilogy
  1. Creation
  2. Power Surge
  3. Someone’s Gonna Bleed
  4. Shock Horror
  5. That’s How I Found Love
  6. Killing Song
  7. Nobody Wants To Know
  8. City Life
  9. English Language
  10. Free Men Live Forever
  11. Ghost Division
  12. O+N
  13. Woodstock Daze
  14. Good Times
  1. Eddie Phillips Interview
  2. Making Time
  3. I’m A Man
  4. That’s How Strong My Love Is
  5. Try And Stop Me
  6. Painter Man
  7. Try And Stop Me
  8. Life Is Just Beginning
  9. I’m A Man
  10. Nightmares
  11. If I Stay Too Long
  12. Batman
  13. Biff Bang Pow
  14. Try And Stop Me
  15. Life Is Just Beginning
  16. I’m A Man
  17. Nightmares
  18. If I Stay Too Long
  19. Hey Joe
  20. Making Time
  21. Creation
  22. Power Surge
  23. Tom Tom
  24. That’s How Strong My Love Is
  25. How Does It Feel To Feel
  26. Painter Man
  27. Biff Bang Pow
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About this release

“Eddie Phillips is a combination of Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend.”
– Shel Talmy (producer of The Who, The Kinks, and The Creation)

Alan McGee was such a big fan of The Creation that he named his record label after the band, and named his own band after one of their songs – Biff Bang Pow. The Creation was formed in 1966 from beat combo The Mark Four, and was quickly signed to a production deal with Shel Talmy, The Who’s producer. The first release was the urgent “Making Time”, which featured guitarist Eddie Phillips playing his guitar with a violin bow, two years before Jimmy Page started doing so. Whilst very popular in Germany, UK success largely eluded the band, and after a number of non-charting singles and line-up changes (including Ron Wood), the band broke up in 1968 without ever having released an album. Bizarrely, Boney M had a huge hit in 1979 with the band’s composition “Painter Man”.

Phillips and lead vocalist Kenny Pickett recorded an album in 1987 that remained unreleased until 2004, and in 1995, following reunion concerts at Harlesden’s Mean Fiddler, Alan McGee and Joe Foster managed to persuade the original line-up to record a new album, for release on Creation Records.

Compiled with the assistance of Eddie Phillips himself, this limited edition deluxe media book presents a chronological history of the band. The four CDs include all eight single sides by The Mark Four (and three live reunion recordings from 1985), all of The Creation’s legendary recordings for Shel Talmy, in both mono and brand new stereo mixes, the 1987 album and the Creation Records album, and some solo recordings by Eddie from 1990 and 2011.

The DVD features a lengthy new interview with Eddie, filmed in October 2016, five songs from The Creation’s two live appearances on the legendary German 60s TV show “Beat Beat Beat” (from the original tapes, three songs appear on DVD for the first time), and 21 songs from the band’s two reunion concerts at the Mean Fiddler in the 90s.

The book has been designed by Phil Smee and features exclusive photos and memorabilia from both his and Eddie’s collections, as well as a new extensive annotation by Alan Robinson.

DISC ONE – THE MARK FOUR [1964 – 1966] (tracks 1-8)
DISC ONE – THE CREATION [1966 – 1968] MONO VERSIONS (tracks 9-27)
DISC TWO – NEW STEREO MIXES (tracks 7-25)
DISC THREE – THE MARK FOUR [Live 1985] (tracks 1-3)
DISC THREE – THE CREATION Psychedelic Rose [1987] (tracks 4-12)
DISC THREE – EDDIE PHILLIPS [1990] (track 13)
DISC FOUR – THE CREATION Power Surge [1996] (tracks 1-12)
DISC FOUR – EDDIE PHILLIPS [2011] (tracks 13-14)

DVD – Eddie Phillips Interview, THE CREATION Live on German TV [1966 – 67] BEAT BEAT BEAT, September 1966 (tracks 2-4), BEAT BEAT BEAT, June 1967 (tracks 5-6), THE CREATION Red With Purple Flashes: Live at The Mean Fiddler [1993 + 1995] 6 JULY 1993, includes interviews with band members (tracks 7-11), 22 AUGUST 1995 (tracks 12-27)

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