NIRVANA Story of Simon Simopath original UK MONO LP Elusive gem alert! This is the original UK MONO pressing of the debut album of the English group called Nirvana. It comes in an extremely flimsy and fragile laminated gatefold cover.
Condition: The sleeve is in EX condition and the record is in NM condition. Has stamps on the label (see picture).
The Story Of Simon Simopath is the debut album by British psychedelic band Nirvana, released by Island Records in 1967. The lyrics trace the story from life to death of the titular hero via a series of short songs. The story deals with a boy named Simon Simopath who dreams of having wings. He is unpopular at school, and after reaching adulthood (in 1999) goes to work in an office in front of a computer. He suffers a nervous breakdown and is unable to find help in a mental institution, but gets aboard a rocket and meets a centaur who will be his friend and a tiny goddess named Magdalena, who works at Pentecost Hotel. Simon and Magdalena fall in love and get married, followed by a jazzy party.
"Pentecost Hotel" was released as a single with the non-album b-side, "Feelin' Shattered". "Wings of Love" was the next single, also with a non-album b-side, "Requiem to John Coltrane". "Girl in the Park", from the second album, All of Us, featured the b-side, "C Side In Ocho Rios", which is an instrumental version of "In the Courtyard of the Stars".
All songs written by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropolous "Wings of Love" â€“ 3:20 "Lonely Boy" â€“ 2:31 "We Can Help You" â€“ 1:57 "Satellite Jockey" â€“ 2:35 "In the Courtyard of the Stars" â€“ 2:36 "You Are Just the One" â€“ 2:07 "Pentecost Hotel" â€“ 3:06 "I Never Found a Love Like This" â€“ 2:50 "Take This Hand" â€“ 2:17 "1999" â€“ 2:09
All songs composed by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos Personnel Patrick Campbell-Lyons â€“ guitar and vocals Ray Singer â€“ Guitar Alex Spyropoulos â€“ piano, keyboards and vocals Michael Coe - french horn and viola Brian Henderson - bass Peter Kester â€“ drums David Preston â€“ drums Patrick Shanahan â€“ drums Sylvia A. Schuster â€“ cello
Production notes Chris Blackwell â€“ executive producer Brian Humphries â€“ engineer Syd Dale â€“ conductor
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