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The Creation / Creation Theory

Sixties English rock band The Creation‘s slightly chaotic career is celebrated in Creation Theory, a new five-disc deluxe set coming in April.

Creation Theory is a chronological history of the influential band that pulls together early singles (when they still performed under the moniker ‘The Mark Four’), the legendary recordings for Shel Talmy (in both mono and brand new stereo mixes), the 1987 ‘reunion’ album/sessions (released belatedly as Psychedelic Rose in 2004) and finally Power Surge, the album the original line-up recorded for Alan McGee’s Creation Records (named after the band) in 1996.

In addition to the four discs of audio, a DVD features a lengthy new interview with guitarist Eddie Phillips and various live performances, including appearances on the legendary German 60s TV show Beat Beat Beat.

A limited edition (500 only) Amazon exclusive version of Creation Theory (no price premium at present!) comes with a numbered signed certificate of authenticity by legendary guitarist Eddie Phillips. Update: Exclusive now sold out.

Creation Theory will be released on 28 April 2017

DISC ONE

THE MARK FOUR [1964 – 1966]

  • 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

THE CREATION [1966 – 1968]

MONO VERSIONS

  • 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

DISC TWO

  • 1. Midway Down
  • 2. The Girls Are Naked
  • 3. Bony Moronie
  • 4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • 5. For All That I Am
  • 6. Uncle Bert

NEW STEREO MIXES

  • 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]

DISC THREE

THE MARK FOUR [Live 1985]

  • 1. Hurt Me If You Will
  • 2. Got My Mojo Workin’
  • 3. That’s How Strong My Love Is

THE CREATION Psychedelic Rose [1987]

  • 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

EDDIE PHILLIPS [1990]

  • 13. The Jimi Hendrix Trilogy

DISC FOUR

THE CREATION Power Surge [1996]

  • 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

EDDIE PHILLIPS [2011]

  • 13. Woodstock Daze
  • 14. Good Times

DVD

EDDIE PHILLIPS INTERVIEW

THE CREATION Live on German TV [1966 – 67]

BEAT BEAT BEAT, September 1966

  • 1. Making Time
  • 2. I’m A Man
  • 3. That’s How Strong My Love Is

BEAT BEAT BEAT, June 1967

  • 4. Try And Stop Me
  • 5. Painter Man

THE CREATION Red With Purple Flashes: Live at The Mean Fiddler [1993 + 1995]

6 JULY 1993, includes interviews with band members

  • 1. Try And Stop Me
  • 2. Life Is Just Beginning
  • 3. I’m A Man
  • 4. Nightmares
  • 5. If I Stay Too Long

22 AUGUST 1995

  • 1. Batman
  • 2. Biff Bang Pow
  • 3. Try And Stop Me
  • 4. Life Is Just Beginning
  • 5. I’m A Man
  • 6. Nightmares
  • 7. If I Stay Too Long
  • 8. Hey Joe
  • 9. Making Time
  • 10. Creation
  • 11. Power Surge
  • 12. Tom Tom
  • 13. That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • 14. How Does It Feel To Feel
  • 15. Painter Man
  • 16. Biff Bang Pow

 

 

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DHH

Will the DVD be NTSC Region 0 and playable in standard US DVD players?

Cherrs

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Kenny

Straight in. One of my favourites and an underrated but very influential band. Would probably have missed it if it wasn’t for you, Paul!

auteur55

Trying to decide if I want this one or the Numero one. Not seeing much difference other then the Power Surge inclusion which I’m assuming isn’t great.

Michael G

A must have set and signed ltd to 500 get in quick before they all disappear.

Graham Gardner

Ordered. This may well have passed me bye if not for your wonderful site Paul. Cheers.

Noel

Bit puzzled about the “certificate of authenticity”. What does it authenticate?

Rare Glam

A vey nice set, I’ll be getting this. Given the wide time frame they might have also added other odds and sods such as the excellent UK demo only 45 by Kenny Picket – ‘Got A Gun’ from 1980 on F-Stop.

Also, for anyone who might only want the 1960s recordings (in stereo as they are here), Numero in the USA are releasing a 2 X cd set in a CD sized hardback cover and book format called ‘Action Painting’ on 17th March.

http://www.numerogroup.com/products/the-creation-action-painting

Charles Hodgson

Strangely there’s also the “Action Painting” 2CD + Book Set on the excellent US label Numero Group out on 17 March. Think they are completely separate projects with different mastering on each set: Alec Paolo takes charge on “Action Painting” and Shel Talmy on the more comprehensive ^Creation Theory”. Think I’ll probably get both versions, I love the beautuful sets produced by Numero Group, but I also want the complete recordings set.

http://www.numerogroup.com/products/the-creation-action-painting

Pre-orders for “Action Painting” are live on Amazon Germany & US, but not UK.

https://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B01N259NM1/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487835213&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=creation+action+painting&dpPl=1&dpID=51HanQuMmmL&ref=plSrch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N259NM1/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487835213&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=creation+action+painting&dpPl=1&dpID=51HanQuMmmL&ref=plSrch

Dr. Greasetrap

I was just about to post about the same thing. I prefer vinyl, but I use digital as well, and all the extra material and mono versions on this one are tempting. Decisions decisions.

StevieB

Yes!!!!!

Dirceu Guerra Martins

Fantastic! One of my favorites!

Just pre-ordered!

Any words about remastering?