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One of THE greatest guitar heavy Psych records in the world, Dark Round the Edges was originally issued in an edition of around 50 copies, mostly for friends, family, and the odd record company. It’s reputation has since blossomed into something resembling a redwood, or perhaps an original Van Gogh. This album is the holy grail for collectors and lovers of fuzz-driven Hard Rock, and has been the most sought-after privately pressed LP on the planet. An album beloved by heads and cosmic couriers around the world for it’s great songwriting, terrific instrumental workouts, and mysterious vibe.
Could this be the greatest heavy psych private press of all time? While an original is likely to cost you more than $10,000 U.S (in the unlikely event of a copy being offered for sale), we’re lucky to be in a position where reissues are now plentiful and everyone has a chance to hear this wee gem. Great heavy psych tunes, with amazing wah wah guitar work, this comes across like a home counties version of the sort of thing coming out in the states by bands like Sir Lord Baltimore or Blue Cheer. An extremely appealing cottage industry artifact with a reputation that it fully deserves
Dark: Round The Edges (1972)