Procol Harum, The Move - Morning Dew at the BBC: 1967 - 7" White Vinyl Record
Exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Taken from the '... at the BBC' albums on Fly Records.
Limited to 1000 copies.
In 1967 Bonnie Dobson's folk song ‘Morning Dew’ captivated the pop music scene, and was covered by new groups from both sides of the Atlantic, including two new British hitmakers, The Move (featuring Roy Wood) and Procol Harum. Both groups were signed to the same production company. With the imminent launch of the BBC’s RADIO ONE pop music station, both groups recorded sessions for the BBC’s THE LIGHT PROGRAMME station, performing their chart hits and a special cover versions. In June 1967 Procol Harum’s debut 45 ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ topped the singles chart and the group recorded a special session for Brian Matthew’s ‘Easy Beat’ and included their rendition of ‘Morning Dew’. In mid-September their label mates The Move recorded a session for ‘Easy Beat’ which included their take of ‘Morning Dew’ and previewed their forthcoming 45 ‘Flowers In the Rain’ which in two weeks would be the very first record played on RADIO ONE. FLY RECORDS will be releasing albums by both groups featuring the recordings they both made for the BBC between 1967 and 1970 including tracks never previously released. As a taster a special and exclusive limited edition 7” featuring both group’s 1967 versions of ‘Morning Dew’ is being released for RSD 2019 on opaque white vinyl and housed in a picture sleeve celebrating the two groups joint launch for their respective debut albums in 1967.
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