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TOP TEN SOUTH AFRICAN PROG & PSYCH ALBUMS
compiled by Brian Currin, June 2000


1. Battle Hymn of the Broken-Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
2. African Day - Hawk (1971)
3. Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)
4. Galactic Vibes - Freedoms Children (1972)
5. Awakening - Third Eye (1969)
6. Chimera - Duncan MacKay (1974)
7. Genesis - McCully Workshop (1971)
8. Ten Light Claps And A Scream - Otis Waygood (1971)
9. Time To Suck - Suck (1970)
10. Silver Trees - Abstract Truth (1970)


Astral Daze Most of these albums are represented by the RetroFresh CD compilation, 'Astral Daze - Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972'. This CD, released in January 2006, covers the same classic rock period as the albums listed above. It features 18 classic, rare and obscure tracks (16 of which have never previously officially been released on CD before). This CD was compiled by Benjy Mudie and Brian Currin with major input from SA rock collector Tertius Louw.

Tracks:
  1. The Whip - Suck from Time To Suck
  2. Astral III - The Invaders
  3. The Boy And The Bee - Omega Limited
  4. Straight Ahead - Otis Waygood from Ten Light Claps And A Scream
  5. My Back Feels Light/What Can You Say - Abstract Truth from Silver Trees sessions
  6. The Eagle Has Landed - Dickie Loader with Freedom's Children from a similar time as the Astra sessions
  7. You Keep Me Hanging On - The Flames
  8. Blurry Visions - Buzzard
  9. Fire - The Third Eye from Awakening sessions
  10. Predictions - Hawk
  11. Kafkasque - Freedom's Children from Battle Hymn of the Broken-Hearted Horde
  12. Blue Machines and Dreams - Bryan Miller's Destruction
  13. The Mad Professor - John and Philipa Cooper
  14. Cathy Come Home - The Fireflies
  15. Morning Light - Tidal Wave
  16. Race With The Devil - The Bats
  17. Magic Dragon - The Idiots
  18. Birds Flying High - McCully Workshop from Genesis sessions

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