THE ORIGINAL DANDELION SITE SINCE 2000


A new Dandelion site has recently appeared which has lifted, word for word, all the discographical info on this page; this without asking or even giving the courtesy of an acknowledgement as to its source.

I don't know who's behind the site - there's no contact link; but it's sad that some folks who don't have the patience to do their own research feel they're entitled to pass off others' work as their own.

"John Peel's Dandelion Label" will remain the only place on the web where you can get answers to all your Dandy queries, and actually correspond with someone who recorded for the label. And that's a promise!

OK, rant over: to business -


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DANDELION RECORDS began life back in the heady days of flower power as an idealistic venture by British DJ, the late John Peel.

The label launched on Friday 18th July 1969 and ran until 1972; then the curtain fell. That should have been it.

Strangely however, it wasn't.


LONG BEFORE See For Miles and Cherry Red Records began their excellent programmes of reissues, Dandelion had achieved cult status amongst record collectors. Original vinyl LPs in mint condition were changing hands for (frankly) unbelievable prices. They still are.

A little-known fact for trivia enthusiasts: Dandelion was one of John Peel's hamsters. (Come to that, so was Biscuit who generously donated his/her name to D's associated music publishing company.)

The label's high point? Undoubtedly Medicine Head's chart success in 1971 with "Pictures In The Sky". And the low? Well, with hindsight, some would say it was a mistake turning down Roxy Music! But that's rock 'n' roll...

You can read about these and many other Dandy-related triumphs and disasters in Clive Selwood's highly recommended "All The Moves (but none of the licks)" (Peter Owen 2003). And to whet your appetite, check out this great interview with Clive by Cherry Red's Iain McNay -




EIGHTEEN ACTS released twenty-seven albums (plus one compilation "sampler") during Dandelion's three-year existence. Of these, sixteen have current websites or web pages. And they tell a fascinating continuing story.

So here they are - the links you need to stay in touch. And if you've got questions to ask, or memories to share, be sure to visit the "Dandelion Records Forum".

I ask one favour in return for this wealth of info. If you run across any other mainline sites or home pages for the "Dandelion Eighteen", do let me know. I'm always interested, and I'm always around on cjtmidgley@gmail.com

A postscript: Cherry Red Records acquired the entire catalogue of original Dandelion recordings (excluding Tractor / The Way We Live) in September 2009.


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DANDELION ARTIST LINKS

BEAU - what can I say?
BILL ODDIE - former Goodie, and birdman extraordinaire
BRIDGET ST. JOHN - Dandelion's chanteuse
BURNIN RED IVANHOE - Danish band, Danish site. Not surprisingly, in Danish.
CLIFFORD T. WARD - a late (and excellent) recruit to the stable
DAVID BEDFORD - avante garde musician / composer, and one-time collaborator with Lol Coxhill
GENE VINCENT - one of rock 'n' roll's great pioneers
JOHN TREVOR - Beau's alter ego
KEVIN COYNE - the heart of Siren
LOL COXHILL - jazzbusker par excellence
MEDICINE HEAD (1) - Dandelion's single biggest seller (this is John Fiddler's site)
MEDICINE HEAD (2) - highly individual site from Peter Hope-Evans, the other half of MH...
MIKE HART - as he was in his "Roadrunners" days (pre-Dandelion)
PRINCIPAL EDWARDS MAGIC THEATRE - performance art group from Exeter University
SIREN - known in the beginning as Coyne-Clague
STACK WADDY - referred to far and wide as "The Appalling ..". Totally unjustified, of course...
SUPERSISTER - the label's second signing from the European mainland. And finally...
TRACTOR - formerly The Way We Live. Tractor were also back-up band on Beau's "Creation" album





DANDELION RELEASES





(* denotes the distributor)

THESE ARE THE SINGLES ...


*CBS

4403 Beau
- 1917 Revolution / Sleeping Town (1969)
4404 Bridget St. John
- To B Without A Hitch / Autumn Lullaby ((1969)
4405 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- Ballad (Of The Big Girl Now And A Mere Boy) / Lament For The Earth (1969)
4493 Coyne-Clague
- Bottle Up And Go / Mandy Lee (1969)
4494 Coyne-Clague
- The Stride / I Wonder Where (1969)
4596 Gene Vincent
- Be Bop A Lula '69 / Ruby Baby (1969)
4661 Medicine Head
- His Guiding Hand / This Love Of Old (1970)
4781 Mike Hart
- Yawney Morning Song / Almost Liverpool 8 (1970)
4786 Bill Oddie
- On Ilkla Moor Baht'At / Harry Krishna ((1970)
4974 Gene Vincent
- White Lightning / Scarlet Ribbons (1970)
5075 Medicine Head
- Coast To Coast / All For Tomorrow (1970)
5119 Stack Waddy
- Roadrunner / Kentucky (1970)


*KINNEY/WARNER BROS.

DS 7001 (Maxi-single) (1971)
- Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - The Asmoto Running Band
- Stack Waddy - Mothballs
- Siren - Lonesome Ride
- The Way We Live - King Dick II
DAN 7002 Siren
- Strange Locomotion / I'm All Aching (1971)
DAN 7003 Medicine Head
- Pictures In The Sky / Natural Sight (1971)
DAN 7004 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki / Aieaoa (1971)


*POLYDOR

2001-253 Coxhill-Bedford Duo
- Pretty Little Girl - Part 1 / Pretty Little Girl - Part 2 (1971)
2001-276 Medicine Head
- Kum On / On The Land (1972)
2001-280 (Maxi-single) Bridget St. John
- Fly High / There's A Place / Suzanne (1972)
2001-282 (Maxi-single) Tractor
- Stoney Glory / Marie / As You Say (1972)
2001-325 Medicine Head
- Only To Do What Is True / Sittin' In The Sun (1972)
2001-327 Clifford T. Ward
- Carrie / Sidetrick (1972)
2001-331 Stack Waddy
- You Really Got Me / Willie The Pimp (1972)
2001-357 Kevin Coyne
- Cheat Me / Flowering Cherry (1972)
2001-361 Bridget St. John
- Nice / Goodbye Baby Goodbye (1972)
2001-379 Supersister
- No Tree Will Grow / She Was Naked (1972)
2001-382 Clifford T. Ward
- Coathanger / Rayne (1972)
2001-383 Medicine Head
- How Does It Feel / Morning Light (1972)
2058-214 (Maxi-single) Coxhill-Bedford Duo
- Sonny Boy* / Oh Mein Papa* / Mood (*as Will Dandy & The Dandylettes) (1972)


... AND THESE ARE THE ALBUMS


*CBS 6375- series

63750 Bridget St. John - Ask Me No Questions (1969)
63751 Beau - Beau (1969)
63752 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - Soundtrack (1969)
63753 Occasional Word Ensemble - Year Of The Great Leap Sideways (1969)
63754 Gene Vincent - I'm Back & I'm Proud (1969)
63755 Siren - Siren (1969)
63756 Mike Hart - Mike Hart Bleeds (1970)
63757 Medicine Head - New Bottles, Old Medicine (1970)


*KINNEY/WARNER BROS. 69- series double album

69001 Lol Coxhill - Ear Of The Beholder (1971)


*KINNEY/WARNER BROS. DAN- series

DAN 8001 Siren - Strange Locomotion (1971)
DAN 8002 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - The Asmoto Running Band (1971)
DAN 8003 Stack Waddy - Stack Waddy (1971)
DAN 8004 The Way We Live - A Candle For Judith (1971)
DAN 8005 Medicine Head - Heavy On The Drum (1971)
DAN 8006 Beau - Creation (1971)
DAN 8007 Bridget St. John - Songs For The Gentle Man (1971)


*POLYDOR series

2310145 Burnin Red Ivanhoe - WWW (1971)
2310146 Supersister - To The Highest Bidder (1971)
2310154 Stack Waddy - Stack Waddy (1971)
2310165 David Bedford - Nurses Song With Elephants (1972)
2310166 Medicine Head - Dark Side Of The Moon (1972)
2310193 Bridget St. John - Thank You For (1972)
2310211 Mike Hart - Basher, Chalky, Pongo And Me (1972)
2310216 Clifford T. Ward - Singer Songwriter (1972)
2310217 Tractor - Tractor (1972)
2310228 Kevin Coyne - Case History (1972)
2310231 Stack Waddy - Bugger Off! (1972)
2485021 Various Artists - There Is Some Fun Going Forward (1972)



DANDELION RE-RELEASES

Original Dandelion recordings have been re-released on the following LPs / CDs. Some contain additional songs from '69-'72 that were never released on the Dandelion label. Others include "bonus tracks" recorded after 1972 which post-date, and therefore have no direct connection with, Dandelion Records.


SONET RECORDS (Denmark)

SLPS1530 Burnin Red Ivanhoe
- W.W.W. (1971)
This was the original Danish version of W.W.W. - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


TELEFUNKEN RECORDS (Germany)

SLE 14645-P Burnin Red Ivanhoe
- W.W.W. (1971)
This was the original German version of W.W.W. - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


POLYDOR RECORDS (Netherlands)

2925002 Supersister
- To The Highest Bidder (1971)
This was the original Dutch version of To The Highest Bidder - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


ARIOLA RECORDS (Germany)

13664AT Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was one of two German issues of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


BIRAM RECORDS (France)

6109 003 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was the original French version of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


DURIUM MARCHE ESTERE RECORDS (Italy)

DE2759 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was the original Italian version of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


FLEET RECORDS (Netherlands)

103.554 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was the original Dutch version of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


POLAR RECORDS (Sweden)

POS 1134 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was the original Swedish version of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


TELEFUNKEN RECORDS (Germany)

U 56176 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was the second of two German issues of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - also issued the same year as the Dandelion release


UK RECORDS (UK)

UK72 Yamasukis
- Yamasuki/Aieaoa (1971)
This was a second UK version of Yamasuki/Aieaoa - issued the same year as the Dandelion release


POLYDOR RECORDS (Germany)

2625026 Medicine Head
- Pop History Vol 25 (1973)
This double-album consists of the New Bottles, Old Medicine and Heavy On The Drum LPs


POLYDOR RECORDS (UK)

2384069 Medicine Head
- Medicine Head (1975)
Including Sittin' In The Sun, Kum On and Only To Do What Is True from the Dark Side Of The Moon LP


POLYDOR RECORDS (Indonesia)

2310166 Medicine Head
- Dark Side Of The Moon (1976)


POLYDOR RECORDS (Netherlands)

2485133 Supersister
- To The Highest Bidder (1979)


BUTT RECORDS (UK)

BUTBOX 1 Kevin Coyne
(released in Germany* as BUTT 802056)
- The Dandelion Years (1980/1981*)
This was a triple set containing the original Siren, Strange Locomotion and Case History LPs


KARUSELL RECORDS (Germany)

2499066 Medicine Head
- The Best Of Medicine Head (1981)
Compilation LP, including ten tracks from New Bottles, Old Medicine, Heavy On The Drum, and Dark Side Of The Moon


MAGNUM FORCE / THUNDERBOLT (UK)

THBL 002 Tractor
- Tractor (1983)


NITEFLITE RECORDS (UK)

CDNTF001 Gene Vincent
- I'm Back And I'm Proud (1986)


POLYDOR RECORDS (Netherlands)

843231 Supersister
- Present From Nancy / To The Highest Bidder (1990)
This CD re-release includes Supersister's non-Dandelion Present From Nancy LP


POLYDOR RECORDS (UK)

843901-2 Medicine Head
- Medicine Head (1990)
CD re-release including Sittin' In The Sun, Kum On and Only To Do What Is True from the Dark Side Of The Moon LP; also Pictures In The Sky


REPERTOIRE RECORDS (Germany)

CD RR 4080-WP Medicine Head
- New Bottles, Old Medicine (+ bonus track Pictures In The Sky) (1990)
CD RR 4081-WP Tractor
- Tractor (+ bonus tracks Lady Of Astorath / Stony Glory / Overture) (1990)
CD RR 4082-WP Stack Waddy
- Bugger Off! (+ bonus track Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut) (1990)
CD RR 4083-WP Siren
- Strange Locomotion (+ bonus tracks Stride / Mandy Lee) (1990)
CD REP 4209-WY Burnin Red Ivanhoe
- W.W.W. (1992)
CD REP 4356-WP The Way We Live
- A Candle For Judith (1993)


VOICEPRINT RECORDS (UK)

VP 116CD David Bedford
- Nurses Song With Elephants (1993)


SEE FOR MILES RECORDS (UK)

SEECD 407 Stack Waddy
- Stack Waddy / Bugger Off! (1994)
SEECD 408 Bridget St. John
- Ask Me No Questions / Songs For The Gentle Man (1994)
SEECD 409 The Way We Live / Tractor
- A Candle For Judith / Tractor (1994)
SEECD 410 Kevin Coyne
- Case History... Plus (1994)
SEECD 411 Medicine Head
- New Bottles Old Medicine... Plus (1994)
SEECD 412 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- Soundtrack / The Asmoto Running Band (1995)
SEECD 413 Siren
- Siren / Strange Locomotion (1995)
SEECD 414 Lol Coxhill
- Ear Of The Beholder (1995)
SEECD 415 Gene Vincent
- I'm Back And I'm Proud (1995)
SEECD 418 Clifford T. Ward
- Singer Songwriter... Plus (1995)
SEECD 419 Mike Hart
- Mike Hart Bleeds / Basher, Chalky, Pongo And Me (1995)
SEECD 420 Occasional Word Ensemble
- The Year Of The Great Leap Sideways (1995)
SEECD 421 Beau
- Creation / Beau (1995)
SEECD 427 Various Artists
- 'There Is Some Fun Going Forward... Plus' Dandelion Rarities Vol. 1 (1995)
SEECD 428 Bridget St. John
- Thank You For... Plus (1995)
SFMD 96 Various Artists
- 'The Dandelion Sampler 1969-1972' (1996)
This compilation includes Beau's "Time", which was an original Dandelion recording, and an outtake from the 1969 "Beau" album


BLUEPRINT RECORDS (UK)

BP 116CD David Bedford
- Nurses Song With Elephants (2001)


OZIT / MORPHEUS RECORDS (UK)

CD 4081 Tractor
- Tractor (2002?)
This CD is a relist of the Repertoire CD RR 4081-WP above
CD 217 Tractor
- Tractor (2002)
CD 218 The Way We Live
- A Candle For Judith (2003)
CD 216 The Way We Live
- A Candle For Judith (2003)
('Special Edition' release)
CD 215 Tractor
- John Peel Bought Us Studio Gear And A P.A. (2006)
This CD release includes the three tracks from the Polydor 2001-282 Maxi-single, and a reworked track - John Peel's Boogie 2006 - sampled from Ravenscroft's 13 Bar Boogie which appeared on the original Tractor LP


VOICEPRINT RECORDS (UK)

VP241026CD David Bedford
- Nurses Song With Elephants / Star Clusters, Nebulae and Places in Devon (2003)
This CD re-release includes David Bedford's non-Dandelion Star Clusters, Nebulae and Places in Devon LP


HUX RECORDS (UK)

HUX042 Gene Vincent
- White Lightning (2003)
This CD includes the original I'm Back And I'm Proud LP


ACE RECORDS (UK)

CDCHD 888 Gene Vincent
- Impossible But True: The Kim Fowley Story (2003)
This CD includes Rainbow At Midnight from the I'm Back And I'm Proud LP


UNIVERSAL RECORDS (Japan)

UICY-9439 Medicine Head
- New Bottles, Old Medicine (2004)
UICY-9440 Medicine Head
- Heavy On The Drum (2004)
UICY-9441 Medicine Head
- Dark Side Of The Moon (2004)


BEAR FAMILY RECORDS (Germany)

BCD 16527 HL Gene Vincent
- The Road Is Rocky: Complete Studio Masters 1956 - 1971 (2005)
This is an 8-CD set including all tracks from the original I'm Back And I'm Proud LP


ANGEL AIR RECORDS (UK)

SJPCD185 Medicine Head
- Don't Stop The Dance (2005)
Includes Walkin' Blues from New Bottles, Old Medicine


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

CDMRED274 Clifford T Ward
- Singer Songwriter (2005)
CDMRED282 Bridget St John
- Ask Me No Questions (2005)
CDMRED283 Bridget St John
- Songs For The Gentle Man (2005)
CDMRED286 Bridget St John
- Thank You For... (2005)
CDMRED306 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- Soundtrack (2006)
CDMRED307 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- The Asmoto Running Band (2006)
CRCDBOX1 Various Artists
- Life Too, Has Surface Noise - The Complete Dandelion Records Singles Collection 1969-1972 (2006)
All tracks are also available for download here. This CD Box Set is supported by a Cherry Red podcast and includes all the Single releases from the Dandelion label (see above), plus Bridget St John's If You've Got Money / Yep . This was a Dandelion recording, but originally appeared only on the Warner Brothers label)


ARCANGELO RECORDS (JAPAN)

ARC-7166 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- Soundtrack (2006)
ARC-7167 Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
- The Asmoto Running Band (2006)


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

CDMRED314 Medicine Head
- New Bottles, Old Medicine (2007)


TAPESTRY RECORDS (Liechtenstein)

TPT 229LP Kevin Coyne
- Case History (2007)
180 gram vinyl LP; limited edition of 1000 copies


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

CDMRED318 Stack Waddy
- Stack Waddy (2007)
CRCDMBOX2 Kevin Coyne (With Siren)
- The Dandelion Years 1969-1972 (2007)
This CD Box Set includes the original Siren (Siren), Strange Locomotion (Siren) and Case History (Kevin Coyne) LPs
CDMRED333 Beau
- Beau (2007)
CDMRED331 Stack Waddy
- Bugger Off! (2007)


OZIT / MORPHEUS RECORDS (UK)

LP 8001 The Way We Live
- A Candle For Judith (2007)
LP 8005 Tractor
- Tractor (2007)
180 gram vinyl LPs


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

Download Album - Various Artists
- Plain Sailing: An Acoustic Alternative (2008)
This download release includes Beau's 1917 Revolution, Bridget St John's Fly High, Siren's I Wonder Where and Medicine Head's His Guiding Hand


ESOTERIC RECORDINGS (UK)

ECLEC2057 Supersister
- To The Highest Bidder (2008)


AIR MAIL RECORDINGS (AMR Archive) (JAPAN)



AIRAC-1455 Bridget St John
- Ask Me No Questions (2008)
AIRAC-1456 Bridget St John
- Songs For The Gentle Man (2008)
AIRAC-1457 Bridget St John
- Thank You For... (2008)
AIRAC-1458 Beau
- Beau (2008)
AIRAC-1459 Beau
- Creation (2008)
AIRAC-1460 Occasional Word Ensemble
- Year Of The Great Leap Sideways (2008)
AIRAC-1461 Siren
- Siren (2008)
AIRAC-1462 Siren
- Strange Locomotion (2008)
AIRAC-1463/4 Lol Coxhill
- Ear Of The Beholder (2008)
AIRAC-1465 Clifford T Ward
- Singer Songwriter (2008)
AIRAC-1466 Mike Hart
- Mike Hart Bleeds (2008)
AIRAC-1467 Mike Hart
- Basher, Chalky, Pongo And Me (2008)
AIRAC-1468 Stack Waddy
- Stack Waddy (2008)
AIRAC-1469 Stack Waddy
- Bugger Off! (2008)
AIRAC-1470 Kevin Coyne
- Case History (2008)
These sixteen CDs are presented in facsimile paper sleeves.
They are also available as three boxed sets -
Set A - AIRAC-1455 to AIRAC-1459
Set B - AIRAC-1460 to AIRAC-1465
Set C - AIRAC-1466 to AIRAC-1470


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

CDMRED372 Mike Hart
- Mike Hart Bleeds (2008)


AIR MAIL RECORDINGS (AMR Archive) (Japan)

AIRAC-1526 The Way We Live
- A Candle For Judith (2009)
AIRAC-1527 Tractor
- Tractor (2009)


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

Download Album - Various Artists
- All For Tomorrow (2009)
This download release features Bridget St John's Autumn Lullaby, Clifford T Ward's Coathanger, Mike Hart's Yawney Morning Song, Beau's Sleeping Town, Medicine Head's All For Tomorrow, Siren's Lonesome Ride, Kevin Coyne's Flowering Cherry, Coyne/Clague's Bottle Up And Go, Gene Vincent's Scarlet Ribbons and Bill Oddie's Harry Krishna


RPM RECORDS (UK)

RETRO889 Gene Vincent
- I'm Back And I'm Proud (2011)


ESOTERIC RECORDINGS (UK)

ECLEC22275 Lol Coxhill
- Ear Of The Beholder (2011)
ECLEC2276 David Bedford
- Nurses Song With Elephants (2011)


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

BEAUCR1 Beau (Download Album)
- Creation Recreated (2011)
This download release includes Beau's Creation album in full with four tracks having been remixed.


TALKING ELEPHANT RECORDS (UK)

TECD198 Medicine Head
- Heavy On The Drum (2012)
TECD199 Medicine Head
- Dark Side Of The Moon (2012)


CHERRY RED RECORDS (UK)

Download Album - Various Artists
- Summer Folk Festival (2012)
This download release features Beau's Ferris Street, Nine Minutes, and The Occasional Word's Missed My Times



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