Never Never Land (Pink Fairies album)

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Never Never Land
Pink Fairies - Never Neverland.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1971
Recorded1971
StudioCommand Studios, London[1]
GenrePsychedelic rock, proto-punk, space rock
Length46:21
LabelPolydor
ProducerPink Fairies, Neil Slaven
Pink Fairies chronology
Mona – The Carnivorous Circus
(1970)
Never Never Land
(1971)
What a Bunch of Sweeties
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Never Never Land is the 1971 debut album by the UK underground group Pink Fairies.

Polydor Records commissioned the group to record a single, "The Snake"/"Do It", and were happy enough with the results to offer the group an album contract. A promotional film was recorded for the single on the set of Oliver!, but the single was omitted from this debut album.[3] The b-side, "Do It", did appear but with added overdubs. "Do It" was later covered by the Henry Rollins Band on their Do It album.

The sleeve came in a printed PVC cover, with an inner gatefold sleeve depicting two different scenescapes, and a printed inner sleeve with a photograph of the band.

200 copies were also pressed on pink vinyl the same year.[4] Initial pressings properly credited the full band as songwriters on all songs. However, John Alder worked a deal with a different publisher that resulted in songwriting credits and royalties being erroneously awarded to him for "Heavenly Man", "War Girl", "Thor", and "The Dream is Just Beginning"[5] on later pressings.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do It" (Pink Fairies) - 4:15
  2. "Heavenly Man" (Alder) - 3:41
  3. "Say You Love Me" (Pink Fairies) - 3:48
  4. "War Girl" (Alder) - 4:34
  5. "Never Never Land" (Pink Fairies) - 6:55
  6. "Track One, Side Two" (Pink Fairies) - 4:41
  7. "Thor" (Alder) - 0:58
  8. "Teenage Rebel" (Pink Fairies) - 5:20
  9. "Uncle Harry's Last Freak-Out" (Pink Fairies) - 10:51
  10. "The Dream Is Just Beginning" (Alder) - 1:18

2002 CD Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "The Snake" (Pink Fairies) - 3:58
  2. "Do It" (Single version) (Pink Fairies) - 3:04
  3. "War Girl" (Alternate extended mix) (Alder) - 4:34
  4. "Uncle Harry's Last Freak-Out" (First version) (Alder) - 12:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Rudolph – guitar, vocals
  • Duncan Sanderson – bass
  • Russell Hunter – drums
  • Twink – drums, vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Pink Fairies & Neil Slaven
  • Recorded & Engineered by Andy Hendriksen & Gary Lyons
  • Pennie Smith, Tony Vesely - sleeve design

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Pink-Fairies-Never-Neverland/release/869116
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Fairies Wear Boots – Kerrang! 1983 – HawkFanFare
  4. ^ Goldmine Heavy Metal Record Price Guide - Goldmine 2000 - [1]
  5. ^ Original label [2]

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