Ordering from America? Visit our US store.
Ordering from Aus or NZ? Visit our Australian store.
LAST SHIPPING DATES
Standard Mail (untracked) & Courier (tracked) dates - Place order before midday (GMT) on:
United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th December*These guidelines apply to in stock items only. The dates are recommended but not guaranteed since they assume normal conditions when are carriers attempt delivery. Please be aware that in the circumstance where any external factors, like adverse weather condition affect our carriers ability to deliver it could delay your order, and mean that it would not arrive until after Christmas.
- Pre Orders
- New Releases
- Coloured Vinyl
- Limited Edition
- SOV Messenger
- Want to be the first to hear about exclusives? Click Here to find out more!
The Birthday Party
The Idle Race
- Release Date 12 January 2018
- Buy Now: More stock coming soon
- Product code
- Vinyl LP
- Music On Vinyl
In 1967, The Idle Race were the first major signing by the new British arm of Liberty Records. The group were well received by the music press for their melodies, whimsical lyrics, and inventive production. They often appeared on the same bill with such bands as The Spencer Davis Group, The Who, Small Faces, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Yes, Free, and The Move.
Influential BBC disc jockeys such as John Peel and Kenny Everett were big boosters of the group. But despite critical respect and famous admirers such as The Beatles and Marc Bolan, The Idle Race (fronted by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame) failed to catch fire with the public.
|1||The Skeleton And The Roundabout|
|4||I Like My Toys|
|6||Follow Me, Follow|
|7||Sitting In My Tree|
|1||On With The Show|
|4||Pie In The Sky|
|5||The Lady Who Said She Could Fly|
|6||End Of The Road|