The Philosopher's Stone cover
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The Philosophers Stone
(bootleg CD)

No product code (Label notes "© 1997 - Made in Israel")

Disc 1:

  1. Really Don't Know (3:36)
  2. Ordinary People (5:15)
  3. Wonderful Remark (7:52)
  4. Not Supposed to Break Down (5:17)
  5. Laughing in the Wind (4:07)
  6. Madame Joy (4:17)
  7. Contemplation Rose (5:11)
  8. Don't Worry About Tomorrow (5:13)
  9. Try For Sleep (6:00)
  10. Lover's Prayer (although listed on the cover this track is not on the CD. See notes below)
  11. Drumshambo Hustle (4:39)
  12. Twilight Zone (8:12)
  13. Foggy Mountain Top (5:19)
  14. Naked in the Jungle (4:31)
  15. There There Child (5:07)
    Total time: (74:47)

Disc 2:
  1. When I Deliver (6:23)
  2. John Henry (5:44)
  3. John Brown's Body (3:16)
  4. I Have Finally Come to Realise (5:06)
  5. Flamingoes Fly (6:22)
  6. Stepping Out Queen Part II (4:24)
  7. Bright Side of the Road (4:00)
  8. I'm Ready (5:39)
  9. Street Theory (4:51)
  10. Real Real Gone (3:42)
  11. Showbusiness (9:19)
  12. For Mr. Thomas (4:14)
  13. Crazy Jane on God (4:07)
  14. Song of Being a Child (4:08)
  15. High Spirits (3:03)
    Total time: (74:26)

Notes: This one appears to be a CD-R production which comes from a very good source tape of the real Philosophers' Stone (which, as reported in that Discography entry, had its release repeatedly delayed...). Note that at least one other variant appeared under the name The Stoned Philosopher.

The only disappointment is the exclusion of "Lover's Prayer" due to time constraints of the CD-R format - perhaps there were other less essential tracks which could have been excluded instead.

This reportedly had a run of about 150 copies, and was probably an attempt to "fill the gap" among those left hanging waiting for the real Philosophers' Stone to be released.

Part of the van-the-man.info unofficial website

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