|Studio album by|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, freakbeat|
|Label||Parlophone PMC/PCS 7042 (mono/stereo)|
|Producer|| Mark P. Wirtz |
engineers: Geoff Emerick, Peter Bown
Reissue (Harvest Records)
Tomorrow is the only studio album by the English psychedelic rock band Tomorrow. It was originally released in 1968 by EMI Parlophone in the U.K. in a black and white sleeve. A slightly different version of the album was also released in the U.S. in 1968 as Sire Records SES 97012, one of the first releases on that label. Although it was not a success when it was first released, it is now widely regarded as one of the best psychedelic rock albums ever made.
The lack of commercial success can be explained by the long delay between initial recording sessions in spring 1967 and final release in February 1968. By the time the album arrived in record stores the psychedelic trend had already started to die out. EMI provided a very small recording budget and would not allow prints of a colour album cover to be made, although some later re-issues were printed with a modified colour cover.
Mark Smotroff of Audiophile Reviews called the album "a knockout lost classic".
All songs written by Keith West and Ken Burgess except where noted.
Note: Keith West's songwriting credits are as Keith Hopkins (his real name).
In 1976, Harvest Records (another EMI label) re-issued the album as part of its Harvest Heritage series, with catalogue number SHSM-2010. This edition features a new colour cover which states in large letters on the front: "featuring Keith West and Steve Howe". It includes an extra track as the second-last on side one:
In 1999, EMI released a CD (EMI 4988192) with additional tracks by Aquarian Age (band members Twink and Junior) and singer Keith West. "Why" is a cover of a song by The Byrds that originally appeared as the B-side to their single "Eight Miles High".
Keith West solo tracks:
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