The Great Electric Experiment is Over (1969)
LP and digital download.
Noel’s final album for Reprise includes two Dylan covers and one Donavan song as well as an attempt at the classic Everybody’s Talkin‘, which struggles to get going, but finds its feet by the end.
In their July 1969 review, Gramaphone magazine said: " I am living in hopes that the claim of the title of "The Great Electric Experiment Is Over" by Noel Harrison may soon come true in popular music, although I have my doubts. Harrison is lightly amusing in this song and the others, singing unostentatiously in a friendly, informal atmosphere completed by a small group of musicians with some good guitar work prominent."
The best track not included on the compilation Life is a Dream is probably Hello Sun.
The Great Electric Experiment is Over *
Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Nathan La Franeer *
I'm Gonna Be a Country Boy Again
Another Song to You *
Poor Cow *
Blue Island *
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
*featured on Life is a Dream.
Listen to and download The Great Electric Experiment is Over:
When I was a kid
I think the time has come
Watch Noel perform The Great Electric Experiment is Over's title track on the September 26, 1969 edition of the American music show, Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters.
In America, tracks from the album were released in a special format for the armed forces.
The special album featured tracks by Noel on the B-side and by Andy Kim on the A-side.
Tracks were regularly taken from popular albums and put onto one LP for the armed forces radio service so they did not have to carry around a lot of vinyl.