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Joy of a Toy


Download links and information about Joy of a Toy by Kevin Ayers. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, Psychedelic genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:07:09 minutes.

Artist: Kevin Ayers
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:07:09
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No. Title Length
1. Joy of a Toy Continued (2003 - Remaster) 2:54
2. Town Feeling (2003 - Remaster) 4:51
3. The Clarietta Rag (2003 - Remaster) 3:20
4. Girl On a Swing (2003 - Remaster) 2:49
5. Song for Insane Times (2003 - Remaster) 4:01
6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It) (2003 - Remaster) 6:06
7. Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her) (2003 - Remaster) 2:53
8. The Lady Rachel (2003 - Remaster) 5:17
9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong (2003 - Remaster) 5:35
10. All This Crazy Gift of Time (2003 - Remaster) 3:57
11. Religious Experience (Singing a Song In the Morning) (featuring Syd Barrett) 4:46
12. The Lady Rachel (Extended First Mix) 6:42
13. Soon Soon Soon (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:23
14. Religious Experience (Singing a Song In the Morning) (Take 103) 2:51
15. The Lady Rachel (Single Edit 1972; 2003 Digital Remaster) 4:51
16. Singing a Song In the Morning (2003 - Remaster) 2:53



On his 1969 solo debut album, Kevin Ayers keeps the mood teasingly surreal while letting his musical imagination run free. The former Soft Machine bassist presents himself as a bemused traveler through an Alice in Wonderland–like series of landscapes, offering both group scenes (“Town Feeling”) and intimate portraits (“Lady Rachel”) along the way. Tracks like “The Clarietta Rag” and “Stop This Train (Again Doing It)” have an unmistakably psychedelic tinge, while “Song for Insane Times” (featuring Ayers’ old Soft Machine cohorts on backup) veers into avant-garde jazz territory and “All This Crazy Gift of Time” has the feel of a country hoedown. David Bedford’s spacy keyboards, Paul Minn’s murmuring oboe, and Robert Wyatt’s ever-unique drumwork play crucial roles in giving Joy of a Toy a distinct sound. Beneath the album’s layers of weirdness is a sweet, somewhat melancholy sensibility, heard especially in “Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her).” The über-catchy “Singing a Song in the Morning” features Syd Barrett’s unhinged guitar work. Oddly endearing, Joy of a Toy set the tone for Ayers’ later excursions into idiosyncratic regions of prog-rock.