‘You’ve Got To Earn It’ by legendary band, Fleur De Lys, is the latest instalment in the legendary Acid Jazz Rare Mod series, and is slated for release on 18th March. It will be available in both CD and vinyl formats and is available to pre-order now via Amazon. Their on-line product description says: -
“The first official album release from legendary British Soul/Mod /Psych heroes, often bootlegged, the Fleurs never managed to release an album until now. Atlantic Records UK house band, they backed Sharon Tandy on her chart successes and played on hundreds of cuts anonymously, never quite obtaining the respect that they deserved. Acid Jazz Records in collaboration with the only constant member, Keith Guster, have put together this glorious album that will see the Fleur de Lys take their right place in the pantheon of 60s legends.”
'I was just sweet 17 when the original Fleur de Lys were formed in Southampton, 1964 but by March '66 I was the only original of those four to head for the bright lights of London, where I knew it was all happening. Well, a hell of a lot did happen. Through an incredible musical era, different members came and went until I was the last man standing when we had one crisis too many and drifted apart in July of 1969.
I was privileged over those 5 years of the FDL to play alongside 11 different FDL members. All great people, all great musicians, who each played a huge and inspirational part on the tracks of this album, and on many other tracks with my old friends Sharon Tandy, John Bromley, Donnie Elbert, Graham Dee, and others'
(Keith Guster, Fleur de Lys)