Classic Welsh Single.
Artist : The Bystanders.
Title : When Jezamine Goes / Cave Of Clear Light.
Label : Pye 7N.17476
Country : UK (1968)
This is a very rare advance promotional copy of "When Jezamine Goes". Written by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott under the pseudonym of Maston and Gellar it was produced by John Schroeder. The release was a dismal failure but The Casuals' release of the song three months later as "Jesamine" soared to number two on the UK charts. Hidden on the flip side is the brilliant "Cave of Clear Light", now considered a psych classic.
The band continued to gig in the cabarets as The Bystanders and eight months after the release of their last single, "Sudden Life" was issued on Pye under the new group name of Man. Deke Leonard (guitar and vocals) was the first new member in while the group were still The Bystanders, followed by Martin Ace to replace bassist Ray Williams and Terry Williams came in on drums when Jeff Jones left. This had completed the transformation of The Bystanders to the newly-formed progressive rock artists Man.