From studio sessions in 1967-1968, The Fringe recordings are finally being re-issued after years of requests by their loyal fans around the world. This Toronto-based innovative psychedelic rock band, popular in the late 1960s, toured Ontario and made one cross-Canada tour in 1968 – plus appearing with the newly-formed Guess Who on a Winnipeg TV show. They had four commercially released songs on two singles. Eleven tracks are available here mastered from the original analog tapes including five for the first time.
The Fringe, formed in 1967 and are remembered for having as a founding member the late Chuck Cadman (guitar & keyboards), a three-times elected BC Member of Parliament who died of cancer in 2005. Cadman, together with Doug Daniel (bass), John Murkin (lead vocals & guitar) and Chris Thomas (drums) signed with producer Greg Hambleton and laid down thirteen tracks, some of which Greg licensed to Quality Records, a major distributor at the time. The cover photo was taken by Greg on the steps of the Night Owl in Toronto’s famous ‘Yorkville’ district.