Nirvana was an English orchestral-pop duo comprised of Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos. They debuted with the 1967 rock opera, The Story of Simon Simopath, recorded with the four-piece Nirvana Ensemble. After their 1968 psych hit “Rainbow Chaser,” they released All of Us and the string-laden opus Dedicated to Markos III. Campbell-Lyons continued the name […]

Nirvana – The Story of Simon Simopath (1967)

The Story of Simon Simopath is a 1967 concept album by English symphonic/psych ensemble Nirvana. Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, the album’s songs are tied together by a plot line, making this possibly the world’s first full-length rock opera, predating similar concept works by The Pretty Things, Small Faces, and The Who. Tracklist: […]

Nirvana ‎– Dedicated to Markos III (1970)

Dedicated to Markos III is the third album by English orchestral pop/psych project Nirvana, released in 1970 on Pye/Metromedia. Tracklist: A1. “The World Is Cold Without You” (3:42) A2. “Excerpt From the Blind and the Beautiful” (2:38) A3. “I Talk to My Room” (3:35) A4. “Christopher Lucifer” (4:04) A5. “Aline Cherie” (3:00) B1. “Tres Tres […]