''This is another of those labour of love projects which in an alternative universe receive music industry awards for services rendered to cultural, musical, and historical integrity rather than for “units sold”. As Gokhan Aya notes in his liners, it has taken a Turk and a Dutchman to push this stuff into the light of reissue day.
Aya spills a lot of ink on presenting a more balanced historical view of Iran, which is fair enough but this listener was left wanting more information on the artists, labels and recording facilities (or lack thereof). Presumably such information is still lost in time. Nonetheless, there are some cool picture sleeves.
The LP comes on multi-coloured vinyl and a striking sleeve in national colours. Musically, think in terms of those mid-60s Turkish high school bands (there’s even a Baris Manco look-a-like) and other Turkish delights. This is a great package and brings the hidden ’60s offerings of an unlikely country to our spoiled ears.
I for one am grateful. Shah-Shah A Go-Go indeed!''