“Peter Pan”: No Longer Unreleased

Among the bonus tracks on the CD release of two albums The Peanut Butter Conspiracy that recorded for Columbia — The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading (1967) & The Great Conspiracy (1968) — is a tune by the name of “Peter Pan”:

PBC plays FenderFor a musical work that, in its day, was deemed insufficient for release, “Peter Song” does have an interesting structure and chord arrangement, plus the lyric’s unclothed yearning for everlasting youth makes the song especially relevant for our present day.  Is it coincidental that the title of their next (and final) album would be, For Children of All Ages?

Next to the song title on the track listing it says “unreleased” in parentheses.  But wait — shouldn’t that read “previously unreleased” since, after all, Sony/Collectables did, in fact, release the song on this very CD reissue as one of its bonus tracks?

PBC disclaimerFrom the pen of Columbia publicist, Billy James