From Memphis and originally known as The Devilles, The Box Tops got the hit of the Summer of 1967 with The Letter, written by Wayne Carson Thompson and masterfully produced by Dan Penn, the famous songwriter. Their singer, Alex Chilton, was only 16 when it was recorded and Bill Cunningham was the brother of B.B. Cunningham from The Hombres. The line-up of the group was quite unstable, Chilton being the only continuous member and several tracks were in fact recorded by the American Recording Studios house band (Cogbill, Spreen, Leech, Moman...).
Very much a singles band, their albums are of minor interest but always contained some successful hits. The singles were released on Mala, a sub-label of Bell.
When the group broke up, Alex Chilton went on to form Big Star, which was a total commercial failure at the time but is now regarded as one of the first and finest examples of power pop. Chilton went solo and had a long, prolific and extremely chaotic career of singer, songwriter and producer (he notably produced the first Cramps album).
The Box Tops reformed in 1997 and recorded a live CD released in France by Last Call.
Tom Boggs also played with Tommy Burk and The Counts.
This is one of those interesting albums that linked the psychedelic and progressive eras. An album of imagination, variety and different moods. It's not all good - some cuts are plain bad - but others are superb. The opening track, Electric Star, is an exquisite slice of floating, melodic psychedelia, which occasionally lapses into dementia. Watch veers towards acid rock with some fine guitar licks. Another Face has a haunting keyboard introduction but then picks up tempo with lots of fuzz guitar. Those three tracks are the highlight. A few songs are bluesy but often contain unpredictable mood changes and the final track, Steve's Jam, contains lots of good fuzz guitar. This album is horrendously rare, so pick up the Sundazed reissue if you can.
1. Space Oddity (5:14) 2. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6:10) 3. Don't Sit Down (0:39) * deleted from the album when it was rereleased as Space Oddity 4. Letter To Hermione (2:30) 5. Cygnet Committee (9:30) 6. Janine (3:19) 7. An Occasional Dream (2:56) 8. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4:47) 9. God Knows I'm Good (3:16) 10. Memory Of A Free Festival (7:07)
David Bowie - vocals, guitar, stylophone(1-10);
Rick Wakeman - keyboards(1-10);
Terry Cox - drums(1-10);
Tim Renwick - guitar(1-11);
Keith Christmas - guitar(1-10);
Mick Wayne - guitar(1-10);
Tony Visconti - bass(1-10,12,13), flute(1-10), recorder(1-10);
Under a Violet Moon (4:23) Castles and Dreams (3:33) Past Time With Good Company (3:24) - written by King Henry VIII Morning Star (4:41) Avalon (3:03) Possum Goes to Prague (1:13) Wind in the Willows (4:12) Gone with the Wind (5:24) - based on Polyushko Pole, a popular Russian song of mid-30's, written by L. Knipper. Beyond the Sunset (3:45) March the Heroes Home (4:39) Spanish Nights (I Remember It Well) (5:23) Catherine Howard's Fate (2:34) Fool's Gold (3:32) Durch Den Wald Zum Bach Haus (2:31) Now and Then (3:11) - Based on the Prelude in C by J.S. Bach Self Portrait (3:19) (Rainbow cover)
Wishing Well (Paul Kossoff, John "Rabbit" Bundrick, Simon Kirke, Jimmy Rogers, Tetsu Yamauchi)(3:35) Suicide Sal (3:45) I Was in Chains (3:04) If You Don't Know (3:54) What You Got (2:55) In My Life (David Courtney) (3:10) Comin' on Strong (4:07) Hold On (Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit)(4:49) I Saw Him Standing There (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)(4:18) It's Been So Long (Phil May)(4:30)
A Glaswegian, Maggie Bell was born on 12 January 1945 in one of the city's many mean areas. She quit school at 15 working as a window dresser by day and a musician by night, eventually fronting Stone The Crows. Upon their demise she embarked upon a solo career, but despite her powerful gutbucket vocals and much critical acclaim in the music press, she made little impression as a solo artist. Queen Of The Night, her first album, is usually considered her best.
Side one 1. "Back in the U.S.S.R." McCartney 2:43 2. "Dear Prudence" Lennon 3:56 3. "Glass Onion" Lennon 2:17 4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" McCartney 3:08 5. "Wild Honey Pie" McCartney 0:53 6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" Lennon 3:14 7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (George Harrison) Harrison 4:45 8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" Lennon 2:43
Side two 1. "Martha My Dear" McCartney 2:28 2. "I'm So Tired" Lennon 2:03 3. "Blackbird" McCartney 2:18 4. "Piggies" (Harrison) Harrison 2:04 5. "Rocky Raccoon" McCartney 3:32 6. "Don't Pass Me By" (Richard Starkey) Starr 3:50 7. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" McCartney 1:41 8. "I Will" McCartney 1:46 9. "Julia" Lennon 2:54
cd2: Side three 1. "Birthday" McCartney with Lennon 2:42 2. "Yer Blues" Lennon 4:01 3. "Mother Nature's Son" McCartney 2:48 4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" Lennon 2:24 5. "Sexy Sadie" Lennon 3:15 6. "Helter Skelter" McCartney 4:29 7. "Long, Long, Long" (Harrison) Harrison 3:04 Side four 1. "Revolution 1" Lennon 4:15 2. "Honey Pie" McCartney 2:41 3. "Savoy Truffle" (Harrison) Harrison 2:54 4. "Cry Baby Cry" Lennon, with McCartney 3:01 5. "Revolution 9" Lennon, Harrison & Yoko Ono 8:22 6. "Good Night" Starr 3:11
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01. Real Love 3:54 02. Yes It Is 1:50 03. I'm Down 2:53 04. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away 2:45 05. If You've Got Trouble 2:48 06. That Means A Lot 2:27 07. Yesterday 2:34 08. It's Only Love 1:59 09. I Feel Fine 2:16 10. Ticket To Ride 2:45 11. Yesterday Ver2 2:43 12. Help! 2:55 13. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 2:45 14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 1:59 15. I'm Looking Through You 2:54 16. 12-Bar Original 2:55 17. Tomorrow Never Knows 3:14 18. Got To Get You Into My Life 2:54 19. And Your Bird Can Sing 2:13 20. Taxman 2:32 21. Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only) 2:06 22. I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal) 0:41 23. I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1) 2:59 24. Rock And Roll Music 1:39 25. She's A Woman
01. Strawberry Fields Forever (Demo Sequence) 1:42 02. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1) 2:35 03. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 & Edit Piece) 4:14 04. Penny Lane 3:13 05. A Day In The Life 5:05 06. Good Morning Good Morning 2:40 07. Only A Northern Song 2:44 08. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 And 2) 1:05 09. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Take 7) 2:34 10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 3:06 11. Within You, Without You (Instrumental) 5:27 12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) 1:27 13. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) 5:43 14. I Am The Walrus 4:02 15. The Fool On The Hill (Demo) 2:48 16. Your Mother Should Know 3:02 17. The Fool On The Hill (Take 4) 3:45 18. Hello, Goodbye 3:18 19. Lady Madonna 2:22 20. Across The Universe
The key figure in this band seems to have been songwriter Jamie Rubenstein. Not many copies of their original album, which was effectively a collection of demos, were pressed almost inevitably ensuring its status as an ultra-rarity. It contained a number of pleasant sometimes whimsical, and even haunting songs plus a frenzied piece of psychedelia, Witch, that was untypical of their sound but now 25 years on is the main reason for its collectability. All the other cuts have female vocals with the best being Fly, which opens the 'B' side. This is based on a fast Take Five (Dave Brubeck) rhythm with electric guitar accompaniment and some good electric guitar leads. Are You Seeing has some electric guitar leads, too, towards the end. The other tracks are acoustic-based with gentle melodies. The Seagull and The Sailor, The Morning After The Night Before and Emma's Saga (especially the latter) have a Samba feel, with sparse guitar accompaniment and discreet percussion only. Overall this was a good album of beautiful songs.
The recent CD reissue includes seven bonus cuts which mostly consist of alternate versions of songs on the album. The accompanying booklet includes a band history which Jamie Rubenstein has contributed to.
The band later evolved into Byzantium. Mark Barakan is currently part of Bruce Springsteen's backing band under the name Shane Fontayne. (VJ/CA).
This folk duo with his older sister Sally provided Mike Oldfield with his first musical outing on vinyl. After an album and 45, in 1969, he left to play guitar and bass with Kevin Ayers and The Whole World before recording Tubular Bells in the studio, which became his magnum opus. His sister Sally continued her career as a folk singer and enjoyed some commercial success in 1979 with her 45, Mirrors.
The Children Of The Sun album remains a classic period piece of early recordings by the duo.
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