The Alan Bown! - Alan Bown

The Alan Bown!
Released 29/03/10. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the debut re-mastered edition of the classic 1969 album The Alan Bown! by celebrated Jazz and Rock trumpeter and arranger Alan Bown and his band. This album was recorded during his group s transition from one of Britain's finest Soul outfits to a leading Jazz Rock band with Progressive influences. The band would later be noted for two of the finest vocalists of their generation, namely Jess Roden and Robert Palmer, passing through their ranks, along with Saxophonist John Helliwell who would later be a key member of Supertramp.
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Track Listing:

1.    FUNNY THINGS
2.    I NEVER KNEW THE SUN COULD SHINE SO BRIGHTLY AT NIGHT
3.    GOODBYE TO THIS WORLD
4.    CRYING
5.    I DIDN'T KNOW
6.    ALONE AGAIN
7.    DON´T BELIEVE THEM
8.    I CAN´T FIND NOBODY
9.    TRYING TO MAKE YOU SEE
10.  MORE AND MORE EACH DAY
11.  THIS RAIN
12.  BABY, GO ON HOME
13.  IT'S NO MATTER HOW I TRY
14.  THE GIRL THAT I DEPEND ON
15.  DON'T THROW STONES
16.  WHY HAVE I THAT FEELING
17.  LET ME TELL YOU
18.  LITTLE GIRL
19.  HEMMELIG AGENT
20.  VI SKAL IKKE KLAGE
21.  OH, CAROL
22.  BE MY BABY
23.  JACK THE RIPPER
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