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Stealers Wheel
Famed for their most well known hit "Stuck In The Middle With You" which reached the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic, Stealers Wheel members Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan produced some of the most memorable and inventive pop music of their time! Formed in London in during the early 1970s they became Britain's answer to Crosby, Stills and Nash and after signing to A&M Records went on to work with legendary producers Leiber and Stoller! This classic eponymous debut album has not been available on CD for some 15 years and is a timeless classic! Also included in the package is original art work and extra sleeve notes by Record Collector's Tim Jones and tracks such as the fames "Stuck In The Middle With You" plus "Late Again" and "Jose".
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Late Again / Stuck in the Middle with You / Another Meaning / I Get By / Outside Looking In / Johnny's Song / Next to Me / Jose / Gets so Lonely / You Put something Better inside Me
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Ferguslie Park
Following the success of Stealers Wheel's eponymous self-titled debut album reissue, Lemon Recordings are proud to bring you the band's second album, "Ferguslie Park". Stealers Wheel members Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan produced some of the most memorable and inventive pop music of their time! Formed in London in during the early 1970s they became Britain's answer to Crosby, Stills and Nash and after signing to A&M Records went on to work with legendary producers Leiber and Stoller! This fantastic follow-up to their classic debut album has never before been released on CD and is a timeless classic! Also included in the package is the original artwork and extra sleeve notes by Jon Kirkman and tracks such as the 2 hit singles "Everything will Turn Out Fine" and "Star". Our Price: £9.95

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Five-a-Side
Ace was formed in December 1972 in Sheffield as 'Ace Flash and the Dynamos', but this name was quickly abbreviated to just Ace. The members were assembled from various other professional bands, and were all competent musicians. Carrack and Comer had previously played with Warm Dust, and King with Mighty Baby, whose antecedents were the 1960s band The Action.  

Before the recording of their debut album, Five-ASide, ex-Bees Make Honey drummer Fran Byrne replaced Witherington. The single How Long? (a song about one of the members leaving for another group) was taken from this record, and was a significant chart success, achieving a Top 20 place in the UK Singles Chart, and reaching number three in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.  

These reissues of the long out of print albums come with a new updated booklet and notes by Michael Heatley and contains unreleased on CD BBC sessions from the time as well as a bonus track, only ever released before in Japan.
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Reaffirmation: An Anthology 1971-1973 2CD
•    A NEW REMASTERED TWO CD ANTHOLOGY BY HELP YOURSELF
•    FEATURING TRACKS FROM EVERY ALBUM ISSUED BY UNITED ARTISTS AND A RARE SINGLE
•    BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY BY MICHAEL HEATLEY

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of "Reaffirmation”, a comprehensive anthology by the unsung heroes of British early 70s rock, HELP YOURSELF. Help Yourself was formed in London in 1970, originally as a backing band for singer-songwriter MALCOLM MORLEY and took their influences from American West Coast Country and Acid Rock. After Morley signed to the Famepushers management stable, his manager John Eichler suggested Morley form a new band and HELP YOURSELF was born. Featuring Malcolm Morley (guitars, keyboards, vocals), former Sam Apple Pie member Dave Charles (drums, percussion, vocals), Richard Treece (guitars, vocals, harmonica) and Ken Whaley (bass), the band signed to United Artists in 1970 and their eponymous debut album was issued in 1971.

Following a tour with label mates Brinsley Schwarz and Ernie Graham (also Famepushers artists), Ken Whaley departed the band. An expanded line-up including Ernie Graham and Jonathan Glemser began work on the album "Strange Affair” in 1972, but Graham and Glemser’s departure half-way through the recording saw roadie Paul Burton join the band to complete the album, (which would include the excellent extended track ‘The All Electric Fur Trapper’). The band embarked on a tour of Switzerland with Welsh rock legends Man and a bond formed between the two groups. The band’s "Beware the Shadow” was an even stronger effort, featuring the Help’s twelve-minute anthem, ‘Reaffirmation’, a track that displayed the instrumental excellence of the group. Prior to a tour to promote their most recent album Malcolm Morley fell ill with depression and Deke Leonard, recently dismissed from Man, took his place. When Morley recovered, Leonard remained with the band, appearing with them on the "Christmas at the Patti” concert in December 1972. In early 1973 Deke Leonard departed the band to pursue a solo career and the band began work on the album "Happy Days”, a record that also featured The Flying Aces and Vivian "Spiv’ Morris. Paul Burton’s departure during these sessions saw Ken Whaley return to the band. Work then commenced on another album, "the Return of Ken Whaley”. Both albums were released as a package by United Artists later that year. Although critically acclaimed, commercial success continued to elude the band and in August 1973 Help Yourself disbanded, with Malcolm Morley and Ken Whaley joining Man in 1974 for their album "Winos, Rhinos and Lunatics”.

Forty years on, HELP YOURSELF is now regarded as one of the great, unsung British bands of their era. This anthology gathers together the essential tracks from all of their albums released by United Artists, newly re-mastered from the original master tapes. It features a booklet with essay by Michael Heatley and is a tribute to their genius.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE

1.    RUNNING DOWN DEEP
2.    I MUST SEE JESUS FOR MYSELF
3.    PAPER LEAVES
4.    OLD MAN
5.    DEBORAH
6.    STREET SONGS

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "HELP YOURSELF”

7.    STRANGE AFFAIR
8.    BROWN LADY
9.    HEAVEN ROW
10.    THE ALL ELECTRIC FUR TRAPPER
11.    DEANNA CALL AND SCOTTY
12.    MANY WAYS OF MEETING

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "STRANGE AFFAIR”

13.    ALABAMA LADY
14.    REAFFIRMATION
15.    PASSING THROUGH

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "BEWARE THE SHADOW”

DISC TWO

1.    SHE’S MY GIRL
2.    AMERICAN MOTHER

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "BEWARE THE SHADOW”

3.    MOMMY WON’T BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
4.    JOHNNY B. GOODE
(SPACE TRUCK & THE FREIGHT YARD MARSHALLS, FEATURING MARTIN ACE, SEAN TYLA, & THE HELPLESS ELVES)

A & B SIDES OF SINGLE

5.    CANDY KANE
6.    WHO KILLED PARADISE?
7.    IT HAS TO BE
8.    MAN, WE’RE GLAD TO KNOW YOU
9.    BLOWN AWAY

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "THE RETURN OF KEN WHALEY”

10.    VIRGINIA
11.    I’VE GOT BEAUTIFUL YOU

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "HAPPY DAYS”
ALBUM GIVEN AWAY FREE WITH "THE RETURN OF KEN WHALEY”

12.    EDDIE WARING (LIVE)

WITH DEKE LEONARD AND B.J. COLE
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "CHRISTMAS AT THE PATTI”

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