Symphonies For Susan - Arbors

Symphonies For Susan

· The Arbors are the last great'lost' vocal harmony act of the 1960s. While The Association, Harper's Bizarre andeven The Four Seasonshave seen their back catalogues repackaged and expanded and have slipped back into the mainstream forty years later, The Arborscontinue to languish in semi-obscurity with virtually no reissues or compilation appearances to their name. Until now!

· Formed by two sets of brothers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1965 (and you thought the MC5 were the first cool Ann Arbor act!), the quartet were signed to Columbia's Date imprint and scored their first hit with"A Symphony For Susan" in 1966. Indeed, it's the symphonic nature of many of theirrecordings that singled The Arbors out as being that little bit different from their 'cooler' peers. Their next hit was a radical reworking of The Rover Boys' 1956 classic "Graduation Day" in 1967 and theirs was the definitive version of the much-recorded theme fromValley Of The Dolls, despite Dionne Warwick having the hit. In 1969 the group semi-reinvented themselves with their third LP which spawned further hits in theirmind-blowing, DJ-baiting versions of The Box Tops' "The Letter" and Blood, Sweat & Tears' "I Can't Quit Her". The album also featured stunning readings ofBeatles,Dylan, Doors and Simon & Garfunkel tunes and should now be regarded as a bona fide soft pop classic.

· In the early '70s the band moved away from pop and into the lucrative world of advertising jingles where they forged a 30-odd year career cutting ads for the likes of McDonalds, Texaco, Green Giant and United Airlines.

· Rev-Ola is proud to present Symphonies For Susan, the first definitive retrospective of this largely overlooked and hugely talented band, featuring tracks from all three of their albums.

· Re-mastered in the usualmind-bending Rev-Ola style and with brand new in-depth liner notes and original memorabilia! A must for all fans of The Association, Harper's Bizarre, The Four Seasons, soft pop, harmony vocals, cool cover versions, funky beats and psych-lite touches... hell, just anyone who digs top-notch 60s pop!


Our Price: £9.95
Code: CRREV213
Weight: 200
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1.    THE LETTER

2.    GRADUATION DAY

3.    I CAN’T QUIT HER / FOR EMILY WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER

4.    A SYMPHONY FOR SUSAN

5.    TOUCH ME

6.    JUST LET IT HAPPEN

7.    OKALONA RIVER BOTTOMED BAND

8.    LOVIN’ TONIGHT (MAYBE TONIGHT)

9.    VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

10. LIKE A ROLLING STONE

11. MAS QUE NADA (POW POW POW)

12. MOTET – OVERTURE

13. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL (MANHA DE CARNAVAL)

14. MR. BUS DRIVER

15. JULIE I TRIED

16. SO NICE (SUMMER SAMBA)

17. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE / GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

18. LOVE IS A GROOVY GAME

19. MOST OF ALL

20. DREAMER GIRL

21. YOU ARE THE GIRL

22. HEY JOE

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