Singing The Songs Of Paul Ryan 1968-69 - Barry Ryan

Singing The Songs Of Paul Ryan 1968-69
When Paul and Barry Ryan split as a performing duo in 1968 nobody expected to hear from them again. Their fine Britpop singles and overlooked semi-Freakbeat/Pop albums weren't selling, they were trapped on a cabaret circuit they loathed. The image of the handsome swinging, singing twin brothers was under severe strain. So when Barry reappeared at the end of the year and scored a colossal worldwide hit (reaching number one in six countries!) with the epic, Paul-penned "Eloise" it was akin to a particularly unlikely phoenix rising from the ashes. The single was a stunning five and a half minute tour de force of grandiose orchestral pop and Uber-Jim Webb-ism which sounded unlike anything else in the charts at the time, and is fondly remembered and covered worldwide still!

The subsequent entirely Paul-penned album, imaginatively entitled Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan, received rave reviews and has become something of a cult favourite amongst fans of contemporary orch-pop works by Scott Walker, Glen Campbell and even Tom Jones. Other hits including "Love Is Love" and "The Hunt" followed into the '70s, as did five more solo albums, none of which have ever been reissued on CD.... until now! "Barry Ryan: Singing The Songs Of Paul Ryan (1968-69)" couples that classic debut with its remarkable eponymous 1969 follow-up and adds two ultra-rare tracks found only on the German version of the second album, all remastered for your sonic delight! It also features in-depth liner notes containing new interview material with Barry, previously unseen photographs, rare cuttings and memorabilia. A great rediscovery awaits
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· NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 DEBUT ALBUM BY IRISH PROGRESSIVE FOLK GROUP TIR NA NOG
· REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
· WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS
· BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NEW ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a new remastered edition of the classic 1971 debut album by TIR NA NOG. This legendary Progressive Folk duo featured the talents of LEO O’KELLY and SONNY CONDELL. Formed in Dublin in 1969, the duo travelled to London to make a name for themselves on the UK folk circuit, earning a contract with Chrysalis Records in 1970. Securing a support slot with Jethro Tull, TIR NA NOG came to the attention of a rock audience. The duo became a fixture on the concert circuit, opening for acts such as The Who, Elton John and Procol Harum and were also championed by John Peel. In 1971 their self-titled debut album was released to acclaim, thanks to the wonderfully diverse compositions and music featured. TIR NA NOG was one of the most original and inspiring acts of their era.
This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly remastered from the original CHRYSALIS RECORDS master tapes and features two bonus tracks drawn from the band’s first single and a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.

Release Date: 29/10/2012
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It's Been a Long Long Time
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·       The sought-after and rare It's Been A Long Long Time is a classic, harmony filled sunshine pop album. It was recorded in London in 1967 with producer Steve Clark, the associate of legendary American songwriter and singer Curt Boettcher. With Clark, The Hep Stars were the first to record Boettcher’s songs "Another Time” and "Would You Like To Go”, later released in America by Sagittarius. Other songs on It's Been A Long Long Time had been recorded in America by The Association and The Ballroom.
·       A missing link in the story of ABBA, The Hep Stars’ It's Been A Long Long Time would be a legendary album even if the band didn’t feature Benny Andersson.

Available 21/10/2013
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On This Holy Night / Christmas With Chet Atkins
•    Vocalist-arranger Anita Kerr and Guitarist-producer Chet Atkins were  two of the architects of the Nashville Sound that transformed country music in the late 1950s and early 60s.

•    A consummate Django Reinhardt / Andrés Segovia influenced guitarist who, in addition to a successful solo career, worked with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers and Jim Reeves, Chet Atkins eventually ran RCA's A & R department in Nashville, signing such million-selling talents  as Floyd Cramer, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton to the label.

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•    This Christmas edition combines On This Holy Night, which Anita Kerr and her singers recorded for the Nashville-based music publisher services organisation SESAC in 1959, with the delightful Christmas with Chet Atkins, a superlative set which, with backing from Kerr, showcases Chet's traditional, classical and modern pop influences with tremendous verve. It is unarguably one of the best seasonal records ever made.

•    The package is completed by a selection of other fine Christmas productions involving the Kerr Singers; Bobby Helms famous 1958 recording of Jingle Bell Rock with its original flip-side, Captain Santa Claus, and some charmingly goofy selections from organist Lenny Dee, signed off by Kerr herself as - under one of her singers many pseudonyms - The Holidays.

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Track Listing:

DISC ONE

THE ANITA KERR SINGERS ON THIS HOLY NIGHT


1.    ON THIS HOLY NIGHT
2.    BRING A TORCH, JEANETTE, ISABELLA
3.    THE COVENTRY CAROL
4.    DECK THE HALLS
5.    A CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM
6.    WHERE WILL THE BABY LAY
7.    GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS
8.    THE CHERRY TREE CAROL
9.    SLEEP, SWEET JESUS, SLEEP
10.    THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
11.    CHRISTMAS IS THE DAY
12.    RISE UP, SHEPHERD, AND FOLLER

CHRISTMAS WITH CHET ATKINS

13.    JINGLE BELL ROCK
14.    WINTER WONDERLAND
15.    JOLLY OLD ST. NICHOLAS
16.    WHITE CHRISTMAS
17.    BLUE CHRISTMAS
18.    JINGLE BELLS
19.    SILVER BELLS
20.    LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
21.    MEDLEY (THE COVENTRY CAROL / GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN)
22.    THE FIRST NOEL
23.    HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
24.    O' COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
25.    DECK THE HALLS
26.    SILENT NIGHT

BOBBY HELMS
27.    JINGLE BELL ROCK
28.    CAPTAIN SANTA CLAUS

LENNY DEE
29.    SLEIGH RIDE
30.    MISTER SANTA
31.    CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE
32.    AULD LANG SYNE

THE HOLIDAYS
33.    A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter
Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs have ransacked their record collections, with a helping hand from DJ Martin Green, to give you the sound of Piccadilly in December – baubles, bangles, tinsel and whisky macs. This is a decidedly London selection – Joe Henderson's ‘Sleighride’ has the distinct feel of Hampstead Heath rather than Lapland.

Homegrown rockers like Billy Fury and Adam Faith are found rubbing shoulders over a Christmas pint with John Barry and jazzers Kenny Baker and John Dankworth. Tricia Marks and Lyn Cornell provide festive glamour.

Saint Etienne member and pop historian Bob Stanley writes the sleevenotes. This is a soundtrack for the Hamley's shop window and a proper 60s UK time capsule.

•    All UK recordings
•    The latest in the hugely successful 'Saint Etienne Presents' series.
•    Many tracks on CD for the first time
•    Not the same old Christmas songs!

Please Note: This title is released November 24 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

1.    CHRISTMAS IN LONDON TOWN – Nina And Frederick
2.    SNOWMAN'S LAND – Zack Laurence
3.    WINTER WONDERLAND – King Brothers
4.    IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME – Elaine And Derek
5.    WINTER WAIL – Johnny Dankworth
6.    BLOW BLOW THOU WINTER WIND – Cleo Laine
7.    WE THREE KINGS – Johnny Keating
8.    CHRISTMAS SLEIGHRIDE – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson
9.    CHRISTMAS CALYPSO – Tricia Marks
10.    CHRISTMAS ISLAND – Dickie Valentine
11.    LONELY PUP – Adam Faith
12.    WINTER STARLIGHT – Tony Osborne
13.    MUST BE SANTA – Alma Cogan
14.    GET LOST JACK FROST – John Barry Seven
15.    SOUNDS LIKE WINTER – The Echoes
16.    XMAS STOCKING – Lyn Cornell
17.    MY CHRISTMAS PRAYER – Billy Fury
18.    BLUE ICE – Kenny Baker
19.    LITTLE DONKEY – Beverley Sisters
20.    SNOW COACH – Russ Conway
21.    I SAW MUMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS – Embassy Singers
22.    SWINGING SHEPHERD BLUES – Ted Heath
23.    GIVE US A KISS FOR CHRISTMAS – Lionel Bart
24.    CHRISTMAS LAND – Wally Whyton
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Like We Used To: The Anthology 1965-1967
In the 1960s, The Hep Stars were Sweden’s biggest band – inspiring screams and Beatles-like devotion. For the first time outside Sweden, Like We Used To: The Anthology 1965-1967 collects them at their peak, from being one of the era’s wildest bands – emphasised on the live tracks – to performers of affecting songs with a yearning atmosphere. 

The band’s songwriter Benny Andersson later achieved global fame with ABBA and Like We Used To features classic early compositions, including the first-ever song he wrote. Also collected is a rare early collaboration with his future ABBA companion Björn Ulvaeus – the first song they wrote together. 

Tracks are taken direct from the master tapes as they were meant to be heard in the Sixties – in the original mono. There is no after-the-fact stereo. Exploring the original masters turned up versions of songs either not issued at the time or released in territories beyond Sweden, including three versions intended for, but not used for, English release. 

Like We Used To: The Anthology 1965-1967 complements RPM International’s reissue of The Hep Stars’ 1968 album It's Been A Long Long Time (Retro 935).    

The fully illustrated booklet includes an exclusive interview with The Hep Stars' charismatic frontman Svenne Hedlund. Like We Used To: The Anthology 1965-1967 is essential for any fan of the best music from the Sixties. And also essential for any fan of ABBA.

N.B: This title is released March 23 and will not be dispatched before his date.

Track Listing:

1. FARMER JOHN 
2. CADILLAC 
3. BALD HEADED WOMAN 
4. NO RESPONSE 
5. SO MYSTIFYING 
6. SHOULD I 
7. SUNNY GIRL 
8. WEDDING 
9. CONSOLATION 
10. NO TIME 
11. ISN’T IT EASY TO SAY 
12. LADY LADY 
13. MORNING COMES AFTER NIGHT 
14. MALAIKA 
15. IT’S NICE TO BE BACK 
16. SHE WILL LOVE YOU 
17. LIKE YOU USED TO DO 
18. CHRISTMAS ON MY MIND 
19. CADILLAC (LIVE VERSION)
20. WHAT I’D SAY (LIVE VERSION)
21. SO MYSTIFYING (LIVE VERSION)
22. SURFIN’ BIRD (LIVE VERSION)
23. TALLAHASSEE LASSIE (LIVE VERSION)
24. NO RESPONSE (LIVE VERSION)
25. FARMER JOHN (LIVE VERSION)
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