Picture Me Gone : The Decca Sessions 1966-1974 - Dave Berry

Picture Me Gone : The Decca Sessions 1966-1974
First-ever collection of the Sheffield singer’s later recordings for Decca from 1966 to 1974. Includes the smash hit single Mama, plus two whole albums: One Dozen Berries and Dave Berry 68, plus a raft of rare non-album 45s including his very last single for Decca in 1974.Detailed sleeve-note include new quotes from the great man himself. Named after Dave’s recording of Evie Sand’s Northern Soul classic Picture Me Gone.Follow on from very successful RPM release in 2009 of the collection Dave Berry – This Strange Effect: The Decca Sessions 1963-1966 (Retro D 860) Dave had his scrapbook/autobiography published earlier this year: All There Is To Know.


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Mama / Walk Talk, Talk Talk / Picture Me Gone / Ann / Hey Little Girl / Round And Round / Casting My Spell / The Girl From The Fair Isle / Fanny Mae / I’ve Got My Tears To Remind Me / Baby It’s You (Version 2) / Run My Heart / Heartbeat / Stranger / Stick By The Book / Forever / And I Have Learned To Dream / Just As Much As Ever / I Got The Feeling / (Do I Figure) In Your Life / LatishaMaybe Baby / The Coffee Song / She Cried / And The Clock On The Steeple Struck 13 / We Can Live On Love / My Baby Left Me / Baby’s Gone / Dying Daffodil Incident / Suspicions (In Your Mind) / Since You’re Gone / Stick To It Ivity / Huma-Lama (As Dave Berry & Sponge) / Oh What A Life / Change Our Minds / Long Walk To D.C. / Chaplin House / Trees / My Baby Left Me (Re Recording) / Memphis Tennessee (Re Recording).
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Gonks Go Beat / I’ve Got A Horse
Released 23rd February 2009. The times may a been a
changin’ as Dylan went electric, but not in British cinemas in 1965
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·       Not only were The Hep Stars Sweden’s biggest band in the Sixties, they were where Benny Andersson first tasted success before achieving world-wide fame with ABBA. Without The Hep Stars, there would have been no ABBA.
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Available 21/10/2013
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•    Norway’s Firebeats, Inc. issued one album in the Sixties. Yet their rough-edged music is now recognised as amongst the world’s greatest. As one of the world’s most collectible exponents of ‘freakbeat’, original copies of 1966’s Firebeats, Inc. album now sell for $1000.

•    This first-ever legal reissue of their fantastic album is a belated opportunity to revel in one of Norway’s greats – one of the world’s greats. Twenty years before a-ha put Norway on the musical map, Firebeats, Inc. tried their damndest to do so. With an in-house songwriting powerhouse Yngve Bjerke, they were built for success. Yet opportunities to be heard beyond Norway’s borders were limited. A rarity for the era, Firebeats, Inc. was all original compositions.

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•    With liner notes by Norwegian music expert Jon Vidar Bergan, this is the final word on Firebeats. Inc.. Bergan is the editor and co-author Norsk Pop & Rock Leksikon, the definitive encyclopedia of Norwegian popular music.

•    This, RPM International’s initial journey to Norway, follows the label’s recent first Icelandic release: Poppsaga: Iceland’s Pop Scene 1972–1977. With Denmark, Finland and Sweden already covered, RPM International is the authoritative home for the greatest music from Scandinavia’s past.

•    This CD is released 21st April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

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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A Way Of Life: Anthology 1967-1976
•    The Family Dogg were a British harmony pop act revolving around the talents of writer/singer/producers Steve Rowland, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Rowland was an American actor who met Hammond in Spain. In 1966, they formed Family Dogg with Hazelwood and singer Christine Holmes (alias Kristine Sparkle), which competed for their time with hit productions for the likes of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich and The Herd.

•    Family Dogg debuted with a stunning cover of The Bee Gees’ ‘The Storm’ for MGM in late 1967. Two singles followed  on Fontana (which followed a solo single for the label by Steve Rowland) before the group landed at Bell Records in early 1969, where they immediately scored a UK # 6 hit with ‘A Way Of Life’. An album followed, named after their hit, boasting among the session players three-quarters of Led Zeppelin and Elton John!

•    Members of Family Dogg also worked on spin-off singles created to Steve & Edward and Pancho & Cisco, also released on Bell. In 1970, as Steve Rowland & Family Dogg, the band enjoyed a No. 2 hit in Holland with ‘Sympathy’, issued on Polydor.

•    In 1972, a new-look Family Dogg (with vocalist Ireen Sheer) returned on Buddah Records. By this time, Rowland was producing the then-unknown singer-songwriter Rodriguez (recently immortalised in the documentary film Sugar Man). As a result, Family Dogg recorded half a dozen Rodriguez songs during this period – including his exclusive composition 'Advice To Smokey Robinson'.

•    This new 2-CD set offers for the first time the complete Family Dogg output, including rare solo ventures, between 1967 and 1976. The sleeve-notes boast an interview with Steve Rowland.

•    This CD is released 21st April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1.    SO SAD – Steve Rowland
2.    I SEE RED – Steve Rowland
3.    THE STORM (ALIAS WAITING IN THE STORM)
4.    FAMILY DOG
5.    I'LL WEAR A SILLY GRIN
6.    COULDN'T HELP IT
7.    BROWN-EYED GIRL
8.    LET IT RAIN
9.    A WAY OF LIFE
10.  THROW IT AWAY
11.  JULIE'S JUST GONE
12.  ALL THE BEST SONGS AND MARCHES
13.  IN THE GHETTO
14.  TODAY I KILLED A MAN I DIDN'T KNOW
15.  PATTERN PEOPLE
16.  SAVE THE LIFE OF MY CHILD
17.  LOVE MINUS ZERO – NO LIMIT
18.  REFLECTIONS  "OF YOUR FACE”
19.  RUN, RUN, RUN, FLY, FLY, FLY
20.  MOONSHINE MARY
21.  YOU WERE ON MY MIND
22.  PLACE IN THE SUN
23.  ARIZONA
24.  THE HOUSE IN THE HEATHER
25.  FOLLOW THE LEADER (As Pancho & Cisco)
26.  TIME OF YOUR LIFE (As Pancho & Cisco)
27.  WE STAND CLOSE TOGETHER – Steve Rowland (UNISSUED)

DISC TWO
1.    FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL (As Steve & Albert)
2.    I DON'T WANNA GO TO SLEEP AGAIN (As Steve & Albert)
3.    WHEN TOMORROW COMES TOMORROW
4.    THIS UNHAPPY HEART OF MINE
5.    SYMPATHY (As Steve Rowland & The Family Dogg)
6.    BIG YELLOW TAXI - Ireen Sheer
7.    I DO’T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP AGAIN - Ireen Sheer
8.    HEY PLEASURE MAN (YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN) - Ireen Sheer
9.    YOU WALKED AWAY - Ireen Sheer
10.  COAT OF MANY COLOURS
11.  JESUS LOVES ME
12.  I WONDER
13.  RIKERS ISLAND
14.  LIKE JANIS
15.  CRUCIFY YOUR MIND
16.  TRYING TO PUT ME ON
17.  WE HAVE ALL BEEN SAVED
18.  SWEET AMERICA
19.  INNER CITY BLUES
20.  FORGET IT
21.  BETHEL TOWN MISSION
22.  ADVISE TO SMOKEY ROBINSON
23.  CHILD OF CLAY (UNISSUED)
24.  UPTOWN, UPTEMPO WOMAN

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