Long Gone Baby: Complete Singles 1962-1967 - Buddy Britten

Long Gone Baby: Complete Singles 1962-1967
·       Here are the ten singles of prime time British Beat combo The Regents lead by Buddy Britten, topped off with the two singles as his late 60’s psych alter ego Simon Raven. 
·         Compiled and reissued for the first time, majority of tracks making it to CD for the first time too. The release has benefited greatly from the full assistance of Buddy himself, who has delivered two previously unreleased tracks in Billy Christian and Lovin’ You. 
·       Buddy Britten was born in Liverpool but his music career got going ‘down south’ with Impresario Reg Calvert as first guitar player with Vince Taylor then as band leader on Calvert’s south coast package tours. Buddy’s own band by 1962 was named The Regents and released singles through the Beat and R&B era mainly on Oriole and Pye’s Piccadilly label. ·       Like many 60’s outfits lasting a number of years on the circuit The Regents had an ever changing line up, including by late 1964 Nick Simper, later of Deep Purple on bass. (Same time Keith Moon was the drummer for two days having passed the audition but took up a simultaneous offer from The Who instead.) 
·       After the Beat era Buddy moved with the times looking to record a heavier sound. For two singles in 1967 his professional moniker changed to Simon Raven (later Raverne), after the British author of the same name. Later Buddy reverted to his real name and became a successful author in his own right – namely Geoffrey Glover Wright.

Available 21/10/2013
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1. Don't Spread it Around
2. The Beat Of My Heart
3. My Pride My Joy
4. Long Gone Baby
5. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
6. Money
7. Hey There
8. I'll Cry No More
9. My Resistance is Low
10. When I See You Smile
11. Sorrow Tomorrow
12. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
13. I Guess I'm In The Way
14. Bye Bye Johnny
15. Come Along
16. Everybody Has Their Day
17. A Merry Go Round Of Love
18. She's About A Mover
19. Since You've Gone
20. Right Now
21. Jailer Bring Me Water
22. Billy Christian - Simon Raverne
23. I Wonder If She Remembers Me - Simon Raven Cult
24. Sea Of Love - Simon Raven Cult
25. Daily Situation - Simon Raverne
26. Empty Beaches, Cobbled Streets And City Walls - Simon Raverne
27. (Sittin' Here) Lovin' You - Simon Raverne
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Changes ~ The Story Of Beryl Marsden
Beryl Marsden played a key part of the Merseybeat boom of the 1960s and yet amazingly this is her first-ever CD compilation. Changes celebrates her 50th year of performing with her entire recorded output. All of Beryl’s 1960s singles for Decca and Columbia are present, including her two duets with Peter Bardens / Tony Colton in the Shotgun Express, the hugely collectable Mod dancer ‘What She’s Got’ and an elusive live track from the rare Decca album At The Cavern.

Changes also boasts her obscure 1981 single ‘Hungry For You’ (produced by Pete Bardens) and some fascinating recent recordings, including a version of ‘I’ll Be There’, her performance of which closed the recent TV documentary on The Cavern. Beryl will be promoting Changes with a flurry of shows and interviews across 2012, including shows in both London and Liverpool.

Press:-

"Liverpool was a hotbed of musical talent in the 1960’s and, with some justification, many veteran scousers reckon that the city’s best female singer was not Cilla black but Beryl Marsden". Music Week, April 2012

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Brother
Out of print since Apple Records suspended operations in 1975, Brother, the 1972 Apple album by Lon and Derrek Van Eaton is being released on CD for the first time ever by RPM Records on June 25th. Signed to Apple after John Lennon and George Harrison heard the tape that the duo (formerly of the late 60s American group Jacob’s Creek) had sent to the Apple office, Lon and Derrek were brought over to London to be the first act to record an album in the newly built Apple Studios.

Produced by Klaus Voormann, Brother is an eclectic set of songs that encompass a wide range of styles that range from rock and R&B to folk and even an early nod towards rustic Americana. The centerpiece of the album is the single, ‘Sweet Music,’ which was produced by George Harrison at Abbey Road and which features Harrison, Ringo Starr, Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann and several others backing Lon and Derrek on a track that sounds nothing less (and understandably so) than a great lost Harrison song from the early seventies.

Freshly remastered at Abbey Road and featuring extensive liner notes from Stefan Granados as well as copious bonus tracks (including their legendary collaboration with Sir John Tavener), Brother is – to borrow a phrase or two from the review by Stephen Holden that appeared in Rolling Stone, a "staggeringly impressive first album” that "displays more energy, good feeling and sheer musical talent that any debut rock record I’ve heard this year.”
It may be forty years on, but Brother sounds as fresh and exciting today as it did in 1972, which is not a quality that can be taken for granted with many albums from the early seventies.

PRESS:

"…it is an album that has survived the passing of nearly 40 years very well. Stylistically encompassing pop, rock and R&B, Brother is never less than impressive…” – Alan Jones, Music Week, 29/6/2012


"What strikes you most about the brothers' sound is their sweet, high vocals which soar above their otherwise soft-rock arrangements." - John Blaney, Shindig! Magazine, Issue 28, 2012


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Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends
NEWLY REMASTERED CD RELEASE OF THIS CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY LORD SUTCH
FEATURING GUESTS JIMMY PAGE, JOHN BONHAM, JEFF BECK, NOEL REDDING and NICKY HOPKINS
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the eccentric all-star Psychedelic rock album "LORD SUTCH & HEAVY FRIENDS”.
Screaming Lord Sutch was one of the most notorious figures of the British music scene of the 1960s. With his group the Savages he was arguably the first "shock rock” star. The group also nurtured the talents of notable musicians such as Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Mick Abrahams, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Adrian Gurvitz.
By 1969 many of his protégés had gone on to stardom in their own right as members of Led Zeppelin, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Deep Purple or as solo artists. In May of that year Lord Sutch and a group of musicians including Jimmy Page (who also produced the sessions), Noel Redding, Jeff Beck, John Bonham and Nicky Hopkins gathered at Mystic studios in Hollywood to begin work on this eccentric album.
Released on Atlantic Records in 1970, "Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends” has divided opinion ever since its release, with some hailing it as a lost classic of psychedelic rock. Now a highly sought after collectors item, this Esoteric Recordings edition is newly remastered from the original tapes and offers the listener the chance to experience Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends once again.

Release Date: 29/07/2013
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