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Symphonies For Susan - Arbors

Symphonies For Susan
The Arbors are the last great 'lost' vocal harmony act of the 1960s. 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 their recordings that singled The Arbors out as being that little bit different from their 'cooler' peers. Then in 1969 the group semi-re-invented themselves with their third LP which spawned further hits in their mind-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 of Beatles, Dylan, Doors and Simon & Garfunkel tunes and should now be regarded as a bona fide soft pop classic. Shifting once again, 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, many of which appear on CD for the first time.
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Just Let It Happen / When I Fall In Love / Symphony For Susan / Mas Que Nada / Day In The Life Of A Fool / You Are The Girl / Dreamer Girl / Open A New Window / My Foolish Heart / Love Is The Light / So Nice / Valley Of The Dolls / Graduation Day / Julie I Tried / Love Is A Groovy Game / Motet Overture / The Letter / Good Day Sunshine/Got To Get You Into My Life / Lovin' Tonight (Maybe Tonight) / Like A Rolling Stone / i Can't Quit Her /For Emily Whenever I May Find Her / Most Of All / Mr. Bus Driver / Touch Me / Hey Joe
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