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SNAFU | You Know It Ain’t Easy – The Anthology 4CD set coming soon…

SNAFU | You Know It Ain’t Easy – The Anthology 4CD set coming soon…

SNAFU | You Know It Ain’t Easy – The Anthology 4CD set coming soon…


  • First-ever complete anthology of hotly-tipped early 70s British rock band led by pre-Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and former Freedom singer Bobby Harrison.
  • Includes their three albums, singles, studio out-takes, live recordings and BBC sessions.

Formed in early 1973, Snafu were something of a minor British rock/blues supergroup, featuring former members of such bands as Procol Harum, Skip Bifferty, Ginger Baker's Airforce, Juicy Lucy, Paladin and Tramline.

Immediately pushed by their management company World-Wide Artists (who also handled Black Sabbath) as a major new force in British rock music, Snafu promoted their debut LP – the second album to be recorded at Richard Branson's new studio The Manor, with ‘Tubular Bells’ the first - with an appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test, various BBC radio sessions and tours with the era's leading bands.

In addition to being held in high regard by the likes of Bob Harris and John Peel, Snafu's live shows and studio albums received positive reviews in the music press, with their rich musical stew drawing comparisons with everyone from the Steve Miller Band and Iron Butterfly to Little Feat and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

However, they were unable to make a commercial breakthrough, and they collapsed in early 1976 when guitarist Micky Moody was lured away by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale for a liaison that led to the band Whitesnake.

A 4CD set, ‘You Know It Ain't Easy: The Anthology’ assembles all three of their studio albums, non-LP singles, various BBC sessions and a live show recorded during their final tour to stand as the ultimate package of a band who never quite made the transition from critical acclaim to chart success.

DISC ONE

1  LONG GONE

2  SAID THE JUDGE

3  MONDAY MORNING

4  DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE

5  COUNTRY NEST

6  FUNKY FRIEND

7  GOODBYE U.S.A.

8  THAT'S THE SONG

Bonus track

9  DIXIE QUEEN

10  SAD SUNDAY

11  SAID HE THE JUDGE (BBC session)

12  GOODBYE U.S.A. (BBC session)

DISC TWO

1  NO MORE

2    NO BITTER TASTE

3  BROWN EYED BEAUTY AND THE BLUE ASSED FLY

4  LOCK AND KEY

5  BIG DOG LUSTY

6  PLAYBOY BLUES

7  JESSIE LEE

8  RAGTIME ROLL

Bonus tracks

9  LONG GONE (BBC session)

10  JESSIE LEE (BBC session)

11  PLAYBOY BLUES (BBC session)

12  BIG DOG LUSTY (BBC session)

13  SAID HE THE JUDGE (BBC session)

DISC THREE

1  DON'T KEEP ME WONDERIN'

2  BLOODHOUND

3  LOCK AND KEY

4  HARD TO HANDLE

5  EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS

6  TURN AROUND

7  DEEP WATER

8  KEEP ON RUNNING

9  BAR ROOM TAN

10  DANCING FEET

Bonus tracks

11  ARE YOU SURE

12  JESSIE LEE (BBC session)

13  PLAYBOY BLUES (BBC session)

DISC FOUR

1 BLOODHOUND (BBC session)

2  EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS (BBC session)

3  HARD TO HANDLE (BBC session)

4  LOCK AND KEY (BBC session)

5  DON'T KEEP ME WONDERIN'

6  LONG GONE

7  BIG LEGGED WOMAN

8  EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS

9  UNSETTLED DUST

10    HIGHWAY