‘Take Me For A Little While’, ‘I Can’t Let Go’, ‘Angel of The Morning,’ ‘Any Way That You Want Me’…the original versions of ALL these classics were, believe it or not, by the same artist; EVIE SANDS! The young girl whom no less than Dusty Springfield called “My favourite singer” and who recorded on such classic rock’n’roll labels as Blue Cat/Red Bird, Cameo-Parkway and A&M!
Starting her career as a singer and songwriter at the tender age of 12, Evie was soon taken under the wing of Chip Taylor, who wrote all the above songs for Evie, only to be cheated out of the hit on each occasion (except in Northern Soul circles where she always commanded serious respect!). Then ‘Any Way That You Want Me’ became a monster hit in 1969 – to be followed by this, her only 1960’s album; a superb collection of pop/soul, with that magical A&M Sound touch for good measure!
Evie stepped back from performing to concentrate on songwriting; her songs recorded by artists as disparate as Gladys Knight, Dusty Springfield, Barbra Streisand… and more recently Beck and Beth Orton. Today, Evie has returned to recording, making a series of acclaimed records with her old friend Chip Taylor helping out and featuring on new projects by Brian Wilson and The Wondermints among others!
Hot on the heels of Evie’s recent “Shine On Me” RSD 12” EP, this is a timely re-press of her classic A&M album “Any Way That You Want Me”: chock full of pop- soul gems, with full-on participation from Evie herself. Need we say more!
This glorious package includes tons of rare and unpublished photos, along with highly informative liner notes for the incredible story of this brilliant soul-pop chanteuse.
A must for all fans of the gorgeous A&M SOUND of 1960’s pop/soul – FAB!!!!
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2005
3. I’LL NEVER BE ALONE AGAIN
9. UNTIL ITS TIME FOR YOU TO GO
10.I’LL HOLD OUT MY HAND
11.CAROLINA IN MY MIND
12.ONE FINE SUMMER MORNING