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Fumble were by far the classiest of the rock’n’roll revival bands operating during the Seventies, recording extensively in their own right as well as touring with Bill Haley and Fats Domino, backing Chuck Berry and appearing in both the London show Elvis: The Musical and Jack Good’s revival of the legendary Oh Boy!

None of their rivals had original material of the calibre of “Free The Kids” or “Marilyn”, and none of their fellow retro-rockers possessed the imagination or artistic selfconfidence to come up with such radical revamps of classic R&B/rock tunes as their incendiary version of ‘Not Fade Away’.

David Bowie used them as a support act on two separate tours in 1972-73 (and would later add Fumble’s pianist, Sean Mayes, to his own band), John Peel was an admirer, and the band had plenty of supporters in the British music press as well.

A 4-CD package in a handsome clamshell box, Not Fade Away: The Complete Recordings 1964-1982 does exactly what it says on the tin. It features all of the band’s recordings, including their three studio albums, beginning with their self-titled 1972 debut set (housed in a memorable Hipgnosis sleeve) and the superb follow-up ‘Poetry In Lotion’, which featured a handful of superior original songs alongside the vintage covers.

In addition, we include the ‘Rumble With Fumble’ live LP as well as a number of previously unreleased studio outtakes, alternative versions, a BBC radio session and even eight pre-Fumble recordings from their time as mid-Sixties garage beat/R&B group The Iveys.

Containing over five hours of music across four CDs, Not Fade Away features a lavish 40-page booklet with a new 5000 word essay on the band’s fascinating career, numerous quotes from frontman Des Henly and a huge number of extremely rare photos. It’s the definitive career anthology of a criminally underrated band.

Track List:

DISC ONE:
1. LITTLE EGYPT
2. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
3. CHICAGO CALLING
4. CORRINA, CORRINA
5. BAD TOUGH LUCK GIRL
6. SHOUT
7. WHEN LOVE MEANT SO MUCH TO YOU
8. YOU’RE GONNA LOSE
9. IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER
10. ONE NIGHT
11. RAVE ON
12. EBONY EYES
13. OH CAROL
14. THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT
15. HELLO MARY LOU
16. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY
17. NUT ROCKER
18. (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR
19. LET IT ROCK
20. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
21. HANGING ON
22. MILLION SELLER
23. GET UP
24. ALEXANDRA PARK (PALISADES PARK)
25. MAMA I CAN’T TELL YOU
26. EBONY EYES (alternative version)

1-4 EP, Four Songs (BWR BWR/262/EP), released 1964 (as Four Iveys)
5-6 From Swedish TV show Drop In, recorded September 1965, previously unreleased
7-8 Single, Swedish Columbia DS2298, released February 1966 (as The Iveys)
9-20 The album Fumble, Sovereign SVNA 7254, released September 1972
21 B-side, Sovereign SOV 110, released September 1972
22-23 Single, Sovereign SOV 118, released May 1973
24-25 Single, Sovereign SOV 121, released July 1973
26 Previously unissued outtake from the album Fumble, recorded mid-1972

DISC TWO:
1. HERE WE GO AGAIN
2. NOT FADE AWAY
3. MARILYN
4. FREE THE KIDS
5. BREAK MY MIND
6. DON’T TAKE LOVE
7. HONEY WHAT A FEELING
8. THE LETTER
9. GONE GONE GONE
10. RUNAROUND SUE
11. KEEP A’ KNOCKIN’
12. NOT FADE AWAY (single edit)
13. AFTER THE DANCE
14. ONE LAST DANCE
15. WISHING
16. ROCK’N’ROLL SCHOOL
17. ON THE ROAD TO FAME
18. CAROL PLEASE COME HOME
19. GIVING THE BEST YEARS AWAY
20. WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
21. GOTTA BE NEAR YOU
22. WHY HONEY PIE
23. WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE (alternative version)

1-11 The album Poetry In Lotion, RCA SF 8403, released January 1975
12-13 Single, RCA 2479, released November 1974
14-15 Single, RCA 2628, released November 1975
16-17 Single, Decca F 13671, released September 1976
18-19 Single, Decca F 13702, released April 1977
20-23 Previously unreleased, recorded late 1976

DISC THREE:
1. MAMA DON’T YOU HIT THAT BOY
2. TONIGHT
3. LUCILLE
4. YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
5. RUNAROUND SUE
6. MEAN WOMAN BLUES
7. BOOK OF LOVE
8. POETRY IN MOTION
9. THAT’S ALL RIGHT MAMA
10. BABY I DON’T CARE
11. GET UP
12. ALL SHOOK UP
13. CORRINA, CORRINA
14. SAY MAMA
15. EBONY EYES
16. NUT ROCKER
17. JAILHOUSE ROCK
18. LET IT ROCK
19. TUPELO MISSISSIPPI FLASH
20. ALL ROUND THE WORLD
21. SIX-FIVE SPECIAL
22. LET’S HAVE A PARTY
23. SCHOOL DAYS
24. LET’S HAVE A PARTY

1-2 Single, DJM DJS 10889, released January 1979
3-18 The album Rumble With Fumble: The Official Bootleg, Rumble CP114, released 1979
19-22 From the album Elvis: The Official Cast Album, Astoria AST 1, released 1978
23-24 From the album Jack Good’s Oh Boy, Pye N 109, released 1979

DISC FOUR:
1. FEEL LIKE ROCKING TONIGHT
2. WEEKEND
3. THEY CALL IT ROCK’N’ROLL
4. NOT A KID ANYMORE
5. POETRY IN MOTION
6. NO MONEY DOWN
7. WASN’T THAT A PARTY
8. WHO PUT THE BOMP
9. ME AND THE GUYS ON THE BLOCK
10. GREENBACK DOLLAR
11. NANCY’S MINUET
12. LONG SUMMER DAYS
13. BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY
14. TELL THE TRUTH, HONEY
15. MAMA DON’T YOU HIT THAT BOY
16. INTERVIEWS WITH DES HENLY
17. TUPELO MISSISSIPPI FLASH
18. YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
19. NO MONEY DOWN

1-13 The album It’s Only A Rock’n’Roll Game, German Electrola 1C 064-46 547, released 1982
14 B-side, German Electrola 1C 006-46 417, released 1981
15-19 BBC session for It’s Rock’n’Roll, recorded 13 February 1979, transmitted 24 February 1979

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DISC ONE:
1. LITTLE EGYPT
2. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
3. CHICAGO CALLING
4. CORRINA, CORRINA
5. BAD TOUGH LUCK GIRL
6. SHOUT
7. WHEN LOVE MEANT SO MUCH TO YOU
8. YOU’RE GONNA LOSE
9. IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER
10. ONE NIGHT
11. RAVE ON
12. EBONY EYES
13. OH CAROL
14. THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT
15. HELLO MARY LOU
16. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY
17. NUT ROCKER
18. (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR
19. LET IT ROCK
20. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
21. HANGING ON
22. MILLION SELLER
23. GET UP
24. ALEXANDRA PARK (PALISADES PARK)
25. MAMA I CAN’T TELL YOU
26. EBONY EYES (alternative version)

1-4 EP, Four Songs (BWR BWR/262/EP), released 1964 (as Four Iveys)
5-6 From Swedish TV show Drop In, recorded September 1965, previously unreleased
7-8 Single, Swedish Columbia DS2298, released February 1966 (as The Iveys)
9-20 The album Fumble, Sovereign SVNA 7254, released September 1972
21 B-side, Sovereign SOV 110, released September 1972
22-23 Single, Sovereign SOV 118, released May 1973
24-25 Single, Sovereign SOV 121, released July 1973
26 Previously unissued outtake from the album Fumble, recorded mid-1972

DISC TWO:
1. HERE WE GO AGAIN
2. NOT FADE AWAY
3. MARILYN
4. FREE THE KIDS
5. BREAK MY MIND
6. DON’T TAKE LOVE
7. HONEY WHAT A FEELING
8. THE LETTER
9. GONE GONE GONE
10. RUNAROUND SUE
11. KEEP A’ KNOCKIN’
12. NOT FADE AWAY (single edit)
13. AFTER THE DANCE
14. ONE LAST DANCE
15. WISHING
16. ROCK’N’ROLL SCHOOL
17. ON THE ROAD TO FAME
18. CAROL PLEASE COME HOME
19. GIVING THE BEST YEARS AWAY
20. WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
21. GOTTA BE NEAR YOU
22. WHY HONEY PIE
23. WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE (alternative version)

1-11 The album Poetry In Lotion, RCA SF 8403, released January 1975
12-13 Single, RCA 2479, released November 1974
14-15 Single, RCA 2628, released November 1975
16-17 Single, Decca F 13671, released September 1976
18-19 Single, Decca F 13702, released April 1977
20-23 Previously unreleased, recorded late 1976

DISC THREE:
1. MAMA DON’T YOU HIT THAT BOY
2. TONIGHT
3. LUCILLE
4. YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
5. RUNAROUND SUE
6. MEAN WOMAN BLUES
7. BOOK OF LOVE
8. POETRY IN MOTION
9. THAT’S ALL RIGHT MAMA
10. BABY I DON’T CARE
11. GET UP
12. ALL SHOOK UP
13. CORRINA, CORRINA
14. SAY MAMA
15. EBONY EYES
16. NUT ROCKER
17. JAILHOUSE ROCK
18. LET IT ROCK
19. TUPELO MISSISSIPPI FLASH
20. ALL ROUND THE WORLD
21. SIX-FIVE SPECIAL
22. LET’S HAVE A PARTY
23. SCHOOL DAYS
24. LET’S HAVE A PARTY

1-2 Single, DJM DJS 10889, released January 1979
3-18 The album Rumble With Fumble: The Official Bootleg, Rumble CP114, released 1979
19-22 From the album Elvis: The Official Cast Album, Astoria AST 1, released 1978
23-24 From the album Jack Good’s Oh Boy, Pye N 109, released 1979

DISC FOUR:
1. FEEL LIKE ROCKING TONIGHT
2. WEEKEND
3. THEY CALL IT ROCK’N’ROLL
4. NOT A KID ANYMORE
5. POETRY IN MOTION
6. NO MONEY DOWN
7. WASN’T THAT A PARTY
8. WHO PUT THE BOMP
9. ME AND THE GUYS ON THE BLOCK
10. GREENBACK DOLLAR
11. NANCY’S MINUET
12. LONG SUMMER DAYS
13. BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY
14. TELL THE TRUTH, HONEY
15. MAMA DON’T YOU HIT THAT BOY
16. INTERVIEWS WITH DES HENLY
17. TUPELO MISSISSIPPI FLASH
18. YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE
19. NO MONEY DOWN

1-13 The album It’s Only A Rock’n’Roll Game, German Electrola 1C 064-46 547, released 1982
14 B-side, German Electrola 1C 006-46 417, released 1981
15-19 BBC session for It’s Rock’n’Roll, recorded 13 February 1979, transmitted 24 February 1979