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• A NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED 2 CD EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC 1968 ALBUM BY SCAFFOLD MEMBERS MIKE McGEAR & ROGER McGOUGH
• FEATURES GUEST APPEARANCES BY PAUL McCARTNEY, JIMI HENDRIX, GRAHAM NASH, DAVE MASON, JOHN MAYALL & GARY LEEDS
• INCLUDES BOTH STEREO & MONO MIXES OF THE ALBUM
• BOOKLET FEATURES EXTENSIVE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MIKE (MCGEAR) McCARTNEY
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL PARLOPHONE MASTER TAPES

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of the classic 1968 self-titled album by MIKE McGEAR & ROGER McGOUGH. A joyous potpourri of late 60s psychedelic rock, poetry and humour, McGOUGH & McGEAR is a highly sought after album from a free thinking era in British culture.

As members of Liverpool comic poetry group The Scaffold, Roger McGough and Mike McGear (a pseudonym adopted by Mike McCartney – brother of Paul) had signed to Parlophone Records in 1966 and had begun working with producer George Martin. The McGOUGH & McGEAR album was the result of recording sessions at various studios in London in 1967. Paul McCartney assisted in the production of the record and a host of well-known musicians guested on the sessions, albeit uncredited. Alongside Mike’s elder brother, the musicians included such luminaries as JIMI HENDRIX, GRAHAM NASH, DAVE MASON (Traffic), JOHN MAYALL, SPENCER DAVIS, PAUL SAMWELL SMITH (Yardbirds) and VIV PRINCE (Pretty Things).

Even in those enlightened and experimental times, the sheer diversity of styles on the album was notable. From the psychedelia of ‘So Much’ and ‘Ex-Art Student’ (both featuring Jimi Hendrix on guitar) to the poetry of ‘Summer With Monika’ and the satire of ‘Little Bit of Heaven’, McGOUGH & McGEAR is a joyous listening experience. The album’s reputation (and impressive cast of contributors) has led to the original vinyl albums changing hands for huge sums of money.

This Esoteric Recordings edition has been re-mastered from the original master tapes and features both the stereo mix and the mono mix of the album over two CDs for the very first time. The reissue restores the original album artwork and liner notes by Beatles’ biographer Hunter Davies and also features a new essay with an exclusive and extensive interview with Mike (McGear) McCartney.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
McGOUGH & McGEAR
THE STEREO MIX RE-MASTERED

1. SO MUCH TO LOVE
2. LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
3. BASEMENT FLAT
4. FROM “FRINK – A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE) INTRODUCING
a) MOANIN’
b) ANJI
5. FROM “FRINK – A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE)
6. COME CLOSE AND SLEEP NOW
7. YELLOW BOOK
8. HOUSE IN MY HEAD
9. MR. TICKLE
10. LIVING ROOM
11. DO YOU REMEMBER
12. PLEASE DON’T RUN TOO FAST
13. EX ART STUDENT

DISC TWO
McGOUGH & McGEAR
THE MONO MIX RE-MASTERED

1. SO MUCH TO LOVE
2. LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
3. BASEMENT FLAT
4. FROM “FRINK – A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE) INTRODUCING
a) MOANIN’
b) ANJI
5. FROM “FRINK – A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE)
6. COME CLOSE AND SLEEP NOW
7. YELLOW BOOK
8. HOUSE IN MY HEAD
9. MR. TICKLE
10. LIVING ROOM
11. DO YOU REMEMBER
12. PLEASE DON’T RUN TOO FAST
13. EX ART STUDENT

DISC ONE
McGOUGH & McGEAR
THE STEREO MIX RE-MASTERED

1. SO MUCH TO LOVE
2. LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
3. BASEMENT FLAT
4. FROM “FRINK - A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE) INTRODUCING
a) MOANIN’
b) ANJI
5. FROM “FRINK - A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE)
6. COME CLOSE AND SLEEP NOW
7. YELLOW BOOK
8. HOUSE IN MY HEAD
9. MR. TICKLE
10. LIVING ROOM
11. DO YOU REMEMBER
12. PLEASE DON’T RUN TOO FAST
13. EX ART STUDENT

DISC TWO

McGOUGH & McGEAR
THE MONO MIX RE-MASTERED

1. SO MUCH TO LOVE
2. LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
3. BASEMENT FLAT
4. FROM “FRINK - A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE) INTRODUCING
a) MOANIN’
b) ANJI
5. FROM “FRINK - A LIFE IN THE DAY OF” & “SUMMER WITH MONIKA” (PROLOGUE)
6. COME CLOSE AND SLEEP NOW
7. YELLOW BOOK
8. HOUSE IN MY HEAD
9. MR. TICKLE
10. LIVING ROOM
11. DO YOU REMEMBER
12. PLEASE DON’T RUN TOO FAST
13. EX ART STUDENT

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