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• A new 4-CD collection documenting Phillip Goodhand-Tait’s prolific early ‘70s solo era, featuring four albums originally released on DJM (after he was signed to the label alongside another promising singer-songwriter, Elton John).

• All four titles – ‘Rehearsal’ (1970), ‘I Think I’ll Write A Song’ (1971), ‘Songfall’ (1972) and ‘Phillip Goodhand-Tait’ (1973) – finally make their debut on CD in the UK.

• Compiled and overseen with Phillip’s full involvement and blessing, ‘Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday’ pays testament to his skills as both performer and composer. Each album features bonus tracks originally tucked away on 7” singles, as well as the added delight of three recordings from the previously unissued soundtrack for the 1971 film Universal Soldier.

Phillip Goodhand-Tait is a renowned English singer-songwriter, producer and keyboard player. Through a long and varied career, dating back to his roots in the ‘60s club scene with The Stormsville Shakers, he has written songs covered by the likes of The Love Affair (including several hits), Gene Pitney and Roger Daltrey, played harmonium for Chris De Burgh and produced bands as diverse as Magnum, Venom, Climax Blues Band and Kid Creole And The Coconuts.

‘Rehearsal’, the first of the quartet, boasts string arrangements from Robert Kirby (Nick Drake, Elton John, etc.), the perfect accompaniment for Phillip’s many songs co-written with John Cokell. By the time of ‘I Think I’ll Write A Song’ (1971), the band had mastered live performances and the record had a heavier, more guitar-based feel. ‘I Think I’ll Write A Song’ reverted to a more intimate style, while ‘Songfall’ featured guest musicians including Ray Cooper and Rick Wakeman and re-interpretations of Buddy Holly’s ‘Everyday’ and the Everly Brothers’ ‘When Will I Be Loved’. The eponymous final album of the quartet (1973), benefitting from DJM’s huge worldwide success with a greater recording budget.

Track Listing:
DISC ONE:
REHEARSAL (1970)
1 CHILDREN OF THE LAST WAR
2 CLIMB ABOARD MY BUS
3 IN MY WORLD
4 ONE ROAD
5 (HEAVEN HELP) BELINDA
6 LEAN ON ME
7 TRAMP
8 GONE ARE THE SONGS OF YESTERDAY
9 ONCE I THOUGHT
10 RUN SEE THE SUN
11 JEANNIE
12 WHEN TOMORROW COMES
13 THE DOOR IS CLOSING
Bonus Tracks
14 LOVE HAS GOT HOLD OF ME
15 TOO PLEASED TO HELP

DISC TWO:
I THINK I’LL WRITE A SONG (1971)
1 I THINK I’LL WRITE A SONG
2 WHO LAID YOUR LIVING DOWN
3 IN THE OLD COUNTRY
4 OH ROSANNA
5 COLD NIGHT
6 FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
7 SILVERWING
8 JINGLE JANGLE MAN
9 PARENTS EYES
10 MEDICINE MAN
11 DRINK IN THE SUNSHINE
Bonus Tracks
12 I DIDN’T KNOW MYSELF
13 EVERYDAY (Single Version)
14 THAT’S WHY A WOMAN NEEDS A MAN
15 OH RYKER *
16 MOTORWAYS AND PARKING BAYS *
17 COLD NIGHT (Instrumental Version) *

* Previously unissued tracks from Universal Soldier soundtrack

DISC THREE:
SONGFALL (1972)
1 MOON
2 BLUE DAY
3 EVERYDAY
4 LEON
5 THE DESERTER
6 COUNTRY GREEN AHEAD
7 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED?
8 NOT REALLY HERE RIGHT NOW
9 PROCESSED
10 CHILD OF JESUS
11 NEW MOON TONIGHT
12 WHEN THAT DAY COMES
Bonus Track
13 CITY STREETS

DISC FOUR:
PHILLIP
GOODHAND-TAIT (1973) 1 FIVE FLIGHT WALK UP
2 I THINK I CAN BELIEVE
3 ONE MORE RODEO
4 TEENAGE CANTEEN
5 FOREVER KIND OF LOVE
6 YOU ARE
7 EMILE
8 REACH OUT FOR EACH OTHER
9 SUGAR TRAIN
10 WARM SUMMER RAIN
Bonus Tracks
11 ALMOST KILLED A MAN
12 SWEET EMOTION
13 JESUS DIDN’T ONLY LOVE THE COWBOYS

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DISC ONE:
REHEARSAL (1970)
1 CHILDREN OF THE LAST WAR
2 CLIMB ABOARD MY BUS
3 IN MY WORLD
4 ONE ROAD
5 (HEAVEN HELP) BELINDA
6 LEAN ON ME
7 TRAMP
8 GONE ARE THE SONGS OF YESTERDAY
9 ONCE I THOUGHT
10 RUN SEE THE SUN
11 JEANNIE
12 WHEN TOMORROW COMES
13 THE DOOR IS CLOSING
Bonus Tracks
14 LOVE HAS GOT HOLD OF ME
15 TOO PLEASED TO HELP

DISC TWO:
I THINK I'LL WRITE A SONG (1971)
1 I THINK I'LL WRITE A SONG
2 WHO LAID YOUR LIVING DOWN
3 IN THE OLD COUNTRY
4 OH ROSANNA
5 COLD NIGHT
6 FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
7 SILVERWING
8 JINGLE JANGLE MAN
9 PARENTS EYES
10 MEDICINE MAN
11 DRINK IN THE SUNSHINE
Bonus Tracks
12 I DIDN'T KNOW MYSELF
13 EVERYDAY (Single Version)
14 THAT'S WHY A WOMAN NEEDS A MAN
15 OH RYKER *
16 MOTORWAYS AND PARKING BAYS *
17 COLD NIGHT (Instrumental Version) *

* Previously unissued tracks from Universal Soldier soundtrack

DISC THREE:
SONGFALL (1972)
1 MOON
2 BLUE DAY
3 EVERYDAY
4 LEON
5 THE DESERTER
6 COUNTRY GREEN AHEAD
7 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED?
8 NOT REALLY HERE RIGHT NOW
9 PROCESSED
10 CHILD OF JESUS
11 NEW MOON TONIGHT
12 WHEN THAT DAY COMES
Bonus Track
13 CITY STREETS

DISC FOUR:
PHILLIP
GOODHAND-TAIT (1973) 1 FIVE FLIGHT WALK UP
2 I THINK I CAN BELIEVE
3 ONE MORE RODEO
4 TEENAGE CANTEEN
5 FOREVER KIND OF LOVE
6 YOU ARE
7 EMILE
8 REACH OUT FOR EACH OTHER
9 SUGAR TRAIN
10 WARM SUMMER RAIN
Bonus Tracks
11 ALMOST KILLED A MAN
12 SWEET EMOTION
13 JESUS DIDN'T ONLY LOVE THE COWBOYS