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When ad hoc studio group Plastic Penny scored a surprise Top Ten hit in early 1968 with an orch-pop cover of Box Tops B-side ‘Everything I Am’, a band of that name was quickly put together by session singer Brian Keith.

Although Keith quickly dropped out to pursue a solo career, Plastic Penny stayed together for around eighteen months, with future Chicken Shack/Savoy Brown/UFO stalwart Paul Raymond sharing lead vocal duties with subsequent Elton John Band drummer Nigel Olsson.

Completed by future Procol Harum guitarist Mick Grabham and Troggs-bound bassist Tony Murray, Plastic Penny recorded two fine albums – including such bona fide UK psych-pop masterpieces as ‘Mrs Grundy’ and ‘Your Way To Tell Me Go’ – before the final line-up morphed into country-rockers Cochise in the second half of 1969.

Everything I Am: The Complete Plastic Penny does exactly what it says on the tin, assembling everything the band recorded during their brief lifespan under one roof: mono and stereo versions of debut album “Two Sides Of A Penny”, the stereo-only follow-up “Currency”, non-album singles, alternative versions and mixes, foreign language recordings, the studio outtake ‘Celebrity Ball’ and, most intriguingly of all, forty-five minutes of BBC recordings in pristine sound quality.

Housed in a clamshell box with a 28-page booklet that’s crammed with rare photos, memorabilia, quotes and a new 5000 word essay, this sumptuous 3-CD package is the first-ever career anthology of a band who, in the wake of their atypical hit single, made all the right noises but not necessarily to the right audiences.

DISC ONE:
TWO SIDES OF A PENNY (MONO)
1. EVERYTHING I AM
2. WAKE ME UP
3. NEVER MY LOVE
4. GENEVIEVE
5. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
6. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
7. MRS. GRUNDY
8. TAKE ME BACK
9. I WANT YOU
10. IT’S A GOOD THING
11. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER BONUS TRACKS
12. EVERYTHING I AM (SINGLE VERSION)
13. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE (SINGLE VERSION)
14. NOBODY KNOWS IT
15. HAPPY JUST TO BE WITH YOU
16. GUARDA NEL CIELO (NOBODY KNOWS IT)
17. TUTTO QUEL CHE HO (EVERYTHING I AM)

DISC TWO:
TWO SIDES OF A PENNY (STEREO)
1. EVERYTHING I AM
2. WAKE ME UP
3. NEVER MY LOVE
4. GENEVIEVE
5. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
6. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
7. MRS. GRUNDY
8. TAKE ME BACK
9. I WANT YOU
10. IT’S A GOOD THING
11. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER BONUS TRACKS (BBC SESSIONS)
12. TURNING NIGHT INTO DAY
13. EVERYTHING I AM
14. TAKE ME BACK
15. EVERYTHING I AM
16. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
17. IT’S A GOOD THING
18. IT’S A GOOD THING
19. NOBODY KNOWS IT
20. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
21. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO
22. THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS
23. GIVE ME MONEY
24. KILLING FLOOR
25. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

DISC THREE:
CURRENCY
1. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO
2. HOUND DOG
3. CURRENCY
4. CALEDONIAN MISSION
5. MACARTHUR PARK
6. TURN TO ME
7. BABY YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME
8. GIVE ME MONEY
9. SOUR SUITE
BONUS TRACKS
10. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO (SINGLE VERSION)
11. BABY YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME (SINGLE VERSION)
12. HOUND DOG (SINGLE VERSION)
13. CURRENCY (SINGLE VERSION)
14. CELEBRITY BALL
15. SHE DOES
16. GENEVIEVE (SINGLE VERSION)

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DISC ONE:
TWO SIDES OF A PENNY (MONO)
1. EVERYTHING I AM
2. WAKE ME UP
3. NEVER MY LOVE
4. GENEVIEVE
5. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
6. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
7. MRS. GRUNDY
8. TAKE ME BACK
9. I WANT YOU
10. IT’S A GOOD THING
11. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER BONUS TRACKS
12. EVERYTHING I AM (SINGLE VERSION)
13. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE (SINGLE VERSION)
14. NOBODY KNOWS IT
15. HAPPY JUST TO BE WITH YOU
16. GUARDA NEL CIELO (NOBODY KNOWS IT)
17. TUTTO QUEL CHE HO (EVERYTHING I AM)

DISC TWO:
TWO SIDES OF A PENNY (STEREO)
1. EVERYTHING I AM
2. WAKE ME UP
3. NEVER MY LOVE
4. GENEVIEVE
5. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
6. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
7. MRS. GRUNDY
8. TAKE ME BACK
9. I WANT YOU
10. IT’S A GOOD THING
11. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER BONUS TRACKS (BBC SESSIONS)
12. TURNING NIGHT INTO DAY
13. EVERYTHING I AM
14. TAKE ME BACK
15. EVERYTHING I AM
16. NO PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN MY LOVE
17. IT’S A GOOD THING
18. IT’S A GOOD THING
19. NOBODY KNOWS IT
20. SO MUCH OLDER NOW
21. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO
22. THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS
23. GIVE ME MONEY
24. KILLING FLOOR
25. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

DISC THREE:
CURRENCY
1. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO
2. HOUND DOG
3. CURRENCY
4. CALEDONIAN MISSION
5. MACARTHUR PARK
6. TURN TO ME
7. BABY YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME
8. GIVE ME MONEY
9. SOUR SUITE
BONUS TRACKS
10. YOUR WAY TO TELL ME GO (SINGLE VERSION)
11. BABY YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME (SINGLE VERSION)
12. HOUND DOG (SINGLE VERSION)
13. CURRENCY (SINGLE VERSION)
14. CELEBRITY BALL
15. SHE DOES
16. GENEVIEVE (SINGLE VERSION)

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