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•    THE COMPLETE 1970 SESSIONS!
•    FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
•    11 PREVIOUSLY-UNRELEASED TRACKS!

When The Association’s ‘Windy,’ reached the #1 position in July 1967, writer Ruthann Friedman didn’t just score a hit single, she also achieved a milestone: Ruthann was only the third female songwriter to compose an American #1 record without the help of a co-writer. In 1999, BMI designated the infectious smash the 61st most played song of the 20th century. But the story doesn’t end there.

Produced in 1969 by JOE WISSERT (The Turtles, Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackie DeShannon) Constant Companion is Ruthann’s only LP during the first chapter of her career. An intimate folk album replete with lysergic lyrical imagery, Constant Companion will intrigue fans of Joni Mitchell and Judee Sill.  

Also included is a full album’s worth of previously-unreleased material cut during the Constant Companion era, which will undoubtedly leave the listener wondering why these tracks were hidden away all these years.

Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!

The full-colour booklet includes rare photos and extensive liner notes featuring the participation of Ruthann herself!

Produced for reissue by Steve Stanley.

This product is released June 30 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

CONSTANT COMPANION
1.    TOPSY-TURVY MOON
2.    PIPER’S CALL
3.    FAIRY PRINCE RAINBOW MAN
4.    TOO LATE TO BE MOURNING
5.    RINGING BELLS
6.    LOOKING BACK OVER YOUR SHOULDER
7.    PEOPLE
8.    MORNING BECOMES YOU
9.    PEACEABLE KINGDOM
10.    NO TIME
11.    DANNY
12.    LOOK UP TO THE SUN

BONUS TRACKS
13. CARRY ON (GLITTERING DANCER)
14. CHOCOLATE SEA
15. GINGER
16. I UNDERSTAND
17. HAVING A GOOD TIME
18. OFF TO SEE THE WORLD
19. SONG FOR MY BROTHER
20. WORLD’S END
21. TRAVELING AROUND
22. THE SKY IS MOVING SOUTH
23. WINDY (Demo)
24. WHEN YOU’RE NEAR (Demo)

Produced by JOE WISSERT

Track listing as above.

Weight 200 kg

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