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• NEWLY REMASTERED CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ROCK ALBUM FROM 1973 BY THE BRITISH ROCK BAND ELLIS
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL EPIC RECORDS MASTER TAPES
• BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & LINER NOTES
• REVIEWS IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS, “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR” & “CLASSIC ROCK” MAGAZINES
• COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered CD release of the classic 1973 album “Why Not?” by the British rock outfit, ELLIS. Formed in December 1971, the band was the brainchild of former LOVE AFFAIR vocalist STEVE ELLIS. Teaming up with celebrated keyboard player ZOOT MONEY, the band took a harder rock direction with jazz overtones.
The line-up of the band was completed with the addition of guitarist ANDY GEE, drummer DAVE LUTTON (formerly with Heavy Jelly and The Grease Band) and bass player JIM LEVERTON (formerly with FAT MATTRESS and JUICY LUCY). Championed by former JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE drummer MITCH MITCHELL, the band secured a contract with Epic Records in 1972 and recorded their debut album the same year, produced by well-known admirer, ROGER DALTREY. Their follow up album “Why Not?” was produced by MIKE VERNON and saw NICK SOUTH replace Jim Leverton, but ELLIS continued the fine musical direction established on their first record.
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been remastered from the original Epic master tapes and features a booklet that restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay.
This product is released June 30 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.
1. GOODBYE BOREDOM
2. OPUS 17 ¾
3. FUTURE PASSED
4. LOUD & LAZY LOVE SONGS
5. OPEN ROAD
6. ALL BEFORE
7. LEAVING IN THE MORNING
8. MIGHTY MYSTIC LADY
9. WE NEED THE MONEY TOO
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