Monday, July 19, 2021

Coming up: The Beau Brummels: Turn Around – The Complete Recordings 1964-1970

Out Oct. 29.

Details:

With their brilliant synthesis of folk and country, baroque and roll, San Francisco’s Beau Brummels made a major and lasting contribution to the lexicon of American popular music in the mid-1960s. ‘Turn Around: The Complete Recordings 1964-1970’ is the exhaustive overview of their legacy has so long deserved; presenting the band’s classic Autumn and Warner Brothers recordings in definitive fashion.

Boasting the stellar songcraft of Ron Elliott and the unique voice of Sal Valentino, the Brummels were amongst the first American units to respond to the British Invasion with innovation rather than imitation. The group remained popular and influential in the US long after their 1965 chart successes with ‘Laugh, Laugh’ and ‘Just A Little’, and once the act had devolved to the duo of Valentino and Elliott in 1967, the Beau Brummels moved to the forefront of Warner Brothers’ late 1960s pop renaissance with the albums ‘Triangle’ and ‘Bradley’s Barn’, the latter a visionary country-rock masterpiece.

Assembled, annotated and mastered by longtime Brummels’ aficionado Alec Palao, this major refurbishment of The Beau Brummels’ catalogue leaves no stone unturned. The original stereo album masters are accompanied by a comprehensive assortment of out- takes, alternate mixes and 45 RPM versions, and are further enhanced by rarities and unreleased demos drawn from the band’s own archives.

All the members of the Brummels also contribute to the instructive and heavily- illustrated history of the recordings, housed in a deluxe, handsomely appointed booklet.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

INTRODUCING THE BEAU BRUMMELS

1 LAUGH, LAUGH

2 STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY

3 JUST A LITTLE

4 JUST WAIT AND SEE

5 OH, LONESOME ME

6 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU BABY

7 STICK LIKE GLUE

8 THEY’LL MAKE YOU CRY

9 THAT’S IF YOU WANT ME TO

10 I WANT MORE LOVING

11 I WOULD BE HAPPY

12 NOT TOO LONG AGO

13 JUST A LITTLE (demo)

14 LAUGH, LAUGH (demo)

15 STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY (demo)

16 LOUIE LOUIE (version 1)

17 THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS

18 WOMAN

19 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU BABY (alternate vers.)

20 I WANT MORE LOVING (alternate mix)

21 JUST WAIT AND SEE (alternate version)

22 JUST A LITTLE (alternate version)

23 WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVE (instrumental)

24 HERE I AM IN LOVE AGAIN (backing track)

25 SHE LOVES ME (backing track)

26 JUST A LITTLE (alternate backing track)

DISC TWO:

YOU TELL ME WHY/DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS: VOLUME 2

1 YOU TELL ME WHY

2 I WANT YOU

3 DOESN’T MATTER

4 THAT’S ALRIGHT

5 SOMETIME AT NIGHT

6 CAN IT BE

7 SAD LITTLE GIRL

8 WOMAN (instrumental)

9 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS

10 I’VE NEVER KNOWN

11 WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVE

12 IN GOOD TIME

13 GENTLE WAND’RIN WAYS

14 FINE WITH ME (version 1)

15 DREAM ON

16 I GROW OLD

17 I’LL TELL YOU

18 SHE SENDS ME

19 DOWN ON ME

20 THIS IS LOVE

21 CRY SOME

22 LET ME IN (version 1)

23 HEY LOVE

24 GO AWAY

25 UNDERDOG

26 ARE YOU SURE

27 SOMETIME AT NIGHT (Sal’s vocal version)

28 I GROW OLD (alternate vocal)

29 I WILL GO (backing track version 1)

30 I WILL GO (backing track version 2)

DISC THREE:

BEAU BRUMMELS ‘66

1 YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

2 MR. TAMBOURINE MAN

3 LOUIE, LOUIE (version 2)

4 HOMEWARD BOUND

5 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

6 YESTERDAY

7 BANG BANG (MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN)

8 HANG ON SLOOPY

9 PLAY WITH FIRE

10 WOMAN

11 MRS BROWN YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER

12 MONDAY, MONDAY

13 STAND UP

14 ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS

15 SHE REIGNS**

16 ON THE ROAD AGAIN**

17 OUT OF CONTROL**

18 GOD HELP THE TEENAGERS TONIGHT**

19 DELILAH**

20 HERE WE ARE AGAIN**

21 FINE WITH ME (version 2)**

22 LET ME IN (version 2)**

23 RON ELLIOTT – CANDLESTICKMAKER

24 RON ELLIOTT – GUITAR TALK TO ME*

25 IT AIN’T NO USE

26 SHE’S COMING (demo)

27 DON’T MAKE PROMISES

*previously unissued

** previously unissued stereo mix

DISC FOUR:

TRIANGLE

1 ARE YOU HAPPY?

2 ONLY DREAMING NOW

3 PAINTER OF WOMEN

4 THE KEEPER OF TIME

5 IT WON’T GET BETTER

6 NINE POUND HAMMER

7 MAGIC HOLLOW

8 AND I’VE SEEN HER

9 TRIANGLE

10 THE WOLF OF VELVET FORTUNE

11 OLD KENTUCKY HOME

12 GALADRIEL

13 YOU AND I

14 TWO DAYS ‘TIL TOMORROW

15 LIFT ME**

16 ELEVATORS aka LOWER LEVEL (alternate version)* 17 ANOTHER (demo)

18 I LOVE YOU MAMA (demo)

19 HAPPINESS IS FUNNY aka BITTERSWEET (version 1)*

20 GALADRIEL (demo)

21 LIFT ME (alternate take) 22 ANOTHER (alternate demo)

23 I LOVE YOU MAMA (version 1 – master) 24 BITTERSWEET

25 LIONEL REEVES & STELLA PARKER – 42ND STREET

26 TRIANGLE (alternate vocal)* 27 GLASS (backing track)

*previously unissued

** previously unissued stereo mix

DISC FIVE:

BRADLEY’S BARN

1 TURN AROUND

2 AN ADDED ATTRACTION (COME AND SEE ME)

3 DEEP WATER

4 LONG WALKING DOWN TO MISERY

5 LITTLE BIRD

6 CHEROKEE GIRL

7 I’M A SLEEPER

8 THE LONELIEST MAN IN TOWN

9 LOVE CAN FALL A LONG WAY DOWN

10 JESSICA

11 BLESS YOU CALIFORNIA

12 TAN OAK TREE

13 ANOTHER

14 JUST A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’

15 I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT

16 BLACK CROW

17 HIGH THERE

18 I LOVE YOU MAMA (version 2)

19 DEEP WATER (alternate version)

20 JESSICA (alternate version)

21 LONG BLACK VEIL

22 JUST A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’ (demo)

23 I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT (alternate take)

24 LOVE CAN FALL A LONG WAY DOWN (alternate mix)

25 A LITTLE AT A TIME – Sal Valentino

26 HOME OF THE BLUES – Sal Valentino

DISC SIX:

THE AUTUMN DEMO SESSION

1 I WILL GO

2 THAT’S ALRIGHT (demo version)

3 LONELY MAN aka NO LONELIER MAN

4 SHE’S MY GIRL

5 IT’S SO NICE

6 YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE*

7 NEWS

8 CAN IT BE (demo)

9 PITY THE FOOL

10 LOVE IS JUST A GAME

11 WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVE (demo version 1)*

12 TALK TO ME

13 IT SOUNDS LIKE RAIN*

14 LOWDOWN*

15 HOW MANY TIMES

16 SHE LOVES ME

17 BROWN EYES*

18 SAD LITTLE GIRL (demo version)

19 CAN’T BE SO

20 DREAM ON (demo version)

21 DON’T DO THIS TO ME*

22 I’M ALONE AGAIN

23 SOMEDAY*

24 I WILL LOVE YOU STILL

25 HEY LOVE (demo version)

26 TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

27 WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR LOVE (demo version 2)

28 WOMAN (demo version)

29 PEOPLE ARE CRUEL (Gold Star demo)

30 STICK LIKE GLUE (Gold Star demo)

31 STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY (Gold Star demo)

32 BELIEVE ME I CAN TELL (rehearsal)*

* previously unissued

DISC SEVEN:

SAL & RON

1 THE DREAMER (home demo)

2 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS (home demo)*

3 ONLY DREAMING NOW (demo)

4 I CANNOT HIDE

5 ON THE ROAD AGAIN (demo)

6 TILL THE DAY

7 FIND A PLACE

8 WHAT DO YOU WANT

9 SUNNY DAY RAIN*

10 LITTLE GIRL aka TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY*

11 WHERE ARE YOU

12 HAPPINESS IS FUNNY (home demo)*

13 WALKING IN THE PARK

14 IT’S GOTTA BE (home demo)*

15 FORGET IT BABE

16 THIS IS LOVE (demo)

17 NO LONELIER MAN (demo)

18 MAGIC HOLLOW (demo)

19 KILL

20 I’LL GO NOW

21 COMING HOME aka GOING HOME

22 JESSICA (home demo)

23 DARKNESS

24 CONFESSIONS

25 STAY WITH ME AWHILE

26 FINE WITH ME (home demo)*

27 I’M LEAVING YOU*

28 FRIEND OF MINE

29 WHY*

30 BEFORE DARKNESS ENDS

31 I’VE NEVER KNOWN (home demo)*

32 LOVE ME QUICK*

DISC EIGHT:

SINGLES As & Bs

1 LAUGH, LAUGH (mono promo single version)

2 STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY (mono single mix)

3 JUST A LITTLE (mono single mix)

4 THEY’LL MAKE YOU CRY (mono single mix)

5 YOU TELL ME WHY (mono single mix)

6 I WANT YOU (mono single mix)

7 GENTLE WAND’RIN’ WAYS (mono single mix)

8 FINE WITH ME (version 1) (mono single mix)

9 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS (mono single mix)

10 IN GOOD TIME (mono single mix)

11 GOOD TIME MUSIC

12 SAD LITTLE GIRL (mono single mix)

13 ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS (mono single mix)

14 SHE REIGNS (mono single mix)

15 HERE WE ARE AGAIN (mono single mix)

16 FINE WITH ME (version 2) (mono single mix)

17 TWO DAYS TIL TOMORROW (mono single edit)

18 DON’T MAKE PROMISES (mono single mix)

19 LOWER LEVEL (mono single mix)

20 MAGIC HOLLOW (mono single mix)

21 LIFT ME (mono single mix)

22 ARE YOU HAPPY? (mono single mix)

23 LONG WALKING DOWN TO MISERY (mono single mix)

24 CHEROKEE GIRL (mono single mix)

25 ALLIGATOR MAN – Sal Valentino

26 FRIENDS AND LOVERS – Sal Valentino

27 SILKIE – Sal Valentino

28 A SONG FOR ROCHELLE – Sal Valentino

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