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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Various Artists - Fading Yellow Vol.9 (1966-72 uk, the other side of life timeless pop-sike and other delights)

Sticky baroque delights abound in this scarce and peerless series that showcases the frilliest UK popsike. This volume concentrates on singles from London, and even has an unreleased Bill Fay acetate. 

Artists - Tracks
1. Pop Workshop - Fairyland -  3:10
2. The Marianne - As For Marionettes - 2:55
3. Susie Klee - Punch And Judy Girl - 2:44
4. Brendan Phillips - Is It Worth A Try? - 2:42
5. Pussyfoot - Hasty Words - 2:26
6. Hogarth - Suzie's Gettin' Married - 2:44
7. Tony Ritchie - Rain On My Window - 2:47
8. Jumbo - Promises - 3:13
9. John Pantry - Wash Myself Away - 2:15
10.Paul Vigrass - Stop! - 3:00
11.Dave Christie - Penepole Breedlove - 2:29
12.Christian - Other Side Of Life - 2:28
13.Christian - She - 2:44
14.Tapestry - Like The Sun - 2:58
15.Andy Forray - Sarah Jane - 2:54
16.Rodney Bewes - Dear Mother Love Albert - 3:20
17.Gary Hamilton – Let The Music Play - 2:17
18.Mike Leslie - Office Girl - 3:28
19.Micky Jones And Tommy Brown - If I Could Be Sure - 3:13
20.Jon - Polly Sunday - 2:15
21.Timon - And Now She Says She Is Young - 3:09
22 Wishful Thinking - Clear White Light - 2:58
23.Brendan Phillips - When She's Kissing Me - 3:00
24.Bill Fay - Unrelesed Acetate - 3:00
25.Paul Layton - Sing Sadman Sing - 2:51

Fading Yellow series..
1965-69 Vol.1 - Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights
1965-69 Fading Yellow Vol. 2 US Pop Sikes
1965-69 Fading Yellow - Vol. 3
1965-69 Fading Yellow - Vol. 4
1970-73 Fading Yellow - Vol. 5
1966-70 Fading Yellow - Vol. 6 
1968-72 Fading Yellow - Vol. 7
1968-75 Fading Yellow - Vol. 8

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A Foot In Coldwater - The Second Foot In Coldwater / All Around Us (1973-74 canada, excellent hard rock)

The band released A Second Foot In Cold Water the next year. Two singles were released, "Love Is Coming" and "Isn't Love Unkind", their second crack in the top 25 on Billboard. All Around Us hit the shelves in '73 and contained only 5 new songs, along with new versions of 4 tracks from the previous 2 lp's. "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want" hit the airwaves again and this time cracked Billboard's Top 10, as did the second time 'round for "Isn't Love Unkind". 

More of the unique stylings of this group including the hit single"(Isn't Love Unkind) In My Life" and "Love Is Coming", both hits displayed this band's unique combination of power, subtlety and taste. The bands producer was reputed to have spent as much time as most artists spend recording their entire albums, on just the mixing of the first hit (In My Life) alone, Island Records in the UK signed the group on the strength of the one track "In My Life". The classical guitar intro to one of the heaviest tracks ever recorded in this country (Coming Is Love) is worth the price of the album though the lyrics to this and other cuts on the album were criticized for being sexist and too explicit.

Following the record's dismal showing and dwindling concert draws, the band found themselves without a deal in '74 but continued on. In 1975 they were picked up by Anthem, label for such heavy hitters as Rush and Max Webster, which prompted the release of the single "Midnight Lady". 

After their deal with Island outside of Canada, Daffodil signed the group to Jac Holzman at Elektra/Asylum in the US and this album was the result of that deal. Produced primarily by Queen's English producer John Anthony, the album included re-recorded versions of the best songs from their first two Canadian albums and added some newly written material by the group. It was a critical sussess but shortly after it's release Jac departed from Elektra, David Geffen took over and the group was let go.

1974 All Around Us
1. I Know What You Need (B. Horne, H. Leggat, A. Machin, P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 3:25
2. All Around Us (B. Horne, H. Leggat, A.M. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 4:02
3. (Make Me Do) Anything You Want (P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 3:06
4. It's Only Love (B. Horne, H. Leggat, A. Machin, P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 2:51
5. Love Is Coming (H. Leggat) - 4:17
6. How Much Can You Take (H. Leggat, A. Machin) - 3:16
7. He's Always There (B. Horne, H. Leggat, A. Machin, P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 4:44
8. Yalla Yae (H. Leggat) - 3:54
9. (Isn't Love Unkind) In My Life (P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 4:33
10.Para-Dice (B. Horne, H. Leggat, A. Machin, P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 3:12
1973 The Second Foot In Coldwater
11.Coming Is Love (P. Naumann) - 8:29
.....a/ Mose Into E
.....b/ Coming Is Love
12.So Long (P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 3:12
13.Suzy (A. Machin, P. Naumann) - 5:05
14.How Much Can You Take (H. Leggat, A. Machin) - 4:00
15.(Isn't Love Unkind) In My Life (P. Naumann, D. Taylor) - 4:40
16.Sailing Ships (H. Leggat, A. Machin, P. Naumann) - 5:26
17.Love Is Coming (H. Leggat) - 6:04

A Foot In Coldwater
*Alex Machin - Vocals
*Paul Naumann - Guitars, Vocals
*Bob Horne - Keyboards
*Hugh Leggat - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
*Danny Taylor - Drums

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A Foot In Coldwater - A Foot In Coldwater (1972 canada, great hard rock, 2003 remaster)

The debut album by a great Canadian band. It includes their best known and much loved classic hit "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want", will a staple of gold rotation through out the country and containing perhaps the best known guitar solo in Canadian rock music; in addition to, some of the tightest playing of any band to ever grace the Canadian rock scene. The group were a cult favorite of legions of biker gangs yet mixed with their powerful 'heavy' rock stylings reminisent of Deep Purple and Zeppelin was their unique approach to rock ballads which combined power with strings and other acoustic elements. At their peak they were among the best groups Canada has spawned. 

In 1971 Paul Naumann left his band Leather and got together with fellow Torontonian Alex Machin, forming the group Island. Around the same time the remnants of another progressive rock group Lords Of London, in bassist Hughie Leggat, drummer Danny Taylor and Bob Horne on organ were looking for a change, forming Nucleus.

After one album, they hooked up with Nauman and Machin. They caught the attention of Frank Davies, who signed them to his new Daffodil Records in early '72 and A Foot In Cold Water was born. An offbeat British slang for 'a shocking experience', their debut was exactly that, striking gold the same year. Backed by the future classic "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want" which scored in Billboard's Top 25, the album gained critical reviews, despite the length of most of the tracks being too long for conventional airplay. Also on the record were the sleeper hits "On The Wind" and "Deep Freeze".
by Frank Davies and Paul Leask 

1. On the Wind (Paul Naumann) - 4:05
2. Yalla Yae (Hugh Leggat) - 3:49
3. Deep Freeze (Hugh Leggat) - 3:14
4. (Make Me Do) Anything You Want (Paul Naumann, Danny Taylor) - 5:13
5. Who Can Stop Us Now (Paul Naumann) - 3:21
6. Alone Together (Paul Naumann) - 3:05
7. Fallen Man (Paul Naumann, Alex Machin) - 3:56
8. In Heat (Paul Naumann) - 6:08
9. Lady True (Paul Naumann,  Alex Machin) - 2:27

A Foot In Coldwater
*Alex Machin - Vocals
*Paul Naumann - Guitars
*Bob Horne - Keyboards
*Hugh Leggat - Bass
*Danny Taylor - Drums

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