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New Favourites of Brinsley Schwarz Import

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Reissue of the English roots-rock act's 1974 album. 14 tracks including 4 bonus 'I've Cried My Last Tear', '(It's Gonna Be A) Bringdown', 'Everybody' & 'There's A Cloud In My Heart'. 2002 release.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. (Whats So Funny Bout) Peace Love And Understanding
  2. Ever Since Youre Gone
  3. The Ugly Things
  4. I Got The Real Thing
  5. The Look Thats In Your Eye Tonight
  6. Nows The Time
  7. Small Town Big City
  8. Trying To Live My Life Without You
  9. I Like You I Dont Love You
  10. Down In The Dive
  11. Ive Cried My Last Tear (Bonus Track)
  12. (Its Gonna Be A) Bringdown (Bonus Track)
  13. Everybody (Bonus Track)
  14. Theres A Cloud In My Heart (Bonus Track)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 30, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1974
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B00005J7GK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I found this CD used, and being on the Nick Lowe kick I was (and still am) on, I bought it on a whim because I knew I'd probably never see it IN A STORE again. I realized that I definitely made the right decision. This album is a gem, with hooks galore - from the crash of "What's So Funny..." (check out those harmony swells, BRILLIANT) to the wistful country-pop of "The Look That's In Your Eyes Tonight", to the horn-driven soul of "I Like You, I Don't Love You". My absolute "new" favorites, though, (excluding "What's So Funny") are "The Real Thing" and "Ever Since You've Been Gone". I swear, the latter just does it for me - what a beautiful song (and once again, those harmony swells...this band brings them out of nowhere like tidal waves). To sum it up: I had this album for a month, fell in love with it, and then lost it during during a moment of drunkenness in a Mexican hotel lobby...I've been heartbroken and trying to order it ever since. If you like "Jesus of Cool", get this album (if you like this album, get "Jesus of Cool").
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I bought the first Brinsley LP as soon as it was released in 1970. Have always liked it. More recently I have acquired Despite it All/Nervous on the Road and New Favourites. This last album is a real keeper and is so different from the earlier records. It's pure pop (with Motown patches) as only Nick and Ian could do it.

So much lesser music is fondly remembered yet this is almost totally unknown. What an underrated band. I don't think they ever recovered critically from that disastrous New York experience. I'm glad that they all went on to have success. Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm both became solo artists. Bob Andrews and Brinsley Schwarz were ky components in Graham Parker and The Rumour and Billy Rankin joined fellow pub-rockers Ducks Deluxe.
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"New Favourites" may not be the very best Brinsley Schwarz album, but it's certainly one that must taken into account. Most people would probably agree that it is the best produced album (Dave Edmunds) - which moreover also contains the group's only true classic; Nick Lowe's "Peace, Love and Understanding" - pure power pop!!

The group is here is generally more Motown inspired, with tracks like "The Real Thing, " "Trying to Live My Life Without You, " "I Like You, I do not Love You" and "Ever Since You're Gone" as good examples of this. Fine music, without being especially memorable.

You could have wished for more in the direction of "Peace, Love and Understanding" - the closest we come to this is with the fine cover version of the early Hollies song "Now's the Time".

Otherwise, another very memorable song the pretty country ballad "The Look that's in Your Eye" - also written by Nick Lowe.

An odd number is Mersey-beat pastiche "The Ugly Things" - it may be a tongue in cheek thing - but actually a very nice song.

Sad that this should prove to be the last album from the band.
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