Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina
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Pop connoisseurs have long held up this 1967 LP as one of the greatest debuts of the '60s-but few have had the chance to actually hold a copy, as this classic has been out of print for decades. Haunting harmonies soar over dreamy, classical-esque pop as you hear their smash Walk Away Renee and hit Pretty Ballerina plus Evening Gown; Lazy Day; What Do You Know essential!
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Pure classic 60s vinyl (remastered) 50 years in the vault. Near every cut is a little melodic or harmonic masterpiece. Aside from a derivative moment or two, forgivable enough considering the boys were still teenagers, this is the euphonious first and last album from a great band that might have been, broken up by the usual hobgoblins, poor management, personal squabbles and the demands of early success.
There was an okay second album, but the line-up had fractured.
There unique story is online. But I did read that they had already broken up before their hit, 'Walk Away Renee' hit the charts and climbed to #5 Sept 10, 1966. Smash Records Single #2041
'Pretty Ballerina' their 2nd release charted #15 on the Top 40 on Jan 7, 1967, Smash Records 2074.
The band did some touring early but had difficulties..
The Band members were, lead vocal: Steve Martin-Caro,bass: John Abbott and Seymour Barab, piano: Michael Brown
drums: Buddy Saltzman, violin: Harry Lookofsky- cello: Seymour Barab.oboe: George Marge
produced by Harry Lookofsky, Steve Jerome and Bill Jerome
arranged by John Abbott
engineer: Steve Jerome
recorded at World United Studios..