Winchester Cathedral Import
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Repressing. What began as a quick knock out single by Pop master Geoff Stephens, the track 'Winchester Cathedral' accidentally became a #1 hit all over the world. Voiced in a session by John Carter, Stephens then quickly needed a group to follow up with the promotion. A hasty call to drummer and group leader Henry Harrison, then with his own R&B band (Cops n Robbers), set the wheels in motion and the New Vaudeville Band came alive, to enjoy a lengthy career well into the late 1970's. Collected here are the complete recordings credited to the New Vaudeville Band, plus a couple of unreleased tracks and song writing demos (including John Carter's demo of 'Winchester Cathedral'). This is the first time on CD for all but the title track, and the LPs have not been available in over 30 years. Includes the international hits 'Winchester Cathedral', 'Peek a Boo', 'Finchley Central' and 'Green Street Green'. Liner notes include interviews with Geoff Stephens and John Carter. RPM. 2007.
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If you aren't familiar with the New Vaudeville Band, it is a group of young men in the sixties who wanted to recreate the sound and feel of music from the 30's. The album (LP) has a better biography of how it actually came together as well as a neat picture of the band in era garb. The jewel case insert says that the music is from the 20's and I don't have my LP unpacked to make sure that the LP had said 30's. I am pretty sure though. The person who wrote the description on the insert apparently didn't like the band. He says, "And, despite the corny sound of the record, it won the 1966 Grammy for Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Recording ..." Corny sound. The LP sounded great. It was SUPPOSED to sound dated. Hence the megaphone. Jeez.
Okay, producers, this is great - now how about Lili Marlene?!!!
Oh well I least I didn't waste a lot of money on it. (I did however spring for the Cd which has the three above mentioned cuts and several others I have come to enjoy.