Kursaal Flyers – Little Does She Know: Complete Recordings 2020 (4CD Box Set)

Исполнитель: Kursaal Flyers
Откуда: England
Альбом: Little Does She Know: Complete Recordings (4CD Box Set)
Год выхода: 2020 (recorded in 1975-1988)
Жанр: Pub Rock/Power Pop
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 542.3 МB

Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas

Erlewine Straddling the gap separating pub rock and power pop, the Kursaal Flyers managed to score one hit while they were active in the mid-’70s — the Phil Spector-ish rush of 1976’s “Little Does She Know” — but their albums Chocs Away and Golden Mile endured as cult favorites, their status elevated by how the group’s members went onto successful careers after the band’s demise. Vocalist Paul Shuttleworth pursued a solo act and Will Birch went on to the Records alongside a separate career as a music journalist, which was enough to sustain fan interest for the band to reunite in 1988 for A Former Tour de Force Is Forced to Tour. Comprised of Paul Shuttleworth (vocals), Graeme Douglas (guitar), Vic Collins (guitar, steel guitar, vocals), Riche Bull (bass, vocals), and Will Birch (drums), the Kursaal Flyers released their first album, Chocs Away, in 1975; it was followed soon afterward by The Great Artiste. Both records showed a grasp of country and roots rock, as well as pure pop. The band would begin to emphasize their pop elements with 1976’s Golden Mile, released by CBS Records. The union with the major label helped the single “Little Does She Know” reach the British Top 20. Douglas left to join Eddie & the Hot Rods before the recording of the group’s final album, Five Live Kursaals (1977); he was replaced by Barry Martin. The band broke up after the release of the punk- and power pop-injected Five Live Kursaals. Out of the members, only Will Birch and John Wicks stayed active — they formed the Records immediately after the Kursaal Flyers’ disbandment. The Kursaal Flyers got together in 1988 and recorded A Former Tour de Force Is Forced to Tour, which picks up right where they left off in 1977. The Kursaals didn’t reunite after A Former Tour de Force Is Forced to Tour, but their cult popularity persisted long enough to see their complete recorded works released by Cherry Red in 2020 as Little Does She Know.

Tracks:
CD 1
CHOCKS AWAY! (1975)
01. Pocket Money – 4:36
02. Hit Records – 2:42
03. Kung Fu – 3:17
04. Tennessee – 3:38
05. Chocs Away – 2:03
06. Speedway – 5:05
07. Brakeman – 2:58
08. Now I’m Back – 3:30
09. Yellow Sox – 3:24
10. Silver Wings – 4:46
11. Cross Country – 4:42
THE GREAT ARTISTE (1975)
12. Ugly Guys – 3:10
13. The Great Artiste – 3:31
14. Fall Like The Rain – 4:40
15. Cruisin’ For Love – 4:17
16. Back To The Book – 2:14
17. Palais De Danse – 2:39
18. Pain And Misery – 3:31
19. Hypochondriac – 3:32
20. Television – 4:09
21. Drinking Alone – 3:17

CD 2
GOLDEN MILE (1976)
01. Little Does She Know – 5:25
02. One Arm Bandit – 3:05
03. Drinking Socially – 3:36
04. Two Left Feet – 3:50
05. Modern Lovers – 2:24
06. Street Of The Music – 3:15
07. Radio Romance – 3:35
08. When The Band’s On The Stand – 3:36
09. Detroit Tin – 3:27
10. Third Finger Left Hand – 3:21
11. Ready To Go – 3:28
PLUS (1977)
12. Little Does She Know [A-Side Edit] – 3:53
13. Girl Talk [B-Side] – 2:56
14. The Questionnaire [Unreleased 1977] – 3:06
15. The Sky’s Falling In On Our Love [A-Side] – 2:51
16. Revolver [B-Side] – 2:33

CD 3
FIVE LIVE KURSAALS (1977)
01. Original Model – 3:07
02. Yellow Sox – 3:35
03. Pocket Money – 3:42
04. Crusin’ For Love – 3:11
05. The Sky’s Falling In On Our Love – 2:10
06. Little Does She Know – 3:41
07. Street Of The Music – 3:38
08. TV Dinners – 2:55
09. Speedway – 4:45
10. Revolver – 2:45
11. On My Mind – 1:20
12. Anna (Go To Him) – 2:47
13. Friday On My Mind – 2:36
PLUS (1977)
14. Television Generation [A-Side] – 2:33
15. Girlfriend Kinda Guy [Unreleased 1977] – 3:28
16. Everything But A Heartbeat [Unreleased 1977] – 2:53
17. Girls That Don’t Exist [Unreleased 1977] – 3:11

CD 4
A FORMER TOUR DE FORCE IS FORCED TO TOUR (1988)
01. If You Would Only Talk To Me (Like You Talk To The Dog) – 4:16
02. Pre-Madonna – 3:56
03. Tonight Before Tonight – 4:38
04. Man In Mohair – 3:02
05. A Former Tour De Force Is Forced To Tour – 4:30
06. Luxury Lane – 4:22
07. My Sugar Turns To Alcohol – 4:53
08. Paranoid Weekend – 4:46
09. Old Men Need Some Lovin’ Too – 3:06
10. Monster-In-Law – 3:40
PLUS (1975-76)
11. Cruisin’ For Love [A-Side Remake] – 3:28
12. Slimmin’ (For The Women) [B-Side] – 4:15
13. Walking To School [Unreleased 1976] – 3:11
14. Route 66 [From Southend Rock Compilation] – 2:41
15. Tennessee [Radio Session 1975] – 3:40
16. Foggy Mountain Breakdown [Radio Session 1975] – 2:53
17. Yellow Sox [Radio Session 1975] – 3:23
18. Route 66 [Radio Session 1975] – 2:30

Personnel:
Paul Shutteword – lead vocals
Graeme Douglas – guitar, piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, vocals (1-1 to 1-21, 2-1 to 2-13, 4-1 to 4-18)
Vic Collins – pedal steel guitar, vocals (1-1 to 1-21, 2-1 to 2-16, 3-1 to 3-13, 4-1 to 4-18)
Richie Bull – bass, banjo (1-1 to 1-21, 2-1 to 2-16, 3-1 to 3-17, 4-11 to 4-18)
Barry Martin – guitar (2-14 to 2-16, 3-1 to 3-17)
John Wicks – guitar (3-14 to 3-17)
Ian Gibbons – keyboards (4-1 to 4-10)
Will Birch – drums

Enjoy

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