December 6, 2015
Entrance fee: 4$
Doors: 10:30 am
Jamie Vernon of Bullseye Records provides a great update for the Yorkville label discography. The entry we had for YV-45209 as listed by Inner City Mission was incorrect and Jamie has provided the following labels and titles as well as an explanation for the confusion.
Yorkville YV-45029 - Balazar - Love Have Mercy / The Lover (1970)
"I just stumbled across something you may want for your archives that has been driving me nuts in my biography for the Yorkville Records act Inner City Mission for years.
Every resource I've found for the band (including on your Capitol 6000 listings) has always stated that they had a single called "Balazar" on Yorkville (cat. # YV-45029). Until tonight I've never been able to confirm or disprove it.
The reason it's been a mystery is because Balazar was a band fronted by Toronto songwriter/producer John Mitchell. It was their single with cat. #YV-45029 and the song titles were "Love And Mercy" b/w "The Lover". There was no Inner City Mission song by the name of "Balazar"."
A recent eBAY sale highlighted the value of the very rare orange promotional sticker that was adhered to the loose warp of early pressings of the Twist And Shout LP (Capitol T-6054) that included the special Capitol promo Dezo Hoffmann photo. This is now the fourth example that has surfaced since they came to our attention more than five years back. This one is in very nice condition with no major rips or tears.
Vee Jay VJ 450 - The Duke Of Earl - Daddy's Home / The Big Lie - Compo black label (Frank Manley)
Capitol 72428 - Yemm And The Yemen - Black Is The Night / DO Blondes Really Have More Fun?)update for thin print article - Piers Hemmingsen)
Stax Volt label for Otis Blue - earlier London Records pressing (sent in by Robert Brink)
Cool and very rare Stone promo LP from Jamie Anstey:
Stone CMA-1 - Mystery Voices, Promotional Spots (CBC Vancouver record library copy)
Love Is Blue / Oh What A Night
Mine Exclusively / Secret Agents
Hey Joe / Girl From The East
Short Fat Fanny / TBD
John Lee Hooker
Birmingham Blues / I'm Leaving
The Girl Can't Help It / She's Got It
Bongo Rock / Teen Beat
The Skyliners / Prestons Epps
Since I Don't Have You / Bongo Bongo Bongo
Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again / Secretly
C'Mon And Swim / C'Mon And Swim Part 2
Just A Dream / You Aim To Please
Venus In Blue Jeans / Highway Bound
Hey There Little Miss Tease / This Time
The Four Seasons
Candy Girl / Dear One
Slippin' And Slidin' / Goodnight Irene
Gladys Knight And The Pips
Ain't Cha Got Some Room / Every Beat Of My Heart
Gene And Eunice
Ko Ko Mo / You And Me
Down On My Knees / A Thousand Miles Away
Duke Of Earl / Kissin' In The Kitchen
The Isley Brothers
Shout Part 1 / Shout Part 2
Beep Beep / Your Love
The River Is Wide / Girl Without A Boy
Label for Leaves 45 from Frank Manley
Keep all of those great updates coming. More next month!
As many of you probably know, as a collector I have always been interested in making sense of all the variations and reissues of all Beatles albums that were released here in Canada. Much has now been documented on this very website, in our Variations’ series of books and in Piers’ matrix booklet. Some of our collector friends like Gilles Valiquette has, in his book “C’est Fou Mais C’est Tout”, also worked at cataloging and archiving all that is Canadian in terms of Beatles Vinyl records.
As I am continuously compiling information to build the other 4 volumes of the Variations series (yes folks, there are at least 5 planned volumes for this series!), I came to realize that we’ve got the 1963-1987 period pretty well covered, but when it comes to the new generations of Apple releases (1994+), information is still pretty scarce… Let’s face it, these were not pressed in Canada anymore so most collectors did not tend to document them very thoroughly. Furthermore, the “vinyl resurgence” we observe today is only fairly recent; 1990s vinyl pressings had in reality become marginal at best, even for the Beatles! So naturally, it didn’t even come to mind for most of us that these albums could be reissued since they were considered one-time only collector’s items. It is easy to understand that very little attention has been payed to the possible variations of these albums. Until now!
It is true these new albums were not pressed in Canada (none are anymore), but they are still legitimate releases that were available here as imports, so it made sense to cover the subject, being part of the material reviewed by this website.
These pas few weeks, going through my collection in an effort to build a detailed list of what I have, I noted that all these new releases had indeed been reissued once or twice.
1- Sometimes albums were reissued as a new upgraded package with new or different audio. 2- Other times the only difference is new legal information as a result of the recent transfer of Apple Records towards Universal. 3- Finally, some reissues are in reality simple repressings of the album, with the cover and labels, staying virtually identical to the original releases, but in all likely hood reissued silently by the new head office to satisfy the new LP demands of the past few years.
Coinciding with the beginning of the small vinyl resurgence we know today, Universal Music (UME) bought EMI in November 2011. This could explain why all "new generation Apple LPs" were secretly repressed and suddenly available in their distribution catalog, from the Anthology series to Love and Beatles 1 (except for BBC since they apparently planned to reissue it alongside volume 2 a year later). Some of these were publicized "new UME reissues", while others were simple unannounced repressings with identical covers as their original release (usually found with paper only inner sleeves, unlike their original counterparts with poly lined inner sleeves).
Below then, is a list of all the variations that have been accounted for over the past few years, from the original 1994 issue of Live At The BBC, up to the 3rd reissue of the Beatles 1 LP that will be released in two weeks on December 4, 2015.
Only three countries originally pressed the album released on November 30, 1994 : the USA, the UK and South Korea. Canadian record stores usually offered the UK pressing (although we were offered the US single). This first variation featured 2 LPs that were held in thick custom inner sleeves, housed in a brown high-gloss gatefold cover that carried the PCSP 726 catalog number. No know repressing of this album (in this format) has been verified to date; This album was released in a period where vinyl records popularity was literally at its lowest point, due to the supremacy of the “new” CD format - this LP was purely a collector’s item and was available mostly through special orders. The Baby It's You Single on the other hand was seen in record stores.
Almost 20 years later, in November of 2013, Universal Records decided it would be interesting to engage in their new business plan with the release of a new Beatles album just before Christmas. Having still enough BBC material to fill a few LPs, “On Air, Live At The BBC Volume 2” was released. In the wake of the recent remastered albums, Universal and Apple thought it would also be a good opportunity to reissue a remastered version of Volume 1. This version was issued on three LPs instead of two, causing the spine of the cover to be much thicker, and featured a black and white version of the original cover that was meant to better complement the new Volume 2. These two albums disappeared as fast as they appeared, not nearly creating the commotion volume 1 did in 1994, being then the first Beatles album featuring truly new material since the 1970s.
1 - Original release, 30 November 1994, Double LP, brown cover, slightly smaller. 2 - UME Reissue, 11 November 2013, Triple LP, Black & White cover. 1 - Baby It's You - Original release, 20 March 1995, Large Spindle Hole, Paper Picture sleeve
in November 1995, the new Apple label released the first volume of what became the scrapped Sessions project from 1985. Only two countries pressed Volume 1 of the Anthology project: the UK and Japan (no USA pressing exist of the first volume). Canadian record stores offered the UK pressing (although we were, once again, offered the US single). This first variation was pressed on 3 super thin LPs that were protected by generic poly lined paper inner sleeves, and housed in a high-gloss gatefold cover that carried the PCSP 727 catalog number. Similarly, volumes 2 and 3 were issued in 1996, originally pressed in either the USA, the UK or Japan, but offered in Canada in its UK form.
Seeing “New” sealed Anthology LPs in many record stores a few years ago (not used record shops, but standard music chains like HMV), I wondered if these were leftover albums from the 90s or new repressings of the famous series. If only one or two copies were spotted, the first option could have been considered, but the fact that many shops suddenly carried the albums again led me to believe that leftovers were unlikely, and that the UME "secret" repress theory made much more sense.
As it turns out, after verifying some of these copies, these were indeed new repressings of the albums. Differences are very subtle, but indicate that they were made in different periods. The records are just as thin, the covers are identical, although slightly smaller (a few millimeters), featured the same pink stickers, but the inner sleeves were now paper only instead of the higher quality original poly lined sleeves. Matrix numbers are also later in the same numerical logic sequence (e.g. -2 or -3), which indicates they, like the other "secret represses", were possibly not yet pressed at the UME facilities (transition perdiod shortly after the sale of EMI?). These reissues are probably the most elusive ones because they bear little to no visual differences with originals (covers were virtually unchanged, with no UME indications like other publicized reissues), and have never been officially announced.
A special College radio promo sampler was prepared in the USA for Anthology 2. It is believed only around 300 copies were pressed and distributed across American and Canadian college and university radio stations. This was pressed in the USA, and featured a very special silver cover, in which a generic plain white paper inner sleeve protected the record. Besides being quite rare, this record had the particularity of featuring slightly shorter edits of the album songs (studio chatter was cut out of the tracks). This record was never reissued.
Finally, the USA Free As A Bird single was issued in two different forms: the regular small spindle hole format, and the large hole format. The large hole was clearly not considered in the original design as it cuts out much of the label information. These are thought to be jukebox copies, but I personally purchased my copy here in Québec City at a Sam's store - the large hole was sold as a regular stock copy in 1995. Real Love on the other hand was only made in one of these two formats.
1 - Anthology 1 - Original release, 20 November 1995, Triple LP, Poly lined paper inner sleeves. 2 - UME Reissue release, circa 2012, Triple LP, Paper only inner sleeves, later matrix numbers 1 - Free As A Bird - Original release, 12 December 1995, Small Spindle Hole, Paper Picture sleeve 2 - Free As A Bird - "Jukebox" release, 12 December 1995, Large Spindle Hole, Paper Picture sleeve 1 - Anthology 2 - Original release, 18 March 1996, Triple LP, Poly lined paper inner sleeves. 2 - UME Reissue release, circa 2012, Triple LP, Paper only inner sleeves, later matrix numbers 1 - Real Love - Original release, 4 March 1996, Small Spindle Hole, Paper Picture sleeve 1 - Anthology 3 - Original release, 26 October 1996, Triple LP, Poly lined paper inner sleeves. 2 - UME Reissue release, circa 2012, Triple LP, Paper only inner sleeves, later matrix numbers 1 - Anthology 2 College Promo sampler, Silver photo cover, paper only inner sleeve. Issue 14 March 1996, Never reissued.
In 1999, the Yellow Submarine movie was reissued, and a new remixed album was produced with a different song listing. The new album was pressed in 2 markets: Europe and Japan. Canadian record stores offered the European pressing. Original pressings were issued in a colourful semi gloss cover, and the record was pressed on yellow vinyl, and housed in a poly lined paper inner sleeve (the sleeve yellowed quite quickly, revealing a spotted “stained” pattern after only a few years).
At the same time, a few rarer copies featured the album pressed on black vinyl. These are usually more sought after since they are harder to find, although not as “special”.
What most collectors probably don’t know, is that since the transition from EMI to UME, the album was repressed by UME and distributed in all major music store chains. Like the Anthology represses, this one was never announced, and features little to no differences compared to the original pressing. Noted differences are: The record is black, housed in a paper only inner sleeve and the cover is printed on high gloss cardboard, and the matrix numbers are hand etched instead of being machine stamped like orginals. There is also a possibility that the first repressings from 2012 (when the album was listed in UME's distribution catalog again) were not yet pressed at UME and featured machine stamped matrix numbers like originals, but this still needs to be verified. If it is the case, this would add another variation to the list.
1 - Original release - 13 September 1999 - Yellow vinyl, poly lined inner sleeve, semi gloss cover. 2 - Original release - 13 September 1999 - Black vinyl, poly lined inner sleeve, semi gloss cover. 3 - First UME reissue - Circa 2012 - Black vinyl, paper only inner sleeve, High gloss cover.
November 13, 2000 marked the release of what became the best ever selling Beatles compilation album. Beatles 1 was pressed on LP in both Europe and Japan. Canadian record stores offered the European pressing. The original pressing featured 2 LPs, custom inner sleeves and inserts. This was released by Apple - EMI.
Just last year on November 24, 2014, Universal decided to reissue the LP, and featured a package that was virtually identical, except for the Universal logos replacing the EMI logos. This variation also featured the digitally remastered versions of the tracks.
Finally, in two weeks, on December 4 2015, Universal will once again reissue this LP, this time featuring the new mixes created by Giles Martin for the release of the Beatles 1 video compilation. From press release photos, the packaging seems once again virtually identical to the previous variation, except for a sticker identifying the new mixes. The collectors among you might want to run to their local store to purchase last year’s variation because it will quickly be replaced by this new version after only a year.
1 - Original release - 13 November 2000 - EMI cover, with custom inner sleeves and inserts. 2 - First UME reissue - 24 November 2014 - Universal cover, with custom inner sleeves and inserts. Remastered tracks. 3 - Second UME reissue - 4 December 2015 - Universal cover, same packaging. Features new Giles Martin mixes.
In November 2003, The Beatles released their last album in its unaltered form, as it was apparently intended in the first place before “a certain record producer” Spectorized the Beatles music with its Wall Of Sound. The LP was pressed in Europe and in Japan, and once again, Canadian stores offered the European pressing. This LP was issued in a lavish silver cover, and featured an extra 45 RPM insert called “A Fly On The Wall”.
11 years later, in October 2014, UME reissued the album. Now while this is rather a repress more than it is a reissue (the album is almost identical and was never announced), I still call it a reissue because although UME logos had not replaced EMI's, they still managed to change the legal info on the back from “℗ The Copyright” to “℗ 2003 The Copyright”.
A simple way to identify reissues from the original is the much smaller cover. Its contrast is also more extreme, making it darker, causing the back cover to look quite odd, forcing a section to stand out as one single angular silver shape. This in fact might be what the original back cover was meant to be like...
Although my copy remained sealed, I could almost certainly feel the 45 through the cover, so we can assume that the album was reissued with the same complete package as the original. These new issues were available without any proper announcement, and sold for only 12$ during the first few weeks.
1 - Original release - 17 November 2003 - Light silver cover, with custom inner sleeves and inserts. “℗ The Copyright” 2 - First UME reissue - October 2014 - Universal pressing, with Darker and smaller cover. “℗ 2003 The Copyright” 1 - A Fly On The Wall - Original release, 17 November 2003, Small Spindle Hole, Cardboard Picture sleeve
In the mid 2000s, the Cirque du Soleil created an impressive show about the Beatles, that was presented (and still is!) in Las Vegas. For the occasion, Giles and George Martin created a soundtrack made from original studio tapes, creating a unique and immersive remix / medley of the songs featured in the Vegas show. The mixes were built with some of the original Beatles material, and many alternate studio takes of the famous tracks.
The original LP was pressed only in Europe, and therefore it is the version we were offered here in Canada. This featured EMI markings and was offered in a very colourful packaging.
On 24 November 2014, Universal also reissued a publicized verion of the album under its new label. The new LP was also pressed in Europe and Universal Logos replaced the EMI logos. This album was apparently also pressed in the USA, but it seems Canadian stores were mostly offered the European pressing.
1 - Original release - 30 April 2007 - EMI cover 2 - Reissue UME - 24 November 2014 - Universal cover
In November of 2013, Universal Records decided it would be interesting to issue a second volume of the BBC material just in time for Xmas. The original release was a triple LP with a colourful wide spine cover. On the day of release, HMV stores across the UK and Canada gave away a promo 45 to a lucky few. The LP was pressed in both Europe and Japan. European versions were offered in Canada. No reissues or repressings of this release have been documented yet.
1 - Original issue, 11 November 2013, Triple LP, White & Colour cover.
1 - Promo 45 - Original issue, 11 November 2013, Promo Giveaway, small spindle hole, cardboard cover.
Finally, besides the well known Stereo and Mono box sets featuring remastered versions of the Beatles catalog (digital remasters and analog remasters respectively), Universal released on November 24, 2014, along with the reissues of Beatles 1 and Love, the classic compilations 1962-1966 and 1967-1970. The particularity of these two compilation is that they were not made from the previously digital stereo masters of the tracks, but were instead mastered from the original analog tapes of the 1973 compilations - making these two albums the only analog stereo remasters of the Beatles material. These were pressed in Europe and Japan, and once again, the European pressings were offered in Canada.
If you know of other reissues or variations of these albums, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Until then, browse your local record stores and maybe you will be lucky enough to find some of those extremely elusive pressings that might become virtually impossible to find in a few years from now. Happy hunting!
Early next month will be held the annual record fair in Quebec City. Indeed, yours truly will be present once again among friends, other record collectors, ready to chat and share a few stories (and maybe a few records, who knows!).
The fair is celebrating its 3rd year, and like at the previous two, we are expecting to see record breaking attendance!
If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!
La Foire Du Disque de Québec
November 14, 2015
Centre récréatif Saint-Roch
Entrance fee: 2$
Doors: 10:00 am
Time to follow up with some interesting recent sales of the past few weeks!
First off, an album we see quite seldom has surfaced at least twice time lately. The 6000 series album from Wes Dakus sold for 152$ and 143$. Another copy also was up for sale at around 250$, but found no bidder. Another 6000 series album we don't see too often, Simon Dupree & Big Sound sold for 50$. Pink Floyd also saw one of their singles (Welcome To The Machine) sold for 50$. Finally, the very rare Don't Make Me Over by thw Swinging Blue Jeans sold for 125$ in VG+ condition last weekend in Montreal.
In the Beatles department, some classic sellers "charted" once again. Sie Liebt Dich sold for an imporessive 313$, while a lot of three singles including Sie Liebt Dich sold for 165$. Meanwhile, the error 45 of Come Together / Something (with the titles reversed) sold for 50$ and 150$ respectively. A very interesting copy of Beatles VI, a sealed stereo copy with the gold stamp sold for 155$. It is rare to see Canadian counterfeit records, but a fake picture sleeve for All My Loving sold for 50$. While the artwork was so-so in terms of credibility, it is interesting to see such curious items. It is interesting that this very single also had a fake picture sleeve done a few decades ago, strongly resembling the authentic I Want To Hold Your Hand sleeve.
Finally, the most interesting catch of the month to me was a Green Apple copy of the Canadian Imagine album that sold for 10$. I always find these new discovered variations exciting. We had found thin "dynaflex" copies of this album on a flat textured green apple before (these were housed in a target logo cover), but this time, the Canadian Green Apple layout is glossy, with a thick record and features a totally different matrix number that is almost identical to first pressings of the album. It also came (unlike the other green pressing) in an original back laminated slick cover. This seems to indicate that, like the Canadian layout of the White Album, this unique Canadian green Apple layout of Imagine was also used twice: once when the record just came out, and a little later before Columbia took over pressing contracts for Apple.
Today we look at the artwork of many classic albums from the 1950s onwards as being works that are totally integrated with their original album artwork. As a young commercial artist, Andy Warhol had designed album covers for Blue Note albums in the 1950s. His early album covers are regarded nowadays as works of art .. as they should be.
In 1967, in the wake of the groundbreaking Beatles album Sergeant Pepper, the major record companies around the world began to increase in focus on album jackets as artistic statements. They began to look at ways to use the gatefold jacket as a way to sell more albums. As a result, many albums were issued between 1967 and 1969 were issued with well designed gatefold jackets which often used the inside of the gatefold to showcase either lyrics or photographs.
In Canada, commercial decisions were made to cut album production costs by eliminating the use of the gatefold sleeve and just issuing a single jacket for the Canadian market. Sometimes this decision was made because they were not sure about the commerciality of the album. Sometimes it was just to avoid what they perceived as un-necessary costs.
For us unsuspecting album buyers in the 1967 through 1970 period, we often did not know what we were missing in terms of artwork. Ignorance was not bliss. All these years later, I have compiled a list of some interesting classic and collectible Canadian pressed albums that were issued in single jackets manufactured in Canada when they could have been issued in much nicer gatefold jackets.
So here is my own "Top Eleven"!
LP The Velvet Underground And Nico
mono and stereo - Verve/Quality V5008 (mono) and V6 5008 (stereo)
LP P.P. Arnold
Kafunta - stereo - Immediate/Columbia Z12 52016 pink label
LP The Doors
Waiting For The Sun - stereo - Elektra EKS-74024
LP The Kinks
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - stereo - Pye/Phonodisc NSPL-18233
LP Jackie De Shannon
Laurel Canyon - stereo - Imperial/London LP-12415
LP Neil Young
Untitled - stereo - Reprise RS-6317 (Ever Reddy jacket)
Kick Out The Jams - stereo - Elektra EKS-74042
LP Van Der Graaf Generator
H To He Who Am The Only One - stereo - RCA DS-50097
LP The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request - London NPS-2 - record club edition, Parr's slick, no 3D cover just a plain picture
LP The Rolling Stones
Beggar's Banquet - stereo - London PS-539 - record club edition, Parr's slick
Goodbye Cream - stereo - Polydor 543.024 (1969)
(Note that we could have also included the various "Hits" LPs by groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Lovin' Spoonful, etc. where these albums were sold in non-gatefold covers).
Many of the album listed above are very rare nowadays but they are still worth looking for even of you have them with badly worn jackets and trashed or whipped discs.
Thanks as usual to all who visit and support this web site regularly and to those who provide those cool updates.
Quality STAX STA-0001
Booker T & The MGs
Soul-Limbo / Heads Or Tails
Quality STAX STA.0028X
Booker T & The MGs
Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love You
Quality STAX STA.0037X
Booker T & The MGs
Mrs. Robinson / Soul Clap '69
Quality / ATCO ACGT.613X
Booker T & The MGs
Never My Love / Doin' Our Thing - gold label with art sleeve
This month, we feature a couple of images of the rare first Canadian album by Dutch prog rock group The Golden Earring (Polydor 543.091). The disc inside this jacket was pressed by Compo.
Support your local record shops! They are the best places to find those vinyl treasures you are searching for...
See you next month!
This month we carry on with our feature on Axemen in Canada. To follow Jeff Beck, we feature the venerable Led Zeppelin heavy metal thunder guitar player Jimmy Page. The following is a compiled list of some of the great Canadian vinyl 45 and LP discs that Jimmy Page played on before his sojourn with Led Zeppelin. There were some terrific Capitol of Canada 45s by The Yardbirds in 1967 (Little Games, Ha Ha Said The Clown, and Ten Little Indians all with their groovy B-sides). How many would agree that Jimmy made some great records before Led Zep's great Communication Breakdown 45?
By the way, the rarest Led Zeppelin discs in Canada are as follows:
45 - Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown
Quality / Atlantic
AT 2613X (mono)
LP - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Atlantic red label Quality Records pressing (withdrawn after just one week)
SD 8216 (stereo)
Good luck trying to find first pressings of the above two Quality Records pressed discs as they were pressed in limited numbers.
Here, in no particular order, are some terrific and mostly rare Canadian records from the 1960s that feature a younger Jimmy Page!
1. Keith Relf
Shapes In My Mind / Blue Sands
2. The Yardbirds
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / Psycho Daisies
3. Dave Berry And The Cruisers
My Baby Left Me / Hoochie Coochie Man
4. Billy Fury
Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees) / I Will
5. Jeff Beck
Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck's Bolero
6. The Pickwicks
Little By Little / I Took My Baby Home
7. Bobby Shafto
She's My Girl / Wonderful You
8. John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers Featuring Eric Clapton
I'm Your Witch Doctor / Telephone Blues
Immediate ZS7 502
(pink label, Columbia Canada pressing)
9. Brenda Lee
Is It True / Just Behind The Rainbow
Compo / Decca 31690
October 1964 (some with PS)
Mystic Eyes / If You And I Could Be As Two
London /Parrot PAR.9796
1. The Yardbirds
Over, Under, Sideways, Down
2. The Yardbirds
(also Hits Of - (D)T-6229, Oct 67)
3. The Yardbirds
Epic E 30615
colour cover, withdrawn after 2 weeks
4. The Kinks
Allied / Pye NPL 30051
5. The Pretty Things
Get The Picture ?
London / Fontana TL 5280
(Page credit You Don't Believe Me)
6. Jimmy (aka Big Jim) Sullivan
Folklore With A Beat
Epic BN 26330 (stereo) LN 24330 (mono)
(* She Walks Through The Fair is renamed by Jimmy Page as White Summer)
7. Jake Holmes
The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes
(* includes the original version of Dazed And Confused)
8. Philamore Lincoln
The North Wind Blew South
Epic BN 26497
(recorded in 1968)
9. Champion Jack Dupree And His Blues Band, Featuring Mickey Baker
London /Sire SES 97010
(includes Barrel House Woman)
10. Lulu - Lulu!
London / Ace Of Clubs ACL 7933
(Includes Surprise, Surprise)
For my money, the more obscure Jimmy Page session recordings are well worth seeking out. The Philamore Lincoln LP has been in my collection for many years. The Jim Sullivan LP is worth getting just for the one track as it is very similar to White Summer and Jimmy Page worked with Jim Sullivan to create that version. Page played on far more record sessions of course. These sessions yielded big hits by Petula Clark (Downtown), Tom Jones (What's New Pussycat), Donovan (Hurdy Gurdy Man), The Rolling Stones (Heart Of Stone) and one of my all time favourites "Diamonds" by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.
Thanks yet again to Frank Manley for his assistance with this article. For more information on Jimmy Page "The Session Man", please check out this link: