|The Shadows — The Shadows & Out Of The Shadows |
The Shadows — The Shadows & Out Of The Shadows
Ξ Former Cliff Richard accompanists who had their own instrumental surf and rock & roll hits in the early '60s.
Ξ The Shadows are a British pop/rock group with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 of which are credited as The Shadows and 34 as Cliff Richard and the Shadows, from the 1950s to the 2000s. The group, who were in the forefront of the UK's beat-group boom, were the first backing band to emerge as stars in their own right. As pioneers of the four-member rock-group format, the band consisted of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums.
Ξ The Shadows' core members are Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett; though there have been numerous changes in the line up throughout its history. The band's unique sound was originally produced by a combination of American Fender guitars, British amplifiers made by Vox and echo units Meazzi Echomatic tape and Binson magnetic disc. The Shadows, with singer Cliff Richard, dominated the British popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the five years before The Beatles. Although they lost ground in the late sixties, the band enjoyed a second spell of success and interest from the late seventies until the present day.
Ξ The Shadows are the third most successful UK charted hit-singles act behind Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard. The Shadows and Cliff Richard & the Shadows each have had four No.1 selling EPs.
Location: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England
Album release: September 1961/October 1962/2014
Record Label: Columbia
01. Shadoogie (2:23)
02. Blue Star (2:44)
03. Nivram (3:19)
04. Baby My Heart (2:15)
05. See You In My Drums (2:47)
06. All My Sorrows (2:59)
07. Stand Up And Say That! (2:13)
08. Gonzales (2:16)
09. Find Me A Golden Street (2:49)
10. Theme From A Filleted Place (2:23)
11. That's My Desire (2:27)
12. My Resistance Is Low (1:58)
13. Sleep Walk (2:48)
14. Big Boy (2:09)
15. The Rumble (1:54)
16. The Bandit (2:39)
17. Cosy (3:12)
18. 1861 (2:25)
19. Perfidia (2:11)
20. Little "B" (5:01)
21. Bo Diddley (2:05)
22. South Of The Border (3:16)
23. Spring Is Nearly Here (3:02)
24. Are They All Like You? (2:12)
25. Tales Of A Raggy Tramline (2:18)
26. Some Are Lonely (2:22)
27. Kinda Cool (2:12)
28. Apache (Bonus Track) (2:54)
29. F.B.I. Live (Bonus Track) (2:33)
30. Dance On! (Bonus Track) (2:21)
Ξ Harold Adamson Composer
Ξ Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Ξ Sonny Curtis Composer
Ξ Ann Farina Composer
Ξ Dave Guard Composer
Ξ Jet Harris Bass (Electric), Composer, Vocals
Ξ Edward Heyman Composer
Ξ Helmy Kressa Composer
Ξ Carroll Loveday Composer
Ξ Hank Marvin Composer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Ξ Tony Meehan Composer, Drums
Ξ Norrie Paramor Producer
Ξ Norman Petty Composer
Ξ Nick Reynolds Composer
Ξ Bob Shane Composer
Ξ Bruce Welch Composer, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals
Ξ Don Wolf Composer
Ξ Victor Young Composer
Style and image:
Ξ What's the most distinctive sound of our group? We often wondered what it is ourselves. Really, it is the sound we had when we recorded "Apache" — that kind of Hawaiian sounding lead guitar ... plus the beat. — NME — September 1963
Ξ Enième réédition remastérisée des 2 premiers album des légendaires "Shadows", avec, pour faire bonne mesure, l'inévitable "Apache" en titre bonus.
The Shadows (album)
Released: September 1961
Label: Columbia (EMI) SX1374 (mono); SCX3414 (stereo) (UK)
Producer: Norrie Paramor
UK Albums Chart: 1961 #1
"Shadoogie" (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, Tony Meehan)
"Blue Star" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
"Nivram" (Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Jet Harris)
"Baby My Heart" (Sonny Curtis) — (Vocal: Hank Marvin)
"See You in My Drums" (Tony Meehan) — Drum solo
"All My Sorrows" (Dave Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds) — (Vocal: Jet Harris)
"Stand Up and Say That" (Hank Marvin)
"Gonzales" (McGlynn alias Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin)
"Find Me a Golden Street" (Norman Petty)
"Theme from a Filleted Place" (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris)
"That's My Desire" (Helmy Krease, Carroll Loveday) — (Vocal: Bruce Welch)
"My Resistance Is Low" (Hoagy Carmichael)
"Sleepwalk" (Ann Farina, Santo Farina, Johnny Farina, Don Wolf)
"Big Boy" (Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin)
Hank Marvin — lead guitar, piano
Bruce Welch — rhythm guitar
Jet Harris — bass guitar
Tony Meehan — drums
Norrie Paramor — producer
Malcolm Addey — engineer
Lead guitar: Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red), Gretsch Country Gentleman
Rhythm guitar: Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Stratocaster (Fiesta Red), Gretsch 6120
Bass guitar: Fender Precision Bass (4 string)
Drums: Gretsch, Trixnam
Amplifier: Vox AC30 × 3
Piano: from EMI Abbey Road studios
Ξ The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios (Studio 2) between 26 October 1960 and 21 June 1961. It was recorded on entirely analogue equipment in real time, with each track recorded on a one-track-per-day basis with no overdubs or edits on a 2 track recording machine. Rather than having a stereo mix being mixed down into a mono version, both stereo and mono mixes were recorded simultaneously but separately within the same session. Mistakes made during recording necessitated immediate retakes, and for that reason, multiple versions for some (if not all) tracks exist in EMI's tape vaults.
Ξ All of the tracks were recorded in several sessions over an eight-month period (nine session-days), during which singles were also recorded, including "Kon-Tiki", "She Wears Red Feathers" (unissued), "The Frightened City", "Wonderful Land", "36-24-36", "March of the Shadows" (unissued), "Peace Pipe", "The Savage", "Blues From an Unfurnished Flat" (unissued), "Happy Birthday to You" (unissued except in an overdubbed form on 21 Today, an LP by Cliff Richard.
The songs from the album were recorded in this order:
Ξ Gonzales — recorded 26 October 1960
Ξ Baby My Heart — recorded 27 January 1961
Ξ Find Me a Golden Street — recorded 27 January 1961
Ξ Theme From a Filleted Place — recorded 1 June 1961
Ξ Blue Star — recorded 18 February 1961
Ξ Shadoogie — recorded 20 April 1961
Ξ Sleepwalk — recorded 20 April 1961
Ξ That's My Desire — recorded 20 April 1961
Ξ Big Boy — recorded 12 May 1961
Ξ See You in My Drums — recorded 1 June 1961
Ξ All My Sorrows — recorded 13 June 1961
Ξ Nivram — recorded 13 June 1961
Ξ Stand Up and Say That — recorded 13 June 1961
Ξ My Resistance is Low — recorded 21 June 1961
Ξ The sleeve notes were written by Cliff Richard.
Ξ This album is cited by many highly influential and successful British rock/metal/heavy metal guitarists (e.g. Brian May of Queen) as being their no.1 favorite Shadows album thus influencing them in their career first choice in music.
Ξ Only Shadoogie, Nivram, All My Sorrows and Sleepwalk were used "live on stage" to promote this album in 1961-2. Nivram has been used as 1st choice Shadows bass solo for live concerts from 1962 right through to 2010. The track Gonzales was played live on a radio performance (late 1960) but never on stage until belatedly included on the final tour live set in 2004.
Ξ After three non-charting singles ("Feelin Fine", "Jet Black" and "Saturday Dance") followed by the massive number-one selling Apache single in June 1960, the group ostensibly merited an immediate debut album but in the UK at that time albums were of secondary importance to singles and EPs (the reverse was true in the US). Hence the year-long delay in releasing this important album. The UK's economy was still not sufficiently strong to enable the British record buying public to prioritise albums over singles in terms of purchasing choices. From the mid-1960s, the album would eventually predominate over the single in the UK.
Ξ This is the only Shadows album that features the original Shadows line up with Tony Meehan and Jet Harris. Meehan was sacked for persistent lateness in 1961 and Harris was constructively dismissed (resigned) in 1962. The only other early album of note featuring Harris and Meehan is the South African "Rockin Guitars" Shadows special compilation album.
Ξ The British public in 1960-61 anticipated an all instrumental debut album but the Shadows and Paramor wanted to produce an album showcasing their numerous diverse talents instead, hence the inclusion of two specialist instrumental "solos", Nivram (a bass feature) and See You In My Drums (an obviously drum-heavy track). The album was rounded out with three relatively unexpected vocals. By contrast, the debut album of The Ventures (seen to be their American counterpart) was an all-instrumental one.
Ξ This album reached the number-one slot in the UK albums chart in 1961. No singles were taken from it, though two "extract" EPs were compiled from its tracks: "The Shadows no.2" and "The Shadows no.3" — both in mono only. The group's first EP The Shadows (available in both mono and stereo) had been released in January 1961 and featured four original tracks: Mustang, Shotgun, Theme From Giant and Theme From Shane.
Ξ However, notwithstanding any minor criticisms, this very successful debut album features seven (out of fourteen) all new original compositions written by members of the Shadows in various permutations, thus contradicting many later British authors who erroneously claim that this period of British pop music "before the Beatles" was 100% influenced and dominated by "Tin Pan Alley" song writers who wrote their material at offices in London's fashionable West End.
Out of the Shadows
Released: October 1962
Recorded: 26th Jan to 18th June 1962
Label: Columbia (EMI)
Producer: Norrie Paramor
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Rumble" Ike Isaacs 1:59
2. "The Bandit (Lead Vocal by Hank Marvin)" Michael Carr, Milton Nascimento, Zeb Turner 2:44
3. "Cosy" Mort Garson, Earl Schuman 3:15
4. "1861" Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin 2:26
5. "Perfidia" Alberto Dominguez 2:15
6. "Little "B"" Brian Bennett 5:06
Total length: 17:45
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bo Diddley (Lead Vocal by Hank Marvin & Bruce Welch)" Ellas McDaniel 2:08
2. "South of the Border" Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy 3:19
3. "Spring Is Nearly Here" Brian Bennett, Bruce Welch 3:06
4. "Are They All Like You? (Lead Vocal by Hank Marvin)" Tim Gale 2:16
5. "Tales of a Raggy Tramline" Brian Bennett, Jet Harris 2:22
6. "Some Are Lonely" Cliff Richard 2:25
7. "Kinda Cool" Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch 2:22
Total length: 17:58
Ξ Hank Marvin — Lead Guitar, piano and vocals
Ξ Bruce Welch — Rhythm guitar and vocals
Ξ Jet Harris — Bass Guitar and vocals
Ξ Brian "Licorice" Locking — Bass guitar and harmonica
Ξ Brian Bennett — Drums
Ξ Norrie Paramor — Producer
Ξ Malcolm Addey — Engineer
Venue — Abbey Road studios
EMI studio — Studio 2
Dates: 19th Dec 1961 to 18 June 1962.
Sleeve notes by Norrie Paramor.
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