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SUNSET AND OTHER BEGINNINGS

 

US -  NEIGHBORHOOD RECORDS - NL 3001

 

SIDE 1

1. PERCEIVE IT (3:10)

2. I GOT MY MO-JO WORKING (3:34)

3. LOVING MY CHILDREN (3:10)

4. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE (3:48)

5. WHAT DO I KEEP? (5:21)

6. AFRAID OF THE DARK (1:48)

 

SIDE 2

7. WHERE'S THE BAND? (3:11)

8. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE/MAMA SAID (2:40)

9. SANDMAN (3:12)

10. PEOPLE ARE JUST GETTING READY (5:02)

11. DREAM SELLER (Meet Me On The Corner) (3:34)

12.THE SUN AND THE MOON (4:34)

 

Released 1975

 

UK  and EUROPE - NEIGHBORHOOD RECORDS - NBH 69168

 

SIDE 1

1. PERCEIVE IT (3:10)

2. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE (3:48)

3. LOVING MY CHILDREN (3:10)

4. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE/MAMA SAID (2:40)

5. PEOPLE ARE JUST GETTING READY (5:02)

6. OL' MAN RIVER (1.49)

 

SIDE 2

7. I GOT MY MO-JO WORKING (3:34)

8. WHERE'S THE BAND? (3:11)

9. DREAM SELLER (Meet Me On The Corner) (3:34)

10. WHAT DO I KEEP? (5:07)

11. SANDMAN (3:12)

12. THE SUN AND THE MOON (4:34)

13. AFRAID OF THE DARK (1:48)

 

Released 1975

 

All sections written by Melanie Safka except
Almost Like Being In Love written by Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Lowe
You Can't Hurry Love by Holland, Dozier, Holland
Mama Said written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson
Ol' Man River written by Jerome Kern and Roger Hammerstein
I've Got My Mo-Jo Working written by Preston Foster
Dream Seller (Meet Me On The Corner) written by Rod Clements

 

Produced and Directed by Peter Schekeryk
Music Director: John Abbot

Recorded at Creative Workshop
Engineer Brent Maher assisted by Tod Corney

 

Barry Lee Harwood: Pedal Steel Guitar, Angel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals

Quittman Dennis: Recorder’s, Saxophone, Flute

Roy Yeager: Percussion, Drums

William Boulware: Keyboards, Background Vocals

John Shane Keister: Keyboards, String Arrangements (What Do I Keep?, Dream Seller, Almost Like Being In Love, You Can’t Hurry Love/Mama Said)

Buddy Spicher and Steve Smith: String Arrangements (Sandman, What Do I Keep)

Josh Graves: Dobro (What Do I Keep? Where’s The Band?)

John Mulkey: Bass
Ginger Holliday, Leah Jane Berinati, Jeannie Thomas: Background Vocals (Sandman, Where’s The Band)

Neighborhood Choir: Loving My Children, Where’s The Band

McCormick Brothers: Background Vocals (I Got My Mo-Jo Working)

 

Sunset & Other Beginnings was also reissued in Spain as part the  Historia De La Música Rock series

CBS Records - Volume No. 65

LSP 13905

 

CD RELEASE

UK CD from MORELLO RECORDS (2015)

 

MORELLO RECORDS

MRLL 48

Barcode 5 013929 894839

Released September 25, 2015

1. PERCEIVE IT

2. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE

3. LOVING MY CHILDREN

4. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE/MAMA SAID

5. PEOPLE ARE JUST GETTING READY

6. OL' MAN RIVER

7. I GOT MY MO-JO WORKING

8. WHERE'S THE BAND? (3:11)

9. DREAM SELLER (Meet Me On The Corner)

10. WHAT DO I KEEP?

11. SANDMAN

12. THE SUN AND THE MOON

13. AFRAID OF THE DARK

Bonus Track

14. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1975)

 

CD reissue produced by Lee Simmonds

Mastered at Western Star Studios

 

(p) & (c) Morello Records

Morello Records is a division of Cherry Red Records Ltd

 

Booklet includes detailed sleeve notes written by Mark Paytress

 

COMMENTS

 

The UK and European versions of Sunset and Other Beginnings contain the additional track Ol' Man River. A boisterous version that apparently was the result of a bout of spontaneous fun during a recording session.

 

You Can't Hurry Love/Mama Said b/w The Sun And The Moon (SNBH 3789) was the first single to be released in the UK. This was followed by Almost Like Being In Love (SNBH 3789), which was backed with a live version of Beautiful People recorded at the Royal Albert Hall on 6th October 1975, which is now included on the 2015 CD from Morello Records.

 

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