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New Expanded 2cd Edition Of The Classic 1975 Album By Stackridge. With Eight Additional Bonus Tracks Recorded For BBC Radio One "In Concert" In January 1975. Fully Restored Artwork And New Essay With Exclusive Band Interviews. Formed in Bristol in 1969, Stackridge were one of the most unique British bands of the era. Their initial line-up featured Andy Davis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), James Warren (guitar, vocals), James "Crun" Walter (bass), Michael "Mutter" Slater (flute, vocals), Michael Evans (violin) and Billy Bent (drums). Possessing a gift for melody, musicianship and a fine sense of humour and English eccentricity, their concerts were legendary. Throughout 1970 they honed their song writing and live act. In 1971, Crun Walter departed the band and James Warren assumed bass guitar duties. They signed to MCA Records and recorded their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Their second album, 'Friendliness', was issued in November 1972 and gained the band more dedicated followers. The band's third album, 'The Man in the Bowler Hat' was produced by the legendary George Martin and is widely regarded as one of their finest works. Following the release Stackridge underwent a series of line-up changes which saw the departure of Warren, Evans, Slater, Walter and Bent and a new line-up of Stackridge came together with Andy Davis at the helm with the addition of former Audience member Keith Gemmell (saxophone, clarinet, flute), Rod Bowkett (keyboards), Paul Karas (bass) and Roy Morgan (drums). Signing to Elton John's newly established Rocket Records, Stackridge recorded the album 'Extravaganza', with Mutter Slater returning to the fold prior to recording sessions. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been expanded to include an additional CD which features a wonderful performance for the Radio One In Concert programme recorded January 1975. The release features an illustrated booklet with exclusive band interviews and an essay by Mike Barnes
New Expanded 2cd Edition Of The Classic 1975 Album By Stackridge. With Eight Additional Bonus Tracks Recorded For BBC Radio One "In Concert" In January 1975. Fully Restored Artwork And New Essay With Exclusive Band Interviews. Formed in Bristol in 1969, Stackridge were one of the most unique British bands of the era. Their initial line-up featured Andy Davis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), James Warren (guitar, vocals), James "Crun" Walter (bass), Michael "Mutter" Slater (flute, vocals), Michael Evans (violin) and Billy Bent (drums). Possessing a gift for melody, musicianship and a fine sense of humour and English eccentricity, their concerts were legendary. Throughout 1970 they honed their song writing and live act. In 1971, Crun Walter departed the band and James Warren assumed bass guitar duties. They signed to MCA Records and recorded their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Their second album, 'Friendliness', was issued in November 1972 and gained the band more dedicated followers. The band's third album, 'The Man in the Bowler Hat' was produced by the legendary George Martin and is widely regarded as one of their finest works. Following the release Stackridge underwent a series of line-up changes which saw the departure of Warren, Evans, Slater, Walter and Bent and a new line-up of Stackridge came together with Andy Davis at the helm with the addition of former Audience member Keith Gemmell (saxophone, clarinet, flute), Rod Bowkett (keyboards), Paul Karas (bass) and Roy Morgan (drums). Signing to Elton John's newly established Rocket Records, Stackridge recorded the album 'Extravaganza', with Mutter Slater returning to the fold prior to recording sessions. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been expanded to include an additional CD which features a wonderful performance for the Radio One In Concert programme recorded January 1975. The release features an illustrated booklet with exclusive band interviews and an essay by Mike Barnes
5013929483996

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Format: CD
Label: ESOTERIC
Rel. Date: 08/25/2023
UPC: 5013929483996

Extravaganza (Uk)
Artist: Stackridge
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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DISC: 1

1. Spin 'Round the Room
2. Grease Paint Smiles
3. The Volunteer
4. Highbury Incident
5. Benjamin's Giant Onion
6. Happy in the Lord
7. Rufus T. Firefly
8. No One's More Important Than the Earthworm
9. Pocket Billiards
10. Who's That Up There with Bill Stokes?
11. The Volunteer
12. Who's That Up There with Bill Stokes?
13. No One's More Important Than the Earthworm
14. The Galloping Gaucho
15. Pocket Billiards
16. Spin 'Round the Room
17. God Speed the Plough
18. Dora the Female Explorer

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New Expanded 2cd Edition Of The Classic 1975 Album By Stackridge. With Eight Additional Bonus Tracks Recorded For BBC Radio One "In Concert" In January 1975. Fully Restored Artwork And New Essay With Exclusive Band Interviews. Formed in Bristol in 1969, Stackridge were one of the most unique British bands of the era. Their initial line-up featured Andy Davis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), James Warren (guitar, vocals), James "Crun" Walter (bass), Michael "Mutter" Slater (flute, vocals), Michael Evans (violin) and Billy Bent (drums). Possessing a gift for melody, musicianship and a fine sense of humour and English eccentricity, their concerts were legendary. Throughout 1970 they honed their song writing and live act. In 1971, Crun Walter departed the band and James Warren assumed bass guitar duties. They signed to MCA Records and recorded their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Their second album, 'Friendliness', was issued in November 1972 and gained the band more dedicated followers. The band's third album, 'The Man in the Bowler Hat' was produced by the legendary George Martin and is widely regarded as one of their finest works. Following the release Stackridge underwent a series of line-up changes which saw the departure of Warren, Evans, Slater, Walter and Bent and a new line-up of Stackridge came together with Andy Davis at the helm with the addition of former Audience member Keith Gemmell (saxophone, clarinet, flute), Rod Bowkett (keyboards), Paul Karas (bass) and Roy Morgan (drums). Signing to Elton John's newly established Rocket Records, Stackridge recorded the album 'Extravaganza', with Mutter Slater returning to the fold prior to recording sessions. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been expanded to include an additional CD which features a wonderful performance for the Radio One In Concert programme recorded January 1975. The release features an illustrated booklet with exclusive band interviews and an essay by Mike Barnes
        
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