Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sandy Salisbury – Everything For You Vol.1 (1967-69 us, amazing beat sunny psych folk, 2013 blu spec sixth part of eight cd box set)

Though he seemed a bit neglected as an author during the Millennium days, at least when it comes to the material that got released at the time, now at the wake of the new “millennium”, after all the Boettcher-related stuff shooting up like mushrooms after the (acid?) rain, it seems as he was among (if not THE) most prolific ones.

Here’s another one of his demo collections, full of what Curt was jealously saving for possible Millennium hits, that was gathering dust until his “millennial” pal Joey Stec has made it all possible for everyone else to hear.

Even though the saying goes that Sandy was teased for being a “bubblegummy”, he’s got nothing else to do but to be proud of the fact, as proven by such instant bubblegum classics that never were as the yummy So Close To Heaven, Over And Over Again, So Much Yourself, or Here Comes That Feeling, with the latter sounding kinda like a countryfied Fortunes.

Each and every one of the above would’ve surely raid the late sixties charts, had they only been allowed to, and the same goes for I’ll Do The Crying, Love Came To Strawberry Lane and Tender Loving Care, all perfect little “pocket symphonies”, had they been given a proper Spectorized treatment.

The genuinely British sounding, Yesterday Today And Tomorrow is a Hermits-like ditty, Tomorrow is kinda like Simon & Garfunkel at their gentlest, and while we’re at it, Dealer and I’m Moving On Back To You make a perfect folky pair, and of course there’s plenty of Millennial Brian Wilson-like innocence, as in Our Love Is An Unwritten Song, Content Am I or Warm Of August, while the acoustic demo of Pretty As A Picture seems like a classic power-pop number in the making.

All of it is delivered though Sandy’s perfect pop voice, often strongly resembling that of Davy Jones, making this an essential pop item.
by Garwood Pickjon
1. So Close To Heaven - 2:25
2. Missouri Weeps - 2:23
3. Candy Kisses - 2:18
4. Our Love Is An Unwritten Song - 2:31
5. Here Come's That Feeling - 2:22
6. Dealer - 1:50
7. Leave It To Love - 2:32
8. Content Am I - 3:17
9. A Lot Of Love In Me - 2:30
10.Bring Me Home Again - 2:12
11.My True Confession - 3:06
12.I'm Moving On Back To You - 2:58
13.I'll Do The Crying - 2:07
14.Love Came To Strawberry Lane - 1:59
15.Over And Over Again - 2:42
16.Pretty As A Picture - 2:37
17.Warm Of August (Sandy Salisbury, Randy McNeill) - 2:44
18.Tender Loving Care - 2:11
19.So Much Yourself (Sandy Salisbury, Randy McNeill) - 2:24
20.Yesterday Today And Tomorrow - 2:37
21.Together In The End (Sandy Salisbury, Jill Marie Jones) - 2:27
22.Thank You For Loving Me (Sandy Salisbury, Gary Usher) - 2:21
23.Some Other Place - 2:18
24.Tomorrow - 2:21
25.A Little Bit Of Love - 1:50
All songs by Sandy Salisbury except where stated

*Sandy Salisbury - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
*Curt Boettcher - Guitars, Vocals
*Lee Mallory - Guitars, Vocals
*Joey Stec - Guitar
*Michael Fennelly - Guitar
*Ron Edgar - Drums
*Doug Rhodes - Keyboards, Bass, Piano
*Ben Benay - Electric Guitar, Harmonica
*Jerry Scheff - Bass

1967-68  The Millennium - Pieces (2013 Blu Spec)  
1968  The Millennium - Begin (2013 Blue Spec edition)
1969  Curt Boettcher - Another Time (2013 Blu Spec) 
1966-68  Sagittarius - Present Tense
1970-71  Curt Boettcher - Chicken Little Was Right (2013 blu spec)
1967-72  Michael Fennelly - Love Can Change Everything (2013 release)
1970  Crabby Appleton - Crabby Appleton 
1971  Crabby Appleton - Rotten To The Core
1973  Michael Fennelly - Lane Changer (2015 issue)

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