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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Musical (forgotten) treasure - Gary Farr's Take Something with You

GARY FARR Take Something With You. NEW 2 x LP SEALED
Artist: Gary Farr
Title: Take Something With You
Format: 2 x LP
Cat No: SBR2LP5051
Label: Sunbeam

•Lost acid folk classic
•2x 180g LPs
•support from Blossom Toes /Mighty Baby / Meic Stevens
•13 bonus tracks
•Full liner notes
•Gatefold sleeve
•Rare photographs

This double LP set marks the long-overdue first vinyl reissue of Gary Farr’s classic 1969 solo debut – one of the best and rarest singer-songwriter albums to emerge from the UK underground. Having torn up innumerable R&B clubs with the T-Bones, by the late 1960s Farr had gone in a more pastoral, progressive direction. A superb collection of reflective acid-tinged ballads, the album finds his soulful voice ably backed by his 12-string guitar and supporting musicians including members of Mighty Baby and the Blossom Toes, as well as Meic Stevens. It’s presented here in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, together with a plethora of non-LP 45s and previously-unheard demos, as well as historical liner notes, rare photographs and personal memoirs from Meic Stevens and Farr’s long-term partner, Carinthia West.

"Folk-rock tinged with psychedelia, Take Something With You is a decent reflection of its era and an excellent LP’ – The Tapestry Of Delights

Side One
1.Don’t Know Why You Bother Child
2.The Vicar and the Pope
4.Two Separate Paths Together
5.Take Something With You

Side Two
2.Time Machine
3.Why Not?
4.Curtain Of Sleep

Side Three
1.Everyday (1968 single)
2.Green (1968 single)
3.Hey, Daddy (1969 single)
4.A Little Piece Of Her (1967 demo)
5.Two People (1967 demo)
6.Concerto For Men In The Country (1967 demo)
7.Images Of Passing Clouds (1967 demo)

Side Four
1.I See You (1967 demo)
2.Pondering Too Long (1967 demo)
3.Two Separate Paths Together (1968 demo)
4.Time Machine (1968 demo)
5.Goodbye (1968 demo)
6.In The Mud (1970 demo)


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