If I Had My
This Morning, This
Ain't That Just Like
If I Had A
Early in the
If I Loved
A Very Good
The Nearness of
Your Mama's Out of
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
I Can't Talk To
I Love My
You've Got Your Troubles
Sticks And Stones
Love Is Strange
If You Need Somebody
Distant Shores (French)
You Are She (French)
Nessuno Pui Di Me
Manners Maketh Man
Letter To A London Girl
This is a real smorgasbord of different vintages.
From "Lemon Tree", the B-side of our first single all the way to "Sister Marie",
which I think was our last single on Columbia. I'll spare you anecdotes for each
and every song, but a couple have stories worth mentioning, I
"Lemon Tree" was my first outing as an arranger. I unwittingly
marked the key changes (there are several) incorrectly. The string and horn
players spotted this right away and gleefully played all the wrong notes! The
usually imperturbable John Barry lost his cool there for a minute!
tried to accomplish three things with "The Cruel War". Get a hit without Jeremy,
who was off acting somewhere, make a statement of some kind about the Vietnam
war, and finally, give Jill a job! I failed on all counts, although the song
wasn't too bad. I foolishly played it to Peter Yarrow before its release. Peter
rushed off and overdubbed some strings on the old Peter, Paul and Mary version
and the net result was a self defeating chart battle which both of us
What more is there to add about the infamous "Teenage Failure",
except to note that it was in fact a failure?! I don't know what Jeremy was
playing at and I don't think he knows either.
"Sister Marie" was our last
single and if it does anything at all, it clearly illustrates the production
expertise which comes from a lot of hours in the studio. Curt Boetcher's
higher-than- high voice is evident on this track, as is the technical wizardry
of Keith Olsen. Jeremy hated all that "ear candy" as it later came to be called,
and in retrospect, I can understand how a Moody Blues sort of bloke like I was
then would not get along too well with a J. J. Cale kinda guy like Jeremy
aspired to be!
That conclusion is heavy with irony, because here I am in
the year 2000, playing lead guitar in a bluesy rock 'n roll band on weekends! It
just goes to show - timing is everything!
WHERE TO FIND IT:
These tracks are scattered throughout various LPs,
singles, and CDs. "Lemon Tree" was the b side ot "Yesterday's Gone", and
can be found on several CDs, the best being Sing For You/Second
Album, released on the Repertoire label in Germany, but the
easiest to find being One Way's US The Best of Chad &
Jeremy CD. "If I Had My Way", "This Morning, This Evening",
"Ain't That Just Like Me", "If I Had A Hammer", and "Stanley and Dora" are
(together with a live version of "Yesterday's Gone") on the rare
Live Folk at the Mayfair Theatre LP released in the
UK in 1964. It was released in its near-entirety (the tracks are oddly faded up and down, and the compere's intros to "If I Had My Way", "Yesterday's Gone", and "Stanley & Dora" were removed) on the Japanese "Sing For You" 2006 mini-LP-sleeve CD, but the vinyl is preferable for being both complete and much less bassy and muddy. "Yesterday's Gone" and "If I Had My Way" are also on El Records' 2005 "A Summer Song" CD. "Early in the Morning" was the b side to "Like I Love You" in
the UK, and is on the Repertoire CD, as are "If I Loved You" and "A Very Good
Year", hit 1965 singles, and the previously unreleased "The Nearness of You" and
"Your Mama's Out of Town".
"Pennies", the b side to "I Don't Wanna Lose You
Baby", is on Sundazed's Before and After reissue, as is "The
Cruel War", the a side to Chad & Jill's only waxing, placed side-by-side with its b
side, "I Can't Talk To You". "Sometimes", a March 1965 outtake, the two Italian language tracks, and Jeremy's May '65 "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" are also on this Sundazed release.
Jeremy's solo versions of "I Love My Love" and
"Anytime" are only on the rare UK single, while C&J's version of "Anytime"
was released in 1992 on Painted Dayglow Smile. That's
also the place to find a stereo remix of "Last Night". As for "Teenage Failure", you can
get it in remixed stereo either with 30 seconds of studio chat, or
without. For the one with, go for the Rock Artifacts, Volume
Four CD. For the remix without that chat and count in, get
Painted Dayglow Smile.
Everything on the list from "Anytime" to "You Are She (French)" is also on the Sundazed reissue of Distant Shores, released in 2000.
"Cautionary Tale", "Manners Maketh Man", and the single version of "Sister Marie" are all on Sundazed's reissue of Of Cabbages and Kings, while the original pre-dubbing mix of "Sister Marie" is on 1992's Painted Dayglow Smile Columbia/Legacy CD. "Letter To A London Girl" (really just a pre-overdubs "Transatlantic Trauma, 1966") is on Sundazed's 2006 "The Ark" reissue.
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