To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their last album for Columbia Records, The Ark, Chad & Jeremy now release Ark-eology on their own TBO Records label, a newly recorded tribute to their legendary classic albums The Ark and Of Cabbages And Kings, favorites long sought after by collectors and fans worldwide.
Produced by Chad Stuart, the album is the 25th release of the duo, as they revisit eighteen of the most popular recordings from over a dozen worldwide LP releases in their impressive catalog. These brand new recordings, including "Summer Song", "Yesterday's Gone", and "Homeward Bound"
, are a sonic marvel compared to the decades old material. They reveal the crystal clear vocals and harmonies like never before. With a mixture of original arrangements and new adaptations, Chad & Jeremy show what it s like to be masters of their craft, recording this new album themselves, and playing all the instruments. All of their Columbia albums, and several others, are represented in this brilliant new digital recording. After more than 30 years of performing together, Chad & Jeremy deliver their best ever.
From 1964 to 1967, Chad & Jeremy had eleven U.S. hit singles and over seventeen worldwide releases. In the ensuing years, the music of Chad & Jeremy has been re-released on over thirty three albums around the world. The Chad & Jeremy bio at the All Music Guide states: "Of the many British Invasion acts that stormed the charts in the wake of the Beatles, Chad & Jeremy possessed a subtlety and sophistication unmatched among their contemporaries, essentially creating the template for the kind of lush, sensitive folk-pop embraced by followers from Nick Drake to Belle & Sebastian".
Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde met at drama school in 1960 and soon began playing folk clubs in London where they were discovered by famed movie composer, John Barry. They became a sensation in America riding the wave of the British Invasion with eleven Top 40 hits including "Summer Song", "Yesterday's Gone", "Willow Weep for Me", and "Distant Shores". The duo appeared as themselves in legendary TV shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, Batman and Laredo. They hosted Hullabaloo, appeared on The Tonight Show and all the classic variety shows such as The Hollywood Palace, Andy Williams and Danny Kaye.
Some of their most critically acclaimed work was the progressive 1967 release Of Cabbages and Kings, followed a year later by The Ark, which prompted Rolling Stone Magazine to proclaim: "Chad and Jeremy - out of schlock rock into progressive rock". The Ark proved to be their last album for Columbia, as Jeremy returned to acting and the duo disbanded. They reunited for an album and tour in the 1980's as well as starring in a West End musical, Pump Boys & Dinettes.
The latest phase in their career began in 2003 with a PBS TV music special. Since then they have performed their two-man show all over the United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Philippines.
SONGS INCLUDE: The Ark / Pipedream / Rest In Peace / Progress / When And If I Can / Distant Shores / Homeward Bound
/ The Way You Look Tonight / I Have Dreamed / Don't Think Twice / Before And After / In Love Again / No Other Baby
/ What Do You Want From Me? / September In The Rain / Summer Song / Yesterday's Gone / The Raven
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