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The latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overview of the British rock/pop scenes of the 70s. Featuring big hits, intriguing misses and key album tracks from 1974 as well as a clutch of alternative versions and unissued-at-the-time gems. Although 1974 was dominated by the country's crippling economic woes, the British rock and pop scene continued to flourish. The more creative element of the glam rock spectrum inspired a host of new bands, with Cockney Rebel, Be-Bop Deluxe and Sparks coming through to establish themselves alongside genre heavyweights Roxy Music, T. Rex and Slade. London's pub rock circuit saw stalwarts Brinsley Schwarz joined by early Ian Dury outfit Kilburn & The High Roads, Ace (who scored a hit single with the timeless 'How Long') and Dr. Feelgood, whose aggressive attitude and slashing, guitar-based brand of tough R&B influenced a whole new generation of musicians. Ace and fellow classic one-hit wonders Brian Protheroe and Splinter took their place in the singles chart alongside Rod Stewart, Status Quo and Bryan Ferry, while there were inexplicable misses for Ronnie Lane and former Bowie sideman Mick Ronson. Many rock bands eschewed the self-indulgences of early 70s prog-rock to adopt a more streamlined sound, exemplified by vital albums from Thin Lizzy, Man and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Established mavericks Peter Hammill and Kevin Coyne continued to attract a cult following, Lesley Duncan and Bridget St. John represented the distaff side of the singer/songwriter scene, while Richard And Linda Thompson released the classic folk-rock album 'I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight'. Housed in a clamshell box that includes a heavily annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Patterns On The Window' features all of the above as well as key tracks from such names as Medicine Head, Procol Harum, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Nazareth, Pretty Things and many others. The result is a fascinating overview of another hugely enjoyable, multi-faceted year in British rock and pop.
The latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overview of the British rock/pop scenes of the 70s. Featuring big hits, intriguing misses and key album tracks from 1974 as well as a clutch of alternative versions and unissued-at-the-time gems. Although 1974 was dominated by the country's crippling economic woes, the British rock and pop scene continued to flourish. The more creative element of the glam rock spectrum inspired a host of new bands, with Cockney Rebel, Be-Bop Deluxe and Sparks coming through to establish themselves alongside genre heavyweights Roxy Music, T. Rex and Slade. London's pub rock circuit saw stalwarts Brinsley Schwarz joined by early Ian Dury outfit Kilburn & The High Roads, Ace (who scored a hit single with the timeless 'How Long') and Dr. Feelgood, whose aggressive attitude and slashing, guitar-based brand of tough R&B influenced a whole new generation of musicians. Ace and fellow classic one-hit wonders Brian Protheroe and Splinter took their place in the singles chart alongside Rod Stewart, Status Quo and Bryan Ferry, while there were inexplicable misses for Ronnie Lane and former Bowie sideman Mick Ronson. Many rock bands eschewed the self-indulgences of early 70s prog-rock to adopt a more streamlined sound, exemplified by vital albums from Thin Lizzy, Man and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Established mavericks Peter Hammill and Kevin Coyne continued to attract a cult following, Lesley Duncan and Bridget St. John represented the distaff side of the singer/songwriter scene, while Richard And Linda Thompson released the classic folk-rock album 'I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight'. Housed in a clamshell box that includes a heavily annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Patterns On The Window' features all of the above as well as key tracks from such names as Medicine Head, Procol Harum, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Nazareth, Pretty Things and many others. The result is a fascinating overview of another hugely enjoyable, multi-faceted year in British rock and pop.
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Patterns On The Window: British Progressive Pop - Patterns On The Window: British Progressive Pop

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 02/16/2024
UPC: 5013929194205

Patterns On The Window: British Progressive Pop
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Format: CD
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1. The 'In' Crowd - Bryan Ferry
2. Hasta Manana Monsieur -Sparks
3. Judy Teen - Cockney Rebel
4. Billy Porter - Mick Ronson
5. The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy - John Cale 6 Jet Silver and the Dolls
6. Of Venus - Be-Bop Deluxe 7 She Was Just a Young Girl (No Way) - Simon Turner
7. Pinball - Brian Protheroe
8. The Poacher - Ronnie Lane
9. Philomena - Thin Lizzy
10. Break the Rules - Status Quo
11. Cajun Kick - Medicine Head
12. Another Day - the Spencer Davis Group
13. Poor Ditching Boy - Iain Matthews
14. If I Were a Carpenter - National Flag
15. Doctor, Doctor (Single Edit) - Ufo
16. Lock and Key - Snafu
17. Papa Don't Go - Jona Lewie
18. Put a Record on (Single Version) - Tramp
19. In My World - Chalice
20. As Long As You Want Me to - Rescue Co. No. 1
21. Everybody - Starry Eyed and Laughing
22. When I Get to the Border -Richard ; Linda Thompson
23. A Really Good Time - Roxy Music
24. Only You - Fox
25. Farewell - Rod Stewart
26. I Can Feel the Fire - Ron Wood
27. Everlovin' Woman - Georgie Fame
28. Na Na Na - Cozy Powell
29. One More Chance - Man
30. Again - Peter Hammill
31. River of Sin - Kevin Coyne
32. Rough Kids - Kilburn ; the High Roads
33. No More Whiskey -Compass
34. The Ugly Things - Brinsley Schwarz
35. Roxette - Dr. Feelgood
36. Curious and Woolly -Bridget St. John
37. I'll Just Take My Time -Byzantium
38. Beyond the Pale - Procol Harum
39. The Road to Venezuela -Stackridge
40. Gemini - Holy Mackerel
41. Flamenco Fever - Carmen
42. Getting Through to Me (Demo Version) - Dana Gillespie
43. Prince of Heaven - Fruupp
44. Venus Loon - Marc Bolan ; T. Rex
45. Tell Him - Hello
46. Touch Me - Fancy
47. Ooh Mother - Unicorn
48. Is It Only Love - Pretty Things
49. How Long - Ace
50. Be Not Too Hard - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
51. Make My Bed - Billy Kinsley
52. Costafine Town - Splinter
53. Avalon - Deep Feeling
54. Bobby Dazzler - the First Class
55. Have Love, Will Travel -Prophet
56. Need a Shot of Rhythm ; Blues (Alternative Version) - Dave Edmunds
57. Shanghai'd in Shanghai -Nazareth
58. Tomahawk Kid - the Sensational Alex Harvey Band
59. Far Far Away - Slade
60. Midnight Fortune -Tranquility
61. There's a Wall Between Us- Stavely Makepeace
62. Soho Jack - Paul Brett
63. Lemon Pie (Home Demo) - Dave Cousins
64. Everything Changes -Lesley Duncan
65. Gypsy Mountain Woman -Farm
66. Radio - the Medium Wave Band

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The latest instalment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overview of the British rock/pop scenes of the 70s. Featuring big hits, intriguing misses and key album tracks from 1974 as well as a clutch of alternative versions and unissued-at-the-time gems. Although 1974 was dominated by the country's crippling economic woes, the British rock and pop scene continued to flourish. The more creative element of the glam rock spectrum inspired a host of new bands, with Cockney Rebel, Be-Bop Deluxe and Sparks coming through to establish themselves alongside genre heavyweights Roxy Music, T. Rex and Slade. London's pub rock circuit saw stalwarts Brinsley Schwarz joined by early Ian Dury outfit Kilburn & The High Roads, Ace (who scored a hit single with the timeless 'How Long') and Dr. Feelgood, whose aggressive attitude and slashing, guitar-based brand of tough R&B influenced a whole new generation of musicians. Ace and fellow classic one-hit wonders Brian Protheroe and Splinter took their place in the singles chart alongside Rod Stewart, Status Quo and Bryan Ferry, while there were inexplicable misses for Ronnie Lane and former Bowie sideman Mick Ronson. Many rock bands eschewed the self-indulgences of early 70s prog-rock to adopt a more streamlined sound, exemplified by vital albums from Thin Lizzy, Man and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Established mavericks Peter Hammill and Kevin Coyne continued to attract a cult following, Lesley Duncan and Bridget St. John represented the distaff side of the singer/songwriter scene, while Richard And Linda Thompson released the classic folk-rock album 'I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight'. Housed in a clamshell box that includes a heavily annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, 'Patterns On The Window' features all of the above as well as key tracks from such names as Medicine Head, Procol Harum, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Nazareth, Pretty Things and many others. The result is a fascinating overview of another hugely enjoyable, multi-faceted year in British rock and pop.
        
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