Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind - Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967

Η αναζήτηση ανερχόμενων αστέρων πριν 40 σχεδόν χρόνια έφερε για λίγο καιρό στο προσκήνιο την Αγγλιδούλα Vashti Bunyan, την οποία ανακάλυψε ο Andrew Loog Oldham (ο γνωστός παραγωγός των Rolling Stones) ο οποίος μεσολάβησε να της γράψουν οι Stones και ένα τραγουδάκι. Προσπάθησε να την μπάσει στην folk κυκλοφορώντας 2 σινγκλ και ένα δίσκο χωρίς όμως ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία, γεγονός που απέτρεψε την νεαρή τραγουδίστρια να συνεχίσει την καριέρα της.
Στο διπλό αυτό cd έβαλαν τα δύο 45αρια της Decca και της Columbia μαζί με ότι άλλο είχε φυλαχτεί στα χρονοντούλαπα των εταιρειών ap;o δεμοσ. Προσωπικά θεωρώ ως καλύτερο κομμάτι της το Love Song, το οποίο είναι πράγματι πανέμορφο. Από κει και πέρα δεν με «συγκίνησε» κάτι άλλο. Σύμφωνα με όσα διάβασα τα τελευταία χρόνια απέκτησε κάποια φήμη, ηχογραφώντας και νέο δίσκο.

"Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind" (Jagger/Richards)
"I Want to be Alone"
"Train Song" (Alasdair Clayre)
"Love Song "
"Winter is Blue"
"Coldest Night of the Year" (Mann/Weil) (unreleased single "Twice as Much and Vashti", 1966, album track 1968)
"I'd Like to Walk Around in Your Mind" (unreleased single, produced by Mike Hurst)
"Winter is Blue"
"Girl's Song in Winter" (John Bunyan's tape with Mike Crowther, 1966)
"If in Winter (100 Lovers)" (John Bunyan's tape with Mike Crowther, 1966)
"Don't Believe" (John Bunyan's tape with Mike Crowther, 1966)
"17 Pink Sugar Elephants" (John Bunyan's tape with Mike Crowther, 1966)
"I Won't Say" - ltd. ed. bonus track
"Girl's Song In Winter" (alt version) - ltd. ed. bonus track
"If In Winter (100 Lovers)" (alt version) - ltd. ed. bonus track
"I'd Like to Walk Around In Your Mind" (alt version) - ltd. ed. bonus track

"Autumn Leaves"
"Leave Me"
"If in Winter (100 Lovers)"
"How Do I Know"
"Find My Heart Again"
"Go Before the Dawn"
"Girl's Song in Winter"
"I Don't Know What Love is"
"Don't Believe What They Say"
"Love You Now"
"I Know"


aldo said...

Many many thanks for the lovely Vashti, I bought her 1970 album when it was reissued, great to have all the early stuff and more!
Just a detail: those last 4 bonus tracks on CD 1 are not here, obviously this is not the limited edition, no worries though, there's more than enough!
Also on the first track on CD 2 you can clearly hear Vashti saying the title "Autumn TEARS" and not leaves as listed...

psych-Spaniolos said...

Thanks a lot for your comment aldo

Anonymous said...

Hy psych-Spaniolos,

unfortunately your upload is down :(

What a grat thing, that someone is as exact and well versed in such music as you ;)

It would be very kind of you, if you could upload it again.

I'm looking forward and say thx =)