Monday, August 20, 2018

The Secrets & Clifford T Ward - Infatuation Singles and Demos 1966-68 +



Led by Cliff Ward (subsequently better known as Seventies singer-songwriter Clifford T. Ward), Worcestershire-based band the Secrets (a.k.a. Simon’s Secrets) released a glorious rush of witty, vibrant, hook-laden, sub-three minute pop nuggets between 1966 and 1968.  Infatuation gathers all of The Secrets singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved.


• Five singles emerged during this Swinging-London-into-psychedelia timeframe, while a whole host of equally impressive, locally-recorded demos cut at the same juncture remained on the cutting-room floor for several decades.

• Infatuation gathers all of these singles, alternative versions and works-in-progress group recordings to provide a fascinating document of an outfit who never quite achieved the commercial success that they deserved.

• The release features half-a-dozen previously unissued recordings, including hitherto unknown-to-exist Ward songs ‘Poor Johnny’ and ‘Looking Down The Glass’. It also includes two versions of his song ‘Path Through The Forest’, subsequently turned into a UK psych classic by The Factory.


Track Listing:

1. INFATUATION
2. I THINK I NEED THE CASH
3. SHE’S DANGEROUS
4. SUCH A PITY
5. NAUGHTY BOY
6. I KNOW WHAT HER NAME IS
7. KEEPING MY HEAD ABOVE WATER
8. I SUPPOSE
9. SYMPATHY
10. I INTEND TO PLEASE
11. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST
12. WHAT A NICE SURPRISE
13. THE GLORIA BOSOM SHOW
14. I’LL KEEP ON CLOSING MY EYES
15. LOOKING DOWN THE GLASS*
16. THE SAME APPLIES TO YOU
17. TEACHER
18. COATHANGER (demo version #1)*
19. NAUGHTY BOY (demo version #1)*
20. THE SESSION SINGER (demo version)
21. THE MULE
22. POOR JOHNNY*
23. SYMPATHY (demo version)*
24. I KNOW WHAT HER NAME IS (demo version)
25. KEEPING MY HEAD ABOVE WATER (demo version)
26. COATHANGER (demo version #2)
27. NAUGHTY BOY (demo version #2)*
28. PATH THROUGH THE FOREST (demo version)

* Previously unreleased

PLUS some tracks from Secrets - CBS Anthology


1.Cliff Ward and The Cruisers - Rachel                      
2.Cliff Ward and The Cruisers - No Money Down               
3.Cliff Ward and The Cruisers - Oo Wee Baby                 
4.Martin Raynor and The Secrets - Candy To Me               
5.Martin Raynor and The Secrets - You're A Wonderful One
    

16.Bronco - Misfit On Your Stair

                            
17.Bronco - A Matter Of Perspective                         
18.Bronco - Some Uncertainty                                
19.Bronco - Discernible                                     
20.Bronco - Southbound State Express                        
21.Bronco - Attraction                                      
22.Wherewithal (One More Chance version)                    
23.Lost Again (K​-​Tel version)                             
24.Contrary (Alternate Take)                                
25.When The World Was Round (Alternate Take)         



5 comments:

  1. Thank you for this very complete collection.

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  2. thanx and best greetings brothers! keep the fire burning!

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  3. gracias tio venia buscando esta coleccon hacia tiempo cojonudo sigue asi

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