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[ELMER GANTRY's] VELVET OPERA - ALBUM DETAILS


cover shot Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera (Direction, 8-63300, 1968)

  1. Intro (Gantry)
  2. Mother Writes (Ford)
  3. Mary Jane (Gantry/Ford)
  4. I Was Cool (Brown)
  5. Walter Sky Meets Bill Bailey (Ford/Forster/Cannon)
  6. Air (Forster/Hudson)
  7. Lookin' For A Happy Life (Forster/Hudson)
  8. Flames (Terry)
  9. What's The Point Of Leaving (Gantry/Ford)
  10. Long Nights Of Summer (Gantry)
  11. Dream Starts (Ford/Hudson)
  12. Reaction Of A Young Man (Gantry/Ford)
  13. Now She's Gone (Gantry/Ford)


cover shot Ride A Hustler's Dream (CBS 63692,1969)

  1. Ride A Hustler's Dream (Brett)
  2. Statesboro' Blues (Trad. arr.)
  3. Money By (Brett/Hudson/Ford/Joyce)
  4. Black Jack Davy (Ford)
  5. Raise The Light (Hudson/Brett)
  6. Raga And Lime (Hudson)

  7. Anna Dance Square (Brett/Ford)
  8. Depression (Ford)
  9. Don't You Realise (Brett/Hudson/Ford/Joyce)
  10. Warm Day In July (Brett)
  11. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney



Elmer Gantry first album CD cover Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera (Repertoire REP 4495-WP, 1994)

  1. Intro (Gantry)
  2. Mother Writes (Ford)
  3. Mary Jane (Gantry/Ford)
  4. I Was Cool (Brown)
  5. Walter Sky Meets Bill Bailey (Ford/Forster/Cannon)
  6. Air (Forster/Hudson)
  7. Lookin' For A Happy Life (Forster/Hudson)
  8. Flames (Terry)
  9. What's The Point Of Leaving (Gantry/Ford)
  10. Long Nights Of Summer (Gantry)
  11. Dream Starts (Ford/Hudson)
  12. Reaction Of A Young Man (Gantry/Ford)
  13. Now She's Gone (Gantry/Ford)

  14. Bonus tracks
  15. Flames (single version) (Terry)
  16. Salisbury Plain (single version) (Ford/Hudson/Horrocks/Forster/Terry)
  17. Mary Jane (single version) (Gantry/Ford)
  18. Dreamy (single version) (Gantry/Ford)
  19. Volcano (single version) (Blaikley)
  20. A Quick "B" (single version) (Gantry/Ford/Brett/Hudson)



cover shot Ride A Hustler's Dream (Repertoire REP 4531-WP, 1995)

  1. Ride A Hustler's Dream (Brett)
  2. Statesboro' Blues (Trad. arr.)
  3. Money By (Brett/Hudson/Ford/Joyce)
  4. Black Jack Davy (Ford)
  5. Raise The Light (Hudson/Brett)
  6. Raga And Lime (Hudson)
  7. Anna Dance Square (Brett/Ford)
  8. Depression (Ford)
  9. Don't You Realise (Brett/Hudson/Ford/Joyce)
  10. Warm Day In July (Brett)
  11. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney

  12. Bonus tracks
  13. She Keeps Giving Me These Feelings (McTavish)
  14. There's A Hole In My Pocket(McTavish)



cover shot The Very Best of (See For Miles, 1996, SEECD 417)

  1. Intro (Gantry)
  2. Mother Writes (Ford)
  3. Long Nights Of Summer (Gantry)
  4. Mary Jane (Gantry/Ford)
  5. Air (Forster/Hudson)
  6. Lookin' For A Happy Life (Forster/Hudson)
  7. Flames (single version) (Terry)
  8. Dreamy (Gantry/Ford)
  9. Talk Of The Devil (from the film of the same name)(Woolfson)
  10. And I Remember (Ford/Terry)
  11. To Be With You (Ford/Terry)
  12. The Painter (Elmer Gantry solo) (Ford/Terry)
  13. Volcano (Blaikley)
  14. Raga (Hudson)
  15. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney
  16. Warm Day In July (Brett)
  17. Anna Dance Square (Brett/Ford)
  18. Statesboro' Blues (Trad. arr.)
  19. There's A Hole In My Pocket (McTavish)



cover shot Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera (bootleg) (Apothecary Records, no date, Sorcery 001)

  1. All AlongThe Watchtower
  2. Mary Jane (Gantry/Ford)
  3. Something Else(no details)
  4. Short interview with Brian Matthew
  5. Flames (Terry)
  6. Dreamy (Gantry/Ford)
  7. Mother Writes (Ford)
  8. Flames (Acetate)(Terry)
  9. Flames (Acetate cleaned sound)(Terry)

All except * from Saturday Club, BBC Radio 1, 27 Jan 1968, a session which predated the first album by 6 months. Line-up was David Terry (aka Elmer Gantry), Colin Forster, Hud and John.



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