Fraternity ‎– Seasons Of Change

Sweet Peach ‎– SP 113
Vinyl, 45 RPM, 7"

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A Seasons Of Change
Songwriter – John Robinson (10), Neale Johns
B Sommerville
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Bruce HoweSlide Guitar, Piano – Sam See

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One of Blackfeather's biggest live numbers was a new song called "Seasons Of Change" which had begun life as a Dave Miller Set jam back in 1969. Fraternity's Bruce Howe was one of several Sydney musos who were much taken with the song, which had an unusual "olde English" feel. In late 1970 Blackfeather began recording their debut album, At The Mountains Of Madness, and as a result of the friendship between the two groups, Scott played recorder on Blackfeather's version of "Seasons of Change" and Bisset played electric piano on the album's closing track "The Rat". Fraternity had wanted to cover "Seasons of Change" for some time, and with the blessing of David Sinclair and John Robinson, they cut their own version, which was released in March 1971. It would probably have been a major national hit, because John Robinson had generously obtained an undertaking from Infinity not to release Blackfeather's version as a single. Predictably though, as soon as Fraternity's version became a hit in Adelaide, Festival reneged on its promise and rushed out the Blackfeather version as a single.