The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett ‎– Woman, Woman

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A1 Woman, Woman
Written-By – J. Glaser*, J. Payne*
A2 M'Lady
Written-By – S. Karliski*
A3 By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Written-By – J. Webb*
A4 Paindrops
Written-By – J. Fuller*
A5 Believe Me
Written-By – G. Puckett*
A6 I Want A New Day
Written-By – K. Chater*
B1 You Better Sit Down Kids
Written-By – S. Bono*
B2 Kentucky Woman
Written-By – N. Diamond*
B3 My Son
Written-By – K. Chater*, G. Withem*
B4 To Love Somebody
Written-By – B. Gibb*, R. Gibb*
B5 Don't Make Promises
Written-By – T. Hardin*

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Also released in mono: CL 2812

No timings, All songs are: BMI.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): XSM 135609
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): XSM 135610
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A/B (Stamped)): 0 T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched)): XSM-135609-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (stamped)): XSM135610-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Etched)): XSM-135609-1C AG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Stamped)): XSM135610
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Etched)): ? 11 3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SBP-233510 The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman(LP, Album) CBS SBP-233510 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
MHCP 684 The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman(CD, Album, RE, RM, Min) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 684 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
S 63321 The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman(LP, Album) CBS S 63321 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
CS 9612 The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman(LP, Album) Columbia CS 9612 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
BP233510 The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett The Union Gap* Featuring Gary Puckett - Woman, Woman(LP, Album, Mono) CBS BP233510 Australia 1968 Sell This Version

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September 18, 2017
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Have no fear, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap are still out there in their Civil War uniforms [sometimes Elvis inspired jumpsuits] preforming today, a bit older, and a bit grayer, seeming like they’ve just stepped out of some time machine, refusing to be forgotten, never great, never bad, never explorative, releasing forgettable middle of the road string heavy ballads based around masculine vocals that frankly, you should steer clear of if at all possible, as this was lightweight adult contemporary music before the concept was even thought of.

So … if that weren’t enough for you, let me say that the band headlined for Prince Charles at the WhiteHouse and at Disneyland in 1968, and were nominated for ‘Best New Artist’ in 1969, but lost out to the one hit wonder Jose Feliciano. It was not uncommon to find the group preforming two shows a night in the historic Catskills, where with sheer earnestness and melodrama, they were the first to encompass the ideal of being ‘hip to be square’ [a Huey Lewis reference], where they preformed two shows night after night, the early show for their younger fans, and the later dinner show for those same fan’s parents.

I [laughing] used to go over to the record section in the supermarket while my mom shopped, where this was the only album in the bins that I recognized, and had I not stopped going to the store with my mother, I might just have slapped down the 99 cents and purchased this bit of tasteless white milk, though somehow it did end up in my apartment one summer, where I think I managed to get through the whole record once.

It’s interesting to note that it was producer Jerry Fuller who secured their initial contract with Columbia Recording Studios, and Fuller was responsible for supplying this ragtag musical army with their material, though when the band showed up to find a forty piece studio orchestra to back Fuller’s new song, they up and split. Though let’s face it, the band was rather creepy from the very beginning, and while not on this album, their song “Young Girl,” is nothing less, if you remember the lyrics My love for you is way out of line, you better run …, than an outright pedophilia, and I haven’t even gotten to the single “This Girl Is A Woman Now.”

Now I’m not going to suggest that Gary doesn’t have a good voice of vocal range, what I am saying, is that there ’s a difference between the beauty of a box of crayons in fresh and unused in it’s package, and the beauty of a picture those same crayons can create. Gary Puckett was a box of unused crayons that exemplified nothing and stood for nothing [long hair or not], during the most relevant and artistic period of musical and social change.

*** The Fun Facts: Frontman Gary Puckett was born in Hibbing, Minnesota of all places, went to the same high school as [wait for it] … Bob Dylan.

The Battle of Union Gap, was the second engagement of the Yakima War, fought on November 9th and 10th, 1855. It began when a large force of about 700 American soldiers under Major Gabriel J. Rains discovered Chief Kamiakin's village of around 300 braves and several women and children, along the Yakima River. In the following two day battle only one non-combatant was killed by accident and the Yakima men were forced to retreat with their women and children.

Review by Jenell Kesler
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NotPresentNowPresent

November 5, 2016
A NZ version of this exists. Triple non-laminated flipback cover, CBS label