The Left Banke

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The Left Banke is an American baroque pop band, formed in New York City in 1965. The group disbanded in 1969, but has reformed on a number of occasions since: 1971, 1978, 2011–2012, 2015–onwards. Singer and founding member Steve Martin Caro passed away on January 14, 2020 and it is unclear if the band will continue.
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Albums

MGS-27088 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina album art The Left Banke Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina (Album) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) MGS-27088 US 1967 Sell This Version
SRS-67113 The Left Banke - The Left Banke Too album art The Left Banke The Left Banke Too (Album) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) SRS-67113 US 1968 Sell This Version
RRLP 2021 The Left Banke - Strangers On A Train album art The Left Banke Strangers On A Train (Album) Relix Records RRLP 2021 US 1986 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S. 2041 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee / I Haven't Got The Nerve album art The Left Banke Walk Away Renee / I Haven't Got The Nerve (Single) Smash Records (4) S. 2041 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
320 239 BF The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina / Lazy Day album art The Left Banke Pretty Ballerina / Lazy Day (Single) Smash Records (4) 320 239 BF Greece 1966 Sell This Version
S 2097 The Left Banke - She May Call You Up Tonight / Barterers And Their Wives album art The Left Banke She May Call You Up Tonight / Barterers And Their Wives (Single) Smash Records (4) S 2097 US 1967 Sell This Version
S-2089 The Left Banke - Ivy, Ivy / And Suddenly album art The Left Banke Ivy, Ivy / And Suddenly (Single) Smash Records (4) S-2089 US 1967 Sell This Version
S-2119 The Left Banke - Desiree album art The Left Banke Desiree (Single) Smash Records (4) S-2119 US 1967 Sell This Version
S-2198 The Left Banke - Goodbye Holly / Sing Little Bird Sing album art The Left Banke Goodbye Holly / Sing Little Bird Sing (Single) Smash Records (4) S-2198 US 1968 Sell This Version
S-2165 The Left Banke - Dark Is The Bark / My Friend Today  album art The Left Banke Dark Is The Bark / My Friend Today Smash Records (4) S-2165 US 1968 Sell This Version
S-2243 The Left Banke - Myrah album art The Left Banke Myrah (Single) Smash Records (4) S-2243 US 1969 Sell This Version
S-2209 The Left Banke - Bryant Hotel / Give The Man A Hand album art The Left Banke Bryant Hotel / Give The Man A Hand (Single) Smash Records (4) S-2209 US 1969 Sell This Version
S-2226 The Left Banke - Nice To See You / There's Gonna Be A Storm album art The Left Banke Nice To See You / There's Gonna Be A Storm(7", Mono) Smash Records (4) S-2226 US 1969 Sell This Version
CS-6013 The Left Banke - Walk Away Reneé / Pretty Ballerina album art The Left Banke Walk Away Reneé / Pretty Ballerina (Single) Smash Records (4) CS-6013 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
CS-0005 The Left Banke - Queen Of Paradise album art The Left Banke Queen Of Paradise (Single) Camerica CS-0005 US 1978 Sell This Version
NRICO 22, NRIC 022 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee album art The Left Banke Walk Away Renee Bam-Caruso Records, Bam-Caruso Records NRICO 22, NRIC 022 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NRIC 041 The Left Banke - And One Day album art The Left Banke And One Day(7", Single) Bam-Caruso Records NRIC 041 UK 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

KIRI 021 The Left Banke - And Suddenly It's... album art The Left Banke And Suddenly It's... (Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 021 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RNLP 123 The Left Banke - The History Of The Left Banke album art The Left Banke The History Of The Left Banke (Comp) Rhino Records (2) RNLP 123 US 1985 Sell This Version
PABL 036 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renée album art The Left Banke Walk Away Renée(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records PABL 036 UK 1986 Sell This Version
848 095-4 The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be A Storm - The Complete Recordings 1966-1969 album art The Left Banke There's Gonna Be A Storm - The Complete Recordings 1966-1969 (Comp) Mercury 848 095-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
RCCD-506 The Left Banke - Montage and Voices Calling album art The Left Banke Montage and Voices Calling(CDr, Comp) Red Cap Records RCCD-506 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
CFBOAK10052/3 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee Pretty Ballerina album art The Left Banke Walk Away Renee Pretty Ballerina(CD, Comp) Common Folk CFBOAK10052/3 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
rccd-505 The Left Banke - All The Smash Hits Volume #1 album art The Left Banke All The Smash Hits Volume #1(CD, Comp) Red Cap Records rccd-505 US Unknown Sell This Version

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The_Hatter

March 30, 2021
These melodic American "Bach-rockers”—so called because they added harpsichord and strings to mid-'60s pop song stylings—hit pay dirt with the sensitive-guy hits "Walk Away Renée" and "Pretty Ballerina" before breaking up in 1969. Keyboardist/songwriter Michael Brown went on to further develop his often-ambitious baroque-pop concept in The Montage ("Tinsel and Ivy"). He subsequently joined Stories, best known for their sinuous cover of Hot Chocolate's "Brother Louie"—although "Please, Please" is a better example of that band's exceptional knack for power pop.

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