The Beau Brummels ‎– Magic Hollow

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Rhino Handmade ‎– RHM2 7892, Warner Bros. Records ‎– RHM2 7892
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4 × CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
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Disc 1 1964-1965
1-1 People Are Cruel (Demo/Previously Unissued)
1-2 Still In Love With You Baby (Demo/Previously Unissued)
1-3 Stick Like Glue (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Harmonica – Dec Mulligan
1-4 Laugh Laugh (Alternate Version)
1-5 Just A Little (Alternate Version/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
1-6 They'll Make You Cry
1-7 Ain't That Loving You Baby (Alternate Vocal Version/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Jimmy Reed
1-8 That's If You Want Me To
1-9 Laugh Laugh (Promo Single Version)
1-10 Still In Love With You Baby (Single Version)
1-11 Just A Little (Alternate Backing Track/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
1-12 I Want More Loving (Alternate Mix/Previously Unissued)
1-13 Just Wait And See
1-14 Stick Like Glue
1-15 Just A Little (Single Version)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
1-16 Here I Am In Love Again (Backing Track/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sly Stewart*
1-17 I Will Go (Demo)
1-18 That's Alright (Demo)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
1-19 No Lonelier Man (Demo)
1-20 She's My Girl (Demo)
Written-By – Dec Mulligan
1-21 Love Is Just A Game (Demo)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
1-22 She Loves Me (Demo)
Written-By – Dec Mulligan
1-23 Can't Be So (Demo)
1-24 I'm Alone Again (Demo)
1-25 Tomorrow Is Another Day (Demo)
1-26 Woman (Vocal Version)
1-27 When It Comes To Your Love (Version 1)
Harmonica – Dec Mulligan
1-28 She Loves Me (Backing Track/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Dec Mulligan
Disc 2 1965-1966
2-1 You Tell Me Why
2-2 I Want You (Single Version)
2-3 Dream On
2-4 Can It Be
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-5 I'll Tell You
2-6 Doesn't Matter
2-7 Gentle Wandering Ways
2-8 In Good Time
2-9 That's Alright
Written-By – Sal Valentino
2-10 I Grow Old
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-11 Sometime At Night (Sal's Vocal Version
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-12 Fine With Me (Version 1)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-13 Don't Talk To Strangers
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-14 I've Never Known
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
2-15 When It Comes To Your Love
2-16 Sad Little Girl
2-17 Before Darkness Ends
Written-By – Sal Valentino
2-18 Till The Day
2-19 Friend Of Mine
Melodica – Ron Elliott (2)
2-20 Darkness (Demo/Previously Unissued)
2-21 Good Time Music
Written-By – John Sebastian
2-22 She Sends Me
2-23 Down On Me
2-24 Let Me In (Version 1)
2-25 Cry Some
2-26 Hey Love
Written-By – Sal Valentino
2-27 Go Away (Previously Unissued)
2-28 This Is Love
Written-By – Sal Valentino
2-29 Find A Place
Written-By – Sal Valentino
2-30 I Will Go (Backing Track/Previously Unissued)
Disc 3 1966-1967
3-1 One Too Many Mornings
Written-By – Bob Dylan
3-2 She Reigns
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-3 Hang On Sloopy
Written-By – Bert Russell, Wes Farrell
3-4 Mr. Tambourine Man
Written-By – Bob Dylan
3-5 Bang Bang
Written-By – Sonny Bono
3-6 Homeward Bound
Written-By – Paul Simon
3-7 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Written-By – Paul McCartney/John Lennon*
3-8 On The Road Again (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Backing Vocals – Dick Scoppettone, Ted TemplemanWritten-By – Sal Valentino
3-9 Out Of Control (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Backing Vocals – Dick Scoppettone, Ted TemplemanWritten-By – Sal Valentino
3-10 God Help The Teenagers Tonight (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Backing Vocals – Dick Scoppettone, Ted TemplemanWritten-By – Sal Valentino
3-11 Delilah (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
3-12 Stand Up (Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Del Shannon
3-13 Let Me In (Version 2/Previously Unissued)
3-14 Here We Are Again
Written-By – Sal Valentino
3-15 Fine With Me (Single Version)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-16 Galadriel (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-17 You And I (Demo/Previously Unissued)
3-18 It Ain't No Use (Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
3-19 She's Coming (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-20 Don't Make Promises
Written-By – Tim Hardin
3-21 Galadriel (Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-22 Two Days Till Tomorrow (Unedited Version)
Arranged By – Nick DeCaroCello – Jesse Ehrlich, Joseph SaxonDouble Bass – Lyle RitzGuitar [Additional] – Glen CampbellHarp – Gayle LevantKeyboards – Randy NewmanPercussion – Gary ColemanWritten-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
3-23 Walking In The Park (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
3-24 Only Dreaming Now (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
3-25 Magic Hollow (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
3-26 Where Are You (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
3-27 Glass (Backing Track/Previously Unissued))
Arranged By – Nick DeCaroCello – Jesse Ehrlich, Joseph SaxonDouble Bass – Lyle RitzGuitar [Additional] – Glen CampbellHarp – Gayle LevantPercussion – Gary ColemanWritten-By – Unknown Artist
Disc 4 1967-1968
4-1 Are You Happy
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
4-2 Only Dreaming Now
Accordion – Gene GarfBass – Carol KayeCello – Jesse Ehrlich, Raymond Kelley*Violin – Lou Klass, Shari ZippertWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-3 Painter Of Women
French Horn – David Duke, Gale Robinson (2), George HydeGuitar – Donnie Lanier*Trombone – Dick HydeWritten-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
4-4 It Won't Get Better
French Horn – David Duke, Gale Robinson (2), George HydeGuitar – Donnie Lanier*, James BurtonTrombone – Dick HydeWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-5 Magic Hollow
Harpsichord – Van Dyke ParksWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-6 Triangle
French Horn – David Duke, Gale Robinson (2), George HydeGuitar – Donnie Lanier*Trombone – Dick HydeWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-7 Lower Level
Harpsichord – Van Dyke Parks
4-8 Lift Me
Backing Vocals – The Blossoms
4-9 High There (Previously Unissued)
4-10 I Love You Mama (Version 1/Previously Unissued))
4-11 Just A Little Bit Of Lovin' (Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Sal Valentino
4-12 Dreamer (Demo/Previously Unissued)
4-13 Jessica (Demo/Previously Unissued)
Written-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-14 I Love You Mama (Version 2/Previously Unissued))
4-15 Bittersweet (Previously Unissued)
Cello – Ray KelleyDouble Bass – Lyle RitzDrums – Hal BlaineGuitar – Mike DeasyHarp – Gayle LevantKeyboards – Michel RubiniSaxophone – Jim HornWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-16 Jessica (Alternate Version/Previously Unissued))
Cello – Ray KelleyDouble Bass – Lyle RitzDrums – Hal BlaineGuitar – Mike DeasyHarp – Gayle LevantKeyboards – Michel RubiniSaxophone – Jim HornWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4.17 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Previously Unissued)
Double Bass – Red CallenderWritten-By – Bob Dylan
4-18 Long Walking Down To Misery (Single Version)
4-19 Cherokee Girl (Single Version)
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
4-20 I'm A Sleeper (Single Version)
Written-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-21 Another (Demo/Previously Unissued)
4-22 Black Crow(Demo/Previously Unissued)
4-23 Deep Water
Written-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino
4-24 Love Can Fall A Long Way Down
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
4-25 Tan Oak Tree (Previously Unissued)
4-26 Turn Around
Written-By – Bob Durand*, Ron Elliott (2)
4-27 Another (Previously Unissued)
4-28 Deep Water (Alternate Version/Previously Unissued)
Bass – Joe Osborn, Terry SlaterGuitar – David BlueGuitar [Dobro] – James BurtonKeyboards – Larry KnechtelWritten-By – Ron Elliott (2), Sal Valentino

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Tracks 2-22 to 2-29, 3-1 to 3-2 are credited as AN AUTUMN PRODUCTION. No individual producer is credited.

Limited numbered edition 2500 copies. Some copies exist that do not have the number printed on the spine.

Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Barcode (Text on spine): 603497 789221

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 25, 2017

This is a lovely four disc package, produced from Handmade Series by Rhino Records, containing one hundred and thirteen tracks. The package comes with the most extensive booklet I have ever seen, which traces the movements of The Beau Brummels nearly day to day, over the short course of their career during the mid 1960’s. The booklet is not simply a history of the band, but runs more like a dialog, with each member contributing to the events and antics of the times. No detail, even the most seemingly insignificant, have been over looked ... the presentation is rather exhaustive, with a great deal of love and care having gone into making sure that people walk away with a clear understanding of the nature of the times, the record industry, touring, and the ins and outs of being in a band.

The Beau Brummels were rather easily dismissed during their short career, yet through their easy flowing harmonies, you will hear the country essences that The Byrds were searching for, you will hear the reality of what Townes Van Zandt and Graham Parsons were attempting to capture ... and you will hear finely crafted songs, songs that have earned their place in not only the history of the 60’s, but for their timelessness. The ease of their playing was equal to anything The Zombies attempted, and their trembling guitars will stand as beacons for the future, creating some of the most dynamic sensitive music ever recorded.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Beau Brummels live, though I would hardly calling seeing them a pleasure, as they were part of that insane scene where the girls would rush the stage screaming ... and there I was, sitting on my hands, waiting for the golden chords, floating lyrics, and brilliant guitar work ... only to be pierced in the ears by groups of teenage bimbos, who thought the concept of a show was to drown out the band ... what a waste.

As I said, there are one hundred and thirteen tracks, which cover the entire catalog of The Beau Brummels, there is nothing that is not here. You will also be treated to some exceptional out takes and demos, which for my thinking, are as good if not better than the singles ... but then, maybe it’s just that for me, hearing these songs presented in an alternate manner is fresh, new and exciting ... just listen to “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” to hear what I mean. The production is second to non, you will relish in the feel of these songs, which have been handled with all the care necessary to insure that the feel and texture has not been lost.

Now ... don’t go thinking you are going to be able to run right out and score yourself a copy of this release. It was issued in very small numbers, and even Used commands a price of $80 and more, making this a release for only those truly interested in the era and those like myself who have been fans of the band since day one.

Even if you can’t get yourself a copy of this release, please seek out and find Sal’s release “Every Now And Then,” it’s a treat as well.

*** The Fun Facts: The band's name was taken from George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) who was an iconic figure in Regency England, the arbiter of men's fashion and a friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. He established the mode of dress for men that rejected overly ornate fashions for one of understated, but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments. This look was based on dark coats, full-length trousers rather than knee breeches and stockings, and above all immaculate shirt linen and an elaborately knotted cravat.

Beau Brummell is credited with introducing, and establishing as fashion, the modern men's suit, worn with a necktie. He claimed he took five hours a day to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. The style of dress was referred to as dandyism.

Review by Jenell Kesler