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Billy NichollsWould You Believe

Label:Immediate – IMCP 009
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Blues, Pop
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Baroque Pop

Tracklist

A1Would You Believe
Written-ByPaul*
2:45
A2Come Again
Written-ByNicholls*
2:32
A3Life Is Short
Written-ByNicholls*
3:04
A4Feeling Easy
Written-ByNicholls*
3:10
A5Daytime Girl
Written-ByNicholls*
2:40
A6Daytime Girl (Coda)
Written-ByNicholls*
2:40
B1London Social Degree
Written-ByNicholls*
2:23
B2Portobello Road
Written-ByNicholls*
2:05
B3Question Mark
Written-ByNicholls*
2:26
B4Being Happy
Written-ByNicholls*
2:23
B5Girl From New York
Written-ByNicholls*
2:28
B6It Brings Me Down
Written-ByNicholls*
4:45
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Credits

Notes

First pressing, never released, by Immediate.

Non-laminated cover printed by Upton Printing Group.

Light grey/lilac labels with "Sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions" and "compatible" text on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Side 1 IMCP 009-1C-2 stamped
  • Matrix / Runout (K T stamp on Side 2): Side 2 IMCP- 009-2Y (crossed out) IMCP 009-2C

Other Versions (5 of 15)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Would You Believe (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue)Tenth PlanetTP042UK1998
New Submission
Would You Believe (CD, Album, Numbered, Reissue)South West RecordsSWCD001UK1998
New Submission
Would You Believe (CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Mono)ImmediateTECW-20800Japan1998
Recently Edited
Would You Believe (CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Mono)Immediate, Sequel RecordsNEMCD 414UK1999
New Submission
Would You Believe (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve)ImmediateVICP-61205Japan2000

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Reviews

  • FPL's avatar
    FPL
    From Billy's website: Billy's first album, produced by Andrew Oldham and featuring The Small Faces.
    This highly sought-after album only achieved an initial promotional run of 100 copies before Immediate Records ran into difficulty.
    Over the years this album has come to achieve worldwide cult status amongst the 60s Beatles/Beach Boys aficionados.
    Remastered by Billy in 1998.
    • tony879's avatar
      tony879
      Tenth planet is best pressing, I had a friend who had an original and the immediate copy was better but the tenth planet held its own.
      The castle version in green I have also heard and it’s not good.
      • firstpunicwar's avatar
        firstpunicwar
        I have a very very high tolerance for sunshine pop masquerading as cod psych, and indulgent records, and this one made me cringe a few times. I don't think this is a genius work but nor do I think it's the worst thing ever. It does work best in small doses though. You know that part in Walk Hard where Dewey is doing his version of Smile? That's kinda understated and subtle compared to tracks like "Daytime Girl". I do like a few songs though.
        • tony879's avatar
          tony879
          Edited 2 years ago
          Good album, I had the opportunity to buy an original back in the 80s when I was offered a copy at a now long gone second hand record shop in London for £150. Those were the days. Also everything is subjective. I can appreciate that some don't like it and others do.
          • AlfonsoBongo
            I'm streaming this and have to agree with Streetmouse, who coincidentally often appears reviewing my favorite artists well. Very annoying album. I will absolutely buy a copy if I see one going for cheap then immediately sell it to some sucker. I feel vindicated: The guy who sold me my turntable and who I also buy records from, is very knowledgeable about vintage electronics but also rather patronising with regard to music and other things; looking through his ebay reviews he regards this as the pinnacle of psychedelia. Well it's all subjective but this is an overproduced 16-year old. The whole thing lacks cohesion. I'll continue finding bargains at my man's record stall, while taking the condescension.
            • Turbo-T's avatar
              Turbo-T
              My father, who recorded the title track, answered a question here about how this album was recorded - including notes about its production:

              https://www.reddit.com/r/psychedelicrock/comments/leufxy/rarest_psychedelic_rock_album_of_all_time_billy/
                • Ron-Renton's avatar
                  Ron-Renton
                  I purchased two copies of this Album on Single CD, however my CD's are on the Castle / Immediate Label NEMCD 414.
                  Of the 14 Tracks 12 are Stereo tracks 13 & 14 are Mono Singles versions of Would You Believe / Daytime Girl.
                  I also own two copies of the 2 CD Deluxe Expanded Version on Castle / Immediate CMQDD1358 CD1=17 & CD2= 22 tracks.
                  I also have the Double LP CMQLP 1523 giving the same tracks LP1=17 LP2=22 This is a limited edition, mine being 333/1000.
                  • mundayschild's avatar
                    mundayschild
                    the only repress version that used the original master tapes is the 10th Planet version.
                    • FreedomJazzD's avatar
                      FreedomJazzD
                      Vinyl repress please :) I'm sure it would make a lot of people very happy

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