Artist: The Casuals Title Of Album: The Very Best Of Year Of Release:1968-71/1997 Label (Catalog#) : Spectrum Music [552 088-2] Country:: UK Genre: Pop Rock Quality: FLAC (image + cue,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 00:58:36 Full Size: 368mb(+5%)
Three times winners on Opportunity Knocks, British television’s hugely popular talent show of the late 60s, the Casuals subsequently left the UK for Italy, where they became a leading attraction. Alan Taylor (b. Halifax, Yorkshire, England; guitar, bass), Johnny Tebb (b. 1 October 1945, Lincoln, England; organ), Howard Newcombe (b. Lincoln, England; guitar, trumpet) and Robert O’Brien (b. Bridge Of Allan, Central Scotland; drums) were based in Milan for several years before returning to Britain in 1968, when their single, ‘Jesamine’, entered the charts. The song was originally recorded by the Bystanders as ‘When Jesamine Goes’, but the Casuals’ inherently commercial reading coincided with a prevailing trend for emotional ballads. The single ultimately reached number 2, but later releases were less successful and ‘Toy’ (1968), which peaked at number 30, was their only other hit. The Casuals continued to record superior pop: Move leader Roy Wood wrote and produced the polished ‘Caroline’ (1969), but as the decade closed, so their style of music grew increasingly anachronistic.
Tracks: ------- 1. Jesamine (Manston, Gellar) - 3:38 2. Toy (Andrews) - 3:13 3. Fool's Paradise (Arnold, Martin, Morrow) - 2:27 4. Hey-Hey-Hey (Tebb) - 2:09 5. Hello It's Me (Hazzard) - 2:35 6. Toyland (Roben, Catchpole) - 3:00 7. Sunflower Eyes (Manston, Gellar) - 2:25 8. Now You Can Be (Lynton) - 2:21 9. Daddy's Song (Nilson) - 2:39 10. Love Me Tonight (Pace, Pilat, Penzeri, Mason) - 2:57 11. Someday Man (Williams, Nichols) - 2:36 12. Seven Times Seven (Trovajoli, Fishman) - 3:34 13. Weather Vane (Tebb) - 3:13 14. Never My Love (Addrisi, Addrisi) - 2:30 15. My Name Is Love (Colyzer, Adrews, Swettemham)- 3:22 16. Adios Amour (Goodbye My Love) (Springfiled, Newell) - 2:57 17. I've Got Something Too (Greenway, Cook) - 3:36 18. Caroline (Wood) - 3:36 19. Someday Rock 'N' Roll Lady (Tebb) - 2:44 20. Naughty Boy (Tebb) - 2:55
Personnel: --------- Howard Newcombe - Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals Alan Taylor - Bass Johnny Tebb - Keyboards Bob O'Brien - Drums