For the first time on vinyl LP, the BEAU BRUMMELS’ non-album Warner Brothers 45’s in their original
mono mixes, plus all sides from Sal Valentino’s rare solo singles.
* Includes illustrated four-page insert with track-by-track annotation and commentary from band members and producer Lenny Waronker.
* Assembled and annotated by longtime Brummels aficionado Alec Palao
“That [they] have turned out, in the light of history, to be better than they seemed at the time, shows how advanced they were and how the taste buds have altered”. So wrote journalist Ralph J Gleason of the BEAU BRUMMELS in the liners to a 1968 LP compilation.
The San Francisco group signed to Warner Brothers in early 1966 after eighteen months with indie Autumn Records, where they had scored the influential Top 20 hits ‘Laugh, Laugh’ and ‘Just A Little.’ In that time the Brummels released two largely self-composed albums, toured the country and made numerous film and TV appearances, and help spearhead America’s new cutting-edge folk-rock-pop sound, along with their contemporaries The Byrds and Lovin’ Spoonful. Collected here for the first time on vinyl LP, we present the complete run of non-LP sides and alternate mixes that The Beau Brummels subsequently issued on 45 for Warner Bros Records between 1966 and 1969, a period that witnessed their creative pinnacles “Triangle” (1967) and “Bradley’s Barn” (1968). All appear in their original, glorious mono format, drawn from the original masters.
Also included are two rare solo singles cut by lead vocalist Sal Valentino for WB at the tail end of the Brummels tenure, featuring the crème of Hollywood’s roots rock elite (Van Dyke Parks, Ry Cooder, Leon Russell, Clarence White, Chris Ethridge).
1.- One Too Many Mornings
2.- She Reigns
3.- Here We Are Again
4.- Fine With Me
5.- Two Days ‘Til Tomorrow
6.- Don’t Make Promises
7.- Lower Level
8.- Lift Me
9.- Long Walking Down To Misery
10.- I’m A Sleeper
11.- Cherokee Girl
12.- Alligator Man
13.- Friends And Lovers
15.- A Song For Rochelle
(Tracks 12-15 by SAL VALENTINO)
GENRE: Pop Rock