BEAU BRUMMELS - Bradley's Barn - Expanded Edition, Rhino (2011)
The Beau Brummels were an American rock band, formed in San Francisco in 1964. The band's original lineup included Sal Valentino (lead vocals), Ron Elliott (lead guitar), Ron Meagher (bass guitar), Declan Mulligan (rhythm guitar, bass, harmonica), and John Petersen (drums). The Beau Brummels were discovered by local disc jockeys who were looking to sign acts to their new label, Autumn Records, where Sylvester Stewart—later known as Sly Stone—produced the group's early recording sessions. Initially, the band's musical style blended beat music and folk music and typically drew comparisons to The Beatles, while their later work incorporated other music genres such as psychedelic rock and country rock.
Bradley's Barn is the fifth studio album by American rock group The Beau Brummels. Released in October 1968, it contains the singles "Long Walking Down to Misery" and "Cherokee Girl." The album has received critical acclaim as an early example of country rock. Bradley's Barn is actually a recording studio in Nashville owned by Owen Bradley notable, for example, for the first (1956) professional Buddy Holly recordings. In June 2011 the album was re-issued by Rhino Homemade as a deluxe hardback set, expanded to two discs that include alternate takes, unreleased songs and an October 1968 radio interview with the two band mmembers.
DISC 1: 01. Turn Around (Album Version) 02. An Added Attraction (Come And See Me) 03. Deep Water (Album Version) 04. Long Walking Down To Misery (Album Version) 05. Little Bird (Album Version) 06. Cherokee Girl (Album Version) 07. I'm A Sleeper (Album Version) 08. The Loneliest Man In Town (LP Version) 09. Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (Album Version) 10. Jessica (Album Version) 11. Bless You California (Album Version) 12. Lift Me (Single Version) 13. I Love You Mama (Alternate Version) 14. Just A Little Bit Of Lovin' (Demo) 15. Tan Oak Tree (Previously Unissued) 16. Another (Previously Unissued) 17. High There (Previously Unissued) 18. Black Crow (Demo - Stereo Mix)
DISC 2: 01. Deep Water (Alternate Version) 02. Love Can Fall A Long Way Down (Alternate Mix) 03. Jessica (Alternate Version) 04. Bittersweet (Previously Unissued) 05. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Alternate Take) 06. Long Black Veil 07. Lift Me (Alternate Take) 08. 42nd Street (Lionel Reeves & Stella Parker) 09. Another (Alternate Demo) 10. Confessions (Demo) 11. An Added Attraction (Come And See Me) [Alternate Version] 12. A Little At A Time (Sal Valentino) 13. Down In The Flood (Sal Valentino) 14. Home Of The Blues (Sal Valentino) 15. Alligator Man (Sal Valentino) 16. Silkie (Sal Valentino) 17. A Song For Rochelle (Sal Valentino) 18. Friends And Lovers (Sal Valentino) 19. Radio Interview
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