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Beach Baby: The Complete Recordings (Uk)
Artist: First Class
Format: CD

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Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 01/27/2023
UPC: 5013929192423

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DISC: 1

1. Beach Baby
2. Won't Somebody Help Me
3. What Became of Me
4. Surfer Queen
5. The First Day of Your Life
6. Long Time Gone
7. Funny How Love Can Be
8. Dreams Are Ten a Penny
9. Bobby Dazzler
10. The Disco Kid
11. I Was Always a Joker
12. Beach Baby (Single Version, Full-Length)
13. Both Sides of the Story
14. Lavender Man
15. One Good Time
16. Born to Be a Rebel
17. Baby Doll Love
18. Chinese Christmas
19. Going on
20. A Quiet Life
21. Loving
22. Beach Baby (Single Version, Edit)
23. I Was a Star
24. Ain't No Love
25. Child's Play
26. Old Time Love
27. Baby Blue
28. Life Is Whatever You Want It to Be
29. Carry on Singing My Song
30. Smiles on a Summer Night
31. Seven Ten to Nowhere
32. Autumn Love
33. And She Cried
34. Brook Street* (Jingle)
35. Too Many Golden Oldies (Single Version)
36. Make It on My Own
37. Broken Toy
38. Lisa (I Always Loved You)
39. Birds Dream Topping (Jingle)
40. Song on the Wind
41. The Saddest Word
42. Ocean of Glass
43. Bienvenido
44. Sunlight Detergent (Jingle)
45. Gimme Little Sign
46. Average Rainfall
47. Please Yourself (Rowntrees Tots) (Jingle)
48. We Like to Dance (Milk Is Our Way) (Jingle)
49. Disco Kid
50. Midnite Music
51. Singer Sewing Machines (Jingle)
52. Oh California
53. I'm in Love Again
54. Kit-E-Kat Munchies (Jingle)
55. The Sound of Summer
56. Let's Go British
57. Caledonian (Jingle)
58. Sidewalk Johnny
59. Midnite Music
60. Vauxhall Chevette
61. (Whatever You Want It to Be) #1 (Jingle)
62. Crawfords Cheddars (Jingle)
63. If I Don't Have You
64. Birds Eye Cod (Jingle)
65. Sunday Child
66. Greasy Dollar Bill
67. Ever Ready Batteries (Jingle)
68. Top Forty Angel
69. Typhoo 1 (Jingle)
70. Typhoo 2 (Jingle)
71. Silver Surfer
72. Silvikrin (Jingle)
73. Coney Island
74. Malibu (Jingle)
75. I Can't Believe My Eyes
76. Wake Up America
77. Right Guard Deodorant (Jingle)
78. The Song Was Wrong
79. Woman Magazine (Jingle)
80. Shine on Me Woman
81. One More Mile to Freedom
82. Cracker Jack Popcorn (Jingle)
83. Vauxhall Chevette
84. (Whatever You Want It to Be) #2 (Jingle)
85. Too Many Golden Oldies (Full-Length Version)

More Info:

First-ever complete 3CD anthology of 'Beach Baby' harmony pop hitmakers. Featuring both First Class LPs, all singles, pseudonymous releases and numerous previously unreleased tracks including advertising jingles and songs from an aborted 1974 musical. There weren't too many classic British pop singles issued in 1974, but harmony pop epic 'Beach Baby' bucked the trend, reaching the UK Top 20 and becoming an even bigger hit in America, peaking at the No. 4 spot. Arguably the ultimate Beach Boys tribute, 'Beach Baby' introduced a new name, The First Class - actually veteran pop hitmaker and songwriter John Carter with the aid of Chas Mills and lead singer Tony Burrows. While other singers and musicians adopted the name to front their music in public, the Carter/Burrows/Mills combination continued to record new First Class material, including a self-titled LP that is quite possibly the finest, most ambitious British harmony pop album of the 70s. The First Class had a couple of follow-up minor hit singles in America that failed to attract the same attention at home, where second album 'SST' (not even released in the US) sank without trace. By the end of the 70s, Carter had effectively laid the name to rest. A 3CD set in a lavish digipak package featuring a new 5000 word essay, 'Beach Baby: The Complete Recordings' is the definitive document of both The First Class and John Carter's myriad overlapping activities during the second half of the 70s. It contains an embarrassment of riches: both albums, all singles, out-takes, pseudonymous releases, a huge number of previously unissued TV/radio advertising jingles and, most fascinatingly of all, seven previously-unheard 1974 demos for the musical Bobby Dazzler, abandoned when the single of the same name unfathomably failed to chart.