UK label Vogon’s latest releases are albums by renowned bands Traffic and Brinsley Schwarz.
Traffic: Where The Poppies Grow
Available on CD for the first time, Where The Poppies Grow comprises studio and live recordings made by Traffic in 1967. Traffic recorded two sessions for Saturday Club and Top Gear shows in 1967. Session 1 first aired October 1967 while session 2 first aired December 1967. Both are released here for the first time. Traffic also toured Europe and the live recording that comprises part two of this album was also made for radio broadcast, this time in Sweden at Radiohuset, Stockholm on Sept. 12th, 1967
Paper Sun / A House For Everyone / Coloured Rain / Dear Mr. Fantasy / Smiling Phases / Heaven Is In Your Mind / Dealer / No Face, No Name, No Number / Hope They Never Find Me Here / Giving To You [live] / Smiling Phases [live] / Coloured Rain [live] / Hole In My Shoe [live] / Feelin’ Good [live] / Paper Sun [live] / Dear Mr Fantasy [live]
Brinsley Schwarz: Live Favorites
Following last year’s studio set from Brinsley Schwarz, Live Favourites is now available on limited red vinyl LP. Live Favourites was recorded just after the release of what turned out to be the band’s swansong recording. The line-up of the band at this time was Nick Lowe (bass and vocals), Brinsley Schwarz (guitar, sax and vocals), drummer Billy Rankin (although Pick Withers was behind the kit for this recording), Bob Andrews (piano, organ, sax and vocals) and Ian Gomm (guitar and vocals). This live set, played by a band that really knew how to tear the roof off the joint, drips with energy and passion.
Country Girl / Hooked On Love / Trying To Live My Life Without You / Small Town Big City / Honky Tonk / Peace, Love and Understanding / It’s Been So Long / Private Number / Happy Doing What We’re Doing / Surrender To The Rhythm / You’re So Fine / Hip City / Ju Ju Man
Both albums are available through Vogon’s Bandcamp site HERE