Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of November 22, 1971
Caught my eye:
FAMILY – Fearless (U.A. UAS-5562) (LP/CD)
ELTON JOHN – Madman Across The Water (Uni 93120) (LP/SA-CD)
Two decent LP’s for this week – the 99 cent bin provided the former, and it took me a few years to get around to the E.J. – I like it better now than I did then! (And there’s a 5.1 SA-CD of it!) This Family LP has a “gimmix” die-cut cover, which shredded easily, in the “used” bin.
Also of interest:
JAMES BROWN – Revolution Of The Mind (Polydor 25-3003) double LP
BILLY JOEL – Cold Spring Harbor (Paramount 2700)
CARLY SIMON – Anticipation (Elektra EKS-75016)
SANTANA – Abraxis (Columbia CQ-30130) QUAD issue
Having left King, James Brown now records for Polydor; the debut solo album of Mr. Billy Joel; Elektra releases a Carly Simon LP for $1 more than usual (75000 series, as opposed to 74000 series); Quad (4-Channel SQ) LP for Santana (it was also likely a Quad 8-track tape).
BADFINGER – Day After Day b/w Money (Apple 1841)
THE CHAKACHAS – Jungle Fever (Polydor 15030)
JOE COCKER – Cry Me A River b/w The Letter (A&M 8546)
FREE – All Right Now b/w The Stealer (A&M 8550)
RARE EARTH – Hey Big Brother (Rare Earth 5038)
JOHN ENTWISTLE – My Size b/w I Believe In Everything (Decca 32986)
ROD STEWART – (I Know) I’m Losing You b/w Mandolin Wind (Mercury 73244)
TRAFFIC – Rock & Roll Stew (Parts 1 & 2) (Island / Capitol 1201)
Great week for singles! Fine Badfinger A-side; Belgian weirdness from The Chakachas; fine Joe Cocker A-side (live, yes?); Big hit for Free; I remember this Rare Earth single!; Yes, I found a copy of this John Entwistle single – I just loved the “Smash Your Head” LP!; a single from “Every Picture Tells A Story” by Rod Stewart (separate from The Faces); the single from “The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys” – took a few years for it to ever find it’s way to a CD – when you put the 2 parts of “Rock & Roll Stew: together, it is a bit longer than the LP version (and, yes, I have a copy – numbering also looks like it’s the U.S. debut for Island Records singles). FYI – A&M also released some “Back-to-back Hits” re-issue 45’s this week, but I’m not going to list ‘em).