Friday, 14 July 2017

Summer Wine (with Tony Rivers) - The Fabulous Summer Wine 1971-1973 (EM Records 1999 Japan) Flac & mp3

The history of Summer Wine starts in the early 60's with Tony Rivers and The Castaways then through the second half of that decade with Harmony Grass. In 1970 Tony Rivers and Castaway member JOHN PERRY were working regulary providing harmonies on numerous artists recording sessions. During the course of this work they met up with RAY FENWICK (fresh from Tee Set and Spencer Davis Group) and producer extraordinaire Mike Hurst to record a version of ""Why Do Fools Fall In Love"" which was released under the name Summer Wine.

The single did nothing in the UK but made the USA Top 100. Between summer 1971 and summer 1972 the band continued to record even though it was never their intention to perform the songs live. Whilst two other singles were released and as was the case in those days, no hit single-no album these tracks have never before been released in the UK as Summer Wine until now.(Editorial Review)

Summer Wine was a further top notch project by Tony Rivers. Not only but also because the high class musicians around him this is a wonderful pop effort. Modern seventies doo wop sounds and a high class pop songwriting paired with top notch - sometimes BB like- vocals made this songs in my ears to an absolute marvelous top seventies pop collection. The name of the band is a 100% bulls eye hit: ''Summer Wine''. Just great. Cheers!

         Frank   Flac p1Flac p2 & Flac p3        mp3@320

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