Sunday, February 24, 2013

John Lawton - 1971/1976 - The Europa Years

 CD 1 - John Lawton Lead Vocals

TRACKLIST :

- From "The Air Mail - 1971 - Butterfly" -
 01. Funny Funny (1971)
 02. All Night Long (1971) 
 03. Come Along Little Children (1971)
04. Union All The South (1971)
05. I’ll Sing You A Song (1971)
06. Brown Sugar (1971)
07. All My Friends (1971)
08. Blow The Wind (1971)
09. Ain’t GonnaTreat MeThis Way (1971)
10. Hang Your Head (1971)
11. I Love My Love (1971)
- From "The Air Mail - 1972 - Top Hits International 1" -
12. Beautiful Dreamer (1972)
13. Little Susy (1972)
- From From "The Air Mail - 1972 - Top Hits International 2" -
14. She’s My Queen (1972)
15. Fine girl (1972)
- From "The Air Mail - 1972 - Rock'n'roll" -
16. Rock Around The Clock (1972)
17. Go Go With Me (1972)
- From "The Hiltonaires/The Air Mail - 1974 - London Pop 3" -
18. Only You (1974)
19. Lady Ann (1974)
- From "Jon Petersen - 1976 - Skyliner" -
20. You’re The One For Me (1976)
- From "Jon Petersen & Skyliner - 1976 - Rainbow" -
21. Help! (1976)
22. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (1976)
 23. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1976)
24. Let Me Know If You Go (1976)
 25. Rainbow (1976)
 26. Here i am (1976)

CD 2 (Bonus) - John Lawton Backing Vocals

TRACKLIST :

"The Air Mail - 1971 - Get It On"
01. Get It On (1971)
02. Go And Tell It Judy (1971)
03. Carry Me Back (1971)
04. You Are Too Late (1971)
05. Who Will (1971)
06. Somehow, Somewhere (1971)
07. I Did What I Did For Maria (1971)
08. Keep Your Hands Off (1971)
09. Sweet Hitch Hiker (1971)
10. Three Gypsies (1971)
11. I Went Out (1971)
12. Please Come Back (1971)
- From "The Air Mail - 1972 - Rock'n'roll" -
13. Bye Bye Love (1972)
14. Peggy Sue (1972)
15. Tutti Frutti (1972)
- From "Jon Petersen & Skyliner - 1976 - Rainbow" -
16. In The Summertime (1976)

After over one year from my last post on this blog, i return with a collection of rare songs from John Lawton that, in early 70's, worked with the German low budget label "Europe". As in the case of David Byron and his famous "Avenue sessions", John worked in these albums only for budget reasons, but his unmistakable voice, even in this context, can only arouse emotions in every true Heep fan. To a first cd of songs that see John as lead vocalist, i wanted to add, for completeness, a second CD in wich Mr. Lawton figure as back vocalist. This collection, though rich, is not complete: there are still songs for Europa label not included here because it does not in my possession: i'm still searching for them for a future second Volume of this serie.

Now I just have to wish happy listening to everyone and making a big thanks to my friend Stefan, who made this compilation possible, since he passed me most of the albums from which it derives the various songs. Thanks friend for the excitement and joy of being able to listen to these songs, really hard to found 


9 comments:

  1. Welcome back Abominogjnr thanks

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  2. Martin from GermanyFebruary 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Thanks Roby,
    unfortunetly not every song is sung by John!
    Hang your head and Go go with me are fail for sure.
    CD 2 is completely not John. Perhaps he is in the studio but you can't hear him even in the background for sure.
    Heep on,
    Martin

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  3. cadê os links para baixar?
    Grande abraço.

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  4. Links now are right, excuse me for error
    Martin - My reference for where John Lawton was present are here:
    http://www.heeprena.de/John-Lawton/disko-LucifersFriend.html
    http://www.heeprena.de/John-Lawton/disko-JonPetersenSkyliner.html
    This is a very reliable source, but for me too there are some doubt on the songs that you say...

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  5. Hi Roby, Thanks for all this stuff.

    Contattami a saturdayecho at gmail.com, ho un paio di album per la Stratosfera.
    Also I will start a blog.

    Fabio

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  6. I am fan of Lawton. I like track #08. Blow The Wind (1971) the most.
    - Vinnie

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  7. Hail, Tanks. Great and rare. Lawton rules.

    A hug from Brazil

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  8. Thanks for all the work over years mr.Roby

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  9. Here remains the ideal place for all Heepsters can enjoy various rarities involving our favorite musicians who have gone through great Uriah Heep. Thank you for this great compilation involving the master Lawton. Very cool these recordings.

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