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The Complete De Wolfe Sessions (3CD)

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The Complete De Wolfe Sessions (3CD)
The Complete De Wolfe Sessions (3CD)


Initially coming together during a Fontana-era lull in The Pretty Things’ prodigious career, the band’s now-legendary body of work for music library de Wolfe as The Electric Banana saw their alter-egos become parallel universe superstars, their work utilised by film and TV producers in everything from soft-porn skin-flicks, a Norman Wisdom vehicle and horror classic Dawn Of The Dead to small-screen ratings winners like Dr. Who, The Sweeney and Minder. In the Sixties, the Banana recordings mirrored British pop’s gradual evolution into rock, courtesy of brass-led Swinging London ravers 'Walking Down The Street', 'Danger Signs', primal garage punk 'Street Girls', 'Love Dance And Sing and maximum psychedelia 'Eagles Son, 'Alexander'. They switched gears again in the Seventies, confidently mixing swaggering bar-band hard rockers 'The Loser', 'Sweet Orphan Lady', putative terrace-anthems 'Whiskey Song', metal-based rock 'Maze Song', the Hendrix tribute 'James Marshall' and jangly, Byrds-inflected power pop "Do My Stuff". Taken from the original master-tapes, the 3-CD set The Complete De Wolfe Sessions represents a number of firsts: the first-ever legitimate CD issue of these recordings (authorised by both The Pretty Things and de Wolfe), the first time that the Banana’s Sixties and Seventies work has been made available under one roof, and the first time that the karaoke-anticipating backing tracks have been made commercially available. Housed in a clamshell box that includes a lavish illustrated booklet, T he Complete De Wolfe Sessions incorporates the original albums artwork, an extended essay on the band, quotes from pivotal members Phil May, Dick Taylor and Wally Waller, and some priceless photos of the classic "Even More Electric Banana" line-up, taken from the summer-of '68's Swinging Southport film "What's Good For The Goose". More than forty years after The Pretty Things last donned the Electric Banana mantle, this long-overdue complete package is the final, definitive word on these seminal and much-loved recordings.


  1. Name
  2. Walking Down The Street
  3. If I Needed Somebody
  4. Free Love
  5. ?cause I?m A Man
  6. Danger Signs
  7. Walking Down The Street (Inst.)
  8. If I Needed Somebody (Inst.)
  9. Free Love (Inst.)
  10. ?cause I?m A Man (Inst.)
  11. Danger Signs (Inst.)
  12. I See You
  13. Street Girl
  14. Grey Skies
  15. I Love You
  16. Love Dance And Sing
  17. A Thousand Ages From The Sun
  18. I See You (Inst.)
  19. Street Girl (Inst.)
  20. Grey Skies (Inst.)
  21. I Love You (Inst.)
  22. Love Dance And Sign (Inst.)
  23. A Thousand Ages From The Sun (Inst.)
  24. Alexander
  25. It?ll Never Be Me
  26. Eagle?s Son
  27. Blow Your Mind
  28. What?s Good For The Goose
  29. Rave Up
  30. Alexander (Inst.)
  31. It?ll Never Be Me (Inst.)
  32. Eagle?s Son (Inst.)
  33. Blow Your Mind (Inst.)
  34. The Dark Theme (Inst.)
  35. Sweet Orphan Lady
  36. I Could Not Believe My Eyes
  37. Good Times
  38. Walk Away
  39. The Loser
  40. Easily Done
  41. Sweet Orphan Lady (Inst.)
  42. I Could Not Believe My Eyes (Inst.)
  43. Good Times (Inst.)
  44. Walk Away (Inst.)
  45. The Loser (Inst.)
  46. Easily Done (Inst.)
  47. Do My Stuff
  48. Take Me Home
  49. James Marshall
  50. Maze Song
  51. Whiskey Song
  52. Do My Stuff (Inst.)
  53. Take Me Home (Inst.)
  54. James Marshall (Inst.)
  55. Maze Song (Inst.)
  56. Whiskey Song (Inst.)
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