Everything I Am: The Complete Plastic Penny (3CD)

Plastic Penny

of discs
3
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Rock, Psychedelic
Label
Cherry Red
Released
February 22, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

£20.89

 

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Description

When ad hoc studio group Plastic Penny scored a surprise Top Ten hit in early 1968 with an orch-pop cover of Box Tops B-side 'Everything I Am', a band of that name was quickly put together by session singer Brian Keith. Although Keith quickly dropped out to pursue a solo career, Plastic Penny stayed together for around eighteen months, with future Chicken Shack/Savoy Brown/UFO stalwart Paul Raymond sharing lead vocal duties with subsequent Elton John Band drummer Nigel Olsson.

Completed by future Procol Harum guitarist Mick Grabham and Troggs-bound bassist Tony Murray, Plastic Penny recorded two fine albums - including such bona fide UK psych-pop masterpieces as 'Mrs Grundy' and 'Your Way To Tell Me Go' - before the final line-up morphed into country-rockers Cochise in the second half of 1969. Everything I Am: The Complete Plastic Penny does exactly what it says on the tin, assembling everything the band recorded during their brief lifespan under one roof: mono and stereo versions of debut album "Two Sides Of A Penny", the stereo-only follow-up "Currency", non-album singles, alternative versions and mixes, foreign language recordings, the studio outtake 'Celebrity Ball' and, most intriguingly of all, forty-five minutes of BBC recordings in pristine sound quality.

Housed in a clamshell box with a 28-page booklet that's crammed with rare photos, memorabilia, quotes and a new 5000 word essay, this sumptuous 3-CD package is the first-ever career anthology of a band who, in the wake of their atypical hit single, made all the right noises but not necessarily to the right audiences.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number CRSEGBOX053
Barcode 5013929185302
Number of items 3
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Everything I Am -
2. Wake Me Up -
3. Never My Love -
4. Genevieve -
5. No Pleasure Without Pain My Love -
6. So Much Older Now -
7. Mrs. Grundy -
8. Take Me Back -
9. I Want You -
10. It's A Good Thing -
11. Strawberry Fields Forever -
12. Everything I Am (Single Version) -
13. No Pleasure Without Pain My Love (Single Version) -
14. Nobody Knows It -
15. Happy Just To Be With You -
16. Guarda Nel Cielo (Nobody Knows It) -
17. Tutto Quel Che Ho (Everything I Am) -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Everything I Am -
2. Wake Me Up -
3. Never My Love -
4. Genevieve -
5. No Pleasure Without Pain My Love -
6. So Much Older Now -
7. Mrs. Grundy -
8. Take Me Back -
9. I Want You -
10. It's A Good Thing -
11. Strawberry Fields Forever -
12. Turning Night Into Day (BBC Session) -
13. Everything I Am (BBC Session) -
14. Take Me Back (BBC Session) -
15. Everything I Am (BBC Session) -
16. No Pleasure Without Pain My Love (BBC Session) -
17. It's A Good Thing (BBC Session: January 1968) -
18. It's A Good Thing (BBC Session: March 1968) -
19. Nobody Knows It (BBC Session) -
20. So Much Older Now (BBC Session) -
21. Your Way To Tell Me Go (BBC Session) -
22. The Shelter Of Your Arms (BBC Session) -
23. Give Me Money (BBC Session) -
24. Killing Floor (BBC Session) -
25. Strawberry Fields Forever (BBC Session) -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Your Way To Tell Me Go -
2. Hound Dog -
3. Currency -
4. Caledonian Mission -
5. MacArthur Park -
6. Turn To Me -
7. Baby You're Not To Blame -
8. Give Me Money -
9. Sour Suite -
10. Your Way To Tell Me Go (Single Version) -
11. Baby You're Not To Blame (Single Version) -
12. Hound Dog (Single Version) -
13. Currency (Single Version) -
14. Celebrity Ball -
15. She Does -
16. Genevieve (Single Version) -