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Sing Lesley Sing: The RCA & CBS Recordings (1968-1972)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
21-07-2017
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Barcode:
5013929599918
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
RETROD991
Sing Lesley Sing: The RCA & CBS Recordings (1968-1972)
Sing Lesley Sing: The RCA & CBS Recordings (1968-1972)

Description

One of Britains first ever female singer songwriters, with her debut and second albums from the early 1970s , who paid her dues singing backing vocals during the 1960s. Lesley was signed as a writer in 1963 and had covers of songs by the likes of The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Walker Brothers, Dusty Springfield, and in 1970 Love Song was recorded by Elton John for his Tumbleweed Connection LP. She paid her dues whilst honing her craft singing on sessions and performing live show backing vocals throughout the 1960s, notably behind Dusty Springfield. Lesley can be heard loud and clear on In The Middle Of Nowhere, and seen on vintage footage in shows with Dusty alongside Madeline Bell and Kiki Dee. Lesley also sang on stage behind Elton John in 1970 and in return Elton played piano on tracks for Lesleys own Sing Children Sing LP. Following a string of solo pop singles Lesley caught the wind and changed direction in the later 1960s writing more personal material.. Disc 1 is Lesleys debut LP from 1971, Sing Children Sing - a reflection of the prevailing US sound recast as a British singer-songwriter. Whilst on Disc 2 the second LP Earth Mother, released in 1972, is more brooding and concerned with the state of the world. Both entirely written by Lesley. Both with shades of contemporaries Carole King, Laura Nyro, Judee Sill.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Chain of Love
  3. Lullaby
  4. Help Me Jesus
  5. Mr Rubin
  6. Rainbow Games
  7. Love Song
  8. Sunshine (Send Them Away)
  9. Crying in the Sun
  10. Emma
  11. If You Won't Be Mine
  12. Sing Children Sing
  13. Lullaby (Single Version)
  14. I Love You, I Love You
  15. A Road to Nowhere
  16. Love Song (Single Version)
  17. Sing Children Sing (Single Version)
  18. Exactly Who You Are
  19. Times
  20. Queen to Your King
  21. Love Will Never Lose You
  22. Thunder
  23. God Is Real (in My Soul)
  24. Fortieth Floor
  25. Old Friends
  26. Sorry Living
  27. If It's All the Same to You
  28. Earth Mother
  29. By and Bye
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