Dec 12, 2008
CHAD & JEREMY - DISTANT SHORES #### (COLUMBIA 1966) Japan cardboard sleeve +bonus
This is Chad & Jeremy's 1966 LP DISTANT SHORES, and the 11 beautiful tracks from that album would have made a superb CD on their own. But Columbia dug deep into the vaults, dragging out unreleased gems from the duo's late '65 London sessions as well as oddities like Jeremy's delightfully twisted "Teenage Failure," a flop single for the mop-topped pair. In all, 24 tracks, mostly sunshiney harmony pop& folkrock all worth hearing. An even better C&J collection than any of their "greatest hits" compilations...
The best tracks - Distant Shores, Last Night, You Are She, When Your Love Has Gone, Morning - recall the softer, early Association, early S&G and even the Turtles, all tinged with a certain cream tea and croquet Englishness. The traditional cockney song Sixpence is performed with cutesy added Englishness and feels like a great moment of Lionel Bart. Everyone’s Gone To The Moon emulates the original as does Early Morning Rain. Nice...Here