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Wednesday
May202015

Free Shipping Sale!

Our website may look the same, but underneath the chassis a brand-new, powerful engine is purring. With the recent upgrade of our website back-end, we're now able to offer our customers all sorts of special sales-for the rest of this year and beyond, you're going to have more chances to save on our releases than ever before. And we're kicking things off with the special offer most requested by our customers: a  FREE SHIPPING SALE! From today through May 27, anything you order from our site will be shipped to you FREE OF CHARGE (applies to regular domestic shipping only, no international orders). Remember, the more you order, the more you save-add that to our already low prices and almost without exception you simply will not find our new or old releases for a cheaper all-in price anywhere else. This offer even extends to our exclusive autographed titles-but this FREE SHIPPING SALE only lasts a week, so don't wait too long to jump in!

Thursday
May072015

REAL GONE REVS UP FOR SUMMER WITH RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS

2-CD Set Featuring Their Complete Recordings Highlights June 30/July 10 Slate That Also Includes Limited-Edition Releases from the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Viscounts and Banana and the Bunch, a Deluxe Fanny Reissue and a Timely Grateful Dead Release 

Nothing says Summer like surf and hot rod music, and on June 30 Real Gone Music is paying tribute to one of the greatest bands ever to come down the (turn)pike, Ronny and the Daytonas, with a 2-CD, 48-track set featuring four unreleased tracks and notes from “Ronny” himself! Being from Nashville, Ronny and the Daytonas tossed a little country twang into their surfin’ sound; our next artist, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, also turned country on its head by injecting an unapologetic hippie ethos into their country-rock sound. On July 10, we are reissuing their classic The Adventures of Panama Red album on limited edition (of 1000) purple vinyl with the fantastic gatefold album artwork intact.

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Tuesday
May052015

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE

  • The New Riders of the Purple Sage Began as Something of a Side Project for the Grateful Dead, but Earned a Devout Following on Their Own with Their Distinctive Brand of Hippie Country Rock
  • Their 1973 Release The Adventures of Panama Red Was Their Only Gold Record, and Boasted the FM Radio Hit “Panama Red” and Other Tall Countercultural Tales
  • Featured the Classic Line-Up of John Dawson, David Nelson, Dave Torbert, Buddy Cage and Ex-Jefferson Airplane Drummer Spencer Dryden
  • Songwriting Contributions by Peter Rowan (“Panama Red,” “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”) and Robert Hunter (“Kick in the Head”)
  • Sidemen Included Buffy Sainte-Marie, Donna Godchaux and the Memphis Horns
  • Produced by Multi-Instrumentalist Norbert Putnam
  • Reissue Includes Original Gatefold Album Art Festooned with Comic Book Illustrations and Inner Sleeve Lyric Sheet
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC
  • Lacquer Cutting by Kevin Gray
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 PURPLE VINYL RELEASE

 AVAILABLE JULY 10, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: The Adventures of Panama Red (Limited Edition Purple Vinyl Release) LP

If there was ever any doubt that the New Riders of the Purple Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band—and having had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead as early members meant that there wasn’t much—The Adventures of Panama Red put them to rest.

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Tuesday
May052015

RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS

  • Led by John “Bucky” Wilkin and Produced by Bill Justis, Nashville’s Ronny and the Daytonas Were One of the Greatest Surf ’N’ Hot Rod Combos of the ‘60s
  • Offered a Unique Sound Incorporating Country and Orchestral Elements into the Characteristic Surf Twang 
  • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Set The Complete Recordings Includes All of Their Recordings for the Mala, RCA and Show Biz Labels
  • Also Features Four Unreleased Tracks Plus Songs Credited to "Buzz and Bucky" on the Amy Label and Bucky Wilkin Solo Recordings 
  • Many Selections Never Before on CD
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC
  • All but Two Tracks Taken from Original Mono Tapes
  • Liner Notes Authored by Bucky Wilkin Himself
  • Includes Previously Unseen Photos Taken from Bucky Wilkin’s Private Archive
  • Features the Hits “G.T.O.,” “Bucket ’T’,” “Sandy,” “Dianne, Dianne,” “California Bound” and More 
  • 48 Tracks
  • The Perfect Release to Kick Off the Summer

 AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS: The Complete Recordings (2-CD Set)

Better put a little more octane into your car stereo, because here come 48 tracks from Nashville’s greatest contribution to surf and hot rod music, Ronny and the Daytonas! “Ronny” was singer-songwriter-guitarist John “Bucky” Wilkin, who wrote their first hit, “G.T.O.,” while attending physics class as a senior in high school; his mom, country songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, then landed him a session with producer and former Sun session saxophonist Bill Justis that yielded the #4 chart smash.

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Tuesday
May052015

THE VISCOUNTS

  •  The Rendition of “Harlem Nocturne” by The Viscounts Is the Definitive Version of the Oft-Covered Song, Hitting the Charts Twice, Once in 1959 and Once in 1965
  • The 1965 Release for the Amy Label Spawned a Full-Length Album, Which Makes Its Worldwide CD Debut on This Real Gone Music Release
  • Its Surf-Meets-Rockabilly-Meets-Sleazy R&B/Jazz Sound Creates a Perfect, Late-Night Noir Soundtrack 
  • Remastered at Sony’s Own Battery Studios
  • ISSUED IN A LIMITED-EDITION (OF 1200) MINI LP SLEEVE RE-CREATING THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK

 AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

THE VISCOUNTS: Harlem Nocturne (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) CD

A lot of folks covered Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers’ classic composition “Harlem Nocturne”—there are over 500 recorded versions by some estimates—but the definitive take was laid down by a little-known R&B combo out of New Jersey named the Viscounts, who had a hit with the song for two different labels, for Madison in 1959 and for Amy in 1965.

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Tuesday
May052015

FANNY

  • Fanny Was the First All-Female Rock Band Signed to a Major Label (Reprise), and Their Albums Have a Devoted Cult Following
  • Fanny Hill, Their Third Album, Took Them to Abbey Road to Record with Producer Richard Perry and Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick
  • Their Most Varied and Ambitious Album, Featuring a Mix of Rockers and Socially-Conscious Ballads, and the One Most Requested for Reissue by Their Fans
  • Expanded Edition Includes Six Bonus Tracks
  • New Liner Notes by the Band
  • Rare Photos

AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

FANNY: Fanny Hill (Expanded Edition) CD

Fanny had already stepped into some big shoes by being the first all-female rock band signed to a major label, but with the release of 1972’s Fanny Hill, they took things to a new level, recording at Abbey Road with producer Richard Perry and famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick (the album includes a Beatles homage with a cover of “Hey Bulldog”).

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Tuesday
May052015

Banana and the Bunch

  • Recorded in 1972 right after the Youngbloods Broke Up, Mid-Mountain-Ranch Is the Sole Solo Album from the Band’s Multi-Instrumentalist Banana a.k.a. Lowell Levinger 
  • The Bunch Included Joe Bauer and Michael Kane from the Youngbloods; Mid-Mountain-Ranch Is Practically a Youngbloods Album Without Jesse Colin Young
  • An Early Alt-Country Cult Classic with Elements of Bluegrass and Jazz Alongside the Youngbloods’ Patented Folk-Rock Sound
  • Worldwide CD Debut
  • ISSUED IN A LIMITED-EDITION (OF 1000) MINI LP SLEEVE RE-CREATING THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK

 AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

BANANA AND THE BUNCH: Mid-Mountain-Ranch (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) CD

Recorded right after the Youngbloods broke up, and released on their own Raccoon label, 1972’s Mid-Mountain-Ranch was the sole solo album from the band’s multi-instrumentalist Banana a.k.a. Lowell Levinger.

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Tuesday
May052015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 05 

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 Was the Last of Five Straight ‘70s Volumes of ‘70s Shows Selected by Archivist Dick Latvala to Begin the Series
  • Taken from the Dead’s Annual Year-End Run of Bay Area Concerts 
  • Features Essentially a Two-Hour (!) Medley That Begins and Ends with “Uncle John’s Band”
  • Also Includes an Intense Rendition of “The Other One” and the First Appearance of “Brokedown Palace” in Two Year
  • One of Brent Mydland’s First Shows
  • Out of Print for Years
  • Perfectly Timed Release for the Late June/Early July Grateful Dead Reunion Shows

AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 5—Oakland Auditorium Arena 12/26/79 (3-CD Set)

Taken, like Dick’s Picks Vol. 10, from one of the Dead’s annual year-end runs of Bay Area concerts, Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 marked five straight volumes of ‘70s shows selected by archivist Dick Latvala to start the series, and as it was from one of the very last days of the decade, it was the perfect way for Dick to complete his own mini “tour” of the ‘70s (Vol. 6 would break the string by forging ahead to the ‘80s).

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Tuesday
Apr282015

AUTOGRAPHED NILS LOFGREN!

Tuesday
Apr282015

AUTOGRAPHED JACKIE DESHANNON!

Tuesday
Apr142015

PAUL WILLIAMS

  • Paul Williams Is One of the Most Successful Songwriters of Our Time
  • His Songs Have Been Recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog

  • He Has Also Won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy

  • After Successful Runs at the Reprise and A&M Labels, Williams Recorded A Little on the Windy Side for the Portrait Label

  • Described by Williams as “one of the most listenable and good-feeling records I’ve ever been associated with.”

  • Recorded in Nashville with Paul’s Brother Mentor Williams (Writer of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”) and Session Superstars David Briggs, Reggie Young and Troy Seals

  • Includes the Fan Favorite “For Goodness Sake”

  • First-Ever Domestic Release on CD

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Bonus Tracks, Three Unreleased, Featuring Paul’s Own Version of “When the River Meets the Sea” from the Beloved Holiday Special Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

  • Also Includes His Version of “Love Conquers All,” Originally Performed by Seals & Crofts

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW!

The first 50 customers to buy the cd from us get an autographed copy. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed

Paul Williams: A Little on the Windy Side (Expanded Edition) CD

In a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning career that’s taken him from Tiny Tim to Daft Punk, Paul Williams has seen his songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog. During his reign as perhaps the Seventies’ most in-demand songwriter, Williams also kept busy as an actor, television personality and recording artist.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS

  • Led by the Hellbent Antics of Front Man Jim Mangrum, Black Oak Arkansas Was One of the Greatest Live Bands of the ‘70s

  • Their 1973 Live Album, Raunch ’N’ Roll Live, Remains One of the Great Live Albums of the Decade

  • The Original Album Was Drawn from Two Shows Played Consecutive Nights in Portland and Seattle; Now, The Complete Raunch ’N’ Roll Live Presents Both Shows in Their Entirety

  • Of the 24 Tracks on This 2-CD Set, 17 Did Not Appear on the Original Release

  • Includes Seven Songs That Were Not Included on Raunch ’N’ Roll in Any Version

  • Includes Liner Notes by Bill DeYoung

  • Three Times the Raunch

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW!

Black Oak Arkansas: The Complete Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live (2-CD Set)

The opening paragraph of Bill DeYoung’s liner notes to this reissue says it best: “A blistering, balls-to-the-wall audio snapshot of one of southern rock’s great boogie bands in its prime, Black Oak Arkansas’ Raunch ‘N’ Roll Live has lost none of its visceral thrust, more than three decades after it humped its way into record stores as a seven-song vinyl LP.”

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Iron Butterfly

  • On the Heels of Their Smash Hit Album In-A- Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly Released Ball to Even Greater Commercial Success, Reaching #3 on the Charts 
  • Includes the Hit Singles “In the Time of Our Lives” and “Soul Experience"
  • A Great Blend of Advanced Melodicism and the Band’s Trademark Heavy Rock Sound
  • Expanded Edition Features Two Non-LP Single Sides
  • New Liner Notes by Bill Kopp
  • Improved Sound over Previous CD Reissue 


Iron Butterfly: Ball (Expanded Edition) CD

Everybody remembers In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, but guess what? The next album, Ball, actually went higher in the charts for Iron Butterfly, going all the way to #3! Ball had a couple of hit singles in “In the Time of Our Lives” and “Soul Experience,” but what really made the album tick was how the band (the classic line-up of Doug Ingle, Erik Brann, Lee Dorman and Ron Bushy) was able to move to a more melodic style while still retaining their righteous heavy-osity. Our Expanded Edition features two bonus single sides and much improved sound compared to its previous CD reissue, plus new liner notes by Bill Kopp.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 07

  • With the Ballyhooed Reunion of the Grateful Dead Approaching, Real Gone Music Continues Its Long Strange Trip Through the 36 Volumes in the Dick’s Picks Series  
  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 7 Captures Highlights from Some of the Very Last Concerts on the Legendary Wall of Sound Tour, a Three-Night Stand in London That Was a Mere Month Away from the Band’s 20-Month Hiatus from Live Performances  
  • Features Favorites from Their Latest Release, From the Mars Hotel, Including “Scarlet Begonias” and “U.S. Blues” 
  • Highlighted by a 23-Minute “Playing in the Band,” an 18-Minute “Weather Report Suite,” a 24-Minute “Dark Star” and a Moving Version of “Morning Dew” 
  • Has Been Out of Print for Years 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING NOW!

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 7—Alexandra Palace, London, England 9/9-9/11/74 (3-CD Set)

Culled from a three-night London stand that was part of a rarely bootlegged European mini-tour, Dick’s Picks Vol. 7—Alexandra Palace, London, England 9/9-9/11/74, like so many of the other volumes in the series, captures the Grateful Dead at a unique point in their evolution and on the brink of yet another major transition.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 06

  • With the Ballyhooed Reunion of the Grateful Dead Approaching, Real Gone Music Continues Its Long Strange Trip Through the 36 Volumes in the Dick’s Picks Series  
  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 6 Was the First Show from the ‘80s to Be Released in the Series
  • Notable for a Pair of Amazing, Half-Hour Medleys, “Scarlet Begonias”/“Fire on the Mountain” and “Estimated Prophet”/“Eyes of the World”
  • Includes the First-Ever Release of the Garcia-Hunter Tune “Keep Your Day Job”
  • Has Been Out of Print for Years 

AVAILABLE JUNE 2, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW!

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 6—Hartford Civic Center 10/14/83 (3-CD Set)

Real Gone continues its march backward through the catalog with Dick’s Picks Vol. 6—Hartford Civic Center 10/14/83.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

New Web Store

We will be unveiling our new web store in April. Stay tuned.

Tuesday
Mar102015

BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES

  • Billy Ward and His Dominoes Were Probably the Most Popular R&B Vocal Group of the Early ‘50s

  • The Dominoes Launched Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to Stardom

  • The Complete Federal/King Singles Is Easily the Most Comprehensive Collection Devoted to Their Work

  • 58 Tracks Including Every Single Side Recorded for the Federal and King Labels, Home to All but One of Their R&B Hits

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sixty- Minute Man. “Have Mercy Baby,” “The Bells,” “Pedal Pushin’ Papa,” and “Rags to Riches”

  • Also Includes a Number of Tracks Making Their CD Debut

  • Spans the Years 1951 to 1965

  • 5000-Word Essay by Bill Dahl

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Definitive Retrospective 

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    BILLY WARD AND HIS DOMINOES: The Complete Federal/King Singles (2-CD Set)

    Presenting 58 tracks from the group that launched both Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson to stardom, Billy Ward and His Dominoes: The Complete Federal/King Singles is the most comprehensive, legitimate collection of this all-time great vocal group ever assembled.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 08

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 Presents the Most Famous Bootlegged Live Show in Dead History, the May 2, 1970 Concert at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY 

    • The First Set on CD One Is Probably the Band’s Finest Acoustic Set, Featuring Beautifully Played and Sung Material from the As-Yet-To-Be- Released Workingman’s Dead Album

    • Sets Two & Three Are Among the Most Soaring Electric Performances in the Band’s Long History

    • Includes a Mind-Melting “The Other One” Sandwiched in a Medley with “St. Stephen,” “Cryptical Envelopment,” “Drums” and “Cosmic Charlie”

    • Also Features Pigpen on James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World” and Two of the Most Psychedelic Versions of “Good Lovin’” and “Dancing in the Streets” Ever Played

    • Winds Up with a Multi-Crescendo Take on “Viola Lee Blues” and an Extra-Long Take of “We Bid You Goodnight”

    • Out of Print for Years

    • No Dead Collection Is Complete Without Dick’s Picks Vol. 8 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 (3-CD Set)

    If there were a college course taught on Grateful Dead bootlegs (and if there isn’t one, there should be!), the concert preserved on Dick’s Picks Vol. 8—Harpur College, Binghamton, NY May 2, 1970 would occupy a prominent place on the syllabus.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    PERRY COMO

  • Perry Como Is One of the Most Beloved Singers of All Time

  • His 1968 Album of Ballads and Show Tunes, Look to Your Heart (released as Sings Love Songs overseas), Was Named by Long-Time Como Arranger and Orchestra Leader Nick Perito as His Favorite Como Album

  • Worldwide CD Debut

  • Expanded Edition Offers a Second Album’s Worth of Bonus Tracks Featuring Non-Album Singles and Five Unreleased Tracks

  • Bonus Tracks Include songs by Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Harry Nilsson and Teddy Randazzo

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes from Como Collaborator and Vocal Group Director Ray Charles

  • Rare Photos

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios 

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    PERRY COMO: Look to Your Heart (Expanded Edition) CD

    Real Gone Music continues its tour of Perry Como’s sorely neglected album catalog with the worldwide CD debut of his lushly orchestrated 1968 album of ballads and show tunes, Look to Your Heart.

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    JACKIE DESHANNON

    • Author of such songs as “Bette Davis Eyes” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” Jackie DeShannon Is One of Our Greatest Singer-Songwriters

    • In 1972, Jackie Left Liberty Records and Signed with Jerry Wexler and Atlantic Records

    • After Recording Her First Album (Jackie) for Atlantic, Jackie Then Cut Sessions for a Second Album with Famed Producer Tom Dowd

    • However, Only One of the 14 Tracks Came Out as a Single; Six More Came Out on a 2003 Deluxe Reissue of Jackie

    • All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings Includes All the Tracks from the Sessions for the Second Album, Featuring Seven Unreleased Songs

    • Also Includes Four Rare Tracks Jackie Wrote with Van Morrison, Only One of Which Was Released as a Single

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes by Jackie DeShannon

    • Rare Photos

    • A Major Addition to the Jackie DeShannon Discography 

     

    The first 100 customers to buy the cd from us get an autographed copy. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed

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    JACKIE DeSHANNON: All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings CD

     After a sterling 1960s stint recording for Liberty Records with such era-defining hits as “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” and “When You Walk in the Room” and before she defined another era by penning “Bette Davis Eyes,” singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon was signed to Atlantic Records in 1972 by famed producer and DeShannon fan Jerry Wexler. That year, she recorded and released her first album (Jackie) for the label, and then cut sessions for a second album in early 1973 with producer Tom Dowd (Eric Clapton, Allman Bros., etc.). However, only one of the 14 tracks ("Speak Out To Me") she recorded with Dowd came out on a single in 1973; the other 13 tracks remained in the vaults until 2003, when seven of the tracks from the sessions were added as bonus tunes on a limited edition Rhino Handmade reissue of the Jackie album.

     

    Later in 1973, DeShannon recorded four tracks for Atlantic that she wrote with Van Morrison. However, as was the case with the songs she recorded with Tom Dowd, only one of these tracks, “Sweet Sixteen,” was originally released as a single.

     

    Now, All the Love—The Lost Atlantic Recordings brings together  DeShannon's entire 1973 Atlantic Records material in one place for the first time, featuring seven previously unreleased tracks along with her rendition of “Drift Away” that was intended for a single before the Dobie Gray cover version. Liner notes by Joe Marchese feature quotes from Jackie, who is thrilled to have these songs finally heard together in full, proper context after forty years. Rare photos, too…a major addition to Grammy Award-winning, Songwriter Hall of Fame member Jackie DeShannon’s discography!

     

    Songs:

     

    1. When I'm Gone

    2. Drift Away

    3. All The Love That's In You

    4. Speak Out To Me

    5. Hydra

    6. Your Old Lady's Leaving

    7. Grand Canyon Blues

    8. Sweet Soul Singer (Unreleased)

    9. Good Old Song (Unreleased)

    10. Easy Evil (Unreleased)

    11. If You Like My Music (Unreleased)

    12. Free The People (Unreleased)

    13. Spare Me A Little of Your Love (Unreleased)

    14. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Unreleased)

     

    Bonus tracks with Van Morrison:

     

    15. Sweet Sixteen

    16. Flamingos Fly

    17. Santa Fe

    18. The Wonder Of You