Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:12PM
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• CD Debut for Their Two Fantasy Albums

• Clover Backed Up Elvis Costello on My Aim Is True and Became Huey Lewis & the News

• Liner Notes by Original Band Member Alex Call

• Photos and Memorabilia Added 

First 35 customers to order the CD from us will get a booklet signed by Alex Call! First come first serve. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version of the CD is still available.

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CLOVER: Clover/Fourty Niner. CD

Clover is one of the most famous bands you have never heard of. They were the backing band on Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True and a later incarnation of the group morphed into Huey Lewis & the News. Among the founding members, John McFee became a Doobie Brother, Alex Call wrote hits for Lewis and many other artists (including Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny”) and bassist John Ciambotti played on sessions for everybody from John Prine to Lucinda Williams. Given that pedigree, it’s rather astonishing that their first two records, cut for Fantasy in 1970 and 1971, respectively, have NEVER seen a CD reissue. It’s no accident they were on Fantasy, either; not only did Clover hail from the Bay Area (Mill Valley), but they had a rootsy, country-rock sound not unlike their more famous label-mate, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Alex Call himself supplies the liner notes to this overdue reissue, with added photos.



1.   Shotgun

2.   Southbound Train

3.   Going to the Country

4.   Monopoly

5.   Stealin’

6.   Wade in the Water

7.   No Vacancy

8.   Lizard Rock ‘N’ Roll Band

9.   Come

10. Could You Call It Love

Fourty Niner

11. Harvest

12. Keep on Trying

13. Old Man Blues

14. Fourty Niner

15. Sound of Thunder

16. Chicken Butt

17. Mr. Moon

18. Love Is Gone

19. Mitch’s Tune

20. Sunny Mexico

21. If I Had My Way

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