Babe Ruth/Stealin' Home

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All Music Guide - Keith Pettipas
Babe Ruth was formed in 1971 in Hatfield, England, and adopted their name after the legendary American baseball player. The band, lead by Alan Shacklock guitars, vocals and consisting of Dave Hewett bass, Jenny Haan vocals, and Ed Spevock drums, was signed to the Harvest label and released their debut album, First Base, in 1972. The album didn't make much impression in England, but went gold in Canada and was a strong seller in the U.S. The band's second album, Amar Caballero, also released on Harvest in 1973, was a repeat of the debut and sold similarly well in North America, but not in England despite aggressive marketing. In 1975, the band went through some lineup ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Keith Pettipas
Babe Ruth was formed in 1971 in Hatfield, England, and adopted their name after the legendary American baseball player. The band, lead by Alan Shacklock guitars, vocals and consisting of Dave Hewett bass, Jenny Haan vocals, and Ed Spevock drums, was signed to the Harvest label and released their debut album, First Base, in 1972. The album didn't make much impression in England, but went gold in Canada and was a strong seller in the U.S. The band's second album, Amar Caballero, also released on Harvest in 1973, was a repeat of the debut and sold similarly well in North America, but not in England despite aggressive marketing. In 1975, the band went through some lineup changes and released the self-titled, album early in the year. Later in 1975, Shacklock left the band to be replaced by Bernis Marsden on guitars and vocals and the group recorded a second album that year, Stealin' Home. It was released on the U.S. Capitol Records label. This reissue on the British-based B.G.O label pairs the two 1975 albums together on a single CD. While both albums are not the band's strongest works, Babe Ruth contained some memorable moments, including a delightful version of Morricone's "Fistful of Dollars," as well as the hard rock song "Jack O'Lantern" that was a concert favorite. For the Stealin' Home album, the band moved away from the hard rock experimentation of their early works and into a more commercial driven hard rock blues based sound. The band would record one more album, Kids Stuff, in 1976 with yet another lineup before breaking up later that year. This set has been remastered from original master tapes, and the package contains an in-depth essay on the history of the band along with photos and reproductions of the original album graphics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261204912
  • Catalog Number: 491
  • Sales rank: 63,724

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancer (6:05)
  2. 2 Somebody's Nobody (3:10)
  3. 3 A Fistful of Dollars (2:42)
  4. 4 We People Darker Than Blue (4:48)
  5. 5 Jack O'Lantern (3:20)
  6. 6 Private Number (3:45)
  7. 7 Turquoise (3:12)
  8. 8 Sad But Rich (3:54)
  9. 9 The Duchess of Orleans (5:03)
  10. 10 It'll Happen in Time (5:35)
  11. 11 Winner Takes All (4:01)
  12. 12 Fascination (6:07)
  13. 13 2000 Sunsets (3:47)
  14. 14 Elusive (6:45)
  15. 15 Can You Feel It (4:19)
  16. 16 Say No More (2:41)
  17. 17 Caught at the Plate (2:57)
  18. 18 Tomorrow (Joining of the Day) (5:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Babe Ruth Primary Artist
Bernie Marsden Guitar, Vocals
Steve Gurl Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Piano (Grand)
Chris Karan Percussion
Alan Shacklock Guitar, Percussion, Conductor, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron, Vibes
Ed Spevock Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Steve Gurl Composer
Ashley Howe Engineer
Steve Rowland Producer
Alan Shacklock Arranger, Composer
Ed Spevock Composer
Alan Clayson Liner Notes
Mike Doud Art Direction
Paul May Original Sleeve Design
Aldous Huxley Author
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