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The Lost Sessions

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All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
The s in "Sessions" is important here. Contrary to certain claims, the Lost Sessions CD does not represent that Holy Grail of '60s aficionados and collectors: the elusive "lost album." What it is, though, should be plenty good enough for most fans of the era's music. The compilation pulls together recordings made during several trips to the recording studio by Eternity's Children between 1966 and 1972, and if the sum of the album doesn't necessarily trump its individual parts, The Lost Sessions is nevertheless a fascinating hodgepodge encompassing a couple different lineups of the group and at least twice as many interesting shifts in musical style. Roughly the first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
The s in "Sessions" is important here. Contrary to certain claims, the Lost Sessions CD does not represent that Holy Grail of '60s aficionados and collectors: the elusive "lost album." What it is, though, should be plenty good enough for most fans of the era's music. The compilation pulls together recordings made during several trips to the recording studio by Eternity's Children between 1966 and 1972, and if the sum of the album doesn't necessarily trump its individual parts, The Lost Sessions is nevertheless a fascinating hodgepodge encompassing a couple different lineups of the group and at least twice as many interesting shifts in musical style. Roughly the first half of the album was recorded by the first, six-piece incarnation of the band, led by singer and keyboardist Bruce Blackman. It includes a few decent Blackman originals the best being the surly, bad-mojo "Can't Put a Thing Over Me", the hit single-quality, sunshine pop version of the '60s chestnut "A Taste of Honey," and several Summer of Love songs -- including the captivating David Gates-penned ballad "Wait and See" -- produced by the Music Machine member and Curt Boettcher associate Keith Olsen who would also be responsible for the production of the group's minor 1968 pop-psych hit "Mrs. Bluebird". Following the commercial failure of band's first LP, however, Blackman and two other members left. After picking up keyboardist Mike McClain, Eternity's Children continued as a quartet under the direction of longtime Boettcher pal, recording engineer Gary Paxton. In addition to a second album Timeless and a couple singles, this version of the group, now fronted almost exclusively by Linda Lawley, recorded extensively over the next three years, and its music represented the emerging polyglot milieu of the era: the cosmopolitan, elegant sophisti-pop of songwriter Jimmy Webb's "Girl's Song" and Lawley-McClain's own "Living Easy," a soaring approximation of the 5th Dimension's sleek pop-soul; a surprisingly proficient cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Somebody's Watching You" that genuinely challenges the original; the go-go, blue-eyed gospel of Ike Clanton's "Down the Aisle"; the country-soul of Ronnie Self's "Railroad Trestle in California"; and a funky, testifying version of Laura Nyro's "Woman's Blues." As an album, The Lost Sessions is all over the place, but as a collection, Gear Fab has done '60s fans a historical service.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Gear Fab Records
  • UPC: 645270020022
  • Catalog Number: 200
  • Sales rank: 135,460

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time and Place (1:55)
  2. 2 Can't Put a Thing Over Me (2:41)
  3. 3 Cigarette (3:13)
  4. 4 A Taste of Honey (2:05)
  5. 5 Hard, Hard Year (2:02)
  6. 6 Wait and See (2:10)
  7. 7 Rumours (1:51)
  8. 8 The Girl's Song (3:30)
  9. 9 Living Is Easy (3:01)
  10. 10 Somebody's Watching You (3:38)
  11. 11 Didn't We (3:14)
  12. 12 Down the Aisle (3:15)
  13. 13 Just One Smile (3:27)
  14. 14 Laughing Girl (2:36)
  15. 15 Railroad Trestle in California (3:19)
  16. 16 Woman's Blues (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eternity's Children Primary Artist
Roger Whittaker Group Member
Bruce Blackman Keyboards, Vocals
Bo Wagner Drums
Charlie Ross Bass
Mike McClain Keyboards, Group Member
Jerry Bounds Guitar
Linda Lawley Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Rick James Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Laura Nyro Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Curt Boettcher Producer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Ronnie Self Composer
Bruce Blackman Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Keith Olsen Producer
Bobby Scott Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Ike Clanton Composer
The Clarks Composer
Mike McClain Composer
Roger Maglio Liner Notes
Linda Lawley Composer
Keith Olson Composer
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