Resurrection (bonus Tracks) CD (2010)

Artist: Aerovons

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Label Wave Imports
SKU 63499020
UPC 013929526129
UPC 14 05013929526129
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/2010
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Author Aerovons
Technical Info
Engineer William Lombardo; Geoff Emerick; Alan Parsons Project
Producer Tom Hartman; Norman Smith; Kieron Tyler
CatalogID RPM 261
Lable Name RPM
Released 05/29/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50139295261294
Album Notes and Credits
RESURRECTION is a 15-track release by the Beatle-influenced St. Louis band The Aerovons, featuring "World Of You," "With Her," and "Bessie Goodheart."
CD contains 4 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Phil Edholm (guitar).
Liner Note Authors: Tom Hartman; Kieron Tyler.
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (1969).
Photographer: Floyd Bowser.
Unknown Contributor Role: George Harrison.
The dozen songs that would have been on the Aerovons' album had it come out (though a couple of the songs did come out on a 1969 single) form the core of this release, Resurrection,the U.K. bonus edition also tacks on four bonus tracks. The Aerovons' unusual story -- a band from the American Midwest recording in Abbey Road in 1969, led and produced by their 17-year-old singer-songwriter -- might be the main reason there was interest in excavating these sessions, but this CD is not a mere curio. It's quite respectable late-'60s Beatles-style pop/rock, if a little green around the edges and pretty derivative. In fact, in a couple of spots it's downright imitative, with "Say Georgia" taking licks from "Oh! Darling," and "Resurrection" itself lifting from "Across the Universe." (Neither of those songs had yet been released by the Beatles at the time of the sessions, but the group heard them by virtue of working in Abbey Road.) Fortunately, those are the only blatant cops, though Beatles comparisons abound throughout, particularly in the Paul McCartney-esque piano-playing. Songs like "With Her" and "The Years" recall the acoustic outings of both John Lennon and Paul McCartney on The White Album, while "Bessie Goodheart" uses McCartney's more vaudevillian Sgt. Pepper-era outings as an obvious launching pad, and "Something of Yours" brings to mind "Michelle." To this list you could also add the very Lennon-esque echo on the vocal of "The Children." The Aerovons leaned more toward wistful and sadness-tinged moods than the Beatles did, though. One of the best tracks, "World of You," brings out that quality very well, recalling the better late-'60s orchestrated Bee Gees opuses. The bonus tracks include both sides of a non-LP 1969 single ("The Train," their poppiest number, which echoes both the Hollies and the Bee Gees), the outtake "Here" (very much like McCartney's piano ballads), and a demo of "World of You." ~ Richie Unterberger
Disc 1
1 World of You
2 Resurrection
3 Say Georgia
4 With Her
5 Quotes and Photos
6 Words From a Song
7 Bessy Goodheart
8 Something of Yours
9 She's Not Dead
10 Years, The
11 Everything's Alright
12 Children, The
13 Train, The
14 Song For Jane
15 Here
16 World of You

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