2/7/15

The Only Ones - Complete Remains (1984)



First re-up of all the remaining Only Ones material I hadn't re-up on M. You'll see the details about this compilation below. Since Peter Perrett seems to be back in fine physical conditions and plays again with this incredibly fantastic original formation of this unique band (yes they are the only ones for sure) it's time to make a new audience aware of their achievement. Catch it here.

In 1984, the French label Closer released a so-called Only Ones compilation (so-called since songs on it are actually not played by the Only Ones) of lost vaults from various sessions, notably Baby's Got A Gun's ones. This release consisted of a 10 songs LP and a 4 songs "free" single. Actually, it seemed that some of the songs dated from before the Only Ones ("Watch You Drown", "My Rejections", "Counterfeit Woman" with an incredible great solo from Glenn Tillbrook, "Broken Arrows" and maybe some others from the single). In 1993, Anagram label released a CD featuring most of the songs from this album+free single except 2: the Small Faces cover "My Way Of Giving" and "Broken Arrows", probably an England's Glory's song (the band formed by Peter Perrett in 1974 prior to the Only Ones). However, they added 2 bonus songs "Silent Night" and "Don't Feel Too Good" that are from the Only Ones since Perry, Mair and Kellie play on them. Here, at least, I gathered songs from the 3 sources to provide the complete Remains songs. I ripped the 2 non-CD songs from my vinyls, but it seems Anagram had done the same with their CD (cracking is obvious). Got no place to talk about the quality of the content. It's uneven but there are several great moments on it and the influences (Lou Reed, Neil Young) are much more obvious than on the official releases. No Only Ones fan should ignore this sixteen pack.


The Small Faces cover





6 comments:

Matthew said...

According to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remains_%28The_Only_Ones_album%29 "Counterfeit Woman" was recorded at the same time as "Baby's Got A Gun" and has Ash and Perrett, not Tilbrook. Who's right?

yuttre said...

please, can you re-up?
cheers, yuttre

dkelvin said...

I do it right now
dk

yuttre said...

Please......re-up....Thank you!

dkelvin said...

That was re-up recently. And it works. So I don't see the problem.
dk

yuttre said...

Great...thank you and Happy Holidays!