2/11/15

England's Glory - Self Titled Album (1973)



Last re-up, actually chronologically the first of the 3. A complete LP as it was released. Not sure Peter Perrett would have chosen this cover sleeve but I didn't change it. Catch it here. Next Peter Perrett releases will be the ones with The Ones.

In January 1973, Peter Perrett records his songs with his band called England's Glory, featuring John Newey on drums, Harry Kakoulli on bass and David Clarke on lead guitar. He decides a very audacious bet in recording an LP completely, until the acetate is done and distributed to the various labels. This LP has never been released and the fact that David Clarke left the band and that no correct replacement was found sealed the destiny of the band. Only 3 years later (after living on dealing drug) he was able to form another one, the fabulous Only Ones with 3 incredibly great musicians. Not that England's Glory was bad either. There's in it some of the charm that will be germinates so radiously in the Only Ones, but the music is too down on the ground, and even underground given the strong influence of the Velvet on it. Often, one could imagine it's Lou Reed singing and even if Dylan was the supposed to be the main influence on Peter Perrett's songwriting, nothing here can attested it. Two future Only Ones songs are here in their first version ("City of Fun", much more punk oriented than the final one, strange since it was recorded 3 years before punk, and "Peter & The Pets" that lacks the genius of the further version). My fave song here is the fantastic "First Time I Saw You" and it's sad Peter Perrett did not propose it to the Only Ones. If I post this non-bonus tracks version of the LP is that because I think interesting to listen to the album as it was recorded. However, I'll post all the unissued songs on a further post (I mean unissued at the times, since now 2 CDs have gathered them). Here is therefore the initial LP as it was, and as it has been released by 5 Hours Back label (distributed by Revolver Cartel in 1987).



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great site. Nice getting hold of Peter Perret. By the way Harry Kakoulli isn't a lady, he's a man. Really.

dkelvin said...

Oops, of course yes, The presence of a lady on the usual England's Glory pictures made me write this stupididty. This lady is actually the guitarist they got at the end of their brief career. I removed this error and the picture too. Thx.

Daniel Richardson said...

Please, Please, could you re up this? Would be much appreciated!

dkelvin said...

OK I'll do it soon
dk

Daniel Richardson said...

Nice one man, really appreciate that!

Anonymous said...

Please would you re-up? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks A Million. This record is amazing. I'm crazy about 'Bright Lights'. I love your blog. Keep it up!