Wizzard Eddy and The Falcons US LP 1974 ELO
Pressing on UA in gatefold sleeve.
(born 8 November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder
of the bands The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. As a songwriter,
he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of these bands.
Eddy and the Falcons is the second album by Wizzard.
As with the
previous Wizzard album, all songs were composed by Roy Wood. The album had a
kind of concept feel similar to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts
Club Band, in that the intro 'featured' the appearance on stage of
fictional band Eddy & The Falcons. All tracks were written and recorded as
tributes to the original 1950s and early 1960s rock’n’roll greats, "Eddy’s
Rock" being a guitar and saxophone instrumental with guitar played in the
style of Duane Eddy, while "Everyday I Wonder" was similar in sound
and approach to Del Shannon’s "Runaway", and "Come Back
Karen" did the same for Neil Sedaka’s "Oh Carol".
was released from the album, "This Is The Story Of My Love (Baby)".
Its poor chart performance (No. 34) was a disappointment to the band, as all
their previous singles had reached the Top 10. Music journalists thought that
the more catchy, up-tempo "You Got Me Runnin’" would have made a much
was initially meant to be part of a double album by the group, one half
rock’n’roll, the other half in a more progressive or experimental jazz-rock
style. However the record company heard the work in progress, and asked for the
rock’n’roll part to be recorded and released as a single album. Maybe they were
right, for it peaked at No. 19 in the UK album chart – a much better placing
than its predecessor, the less commercial Wizzard Brew.
featured a credit 'Custard pies - D.L.T.' This referred to one of their
appearances on "Top Of The Pops", when presenter Dave Lee Travis had
been the apparently unwitting recipient of a custard pie wielded by one of the
The jazz-rock material was recorded later but not released until 2000,
on the album Main Street – some 25 years after Wizzard had disbanded.
Rock" – 3:56
New 88" – 3:22
Got Me Runnin’" – 3:15
Lotsa Cryin’ Over You" – 3:22
Is The Story Of My Love (Baby)" – 4:45
I Wonder" – 4:56
Jeans" – 2:47
Back Karen" – 3:05
Gonna Rock’n’Roll Tonight” – 5:06
SLEEVE: VG+ to EX. Heavy-gauge card, top right corner
clipped otherwise no damage or wear.
RECORD: EX+ to NM
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