AL KOOPER (269)

I Stand Alone & You Never Know Who Your Friends Are ...Plus (Double CD) (RVCD-269)

Raven presents, on a Double CD, two landmark albums by legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer and solo artist AL KOOPER. Few American musicians have pursued a more diverse or more fascinating career than Kooper. As well as playing organ on Bob Dylan’s timeless ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, having formed Blood Sweat & Tears and produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kooper has issued a dozen solo albums. I Stand Alone (his debut LP, 1968) incorporates soul and pop, jazz and classical elements, making for a seamless and enjoyable whole. As well as covers of ‘Hey, Western Union Man’, ‘Coloured Rain’ and ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, Kooper excels with classy originals ‘I Can Love a Woman’ and ‘Right Now For You’.

You Never Know Who Your Friends Are (1969) ups the ante with the brassy ‘Magic in My Socks’, the swooping, soulful ‘Loretta (Union Turnpike Eulogy)’, the joyous pop-rock of the title track and extraordinary covers of Motown tunes ‘Too Busy Thinking about My Baby’ and ‘I Don’t Know Why I Love You’. This top-value package comes complete with seven bonus tracks, including ‘Brand New Day’ from Kooper’s original soundtrack for the film The Landlord (1970). Kooper maintains a busy touring and recording schedule to this day (Black Coffee, 2005) and, as All Music states, he “remains a formidable performing talent, and one of the most inspired and intelligent people in rock music”. This great value 2-CD set showcases Kooper’s incredible musicianship at its creative and innovative peak.

TRACK LISTING
DISC 1
I Stand Alone (1968)
1. OVERTURE
2. I STAND ALONE
3. CAMILLE
4. ONE
5. COLOURED RAIN
6. SOFT LANDING ON THE MOON
7. I CAN LOVE A WOMAN
8. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
9. TOE HOLD
10. RIGHT NOW FOR YOU
11. HEY, WESTERN UNION MAN
12. SONG AND DANCE FOR THE UNBORN, FRIGHTENED CHILD
DISC 2
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are (1969)

1. MAGIC IN MY SOCKS
2. LUCILLE
3. TOO BUSY THINKING ABOUT MY BABY
4. FIRST TIME AROUND
5. LORETTA (Union Turnpike Eulogy)
6. BLUES, PART IV
7. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE
8. THE GREAT AMERICAN MARRIAGE / NOTHING
9. I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU
10. MOURNING GLORY STORY
11. ANNA LEE (What Can I Do For You)
12. I’M NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN
Bonus Tracks
From Easy Does It (1970)
13. PIANO SOLO INTRODUCTION
14. I GOT A WOMAN
15. BUCKSKIN BOY
16. SAD, SAD SUNSHINE
17. GOD SHEDS HIS GRACE ON THEE
From the Original Soundtrack album “The Landlord” (1970)
18. BRAND NEW DAY
19. LOVE THEME FROM “THE LANDLORD”

ALSO AVAILABLE
RVCD-318 AL KOOPER - Easy Does It, New York City (You're a Woman) & A Possible Projection of the Future (Double CD)

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