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Postby glennc » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:43 am

just in case you don't know yet, the new collectors choice catalog features John's new Pussycat CD as well as a DVD release of the old Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour show which includes Cass singing Dream a Little Dream to Tommy Smothers in bed.
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Re: pussycat

Postby Nicole » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:19 am

Hi Glenn,
Thanks for the post! That album is going to be awsome.
Take care,
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Re: pussycat

Postby glennc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:26 am

you're wekcone, you too Nicole! Glenn.
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Re: pussycat

Postby dunhill » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:13 pm

Indeed it is a great album and sounds totally different than Pay, Pack and Follow. It's great to have the album as John originally intended it to be.
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Re: pussycat

Postby Nicole » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:32 am

Hi dunhiil,
Yes is great to have the album as John intended it. I can't wait for Space/Man on The Moon to come out!
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Re: pussycat

Postby davidasix » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:54 am

I just now got Pussycat. It is quite nice. The Liner notes (as always), pictures, and back liner are great. I love the original Atlantic track sheet from 1978 (when I was still 3 yrs old). It is great to have a picture of some of the backup women who do a bang-up harmony job. I've always loved John's sound, but his arrangements with both men and women are the best. Come to think of it, Denny and Scott's voices were/are extraordinary with a large range, so perhaps it is that the more octaves the better for John's sound. The sound is so sharp - ain't technology great?

The liner notes say there were "12 or so completed tracks" but we only hear 10 of them here. Are there more unreleased tracks? Or are the other 2 those rare tracks from Japan releases of Pay, Pack, and Follow? When were those recorded/mixed relative to what is on Pussycat?

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Re: pussycat

Postby John Sands » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:01 pm

Dave,

I agree with u fully. The entire package is a real treat and I hope we get an answer to your question abt remaining tracks

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Re: pussycat

Postby Rbcsoup » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:09 pm

The first 3 bonus tracks are also from the sessions (tracks 11, 12 and 13). The only other material from the sessions not released is an alternate take of “Susan, Susan”, a long, stoned jam by Keith on electric guitar and John on acoustic guitar listed on the tape box as “Blues Jam in A Minor”, and unfinished takes of the Bay City Rollers song “Rock and Roll Love Letter” , sung by Keith
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Re: pussycat

Postby davidasix » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:57 pm

Richard,

Thanks for the great info. What can you tell us about "Boys from the South" and "I Wished" which appear only on special editions of Pay, Pack, and Follow? How do they fit in with the Pussycat sessions? Do they even involve any of the Stones?

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Re: pussycat

Postby davidasix » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:20 pm

Just as Richard is for Cass, there are many experts of the Stones. They have incredibly detailed records that seem to jive with what Richard said and what is in all the album notes. It seems some nice tracks from this time period are being saved for the next John Phillips album. No other way to hold back the contemporary "Boys from the South" and "I Wished" among others.

http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/tcw/1976.htm
760800C late August & September (and sporadically until early 1977): JOHN PHILLIPS.
London, Olympic Sound Studios and London, Island Studios. Producer: The Glimmer
Twins. Sound engineer: Keith Harwood. Incl.
- Mr. Blue (John Phillips)
- Oh Virginia I (John Phillips) -unverified
- She’s Just 14 I (John Phillips) -unverified
- Very Dread (John Phillips)
- Zulu Warrior I (John Phillips/Mick Jagger) -unverified; Laura and Michelle Phillips
on backing vocals
Note: The recordings for the album (working titles “Phillips ‘77“ and “Half Stoned“)
resumed in August 1977. They were released in April 2001 under title Pay,
Pack And Follow (see 010423A) and in September 2008 under title Pussycat
(see 080909A).
Musicians: KR (gtr)/MJ (bvoc)/MT (gtr)/RW (bass)/John Phillips (voc, gtr, keyb)/
Rebop Kwaku Baah (perc)/Ollie E. Brown (perc)/Mike Driscoll (dr)/
Jean Roussell (keyb)/James Biondillo (strings)

http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/mt/taylor76.htm
760100A late January - April: JOHN PHILLIPS & MICK TAYLOR. London, C.T.S.
Studios. Producer: John Phillips. Recordings for the film-soundtrack ‘The
Man Who Fell To Earth’. Incl.
- Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney/Cayet Mangiaracina)
- Liar, Liar (John Phillips)
+ more
Line-up: MT (gtr)/John Phillips (voc, gtr)/& three-piece-band
Note: The two listed songs were not released before September 2008 (see 080909A).

http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/tcw/1977.htm
770816A 16th August - September: JOHN PHILLIPS. New York, Media Sound Studios.
Producers: KR and/or Harvey Jay Goldberg. Sound engineer: Harvey Jay Goldberg.
KR and John Phillips do further work the album ‘Phillips ‘77’ (released in 2001 under
title 'Pay, Pack And Follow' and in 2008 under title 'Pussycat'). The sessions were
already started in London in August 1976, (see 760800C). Incl.
- Boys From The South (John Phillips) -unsure
- Don't Turn Back Now (John Phillips)
- Feather Your Nest (John Phillips)
- Gram’s Song (John Phillips) -unreleased
- I Wished (John Phillips) -unsure
- Oh Virginia II (John Phillips)
- Pussycat (John Phillips)
- She’s Just 14 II (John Phillips)
- Sunset Boulevard (John Phillips)
- Susan, Susan (John Phillips)
- Time Machine (John Phillips)
- Wilderness Of Love (John Phillips)
- You Gotta Move (Fred McDowell/Rev. Gary Davis) -instrumental; KR only
- Zulu Warrior II (John Phillips/Mick Jagger)
- 2001 (John Phillips)
Musicians: KR (gtr, bvoc, bass)/John Phillips (gtr, voc)/Chris Spedding (gtr)/David
Wooford (bass)/Yogi Horton (dr)/Charles Giordano (keyb)

http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/mt/taylor01.htm
010423B 23rd April : JOHN PHILLIPS.
CD ‘Pay, Pack And Follow’(Eagle Records EAG CD 171). Producers: The
Glimmer Twins. Sound engineer: Keith Harwood. Recorded in late August &
September 1976 (and sporadically until early 1977) in London, Olympic Sound
Studios and London, Island Studios. (working titles: ‘Phillips 77’ and 'Half
Stoned’). Incl.
- Oh Virginia (John Phillips) -Chris Spedding on guitar
- Very Dread (John Phillips) -Chris Spedding on guitar
- Zulu Warrior (MJ/John Phillips) -Rebop on percussion, Laura and Michelle
Phillips on backing vocals
Musicians: MT (gtr)/MJ (bvoc)/KR (gtr, bvoc)/RW (bass)/CW (dr; unconfirmed)/
John Phillips (voc, gtr)/Jean Roussell (keyb)/James Biondillo (strings)/
Ollie E. Brown (perc)
Note: Also a promotional version of this album was released in early 2001 incl.
- Boys From The South (John Phillips) -bonus-track with possible
participation of MT on guitar.

http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/mt/taylor08.html
080909A 9th September: JOHN PHILLIPS.
CD ‘Pussycat’(Varese Sarabande 302 066 903 2, -US). Producers: The Glimmer
Twins, Harvey Goldberg. Sound engineer: Keith Harwood. Recorded in late
August & September 1976 (and sporadically until early 1977) in London, Olympic
Sound Studios. Original mixes without overdubs of the 'Phillips 77'/'Half Stoned'-
sessions.
The bonus-tracks were recorded in London during the soundtrack-sessions for the
movie The Man Who Fell To Earth in January - April 1976 (see 760100A). Incl.
- Oh Virginia (John Phillips)
- Zulu Warrior (John Phillips/Mick Jagger) -Rebop Kwaku Baah on percussion,
Laura and Michelle Phillips on backing vocals
- Very Dread (John Phillips)
+ Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney/Cayet Mangiaracina)
+ Liar, Liar (John Phillips)
Musicians: MT (gtr)/KR (gtr, bvoc, bass)/MJ (voc)/RW (bass)/John Phillips (voc,
gtr, keyb)/Jean Roussell (keyb)/James Biondillo (strings)/Ollie E. Brown
(perc)/Mike Driscoll (dr)/Chris Spedding (gtr)

http://www.chrisspedding.com/session/jp/jp1.htm
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