Thursday, May 01, 2008

THE SUTHERLAND BROTHERS/ DOWN TO EARTH

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1977 on Columbia records.
Produced by Glen Spreen & Bruce Welch
Recorded At EMI Studios, Abbey Road, Kendun Recorders, Village Recorders & Haji Sound L.A.
Engineered by Peter Vince, Alwx Kazenegras, Terry Moore & Pete James
Artwork & Design by Roslav Szaybo, Chris Yates, M Nicholson & J. Guttner
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 Kbps
TRACK LISTING:
One More Night With You
Ice In The Fire
SunBird
Harbour Lights
Dark Ship
Situations
Somebody's Fool
Every Tear I Cry
Fun Of The Farm
When I Say I Love You (The Pie)
THE PLAYERS:
Ian Sutherland - Vocals, Guitar
Gavin Sutherland - Vocals, Guitar
With
Mike Baird, Willie Wilson - Drums
Bob Glaub, Andy Pyle, Rick Wills - Bass
Billy Smith, John Bundrick - Keyboards
Ritchie Zito, Rick Vito, Leonard Arnold, Ray Flacke, Mick Grabham & Tim Renwick - Guitar
WEBSITE:
http://www.mathie.demon.co.uk/sbq/
BIOGRAPHY:
The Sutherland Brothers began their career in 1968 as A New Generation, having some early success with the single "Smokie Blues Away" (which used a melody based on the main theme of Dvorak's, New World Symphony). Subsequently re-billed as The Sutherland Brothers Band, they won a new recording contract with Island Records and put out two albums in 1972. Their first minor hit was "The Pie" in 1970.
In an effort to diversify and expand their folk based sound, the Sutherland Brothers joined forces with a local rock band known as Quiver. Quiver included the guitarist Tim Renwick, keyboardist Peter Wood and drummer Willie Wilson. Their joint greatest success came under the credit of The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. Several moderately successful albums were released by Island Records throughout the 1970s under this joint name before they moved to CBS Records where they recorded, amongst other songs, the Top Ten hit single, "Arms of Mary", which also became a hit when covered two years later by the Canadian group, Chilliwack.
The band were just reaching their peak as the punk music explosion happened; they ended up being ousted from their residency at London's Marquee Club to make way for the likes of The Damned and X-Ray Spex. The group quickly found that its cheerful, folk-rock style had fallen out of fashion, and disbanded after recording a final album in 1979.
One of the earlier Sutherland Brothers recordings is "Sailing", which exists in two versions: one with The Sutherland Brothers alone, the other together with Quiver. "Sailing" was no success for the Brothers, but in 1975, it became a major hit for Rod Stewart.
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Tom

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tom.

Just found your blog, and you still amaze me with your eminent record collection. Thank you for the complete set of "Marshall Tucker" records. I had just a pair of them before. I'll keep in touch.

The Swede.

Monday, May 5, 2008 at 12:06:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS. I read through your post on "The Boomers" in your december part and got very exited. The Boomers are up there among the stars of my fan-sky.
I only have and listened to XYZ, but that is one of the best albums I've ever heard so far. So if you decide to post the other three some times in the future I would very much appreciate it. DS

The Swede.

Monday, May 5, 2008 at 1:15:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Sutherland Bros. I think it's their only album never to make it to CD. But I have it now.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Album Down to Earth You have is not correct.
It is missing 3 songs,
1) Oh Women
2) Rock n Roll people
and
3) Where lies your soul.

Thanks anyway.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 1:52:00 AM EDT  
Blogger TheSeeker said...

Hi Tom,

like your music collection very much.
So I've begun to download some of them. Additionally I'll link your site on my own blog.

Thanks very much
TheSeeker

Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 8:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TheSeeker said...

Hello Tom,
looking for the 1972 release of Lifeboat(WITHOUT 'You Got Me Anyway').

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 5:10:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for all these lost 70s treasures.

re: the person saying the track list for the Sutherlands was "wrong": what cheek! Are they ignorant of the fact that the UK, US, & Canadian (among others) pressings of an album can all be different!

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 2:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Hehehe....I responded to that person and I think we got that misunderstanding all straightened out now.....

To The Seeker....the copy of Lifeboat I have includes the tune you mentioned. Sorry.

TC

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 12:45:00 AM EDT  

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