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Playback (CD)
RevOla proudly presents the first CD release of one of the most enigmatic pop albums of the 1960s...Playback by The Appletree Theatre. The project was set up by brothers Terry and John Boylan. Essentially a loosely-woven concept album, divided into three acts. It's an inventive pop album with great songs, strange sound effects, comedy bits and trippy dialogue comprising a collage of interlaced vocal narratives, sound effects, and song fragments, recalling the Golden Age of radio, and prefiguring the antics of The Firesign Theatre, along with top quality pop songs such as "Hightower Square" and "I Wonder If Louise Is Home", with its distorted megaphone vocals and soaring horns. Some of the tracks suggest the boys may have indulged in too many psychedelic drugs. It's not for us to say. In 1968, John Lennon referred to Playback as one of his favourite albums. Fans of Friends era Beach Boys, Family Tree, the Smoke and the Millennium will really love this record even though it has more of a downbeat mood than the before mentioned sunshine pop classics. In the wake of the set's commercial failure Terry went solo, releasing three albums as a singer/songwriter, while John turned his attention to production, initially with Linda Ronstadt and became deeply involved in the formation of The Eagles.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1967
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Label: REVOLA
Country: Euro
Item No: CRREV287
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Track List
01 ALTOGETHER
02 LULLABY
03 SATURDAY MORNING
04 NETHERTHELESS IT WAS ITALY
05 I WONDER IF LOUISE IS HOME
06 CHEZ LOUISE
07 E TRAIN
08 MEANWHILE
09 BROTHER SPEED
10 YOU'RE THE BIGGEST THING IN MY LIFE
11 DON'T BLAME IT ON YOUR WIFE
12 SORRY STATE OF STAYING AWAKE
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