Friday, May 23, 2008

V.A. - The Upside Down World Of John Pantry

John Pantry worked as a recording engineer at IBC studios and was a member of the Essex group Peter & The Wolves (aka Sounds Around aka Norman Conquest). He was also a songwriter for other bands and responsible for both sides of Factory's last single "Try A Little Sunshine/Red Chalk Hill". Tenth Planet released a 19 track album (Tenth Planet TP 040 /1999) of his work. Most of the songs appeared later on Factory's "Complete Story!" CD without Pantry's demo recordings.

Tracklist:
1. Factory - Try A Little Sunshine
taken from the single
Try A Little Sunshine/Red Chalk Hill (CBS 4540) 1969
Line-up: Ian Oates (lead gtr), Jack Brand (vcls, bs), Bill MacLeod (drms).
Band origin: London
2. Peter & The Wolves - Birthday
taken from the single Julie/Birthday (MGM MGM 1397) 1968
Line-up: Ken Todd (vcls), Jon Richmond (gtr), John Pantry (vcls, keyb'ds), Nick Ryan (bs), Garry Nicholls (drms). Band origin: Leigh-on-Sea (Essex/UK)
3. John Pantry - Red Chalk Hill
[unreleased / 1969]
4. John Pantry - Glasshouse Green, Splinter Red
[unreleased / 1967]
Line-up incl.: John Pantry (vcls, keyb'ds).
Origin: Leigh-on-Sea (Essex/UK)
5. Peter & The Wolves - Lantern Light
taken from the single
Lantern Light/Break Up-Break Down (MGM MGM 1374) 1968
6. Peter & The Wolves - Woman On My Mind
taken from the single
Woman On My Mind/The Old And The New (MGM MGM 1452) 1968
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 2
7. Peter & The Wolves - Break Up-Break Down
See Track 5
8. John Pantry - Upside Down
[unreleased / 1967]
Line-up/Origin: See Track 4
9. Norman Conquest - Two People
taken from the single
Two People/Upside Down (MGM MGM 1376) 1968
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 2 [= Peter & The Wolves]
Band origin: Leigh-on-Sea (Essex/UK)
10. Bunch - Spare A Shilling
taken from the single
Looking Glass Alice/Spare A Shilling (CBS 3060) 1967
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 2 [= Peter & The Wolves]
11. Peter & The Wolves - Little Girl Lost And Found
taken from the single
Little Girl Lost And Found/Is Me (MGM MGM 1352) 1967
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 2
12. Factory - Red Chalk Hill
See Track 1
13. John Pantry - Every Single Word
[unreleased / 196?]
Line-up/Origin: See Track 4
14. Peter & The Wolves - The Old And The New
See Track 6
15. John Pantry - Smokey Wood Air
[unreleased / 1968]
16. John Pantry - How It Is
[unreleased / 196?]
Line-up/Origin: See Track 4
17. Peter & The Wolves - Lantern Light
[unreleased demo / 1967]
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 2
18. Peter & The Wolves - Julie
See Track 2
19. Norman Conquest - Upside Down
See Track 9

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Peter & The Wolves - Woman On My Mind

Listen to Bunch - Spare A Shilling

4 comments:

jeanbernardfrance said...

always nice to see a Tenth Planet post.

Anonymous said...

Great Stuff!!! Do you have the Album by the "Wolves" that was released in the USA Only? Thanks Kipp

Anonymous said...

Thankx for another ref. of Tenth Planet label. Great music in this blog. Thankx again.

zappahead said...

Ashamed to say....Ive never heard this guy before but....wow...so glad I do now....thanks for sharing this and turning me on....cheers.