Monday, September 29, 2008

Young Idea - With A Little Help From My Friends (1968)

Not my rip, but this album seems hard to get. The Young Idea were Tony Cox and Douglas MacCrae-Brown. They charted with the Beatles cover "With A Little Help From My Friends" and after five singles for Columbia an album (Music For Pleasure MFP 1225 / 1968) with twelve tracks was finally released. Most of the material was taken from the aforementioned 45s and it's a shame that their best song "Colours Of Darkness" remained as a b-side of their top-ten hit. All in all this is a very good Pop album ("Just Look At The Rain", "Room With A View" or "Mister Lovin' Luggage Man" are great pop-psych tunes). The four "LP-only tracks" are more or less fillers, only "In Bond Street" reaches the standard of the other songs.

- With A Little Help From My Friends
- Games Men Play
- World's Been Good To Me Tonight
- On The King's Road
- Mister Lovin' Luggage Man
- Just Look At The Rain
- Peculiar Situation
- In Bond Street
- Just To Love Her
- Gotta Get Out The Mess I'm In
- Room With A View
- Tar And Cement

Tony Cox (piano, gtr, vcls)
Douglas MacCrae-Brown (gtr, vcls)

Band origin:

1. With A Little Help From My Friends
   (Music For Pleasure MFP 1225) 1968

1. The World's Been Good To Me/It Can't Be
   (Columbia DB 7961) 1966
2. Gotta Get Out Of The Mess I'm In/Games Men Play
   (Columbia DB 8067) 1966
3. Peculiar Situation/Just Look At The Rain
   (Columbia DB 8132) 1967
4. With A Little Help From My Friends/Colours Of Darkness
   (Columbia DB 8205) 1967
5. Mister Lovin' Luggage Man/Room With A View
   (Columbia DB 8284) 1967

Link removed. A re-issue is available.

Listen to Games Men Play


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this album, these guys are really good great post!

Anonymous said...

typical end of sixties UK pop album;very nice to listen.

ge said...

just getting round to listen--and i am glad you offered it! --good find

Anonymous said...

all links are dead!
can you repost it please?

Anonymous said...

can you repost please, your blog is very interesting