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Steve Ellis: Finchley Boy (Signed 10CD Edition)

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis: Finchley Boy (Signed 10CD Edition)

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis: Finchley Boy (Signed 10CD Edition)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 27/05/2022 Cat#: EDSL0108 • Barcode: 740155730833 • Genre: Rock

Track Listing

  1. Everlasting Love
  2. Rainbow Valley
  3. A Day Without Love
  4. One Road
  5. Bringing On Back The Good Times
  6. Baby I Know
  7. Build On Love
  8. Handbags And Gladrags
  9. Please Stay
  10. Could I Be Dreaming
  11. Someone Like Me
  12. Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
  13. First Cut Is The Deepest
  14. Another Day
  15. Once Upon A Season
  16. So Sorry
  17. Tale Of Two Bitters
  18. Hush
  19. I'm Happy
  20. Let Me Know
  21. The Tree
  22. Accept Me For What I Am
  23. Tobacco Road
  24. 60 Minutes (Of Your Love)
  1. Good Time Livin'
  2. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  3. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
  4. Bread And Wine
  5. Lean On Me
  6. Rainy Night In Georgia
  7. Holly Holy
  8. Sympathy
  9. Evie
  10. Take Your Love
  11. Charley Patton Rides The Delta
  12. I Don't Know Why
  13. Gimme Shelter
  14. Fat Crow
  15. Pisces Apple Lady
  16. Way Up On A Hill
  17. I Got A Feelin'
  18. Can't Stop Worrying Can't Stop Loving
  19. Take Me To The Pilot
  20. Have You Seen My Baby [aka Hold On]
  21. Jingle Jangle Jasmine
  22. Goody Goody Dancing Shoes
  1. More, More, More
  2. Loot's The Root
  3. Hey, Hey, Hey
  4. Where It's At
  5. Stealth In The Night
  6. Oh Fay!
  7. We Nearly Were Lovers
  8. Police Barricade
  9. Mother's Waltz
  10. The Undertaker Song
  11. Eyeball Serenade
  12. Loot's The Root
  13. And More, More, More
  14. Un Giorno Senza Amore (A Day Without Love)
  15. Io Senza Te (Rainbow Valley)
  16. Time Hasn't Changed Us
  17. The Answer (PETER BARDENS [Steve Ellis – vocals])
  1. Good To Be Alive
  2. El Doomo
  3. You're The Only Reason
  4. Tune For Brownie
  5. Your Game
  6. Three Times Corner
  7. Morning Paper
  8. Wish I Was Back Home
  9. Angela
  10. Goodbye Boredom
  11. Opus 17¾
  12. Future Passed
  13. Loud And Lazy Love Songs
  14. Open Road
  15. All Before
  16. Leaving In The Morning
  17. Mighty Mystic Lady
  18. We Need The Money Too
  19. Gyupp
  1. Such A Shame
  2. Pin A Rose On Me
  3. On The Road
  4. Straight Faced Fighter
  5. Ain't Telling You Nothing
  6. When I Met You
  7. Leave The Kids Alone
  8. Shine A Light On Me
  9. Running Free
  10. Got A Dream
  11. Come On Up
  12. Too Late
  13. El Doomo
  1. Life User
  2. Hear Your Woman
  3. Hang On Joey
  4. Rag And Bone
  5. Everlasting Love
  6. Blackmail
  7. Wind And A Lady
  8. Soothe Me
  9. Why Do The Good Guys Die
  10. The Last Angry Man
  11. Save All The Encores
  1. El Doomo
  2. Shark Shoes
  3. I Lost My Feelings
  4. She's Leaving
  5. War Train
  6. Hold On
  7. Warm Love
  8. When A Man Loves A Woman
  9. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache
  10. Hot Lips
  11. Hot Lips [demo]
  12. Hot Lips [alternate mix]
  13. Back In Your Arms [live, Steve Ellis’ Love Affair]
  14. Open Up Your Heart [demo]
  15. Blue World [demo]
  16. Dance With The Gypsies [demo]
  17. Your Heart Is Safe [demo]
  18. Ready For Love [demo]
  19. Candy In His Pocket [demo]
  1. Everlasting Love [acoustic]
  2. Brand New Start
  3. As The Crow Flies
  4. Step Inside
  5. Requiem For A Tyrant
  6. Nu Clear Blues
  7. Little One
  8. Modesty
  9. Yellow Rose Of Texas
  10. Turn To Stone
  11. Heaven's Word
  12. El Doomo
  13. Best Of Days
  14. Everlasting Love [live]
  15. Indian Rope Man
  16. I'm Alive
  17. Some Kinda Fool
  18. Step Inside My Love [dance mix]
  1. Don't Let Me Be The Only One
  2. Healing Touch
  3. Hit The Spot
  4. Never Say Never
  5. On The Way Home
  6. Perfect Sunday
  7. Please Please Me
  8. Thank You Baby For Loving Me
  9. War Train
  10. We Got It
  11. War Train [Ashley Beedle remix]
  12. Understanding
  13. Song Of A Baker
  14. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
  1. Black Sheep Boy
  2. Sitting in Limbo
  3. Soul Trek (Holy Blue)
  4. Tobacco Ash Sunday
  5. Forever
  6. I Forgot To Be Your Lover
  7. Lonely No More
  8. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
  9. Cry Me A River
  10. Glory Bound
  11. Oh Death
  12. Just To Simplify [2021 recording with Paul Weller]
  13. Up (STEVE ELLIS + COW)
  14. Rise (STEVE ELLIS + COW)
  15. Time And Tide (NORMAN BEAKER BAND WITH STEVE ELLIS)
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About this release

This career-spanning 10 CD Box Set includes albums by The Love Affair, Ellis, Widowmaker, as well as Steve Ellis solo albums and recordings with Paul Weller. Also included is a 36 page booklet with the full story of Steve’s career, written by Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills, editor of Shindig! Magazine, and based on extensive recent interviews with Steve himself. The booklet features all the credits, and photos from Steve’s own archive.

Features 175 tracks, including The Love Affair’s “Everlasting Love” and four more Top 20 hits, Ellis’ “El Doomo” and “Good To Be Alive”, Widowmaker’s “When I Met You”, the 2018 solo album “Boom! Bang! Twang!” produced by Paul Weller, and brand new track “Just To Simplify” co-written and produced by Paul Weller.

Steve Ellis burst onto the pop scene in 1968 as the lead singer of The Love Affair. “Everlasting Love” hit number 1 in the Hit Parade that January, and was followed by four further Top 20 hits, “Rainbow Valley” and “A Day Without Love” (both 1968), “One Road” and “Bringing On Back The Good Times” (both 1969) plus an album. All The Love Affair’s recordings with Steve for CBS are contained on CD1. Steve left for a solo career, and made the recordings on CD2 with the Love Affair’s arranger Keith Mansfield, some with the band Hookfoot. Only a couple of singles (including Jimmy Webb cover “Evie”) were released at the time. Keith Mansfield also enlisted Steve to sing the vocals on his soundtrack for the film version of Joe Orton’s “Loot” (CD3).

Steve formed the band Ellis with Zoot Money in 1972 and they released two albums (on CD4), the first of which was produced by Roger Daltrey. Next up was the band Widowmaker, formed in 1976 with Ariel Bender (Luther Grosvenor – ex-Spooky Tooth and Mott The Hoople) and Huw Lloyd Langton (ex-Hawkwind), with whom Steve recorded one album (CD5). 1977 saw the release of the solo album, “The Last Angry Man” (CD6), produced and arranged by Dave Courtney and Tony Meehan, and featuring Albert Lee and Henry McCullough on guitars. Steve took a break from recording before returning with “Basement Days” in 1983 (CD7). “Best Of Days” (CD8) was released in 2008 and features an acoustic live version of “Everlasting Love” with Paul Weller. “Ten Commitments” came along in 2011, and this CD (CD9) also features Steve’s wonderful performances of three Small Faces songs at a Steve Marriott memorial concert.

The last CD features Steve’s most recent album “Boom! Bang! Twang!”, co-produced in 2018 by Paul Weller, and featuring two co-writes by Steve and Paul. Also featured is the aforementioned new recording with Paul. The CDs also include many bonus tracks, featuring many of Steve’s collaborations.

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