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cover art Bananamour
Kevin Ayers
EMI 07243-582780-2-6 || 2003-05-26 || £8.50 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

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With Steve Hillage.

Originally released in 1973, now re-issued in this 're-mastered from the original tapes' form and with 4 'bonus' tracks. The sound is natuarally very good throughout with guest helping hands and voices from old Softs mates and Steve Hillage, contributing some excellent guitar, appearing throughout. The CD is completed with some good historical liner notes by Mark Powell, who oversaw the project, and a reprint of the very rare 16 page booket that came with some early copies of the original LP - the master of which came from our own GAS archives.

The bonus tracks are Connie, a reggae style version of Clarence in Wonderland released as the B-side of a single in '73, track 10 - a previously unreleased different mix of Decadence, and tracks 11 and 12, the A and B sides of another '73 Kevin single.

Tracks: [52'06]
  1. Don't Let It Get You Down [3'58]
  2. Shouting in a Bucket Blues [3'44]
  3. When Your Parents Go To Sleep [5'47]
  4. Interview [4'43]
  5. Internotional Anthem [0'42]
  6. Decadence [8'04]
  7. Oh! Wot a Dream [2'48]
  8. Hymn [4'35]
  9. Beware of the Dog [1'19]
Bonus Tracks:
  • Connie on a Rubber Band [2'55]
  • Decadence [6'55] (Early mix - Previously unreleased)
  • Take Me To Tahiti [3'35]
  • Carabbean Moon [3'01]
  • Archie Legget {Bass, harmony vocals, and lead vocal on track 3}
  • Eddie Sparrow {Drums and Percussion}
  • Kevin Ayers {Guitars and Vocals}
  • Robert Wyatt {Harmony vocal on Hymn}
  • Steve Hillage {Lead guitar on track 2}
  • Mike Ratlidge {Organ on Interview}
  • Howey Casey {Tenor Sax}
  • Dave Caswel{Trumpet}
  • Lyle Jenkins{Baritone Sax}
  • Ronnie Price{Piano}
  • David Bedford{Orchestral arrangement on track 9}
  • Doris Troy, Liza Strike, Barry St John{Backing vocals}