THE RECORDS - Paying for the Summer of Love

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14 original demos and previously unreleased tracks for the power pop band best known for their hit, 'Starry Eyes'. Recorded in 1977 before they signed to Virgin it includes songs that were re-recorded for their 1979 debut album, 'Shades InBed'. 20 page informative booklet with rare band photos andnotes from band leader John Wicks. "5 stars. Demo releases are often for fans only and reveal blemishes that are later fixed by clever producers. I find the opposite here. The slick production on the studio releases removed a lot of the personality of this band. This CD includes what I consider to be the best versions of many Records songs and makes me wish I had seen them live early in their career.A great version of Starry Eyes here too, not as produced as the single they had a hit with. These gues made so much great music that it's ashamed they never made it big. But then neither did a lot of power-pop bands of this era." Fan Review Amazon