Performer: The Alan Price Set
Title: A Price On His Head
Rhythm & Blues, Pop Rock
1 Not Born To Follow 2:53 2 Tickle Me 2:48 3 Sunshine And Rain 2:56 4 My Old Kentucky Home 1:47 5 To Ramona 3:09 6 Don't Stop The Carnival 2:30 7 Trimdon Grange Explosion 3:59 8 Livin' Without You 2:45 9 So Long Dad 2:29 10 She's Got Another Pair Of Shoes 2:42 11 Falling In Love Again 2:27 12 No One Ever Hurt So Bad 2:28 13 Additional Tracks: 14 When I Was A Cowboy 3:13 15 Biggest Night Of Her Life 2:03 16 Love Story 2:47 17 Happy Land 2:49 18 Come And Dance With Me 2:04 19 On This Side Of Goodbye 3:28 20 The Time Has Come 5:01 21 Grim Fairy Tale 3:42 22 Don't Do That Again 2:09 23 Tappy Tortoise 3:10 24 Is There Anybody Out There? 4:48 25 The House That Jack Built 3:15 Versions
Category Artist Title ( Format) Label Category Country Year LK 4907, LK.4907 Alan Price Set A Price On His Head (LP, Album, Mono) Decca, Decca LK 4907, LK.4907 UK 1967 EDCD 681 The Alan Price Set A Price On His Head (CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records EDCD 681 UK 2001 XBY 846 034 The Alan Price Set A Price On His Head (LP, Album) Decca XBY 846 034 Netherlands 1967 190.011 The Alan Price Set A Price On His Head (LP, Album) Decca 190.011 France 1967 SLK 16539-P The Alan Price Set A Price On His Head (LP, Album) Decca SLK 16539-P Germany 1967 Notes
Alan Price's second album consolidated the change of direction he'd started in early 1967, when his cover of Randy Newman's "Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear" became a big British hit. Moving away from the jazzy Animals-styled R&B-rock that he'd presented on his first album and singles, Price moved into a more original, if less powerful, brand of Newman-influenced vaudevillian pop. The Randy Newman influence isn't a matter of conjecture; about half of the songs were covers of songs by Newman (who had yet to release his first album at the time A Price on His Head was issued), often of tunes that remain obscure even to serious Newman fans. The effect is something like hearing an even jauntier, more lighthearted Georgie Fame, as even Price's own compositions bore a strong Newman influence in their emphasis on poppy craft and wit. Breaking up the Newman and Price songs were covers of Bob Dylan's "To Ramona" and the little-known Gerry Goffin-Carole King number "On This Side of Goodbye." For a long time the material on this album was difficult to find, particularly in the United States, where Price's early work was virtually unknown. This CD reissue on Repertoire doubles the length of the original LP by adding 11 bonus tracks.
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