Regal Zonophone 2
Out on RPM 17th March. Finally, the unreleased 2nd album from Mortimer recorded for Apple in 1969. I've been waiting years for this to appear, can't wait!
Mortimer, the harmony soft rock trio from New York State who signed with Apple Records in 1968 on the strength of George Harrison’s say so.
The second LP of their career was due for release in the summer of 1969 but was pulled at the last minute due to changes at Apple. The tapes have sat in the vaults ever since.
Now RPM is pleased to present for the first time the LP that should have been the release straight after The Iveys LP in the Apple Records catalogue.
Mastered from the original tapes, the recordings were originally produced by Peter Asher with additional arrangements by Richard Hewson.
Bearing a photo taken by Peter Asher, this is from a previously unseen cache of photos archived by Apple, a select few of which adorn the CD booklet.
The LP title track is the song given to Mortimer by Paul McCartney which The Beatles later recorded as Two Of Us.
Our CD also includes the songs recorded during the sessions but which were not slated for the original LP, including album versions of ‘Christine Tildsley’ and ‘Ingenue’s Theme.’
There's a promo video on YouTube. Sounds like it could be even better than their first album: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7slG05OHg
Finally!! Good things truly do come to those who wait. :)
Now, let's hope the second Paper Bubble LP - Prisoners, Victims, Strangers, Friends - also sees the light of day this year. The title track was included in the Dust On The Nettles collection and it's a corker.
1. ON OUR WAY HOME
2. I DIDN'T KNOW
3. YOU DO TOO
5. PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT
6. YOU DON'T SAY YOU LOVE ME
7. MILES APART
8. DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE
9. NO BUSINESS BEING HERE
10. IN MEMORY OF HER
11. PICK UP YOUR HEART
12. CHRISTINE TILDSLEY
13. LAST OF THE âHâ
14. LAUGH CHILDREN LAUGH
15. INGENUEâS THEME