CWE Presents Sparrow CD

The Chris White Experience Presents Sparrow

 

  • 1975's unreleased album in full
  • Produced by Chris White of the Zombies
  • 15 stunning songs from the winners of New Faces
  • Beautiful 20 page booklet of insights
  • Restored and Remastered for Compact Disc from the once lost studio tapes

 

01 – Celebration

02 – It’s Alright Now

03 – AllMyLove

04 – Take It Easy

05 – Oh Doctor

06 – Burning Bridges

07 – Amateur Days In The Band

08 – Venus

09 – Catch Sorrow

10 – I’m Afraid

11 – Eli’s Coming

12 – Fifty Fifty

13 – She Didn’t Forget Her Shoes

14 – Love

15 – So Far So Good

 

In 1975 the band Sparrow were riding high. They were winners of the TV talent show ‘New Faces’ and had just signed a record deal with the legendary Gerry Bron. Chris White (from The Zombies) had agreed to produce their album, and Mike Moran was on board as musical director. Comprised of five members – John Milton, Tom Marshall, Tony Harding, Stuart Calver, and Brian Hudson, the band were on the cusp of their big break.

 

The musicians in Sparrow were all successful in their own right. They had been sourced from flourishing bands (Tony Rivers and the Castaways, Harmony Grass, The Symbols) and would later go on to work with an array of musical artists (Cliff Richard, Bucks Fizz, Liquid Gold, Steve Harley, Al Stewart, Shakin’ Stevens, Roger Daltrey). Individually they had been managed by Brian Epstein’s NEMS company, by Mickie Most at RAK, and performed for The Beatles at their Christmas party. What stood them apart was being a close harmony group who played their own instruments, and arranged their songs. With TV recognition, a record deal, and an album to record, the future looked bright.

 

Recording sessions for the album began during early 1975 at London’s CBS Recording Studios. Made up of great songs and performances (including a guesting Hank Marvin on Amateur Days In The Band and Oh Doctor) 15 tracks were completed and presented to Bronze Records for release. Headlining and supporting tours were arranged during this time (Gene Pitney, Shirley Bassey) and two singles were released. Despite radio play for both ‘Celebration’ and ‘Oh Doctor’ (which reached number 99 on the chart) the lack of any promotional budget from the label doomed them to commercial failure. Sparrow were informed by both Bronze Records and their management company that they were no longer needed. The Chris White produced album was shelved, never listened to again. Until now.

 

The Chris White Experience Presents Sparrow features 15 tracks restored and remastered from the original analogue tapes, and is part of the Chris White catalogue containing over 50 years of hidden musical history.
 

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CWE Presents Sparrow CD

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