"New" (2014) Brian Bennett CD

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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby UlrichS » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:58 am

MikeAB wrote:Don't own the 'Noise' but was that not the first appearances of Hank's later versions of 'Chameleon' and 'Love and Occasional Rain'?

Hank's album was released in November 1969 and Brian's "Illustrated London Noise" in December 1969, so it is the other way round.
From the musicians of "Hank Marvin" I only know apart from the man himself Rex Bennett on drums.
On Brian's LP the musicians were Brian (drms), Alan Hawkshaw (kbd), Big Jim Sullivan (g), Ritchie Tattersall (g), Herbie Flowers (bg) and Harold McNair (flute).

MikeAB wrote:'Tricycle' also rates alongside 'Canvas' I always thought!

I fully agree, especially if you count the many inclusions of these tracks on club compilations.

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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby drakula63 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:10 pm

I was very fortunate to get both LPs (originals) from eBay some while ago. Both are excellent, although '...Noise' is my favourite. Brian uses a very unusual tuning on his tom toms on this album which makes them sound almost like syndrums here and there!

The bass, by the way, on 'Change of Direction' is the late, great, John Rostill.

(No singing on either of them, although there ARE vocals on his 1977 album (Rock Dreams), courtesy of Joe Cocker, Tony Rivers and a certain Mr Dennis Waterman!!!)
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:12 pm

Fenderman wrote:Talking of Brian Bennett CD's, is Change of Direction and The illustrated London noise worth purchasing?


They're certainly worth a listen. There is an obvious relationship between them and the way Shadows records sounded around that time.
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby drakula63 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:27 pm

Oops!

I got the wrong 'Joe'.

I was thinking of Joe Fagin. Mind you, Joe Brown is also on the Rock Dreams album.

Oh well, at least I got the name half right, which is pretty good going for me...

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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby JimN » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:48 pm

There was a See For Miles CD (around 1991) which coupled "Change Of Direction" and "Illustrated London Noise" as a twofer (both in stereo, of course).

Does it never come up for sale?

Well.... someone can get lucky:

http://tinyurl.com/ncd2acm
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby iefje » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 pm

UlrichS wrote:Hank's album was released in November 1969 and Brian's "Illustrated London Noise" in December 1969, so it is the other way round.


According to Malcolm Campbell's book "A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD - Updated Illustrated Edition 2005", Hank's first album was released in October, 1969. The Dutch fanclub magazine "Dynamite", issue number 101 from September, 1969, mentions that Brian's second album "The Illustrated London Noise" was released in that month.
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby iefje » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:59 pm

Regarding the personnel on the "Drama Montage" and "Drama Montage Volume 2" albums, could it be that the same musicians feature on these as on the KPM albums, so Brian on drums and percussion, Steve Gray on keyboards, Clive Hicks on guitars, Dave Richmond on bass guitar and Duncan Lamont on saxophones and woodwind?
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby StuartD » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:11 am

UlrichS wrote:
MikeAB wrote:Don't own the 'Noise' but was that not the first appearances of Hank's later versions of 'Chameleon' and 'Love and Occasional Rain'?

Hank's album was released in November 1969 and Brian's "Illustrated London Noise" in December 1969, so it is the other way round.
From the musicians of "Hank Marvin" I only know apart from the man himself Rex Bennett on drums.
On Brian's LP the musicians were Brian (drms), Alan Hawkshaw (kbd), Big Jim Sullivan (g), Ritchie Tattersall (g), Herbie Flowers (bg) and Harold McNair (flute).

MikeAB wrote:'Tricycle' also rates alongside 'Canvas' I always thought!

I fully agree, especially if you count the many inclusions of these tracks on club compilations.

Ulrich


Hank told me that Russ Stableford was on Bass on his album.
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby iefje » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:07 pm

In an interview with Rob Bradford, Hank has also mentioned Herbie Flowers and Dave Richmond.
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Re: New Brian Bennett CD

Postby Ludwig » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:44 am

The drummer on these Bruton albums was Harold Fisher.
I recall Brian Bennett telling me this back when they were recorded and I also confirmed it with him again when the CDs were released in 2014.

The process was diferent at Bruton to KPM in that Brian would write, arrange and conduct his music with muscians assembled by Bruton - he didn't play on his own pieces.

My ears also tell me it isn't Brian playing drums on Drama Montage - both stylically and the drum sound. Back then Harold was using a Silver Sonor multi concert tom kit for the "Hal Blaine" esc fills- very simailr to the one Graham Jarvis played.

Back in 1980 a lot of the guys who worked for Bruton got together for a live concert which was recorded but not commercially released.

The line-up was:

Woodwind: Ron Aspery, Harry Gold, George Hamer, Andrew Jackman, Duncan Lamont.

Brass: Jack Dorsey, Alec Gould, Richard Hill, Graham Walker, Derek Wadsworth.

Guitars: George Fenton, Richie Hitchcock, Paul Keogh, Irvin Martin, Terry Taylor, Brian Whitehouse.

Keyboards: Trevor Bastow, John Cameron, John A. Coleman, Peter Cork, Brian Dee, Steve Gray, Leslie Pearson.

Drums: Harold Fisher.

Bass: Simon Benson, John Fiddy, Dave Richmond.

Percussion: Eric Allen, Jim Lawless, Frank Ricotti.

Harp: David Snell.

Violin: Don Harper.

Cymbalom: John Leach.


Sadly Duncan Lamont passed away, last month, aged 87 after a very long career:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17772393.obituary-duncan-lamont-world-renowned-saxophonist-songwriter-bandleader/

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