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SHADOWS AS COMPOSERS

#7. BRIAN BENNETT (& OTHERS) 17 ENTRIES



#7A. Brian Bennett 14 Entries

Solo-composed drum/ percussion workouts are relatively few and far between in The Shadows' repertoire: the first and last listed are the predominant ones. Atmospheric soundscapes, as befits a prolific composer of 'Library Music' (LOOK BACK ON LOVE, MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON) and distinctive, relaxed melodies (IT'S BEEN A BLUE DAY, POEM, COLORADO SONG BIRD) are strong points. On the other hand, #7B below harbours two of the direst vocals from the group.

1962 LP:
LITTLE 'B'
On the No. 1 LP Out Of The Shadows. It was a lead-Single in Turkey; and a B-side in Spain and Belgium (1972).

1963 B-Single:
IT'S BEEN A BLUE DAY
The flipside of the No. 6 Single SHINDIG.

1964 LP:
BIG 'B'; FRENCH DRESSING
Both on the No. 2 LP Dance With The Shadows. The latter was an A-Single in France (1964), a B- in Germany (id.).

1966 LP:
FOURTH STREET; BENNO-SAN; DON'T STOP NOW
All on the No. 5 LP Shadow Music. No Singles were sourced from this Album.

1968 LP:
POEM; MAGGIE'S SAMBA
Both on the No. 30 commemorative LP shared with Cliff, Established 1958.

1975 LP:
COLORADO SONG BIRD
On the No. 30 LP Specs Appeal.

1984 LP/ CD:
LOOK BACK ON LOVE
On the No. 98 Album Guardian Angel.

1987 A-Single:
PULASKI
A non-charting A-side and a track on the No. 11 Album Simply ... Shadows.

1989 A-Single:
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
This non-charting Single track would appear a month further on on the No. 11 Album Steppin' To The Shadows.

2001 CD:
CAPTAIN HADDOCK IS MISSING
First properly sanctioned release on the 2CD Live At Abbey Road/ Live At The Liverpool Empire, the latter a recording of a 1989 concert.

#7B. Brian Bennett & Others 3 Entries

Jet Harris

1962 LP:
TALES OF A RAGGY TRAMLINE
On the No. 1 LP Out Of The Shadows.

Mike Redway

1975 LP:
THIS HOUSE RUNS ON SUNSHINE
An unsuccessful contender for the UK Eurovision entry, on the No. 30 LP Specs Appeal.

John Rostill

1967 LP:
LET ME TAKE YOU THERE
On the non-charting LP From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John; it also appeared as the B-side of a UK demo (NAUGHTY NIPPON NIGHTS/).

Note: red font = vocal track



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