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SHADOWS AS COMPOSERS

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Listed finally in this survey are other titles penned by composers (not all of them full-time!) closely associated with The Shadows/ Drifters.

Jerry Lordan's three blockbusters will always occupy pride of place in the group's recorded work, and Norrie Paramor furnished them with two fine Singles. In a different musical climate, IT'S A MAN'S WORLD and SANTA ANA would surely have made a deep impression.

Malcolm Addey/ Norman Smith

1964 B-Single:
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD
The flipside of the No. 5 Single THE RISE AND FALL OF FLINGEL BUNT.

Peter Chester

1959 B-Single:
DON'T BE A FOOL WITH LOVE
The flipside of the first (non-charting) Single from the group (initially The Drifters).

1959 B-Single:
LONESOME FELLA
The flipside of the third (non-charting) Single from the group (by then The Shadows).

Jerry Lordan

1960 A-Single:
APACHE
The group's first No. 1 Single.

1962 A-Single:
WONDERFUL LAND
The group's third No. 1 Single.

1963 A-Single:
ATLANTIS
A No. 2 Single, their only one.

1965 A-Single:
MARY ANNE
A No. 17 Single, their first vocal A-side since SATURDAY DANCE in 1959.

1983 A-Single:
DIAMONDS
A non-charting Single featuring a tune originally written for Jet Harris & Tony Meehan; also on The Shadows' Silver Album, released as was the Single in August 1983.

2004 CD:
LIFE STORY
On the No. 7 2CD Life Story issued in conjunction with the Final Tour of 2004, though not performed on stage.

Jerry Lordan with Thomas Mould

1961 EP:
MUSTANG
On The Shadows, their first EP, a chart-topper. The number served as an A-Single in France (1962), a B-Single in Italy (1964).

Petrina Lordan

1965 LP:
SANTA ANA
Petrina, Jerry's wife, was almost certainly responsible for this one, rather than Jerry himself. On the No. 4 LP The Sound Of The Shadows; it was an A-side in Italy (1965), a B-side in France (id.).

1966 A-Single:
A PLACE IN THE SUN
A No. 24 Single.

Norrie Paramor

1960 EP:
BONGO BLUES
On Cliff's chart-topping EP (which also made No. 14 in the Singles listings) Expresso Bongo. It serves as a lead Single in Holland in 1960, and as a B-side to Cliff's 'Ready Teddy' in Germany (1960/1968) and elswwhere.

1961 A-Single:
THE FRIGHTENED CITY
The No. 3 Single (the group's only No. 3).

1961 A-Single:
THE SAVAGE [~ aka WITCH DOCTOR]
A No. 10 Single. The WITCH DOCTOR variant was made available on the 1997 CD The Shadows At Abbey Road.

1961 B-Single:
PEACE PIPE
Flipside of previous.

Norrie Paramor with Michael Carr

1964 B-Single:
THE MIRACLE
Flipside of the No. 22 Single RHYTHM AND GREENS. THE MIRACLE was used as an A-side in Italy (1965).

Dick Plant

1984 LP:
HAMMERHEAD
On the No. 98 Album Guardian Angel.

Cliff Richard

1962 LP:
SOME ARE LONELY
On the No. 1 LP Out Of The Shadows.

1967 LP:
WITH A HMM-HMM ON MY KNEE
On the No. 8 LP Jigsaw.

Ian Samwell

1959 A-Single:
FEELIN' FINE
The first Single, under the name of The Drifters; non-charting.

Alan Tarney

1981 LP:
WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE
On the No. 15 LP Hits Right Up Your Street.

1989 LP/ CD:
SOME PEOPLE
On the No. 11 Album Steppin' To The Shadows.

1992 CD:
WE'LL BELIEVE IN LOVING
Recorded in 1976, released on the 1992 CD Specs Appeal Plus.

Alan Tarney with Trevor Spencer

1975 LP:
MARMADUKE
On the LP Live At The Paris Olympia; previously as a lead Single from Marvin, Welch & Farrar in 1972.

1992 CD:
LOVE IS FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
Recorded in 1975, released on the 1992 CD Specs Appeal Plus.

Peter Vince

1967 LP:
CHELSEA BOOT
On the No. 8 LP Jigsaw. CHELSEA BOOT / JIGSAW was issued as a demo; the former also served as a B-Single in Turkey (date uncertain).

1967 LP:
ALENTEJO
On the non-charting LP From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John. It was used for a B-side in Belgium (1967).

Note: red font = vocal track



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