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US Releases

The Soft Sound Of Chad & Jeremy (K-TEL 469-2; July 24th, 1990)

A Summer Song/Willow Weep For Me/If I Loved You/It Was A Very Good Year/Four Strong Winds/My Coloring Book/Donna, Donna/September In The Rain/The Girl From Ipanema/Dirty Old Town

The first of many K-TEL reissues of World Artists material is also the hardest to find. It includes blurry mono mixes of all of the tracks. "If I Loved You", however, is the best way you'll find the mono version of this track, if you're big on having things exactly the way WA issued them. The cover has a very silly charchoal drawing of the photo from the "Yesterday's Gone" LP. Still, it is pretty interesting, as the first C&J CD ever.

Best of Chad and Jeremy (K-TEL 778-2; July 1st, 1991)

Yesterday's Gone/A Summer Song/What Do You Want With Me/From A Window/Too Soon My Love/Willow Weep For Me/Only Those In Love/If I Loved You/If You've Got A Heart/My How The Time Goes By

Essentially a reordered version of Capitol's 1980 reissue of "The Best Of Chad And Jeremy", with a new cover featuring a white background and a 1966 black and white picture, tinted to color. All material originally issued on World Artists, 1964-65. All tracks on this CD are in slightly muddy mono, and this disc includes the original orchestra-up mix of "From A Window" (in mono).

Painted Dayglow Smile (Columbia/Legacy 47719; July 14th, 1992)

Before And After/I Have Dreamed/I Don’t Wanna Lose You Baby/Should I/Teenage Failure/Distant Shores/You Are She/Last Night/When Your Love Has Gone/Anytime/Morning/Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold Of Dawn/Editorial/Painted Dayglow Smile (45 Version)/Transatlantic Trauma/Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course (45 edit)/Pipe Dream/Imagination/Sister Marie (alternate Take)

THE single Chad and Jeremy CD. A collection of Columbia hits and rarities. All tracks in clear remixed stereo except "Painted Dayglow Smile" and "Sister Marie". This is the first release of this take of "Sister Marie", and of the C&J version of "Anytime". This CD at one time was a treasure trove of rarities - giving us the only CD appearances of the following non LP tracks:"Last Night", "Anytime", "Paxton Quigley's Had The Course (45 edit)", and "Sister Marie (alternate take)". All but "Anytime" and "Sister Marie" (alternate take) were later made a part of the Sundazed reissue series, but at the time of this release I suddenly believed in a higher power when I saw the track listing. Though not listed, "I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby" is an alternate version with a longer intro, and is still unavailable anywhere else. The cover uses an outtake photo from the "Of Cabbages And Kings" LP cover photo shoot.

Yesterday's Gone- A Golden Classic Edition (Collectables COL 0526; April 14, 1993)

LISTED TRACKS: A Summer Song/Willow Weep For Me/If She Was Mine/Like I Love You/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/Dirty Old Town/Now And Forever/From A Window/My How The Time Goes By/What Do You Want With Me/Donna Donna/If You've Got A Heart/No Other Baby/Only Those In Love/You Know What/A Very Good Year/If I Loved You/Yesterday's Gone

ACTUAL TRACKS: A Summer Song/Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Like I Love You Today/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/Now And Forever/From A Window/My How The Time Goes By/What Do You Want With Me/If You've Got A Heart/No Other Baby/Only Those In Love/A Very Good Year/If I Loved You/Willow Weep For Me/Donna Donna/Dirty Old Town/You Know What

Absolutely horrible. The track list on the back is in the wrong order, and the tracks are all sourced from records. That is not neccesarily horrid in and of itself, but this CD is sourced from dirty, hissy, distorted records. The tracks are mainly in mono, but are almost useless for variations, since the tracks are so noisly and distorted. Many tracks are absolutely unlistenable. With all of the other compliations of World Artists material out there, there is no reason for you to seek this one out (even if you need the original "From A Window", which is on two other, better CDs), and it certainly doesn't deserve the name "Sing For You", the title of Chad and Jeremy's second US LP. The cover is derivitive of that 1965 LP, but is predominantly yellow in color. One reason you may want to consider picking it up, though, is that, mercifully, one of its decent sounding tracks is the mono LP version of "You Know What" from the USA "Sing For You" LP, with the horn overdubs pushed to an almost inaudible level in the mix. It also is a CD source for the original mono "Only For The Young", and the only CD with the original stereo "No Other Baby".

This disc was later reissued, in 1998 or so, as a "remastered" version, with correct track listings, and has been significantly cleaned up. I still wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, though, since the rare mixes are now gone (the poor guys at Collectables can't win for losing)!

Yesterday's Gone (Drive Archive DE2-41012; May 10, 1994)

A Summer Song/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/No Tears For Johnny/What Do You Want With Me/Yesterday's Gone/September In The Rain/If I Loved You/Donna, Donna/From A Window/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/Now And Forever

Again, not the same as the LP with the same name. This time, however, the compilation is well thought out and sounds good in stereo. "Yesterday's Gone" is in "rechanneled" stereo. The cover is totally different from the cover of the (different) 1964 LP of the same name.

A Summer Song (K-TEL 3465-2; August 24th, 1995)

A Summer Song/If I Loved You/It Was A Very Good Year/Four Strong Winds/Dirty Old Town/Willow Weep For Me/September In The Rain/My Coloring Book/The Girl From Ipanema/Donna, Donna

Another K-TEL compilation, same stereo mixes everyone is now using, many of the same tracks. This one bears a pink cover with the picture from the back of the original "Sing For You" US LP, hand tinted to color.

The Best of Chad and Jeremy (One Way OW 31380; February 27, 1996)

A Summer Song/What Do You Want With Me/Too Soon My Love/Only Those In Love/Like I Love You Today/If I Loved You/Willow Weep For Me/My How The Time Goes By/Yesterday's Gone/If You've Got A Heart/From A Window/Lemon Tree/No Tears For Johnny/If She Was Mine/Donna Donna/It Was A Very Good Year/My Colouring Book/September In The Rain/The Girl From Ipanema/No Other Baby But You

The highest quality US release of the World Artists tracks. This disc bears a cover almost identical to the Capitol compliation LP of the same name, and includes all of the tracks from that LP, plus nine tracks from the "More Chad and Jeremy" Capitol compilation LP, all in excellent true stereo, except "Yesterday's Gone". This CD uses some mixes created in 1991 for a cancelled "Capitol Collector's Series" CD remixed by Ron Furmanek.

The Best Of Chad And Jeremy (K-TEL 3699-2; March 19, 1996)

Yesterday's Gone/A Summer Song/What Do You Want With Me?/From A Window/Too So0on My Love/Willow Weep For Me/Only Those In Love/If I Loved You/If You've Got A Heart/My How The Time Goes By

Another K-TEL compilation, the "Sing For You" tracks again using the 1991 remixes by Ron Furmanek. This one is comparatively hard to find, especially because it was overshadowed by the release of the One-Way CD a mere month previously.

Best Of Chad And Jeremy (Quicksilver/Bulldog BCD 1038; April 30, 1997)

September In The Rain/Girl From Ipanema/It Was A Very Good Year/Lemon Tree/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/No Tears For Johnny/Dirty Old Town/My Colouring Book/Four Strong Winds/Now And Forever/Donna, Donna/Yesterday's Gone

Another in the myriad of World Artists reissues. Mostly forgetable, and sourced from vinyl, though nowhere near as bad as the Collectables CD. It's an unauthorized CD pressing of the vinyl edition of this, first released in 1985.

I Don't Want To Lose You Baby (Scorpio (Sony Special Products) A 28359; July 8, 1997)

I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby/Should I/Mr. Tambourine Man/Girl Who Sang the Blues/Funny How Love Can Be/The Woman in You/I Have Dreamed/Don't Think Twice (It's All Right)/Baby Don't Go/There But for Fortune/These Things You Don't Forget

The 1965 LP, in master quality stereo. Unfortunately, this is in LP master quality, not original master tapes quality. This one is now out of print, but we can thank our lucky stars that Sundazed finally got to reissuing this LP on CD in 2006, and of course the quality was stunning.

Greatest Hits (Laserlight Digital 12 936; February 16, 1999)

A Summer Song/Yesterday's Gone/Willow Weep For Me/If I Loved You/My Colouring Book/What Do You Want With Me/Four Strong Winds/From A Window/It Was A Very Good Year/Donna Donna/Too Soon My Love/If You've Got A Heart

At least this World Artists reissue has 12 tracks instead of the more typical 10! It is really a pity that more of these discs don't involve a few unreleased takes, or no one accidentally releases a CD with the Fidu mixes or some of the odd original stereo mixes. As it is, we're just stuck with multiple copies of the same tracks in the same not too great fidelity. Not too great is a compliment with regards to the quality of the sound on this one, which sounds like it was mastered by playing the records into a tape player hidden in a cardboard box!

Of Cabbages And Kings (M.I.L. Multimedia; was due March 9, 1999. IT WAS CANCELLED)

Rest in Peace/Gentle Cold of Dawn/Busman's Holiday/Can I See You/Family Way/I'll Get Around to It When and If I Can/[The Progress Suite, Movements One thru Five]1.Prologue/2.Decline/3.Editorial (vocal)/4.Fall/5.Epilogue (vocal)

I was elated to hear that this, apparently new label had decided to make their second release C&J's "Of Cabbages And Kings". Unfortunately, the CD was delayed indefinitely, but in the end Sundazed made it all worthwhile in 2002.

The Very Best of Chad & Jeremy (Varese Sarabande; March 7, 2000)

A Summer Song/From a Window/No Other Baby/Yesterday's Gone/The Truth Often Hurts the Heart/September in the Rain/If I Loved You/My How the Time Goes By/Only Those in Love/Like I Love You Today/Willow Weep for Me/Too Soon My Love/What Do You Want With Me?/Now and Forever/Before and After/I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby/Distant Shores/Teenage Failure

This is surely the best Greatest Hits CD made so far.  It includes all the classic WA material, as well as four crucial Columbia tracks. It also features that same photo of P&G that ended up on the back cover of the old Fidu LP! (It is supposed to be an in-joke this time.) All this and seven WA remixes, for once properly identified, done in 1991 by Ron Furmanek for the Capitol Collectors Series release that was scrapped. The remixes are: "From a Window"; "No Other Baby"; "If I Loved You"; "My How the Time Goes By"; "Only Those In Love"; "Like I Love You Today" and "What Do You Want With Me". Even though somehow the stereo channels are on the wrong sides on the WA stuff, these tracks have never sounded better! And no, the "Special Thanks" I got in the credits, was not for plugging the CD to you right now!

Distant Shores (Sundazed; October 3, 2000)

Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice (UNEDITED MIX!)/Homeward Bound/The Way You Look Tonight/When Your Love Has Gone/Morning/You Are She/Everyone's Gone to the Moon/I Won't Cry/Early Mornin' Rain/Don't Make Me Do It/[BONUS TRACKS]Last Night/Teenage Failure/Anytime/Your Mother's Out Of Town (Columbia)/You've Got Your Troubles/Wonderful Land/Sticks And Stones/Sixpence/Love Is Strange/If You Need Somebody/When Your Love Has Gone (May 1965)/Distant Shores (French)/You Are She (French)

Wow! All tracks are taken (for the first time ever) from the original multitrack masters, one of which, "Ain't It Nice", had been hiding an extra verse for 30+ years. With 10 unreleased bonus tracks, and unprecedented sound, the only question left at the time was 'Where are "Adesso Si" and "Nessuno Pui Di Me", which were recorded smack in-between the November 1965 sessions and the March/April Larry Marks sessions. Sundazed waited until 2002 to answer that one with a wholehearted "right here!". Again, I am not getting any sort of payment for praising this one! No really, I'm not!

The Best of Chad & Jeremy (EMI-Capitol Special Markets 72435 30531 2 3; March 13th, 2001)

A Summer Song/If I Loved You/Donna, Donna/Willow Weep For Me/Yesterday's Gone/From A Window/ What Do You Want With Me?/If You've Got A Heart/Like I Love You Today/Only Those In Love

Part of EMI's "Ten Best" Series. Another WA/Ember compilation. Not much to say aside from "same stuff again". Fine if you want ten tracks and you haven't found another ten track CD yet.

Before & After (Sundazed SC11117; June 25th, 2002)

Before and After/Why Should I Care/For Lovin' Me/I'm In Love Again/Little Does She Know/Tell Me Baby/ What Do You Want With Me?/Say It Isn't True/Fare Thee Well (I Must Be Gone) [ed. note: actually, "Marianne"]/ Evil-Hearted Me/Can't Get Used To Losing You/[BONUS TRACKS]Pennies/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Sometimes/Fare Thee Well (alt vers.)/ Adesso Si/Nessuno Pui Di Me/What Do You Want With Me? (alt. vers.)/Evil-Hearted Me (alt. vers.)/Before and After (alt. vers.)/ The Cruel War/I Can't Talk To You

Another Sundazed reissue masterpiece. The original LP has been remastered from the original tapes, with revelatory sound quality. The bonus tracks include (at last!) "Pennies", Jeremy's mid-1965 version of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", the rare Chad & Jill single, and the ultra-rare Italian language CD. Some last minute hard work by the Sundazed team replaced the mono version of "The Cruel War" with a sharp stereo mix! Thank you Bob. Go out and buy it...and I'm not just saying that because I wrote the liner notes!

Of Cabbages and Kings (Sundazed SC11118; June 25th, 2002)

Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold of Dawn/Busman's Holiday/Can I See You/The Family Way/I'll Get Around To It When and If I Can/The Progress Suite: Prologue/Decline/Editorial/Fall/Epilogue/[BONUS TRACKS] Manners Maketh Man/The Gentle Cold of Dawn (instrumental)/Cautionary Tale/Rest In peace (single version)/Painted Dayglow Smile (single version)/Sister Marie (single version)

Back-to-back excellence for Sundazed. This CD includes 6 bonus tracks from the period, including Jeremy's "Cautionary Tale", an early version of the bridge to The Ark's "Imagination". Another definitive Chad and Jeremy release, and another one of C&J's classic LPs returned to availability by Bob Irwin at Sundazed (the same Bob Irwin who got the Columbia ball rolling in 1992 with "Painted Dayglow Smile").

Chad And Jeremy In Concert (Electric Paintbox EP001; September 27, 2002)ORIGINAL RELEASE CANCELLED

Yesterday's Gone/Distant Shores/Rest in Peace/Willow Weep For Me/This House Is Haunted/Homeward Bound/ Farewell Dr. Livingstone/If I Fell/If I Loved You/Summer Time - Ain't it Fun/All the Harvests/Generation Rumble/Don't Look Back/[BONUS TRACKS]A Summer Song (1984 studio recording)/Yesterday's Gone (2002 remake)

First, a confession. I sit here and rail at everybody from my soapbox because I would rather this be used than that, I want so and so bonus track, et cetera. So in reviewing the first Electric Paintbox CD, it's only fair for you to know that I am involved in the Paintbox collectors releases, but it doesn't in any way affect my ability to be objective. If we screw up, I'll be the first to admit it here on my personal pages. So far, we haven't, but then this is only the first CD! Now, onto the review...

Chad & Jeremy fans are spoiled as all hell in 2002. First, the two wonderful Sundazed discs. Now, the start of the online Electric Paintbox C&J-only record label. This first release is a live concert from March 8, 1987. It is a stereo soundboard tape, made as a snapshot of the night, which they thought would be their last gig. (And for a long time, Chad and I thought was their last gig - but Jeremy was right! Recent revelations give that distinction to September 6th, 1987 at the Reno, NV Hilton) Even though it's not their last show after all, it's their last known taped one, and they used the same set throughout 1987, at both the two weeks at Harrahs, Tahoe, and the week in Reno. This gig really surprised me the first time I heard it. Anyone expecting a tired old washed out retreading of the hits will be sorely disappointed. The duo and their backing band had tons of life, and weren't afraid to completely reinvent even the most sacred of C&J sacred cows. This plus the public debut of a bunch of originals that were left homeless by the collapse of Rocshire Records makes the disc well worth the price of admission. There's also two bonus tracks (because "A Summer Song" from this night was basically not taped, and "Yesterday's Gone" fades up). First, a version of "A Summer Song" done 'live-in-the-studio' for use on TV shows as they promoted the 1983 LP. It was recorded in early 1984. Even more important that the live show is the final bonus track. A 2002 REMAKE OF "YESTERDAY'S GONE". Will this one-off bonus track reunion lead to bigger and better things? I know as much as you, as in "only time will tell". Hopefully it's the start of something very special. The same, of course, goes for Electric Paintbox. "In Concert is just the first of many C&J releases from all sorts of eras...or at least that's our plan! EDIT: Upon writing this in 2002, the future was still very uncertain, but we all know now that this pseudo-reunion led to a real life reunion which goes on to this day, and a string of releases on Electric Paintbox Productions (nearly a dozen different ones of various types over the last seven years as of fall 2010).

THE ORIGINAL RELEASE OF THIS DISC WAS CANCELLED, AS WE FOUND A COMPLETE TAPE OF THE FIRST SET OF THE LAST NIGHT, AND RELEASED IT INSTEAD. I'M LEAVING THIS UP FOR THE CURIOUS!

Chad And Jeremy In Concert (Electric Paintbox EP001; January 3, 2003 [autographed copies released February 14])

Yesterday's Gone/Distant Shores/Rest in Peace/Willow Weep For Me/This House Is Haunted/Homeward Bound/ Farewell Dr. Livingstone/If I Fell/If I Loved You/Summer Time - Ain't it Fun/All the Harvests/Generation Rumble/Don't Look Back/A Summer Song[BONUS TRACKS]Yesterday's Gone (2002 remake)/A Summer Song (1984 studio recording)

First, a confession. I sit here and rail at everybody from my soapbox because I would rather this be used than that, I want so and so bonus track, et cetera. So in reviewing the first Electric Paintbox CD, it's only fair for you to know that I am involved in the Paintbox collectors releases, but it doesn't in any way affect my ability to be objective. If we screw up, I'll be the first to admit it here on my personal pages. Now, onto the review...

Literally at the last minute, as we were days away from sending the master for the first Paintbox CD, (actually we were already running late!), Chad found an unmarked cassette tape buried in a mountain of rubble untouched since 1987. This may seem like an odd occurrence, but I can assure you it actually isn't, disturbing or strange as that may seem. When Chad played the tape, it was the first set of the last night at Harrah's, in mono, but significantly better both qualitywise and performancewise, than the incomplete tape we were moments from sending to the CD presser. He burned the tape to CDR, and we both agreed that THIS was the show to release. So back to the drawing board everything went.

Unfortunately (here's our first mistake!), I underestimated the time it would take Chad to remaster it, and us to get our act together. This forced us to push back the release date a couple of times over about three months. For this I apologize to everyone who was waiting. It was my fault. Our second mistake is that, when the tape was finally "ready", we failed to notice a slight level change on the switch from "side one" of our source to "side two". It shouldn't harm your enjoyment of the disc, though.

One complaint is that the dialogue levels are very low compared to the music, but this is an inherent flaw in all the Harrah's tapes (there are three different live shows surviving on tape), and not something within the producer's control without a hideous increase in hiss during the dialogue. Another bonus of using this tape instead of the one we originally planned to use was that this concert is absolutely complete, minus a line of Chad's dialogue when the sides changed. Because of this, "A Summer Song" is there, where on the previous tape, only five notes of the intro made it. We moved the "A Summer Song" bonus track to last because we thought you'd rather not hear two versions of the song back to back. Also, notice the cover art sent to the printers accidentally didn't include the words "The Official Bootleg" on the front.

As of August 2003, the disc has continued to be a solid seller, certainly meeting our expectations, and the only reason other discs haven't immediately followed is that Chad has been ridiculously busy with reunion events, and I'm a full time law student now. Rest assured, there's more coming from the Electric Paintbox. Right now, a CD reissue of "Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde (1983)" is the next planned disc, with tons of bonus tracks that we still have to sort out! EDIT: The 1983 LP did in fact come out in 2004. Enjoy!

Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (1983) (Electric Paintbox EP002; August 2, 2004 [autographed copies also released August 2nd])

Zanzibar Sunset/Bite The Bullet/B-Movie/I've Seen The Signs/That's All There Is To Say/Night In Fat City/Seascape/How Many Trains/Dreams/Black Powder/[BONUS TRACKS] Follow That Car/Can't Come Back/Zanzibar Sunset/Just Testing/Prison Without Bars/Seascape/Night In Fat City/Here Comes The Hurt Again/B - Movie (up tempo)/B - Movie (slow tempo)

First, a confession. I sit here and rail at everybody from my soapbox because I would rather this be used than that, I want so and so bonus track, et cetera. So in reviewing the Electric Paintbox CDs, it's only fair for you to know that I am involved in the Paintbox collectors releases, but it doesn't in any way affect my ability to be objective.

Here we go again, just a while after I hoped - but all for good cause. For starters, we had no idea how amazingly time consuming having an actual ongoing current band can be. Because of that, we were forced to let a few release dates slip (we've learned our 'release date' lesson now, folks!). First it was due in July 2003, then "fall" (which basically meant 'no chance we're getting it out in the summer'), then Christmas. But to have done any of that would have meant taking valuable time away from the embryonic movements towards the reuniting of C&J - which is a million times more important than an archival reissue CD, I am sure you will all agree (I hope!). Then we got in touch with Bob Heinein, the unsung hero of the 1983 reunion. Bob is the guy who got them back together in 1981/2, and although he was not a part of the recording sessions for the album itself, he was involved with the early stages of the making of this record and has been a friend of the band since 1980. Don't ask how this works, but he also has in his possession the original 2-track stereo master of this record, preventing us from having to use an inferior duplicate master we had. So with his friend Dean Cooper's fantastic mastering skills, and with his master, we were able to present it in great quality. Of course this caused quite appropriate delays, and when he turned up with a mini-cassette recording of their audition for Rocshire, we delayed it even more to figure out what to do with the bonus tracks.

We gnashed our teeth for quite a long while and considered very strongly the possibility of releasing a 2 CD set, but eventually weeded it down to a variety of material from 1978-1991. At first I personally would have not included a couple of the tracks that are from the 'wrong' time frame, and gone with some of the lower quality stuff we did have from the 'right' time period (because I am a bit strange), but eventually all of us realised that the most important thing was to make a disc that was fun to listen to, not one that was 'historically accurate'. Once we decided to go with a single disc, and to broaden the time frame, it became clear the audition tape was best saved for another day. So out went the audition tape, and several lower quality nuggets and spoken word pieces. Listening now, the release works better as it is. Translation: "listen to Chad: no one wants to have their CD interrupted by an outtake from a radio commercial, however funny it might be the first 3 times you hear it".

The bonus tracks include one track with the accursed 'modern day hocus pocus' fiddling that can be so 'objectionable' to those of us who want some form of 'chronological purity' (whatever that means) on an 'archival' CD. "Can't Come Back" suffered from some particularly nasty dropouts which were completely uncorrectable. But we all felt it had to be on CD. We searched high and low for the multi-track, a dub, or even another cassette, but to no avail. This one seems to have vanished, except on Chad's tape. To fix the problem, Chad (quite rightly) made an edit of it removing the dropout and (quite rightly) neglected to tell me he also added some handclaps to the track in June right before the disc went to the plant! It actually sounds better now than it did - the song is punchier and has more bite, and the problem is gone. The edit had to be made, but the handclaps raise a little historian/archivist's eyebrow over here. That's probably why he didn't tell me until he sent me the master! He's the artist, I'm just the archivist, its his perogative and you can't argue with results. You can decide which you like the best by downloading an MP3 of the original, damaged but complete, version at The Official Site - sans handclaps (so there!).

Overall, I'm very happy with the release, and extremely happy with the musical 'flow' of the CD with bonus tracks. The quality varies in places on the bonus tracks simply because of the wild variety of sources used and what we had to do to tame them, but I'll probably be the only one who notices. Chad performed wonders with some of the bonus material before it was turned over to Bob Heinlein and Bob together with remastering engineer Dean D. Cooper at Hollywood Music Studios did a tremendous job with the final product, getting remarkable results out of the Rocshire master and the disc as a whole.

The Acoustic Set - Summer 2004 (Electric Paintbox no cat. number; July 16th, 2004)

Distant Shores/Lady Wants A Gentleman/Rest In Peace/I'll Be Back/Before And After/Made For Each Other/Willow Weep For Me/A Summer Song/What's The Score?/Yesterday's Gone

When people go to concerts they expect to buy things. Chad & Jeremy were about to embark on their first proper concert tour in decades, and seeing that they have always been all about making wonderful music, if they were going to offer something for sale, it really should be music, not some t-shirt or poster. The only problem was that the new album(s) were still in embryonic planning stages, and we were all against the idea of pressing thousands of CDs just to sell some at gigs. The result? This CDR, made available only at their live shows, starting at the Concord date in July. It's new studio recordings of song from their current set, done with a warm, pleasant, acoustic feel - designed as a teaser for their works to come (which will be worked on and re-worked on over the coming years, think of it like a demo disc).

This disc features the first releases of three Jeremy songs that have never been released before but will appear as fully produced versions on their upcoming album of all new creations, as well as very nice versions of some favorites.

A note for collectors who must have it all - the initial CDRs were made available with a cover and a back inlay card with no spine writing. Starting August, it was in a small slimline case similar to CD single cases, but more akin to CDR slimlines, which fit a 4.75x4.75 booklet and no back tray. There is also a variant cover from October (shown on the right) which does not have the full title on the front.

The Acoustic Set - Summer 2005 (Electric Paintbox no cat. number; June 11th, 2005)

Yesterday's Gone/A Summer Song/Willow Weep For Me/If I Loved You/Before And After/Distant Shores/Homeward Bound/September In The Rain/Lady Wants A Gentleman/You Need Feet

Another disc designed to be sold at live shows, this time with four brand new tracks and two new remixes. "If I Loved You", "September In The Rain", "Homeward Bound", and "You Need Feet" are the new tracks. The two remixes are "Lady Wants A Gentleman" which is 20 seconds longer in this new version, and "Before And After" which features a new guitar part. This CD, unlike the previous one, only had one variation to it. It was a bit overprinted, and therefore continued to sell on the Electric Paintbox website until the fall of 2006. The original idea for these CDs was a new mix of every repeated track, but this didn't always happen, and in retrospect this is a small mercy. These extremely limited discs (this was the most unlimited of the limited discs by far - we seriously under-pressed the 2006 as well as probably over-egging it at the same time, making it probably the rarest AND most sought after) have helped fans get a nice taster of things to come, but when the idea of remixing for the sake of remixing started to eat into proper recording time, then that was one of my ridiculous ideas that I was happy to admit was absolutely absurd. Normally I at least huff and puff for minute or two, just on principle of defending my ridiculous ideas no matter how patently absurd they are. I'm good at that. It came free with the law degree.

Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde 2006 (Electric Paintbox no cat. num; July 14th 2006)

Zanzibar Sunset/Everyone's Gone To The Moon/What Do You Want With Me?/Homeward Bound/Rien Ne Va Plus/When And If I Can/All The Harvests/Doghouse Blues/Hey Baby/The Way You Look Tonight/Before And After/Distant Shores/I'll Be Back /A Summer Song/Yesterday's Gone

Frankly, I was a bit depressed when we put this one out. Why? It's just too good! Some of these tracks (especially the brilliant "Rien Ne Va Plus") needed to be held back for the album that is being worked on. The good news from my perspective is that it was so widely popular with concert goers that it sold out on the website within a month of being made available, so perhaps not as many people have already heard "Rien Ne Va Plus" outside of the concert context as I first feared. This time every track is a brand new mix except the lovely "Distant Shores", which was left untouched on the 'why mess with perfection?' logic. This wasn't a case of mixing for mixing's sake, though. They keep plugging away and plugging away to get the two new full-fledged albums out (one representing the past, one representing the present), and these discs provide a taster of their evolving work on that and their ideas as they move from song to song.

I Don't Want To Lose You Baby (Sundazed SC 6226; August 8th, 2006)

I Donít Wanna Lose You Baby /Should I /The Girl Who Sang the Blues /Funny How Love Can Be /The Woman in You /Mr. Tambourine Man /I Have Dreamed /Donít Think Twice, Itís All Right /Baby Donít Go /There But for Fortune /These Things You Donít Forget /I Don't Want to Lose You Baby* {*previously unreleased}

Sundazed completes their reissue campaign, but things go out with a bit of a whimper. The fake stereo version of the title track was replaced with a nice new stereo mix, but in terms of bonus material we just get ourselves a scratch vocal alternate of "I Don't Want To Lose You Baby". Apparently there was a lot of red tape problems with Sony on this one, preventing the release of such unheard-by-anyone-since-1965 outtakes as "Stewball" or "All Over The World" by Chad & Jill. I was a bit disappointed that Jeremy's solo single didn't make it on here either, but Jeremy is probably infinitely grateful.

The Ark (Sundazed SC 6227; August 8th, 2006)

The Emancipation of Mr. X/Sunstroke/The Ark/The Raven/Imagination/Painted Dayglow Smile/Pipe Dream /Transatlantic Trauma 1966/Sidewalk Requiem, Los Angeles, June 5th and 6th/Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird /Paxton Quigleyís had the Course/You Need Feet/Song of the Love Child (Tobeyís Song)/Letter to a London Girl (Transatlantic Trauma 1966)*/Pipe Dream* {*previously unreleased}

The Ark is back in print in the USA for the first time since 1968, featuring two unreleased bonus tracks (a pre-overdubs "Transatlantic Trauma" and a backing track to "Pipe Dream". That's the good news. The bad news is it is covered with photographs from 1964 and 1965! I'm not sure how that happened, considering there are some nice photos in Columbia's archives from 1968, but there you go. A hearty thanks to Sundazed for getting all five of the Columbia LPs back in print in the USA for the first time in nearly 40 years.

A Christmas Gift From Chad & Jeremy...and Jason (Electric Paintbox no cat. number; December 25th, 2006)

Editorial (Provence demo, July 2003) /Can't Come Back (unreleased unedited version, 1982) /Interview (with Jeremy, 1983 promo only b-side to 'Bite the Bullet') /radio ad outtake (portion of recording for never-aired radio ad, 1983) /We Three Kings (web-only 'Christmas Gift', 2004) /Yesterday's Gone (promotional mix, March 2005) /Distant Shores (promotional mix, March 2005) /A Summer Song (promotional mix, March 2005) /September Song (promotional mix, March 2005) /You Need Feet (promotional mix, March 2005) /working together again (interview, summer 2004) /the new album (interview, summer 2004) /improving as musicians (interview, summer 2004) /reinterpreting the classics (interview, summer 2004) /the shows (interview, summer 2004) /the difference between the 60s and now (interview, summer 2004) /Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (web-only 'Christmas Gift', 2005) /A Summer Song (promotional mix, May 2006) /What Do You Want With Me? (promotional mix, May 2006) /When Your Love Has Gone (unreleased track, fall 2006) /A Medley of Carols (web-only 'Christmas Gift', 2006)

The only time I've ever abused my position was to issue this official Electric Paintbox promo CD in a limited quantity of one to my mum for Christmas. Oddly, this means that there's a pretty manic collector suddenly with an incomplete collection - and I can only blame myself. Included is everything we've ever made available online over at the official website (so I'm not keeping you from anything, you who are not my mum), but this is the first time it has all been gathered together on a disc of any sort. The "promotional mixes" of stuff all ended up being on that year's respective tour CD, so you've got all of those out there as well. What you didn't have was a sneak peak at the 2007 tour CD in the form of "When Your Love Has Gone". Next time, adopt me and I may make one for you!

Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde 2007 (Electric Paintbox no cat. num; March 10th 2007)

Zanzibar Sunset/When And If I Can/Rest In Peace/Distant Shores/Homeward Bound/When Your Love Has Gone/Everyone's Gone To The Moon/In Love Again/Before And After/What Do You Want With Me?/September In The Rain/A Summer Song/Yesterday's Gone/Purple Haze (instrumental)

The new CD for a new year brings three new songs, including a poignant instrumental version of "Purple Haze" dedicated to Tyler Shelly - one of Chad's most talented guitar students who sadly passed away in 2004. "I'm In Love Again" and the brilliant "When Your Love Has Gone" are also included, the latter having technically made its debut on my mum's Christmas promo above. "In Love Again" made its worldwide debut on a Philippines-only release that is listed in the foreign section and beat this disc to the punch by a couple of months. That disc also included the first true release of "When Your Love Has Gone". "Rest In Peace" is a different version to 2004, and "September In The Rain" now sports a proper harmonica part. Otherwise, we went with the same old mixes from previous years this time, because the next time you hear some of these oldies it will be for the "definitive" time. I promise. The cover (of which the very early copies have a heavily pixellated front cover font that we replaced VERY quickly once spotted) is derived from a Columbia Records promotional poster from 1966. Can I have the poster back now, Chad? When you're done with it, that is... ;)

A Summer Song/Yesterday's Gone (K TEL digital download; June, 2008)

A Summer Song (1979 Chad Stuart re-recording) /Yesterday's Gone (1979? Chad Stuart re-recording)

This is the only entry for a digital download that is not from C&J's own label - and it is here because on it are two versions of Chad Stuart re-recordings of C&J hits that are otherwise extremely difficult to track down. The first, "A Summer Song", was released on the "Tender Moments" compilation in 1980, but the second - most likely but not definitely recorded at the same session - was left in the can all the way until the 1985 cassette-only "Chad & Jeremy/Peter & Gordon" release, which otherwise featured original 1960s versions of classic C&J material.

Yesterday's Gone (Acrobat; October 21st, 2008)

Yesterday's Gone /Summer Song /If She Was Mine /Willow Weep for Me /If I Loved You /Truth Often Hurts the Heart /September in the Rain /Donna, Donna /From a Window /What Do You Want with Me /My Colouring Book /If You've Got a Heart /No Other Baby /Now and Forever /Too Soon My Love /Girl from Ipanema /Nearness of You /Your Mama's out of Town

Acrobat, a grey area label in the UK, flooded the market with a swathe of mostly mp3-only Ember releases in 2008 and early 2009 as C&J themselves prepared to release their first new-in-stores album in 25 years. One of these releases came out on the very same day as ARK-eology was released.

Of the eight Acrobat products, the best one is "Now And Forever" (released in 2007). If you've been paying any attention over the years you won't need anything on this particular disc. This disc is part of Acrobat's entry into the US market and has entrenched itself as the 21st century version of the old KTEL "Best Of" or Collectables "Golden Hits". The sound is fantastic, so if you're looking for an entry-level Ember/WA era disc, this is probably it. It comes with a nice little paper slipcover too. But if you've already got these songs, nothing new here.

ARK-eology (Electric Paintbox/TBO Records TBO 00103; October 21st 2008)

The Ark / Pipedream / Rest In Peace / Progress / When And If I Can / Distant Shores / Homeward Bound / The Way You Look Tonight / I Have Dreamed / Don't Think Twice / Before And After / In Love Again / No Other Baby / What Do You Want From Me? / September In The Rain / Summer Song / Yesterday's Gone / The Raven

It is actually in existence, on Amazon, in Borders, on iTunes, and stores and all sorts of other things (follow the link to the side to order, or get copies signed at the Official Website's Online Shop) and it all started off nearly 10 years earlier with conversations with Chad about how to get tape demos he had rotting in his shed out on CD-R. Plans got bigger and grander from there, eventually leading up to a C&J reunion (re-reunion?) and the first new C&J in-store release in 25 years.

A tip of the hat is owed to Bob Heinlein, an old friend of all of ours who helped convince C&J to separate the originally planned acoustic "Now And Then" collection into two different albums released at different times with different focuses and feels. The first of those two albums is ARK-eology, which focuses on fully produced 'ultimate' versions of their favorite original-era songs. The second of these two records will one day be a CD of all-new material focusing on what they have written since the 1960s.

This is the first Electric Paintbox Records release to be distributed in stores in the USA, a feat accomplished by C&J's distribution label, "TBO Records". "TBO" stands for "The Bob Organization", a cheeky nod to C&J's past, and a bit of a thank you to Bob Heinlein for running the distributor on C&J's behalf. Electric Paintbox remains the production company responsible for the creative content, and is still C&J's record label - sort of like the Beatles have Apple, distributed by EMI, although obviously theirs is on a much grander scale.

In a way you can think of this as representing more of the "Then" of the old "Now And Then" album that we used to talk about, with the "Now" coming at some point down the line. Part of our maturing process as a business and a label is to not promise deadlines and product we can't meet - so you'll just have to stay tuned to the official website to find out when "Now" is now. In the meantime there is a lot of other new stuff we'll be doing.

As for the music, this is the culmination of the work on all those tour CDs, especially the work since the end of 2005 and beginning of 2006. A very small number of these tracks are in the same mixes as some of the final tour CDs (check the Alternates page for details), but alongside those there are also new tracks we've never released before and entirely newly recorded arrangements for clasics like "Distant Shores" and "Yesterday's Gone" which are more faithful to the original 1960s versions. Three years of very hard work, love, blood, sweat, and tears has gone into this one. Chad may never be the same again!

SPECIAL NOTE: The album covers pictured inside the ARK-eology package for the World Artists releases are mock ups which I created from scratch from original elements for use in the ARK-eology CD booklet. For higher resolution images, click here for 'Yesterday's Gone' and click here for 'Sing For You'. Scans of the Columbia LPs were provided by Andrew Sandoval, who we mistakenly did not credit inside the booklet. Apologies and thanks, Andrew. We'll fix it next time!

Merry Christmas From Sun Valley (TBO Records Digital Download; December 4th 2009)

Adeste Fideles / We Three Kings / Gabriel's Message / Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (instrumental) / Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem (vocal: Beth Stuart Baker) / Silent Night

The Christmas release we've wanted to do since time immemorial finally comes to pass, in a way I could not have invisaged when the first track was recorded for this release. This release isn't actually a CD at all, but a digital download which was available from C&J's Digital Store via their Nimbit player during Christmas 2009. Nimbit is an mp3 service similar to iTunes and many others, but with a bunch of added benefits that we're keen to explore. In November we loaded the Nimbit player onto the Official Site and onto C&J's MySpace page (it followed on Facebook in December), with ARK-eology as the featured product. But that was just the prelude to putting out this exclusive Christmas release and to possible future projects like this one, as well as offering more limited-edition exclusives, and of course the 'proper' new releases like the upcoming "Live At The Don Gibson" or eventual "Zanzibar Sunset" albums.

Why now, after so many years without a C&J Christmas record? It has been 'on the radar' going back to the start of the reunion. But this Christmas, with "Zanzibar Sunset" still quite a ways away, and with ARK-eology over a year old, (and with us interested in finding new ways to present our music to fans, like the Nimbit platform) we felt this year was the perfect time to release an EP of Christmas material and give the fans some new music during the holidays. When we decided to use the Nimbit player for our on-site mp3 sales, all the pieces fell into place.

What about the music, though? Two tracks from this were actually recorded several years ago, and have provided the springboard for this release. "We Three Kings" was a very popular Christmas-time download in 2004, which we followed with an instrumental of "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" in 2005. Both of those are commercially released for the first time ever on this album, which features four brand new tracks. "Adeste Fideles" is a fantastic choral treatment, sung fully in Latin (no English lyrics nonsense for C&J!). "Gabriel's Message" lets Chad take the lead in a choral vein, while "Silent Night" is performed in singalong style. Imagine C&J at the piano with Chad's daughter Beth (an a couple of guitars overdubbed later!) and you get the idea behind this track. Perhaps the most interesting track is the most unusual one - Chad's daughter Beth Stuart Baker (who as well as appearing on "Silent Night" also ably aids the guys with backing vocals on "Gabriel's Message") finally gets the chance to shine here, performing the lead vocal on "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem". All that's left to say is - from the Chad & Jeremy family to your own family - Merry Christmas!

SPECIAL NOTE: I've made a special cover for those of you who prefer to make your own CD. To download it and to hear C&J's exclusive Christmas message and a downloadable behind the scenes interview with Chad click here for the discography page on the Official Site.

N.B. As of April 10th, 2010, this digital download was taken out of print, but it was reissued due to the requests of fans on November 6th, 2010. Please be sure to get it this time - Chad is pretty keen to do a full-length Christmas album "one of these days", and says this is the last year that this mini-album will be offered.

You Are She (TBO Records Digital Download; February 4th, 2010)

You Are She/Dragon Wanted/Another Time

"You Are She" is C&J's first new single in nearly three decades! This limited Valentines release includes three all-new songs, "You Are She" in its stunning acapella arrangement that has proven so popular with concert goers; "Another Time"; and "Dragon Wanted". This is our second Nimbit exclusive, and the first release of 2010.

Again, this release illustrates how we can use Nimbit to share music with dedicated fans of C&J. If not for the Nimbit player, I seriously doubt that either the Christmas release or this one would have been considered. Because of the player, we're able to offer you even more sounds from the Electric Paintbox. Just like tour CDs have let us do interesting things and share them with those who come to see C&J on the road, so do these. It all adds up to more music for C&J fans, and no waiting around three years between releases which is what you might have to do if we didn't have great things like Nimbit and tour CDs.

SPECIAL NOTE: I've made a special cover for those of you who prefer to make your own CD. To download it click here for the discography page on the Official Site.

N.B. Like "Merry Christmas From Sun Valley", this seasonal exclusive was taken out of print on April 10th, 2010. Currently none of these tracks are planned to be re-released, so if you missed it I'm not sure whether they'll appear again right now!

Yesterday's Gone (Max Cat Records CD-R; July 19th, 2010)

A Summer Song/Now and Forever/Dirty Old Town/Like I Love You Today/September in the Rain/Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep for Me/Only for the Young/Too Soon My Love/The Truth Often Hurts the Heart/No Tears for Johnnie

The good news here is that this is the first time that the original cover and format of C&J's first US LP has ever been reused on CD. The bad news? It is an unlicensed 'pirate' compilation made from old vinyl records. It DOES have the old original stereo mix of "Like I Love You Today", though, with the vocals severely isolated on the left. Makes sense, of course, because it is likely "mastered" straight from an old copy of the vinyl, not from tapes. Available from Amazon as a made-to-order CDR.

Fifty Years On... (Electric Paintbox/TBO no cat. number; September 10th, 2010)

Apache/Take Out Some Insurance/Well All Right/Don't Look Back/Doghouse Blues/So Right Tonight/What's In A Name?/Lady Wants A Gentleman/Closed For Repairs/You Need Feet

Its an exciting time for Chad & Jeremy fans, made even more exciting when they keep on pulling such a variety of musical rabbits out of the hat and surprising everyone. Last Christmas there was the "Merry Christmas From Sun Valley" digital EP. In February there was the "You Are She" digital single. A mere seven months later, here's the new tour CD, "Fifty Years On". Three very different releases in only ten months.

The next major retail release will still be the "Live At The Don Gibson" album, but in the meantime C&J have released this limited edition 'tour CD' to mark a very special anniversary.

This is a sometimes quirky, sometimes exciting, sometimes poignantly sad, and sometimes quite personal CD that marks a very personal event - the day in September of 1960 that David Stuart Chadwick first met Jeremy Clyde at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

This summer, when C&J realized that such a significant anniversary was heading their way come the Fall 2010 tour, C&J decided to mark it in style.

So we revived the 'exclusive tour CD' idea as a way to share this special batch of songs with those of you who share their 50th anniversary with them at the shows. Some of these are amazing new Clyde-Pierce numbers, such as "So Right Tonight", the romantic "What's In A Name?" (brace yourself, girls) and the outstanding "Closed For Repairs", others are songs such as "Don't Look Back" which has its original roots in the 1980s reunion. Some - such as "Well All Right" and "Apache" come straight from the stairwell at Central, fifty years on. A couple originally were played in the 1960s fame-days, and others in their popular touring era of the 2000s (such as "Lady Wants A Gentleman" and "Doghouse Blues"). All are modern-day recordings, but the song selections truly span their 50 years of musical friendship.

For an added retro touch, the disc is packaged in a mini-LP style cardboard sleeve, with artwork by Dean Torrence's Kittyhawk Graphics (originally used in 1967 on C&J's final major tour program) Thank you, C&J, for sharing these last 50 years with us... here's to the next 50.

For an even more retro touch, due to last second track changes, the disc itself has "Doghouse Blues" and "So Right Tonight" transposed. Yes, folks, Chad Stuart and co. are actually human!

PS. Let the disc play after "You Need Feet" for a short but very funny surprise.

Don't Argue With An Elephant (Electric Paintbox/TBO no cat. number; December 7th, 2010)

Don't Argue With An Elephant / I Wouldn't Wanna Be / When You Tell A Little Lie / Pick Yourself Up / I've Got A Dog / Crocodile Tears / It's Mine! / Bears Don't Care / The Riddle Song / The Elephant Waltz / Down By The Seaside / Goodnight

Chad Stuart's 1990s children's album has at long last been dusted off and released to the public. Recorded over several years in the 1990s, this release finds Chad exploring the new environment of his home studio, and recording many of the sometimes silly songs that he was writing at the time to amuse his young children.

This album was originally planned for a commercial release when the Electric Paintbox label first started, but Chad & Jeremy activities quickly overtook plans for any solo releases. Now, over a decade after its completion, Chad has decided it is time at long last to let this Elephant out of the cupboard and share it with the world.

Please note that this album was recorded back at the very beginning of Chad's home studio, with equipment that is not of the same quality as that which is used for the modern-day C&J recordings made over a decade later. We hope it doesn't hamper your enjoyment, although there should be no complaints about "The Riddle Song", which was recorded in 2010 as a new addition to this album.

What Really Happened To Wenceslas? (Electric Paintbox Radio free download; December 21st, 2010)

One Stormy Night or What Really Happened To Wenceslas?

2010 was the most active year for C&J releases since 1965, with surprises galore, but this could be the most interesting of them all.

This C&J audio play, released under the 'Electric Paintbox Radio' (EPR - geddit?) banner, is a light-hearted and comic look at the story of 'Good' King Wenceslas, and how his legend really came about. C&J have tended to stick to the fairly traditional at Christmas time - see "We Three Kings", or last year's "Merry Christmas From Sun Valley" - but this year Chad decided to spring an irreverent and unusual Christmas surprise on C&J fans.

Nothing says irreverent and unusual like an 11 1/2 minute audio comedy parodying a beloved medieval Christmas classic!

The cast includes not just Chad & Jeremy, but Jeremy's longtime friend and musical associate Rick Jones, and Chad's son actor James Patrick Stuart (currently playing another arctic character in the form of Private Penguin in 'The Penguins of Madagascar' on Nickelodeon).

Added to the fun is the musical accompaniment, which is provided by the Monks of the Priory of St. Silenus (if you believe that I've got a tankard to fill for you), singing "Good King Wenceslas".

You can get a printable cover at the website, so if you burn a CD copy you can put it amongst the rest of your C&J discs. The whole thing has been made available for free on the C&J website for a short period of time at this address: What Really Happened To Wenceslas?.

Chad, Jeremy, Rick Jones, James Patrick Stuart, myself, and the turnips that made the wine sincerely hope you enjoy it and that perhaps it is just the first 'Electric Paintbox Radio' play. Who knows? Merry Christmas everyone!

NOTE: The day after Christmas, Chad decided that the "Silenus" joke was not obvious enough, so he changed the joke credit to "Singers...the monks of St. Silenus Monastic Brewery". The cover and all the art was amended, the amended art is here: amended front cover

Sing For You (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; January 17th, 2011)

Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/ No Tears For Johnny/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/If I Loved You/September In The Rain/Like I Love You Today/Donna Donna/A Summer Song/Dirty Old Town/From A Window

The first new release of 2011 is an old release, an amazon on-demand CD-R of the UK "Sing For You" album. This configuration was first issued as a download on March 31st, 2009, and you can now order a CD, which amazon manufactures to order, directly from the online retailer. This is from the current licensees of Ember, Fantastic Voyage. Nothing new here, but a starter-compilation for someone who maybe doesn't have the previous ones.

Second Album (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; February 11th, 2011)

What Do You Want With Me/My Colouring Book/If You Gotta Heart/No Other Baby/Now And Forever/Too Soon, My Love/The Girl From Ipanema/Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/You Know What/Sleep Little Boy/My How The Time Goes By/It Was A Very Good Year

An on-demand CD-R pressing of the mp3 release of C&J's second UK album, creatively entitled "Second Album". This was first released in this form on iTunes on March 31st, 2009. This is the same master but pressed to CD-R. The mixes are the 1990s remixes when applicable, and it is sonically identical to the masters heard on other Acrobat/Fantastic Voyage label discs.

Yesterday's Gone (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; February 11th, 2011)

Yesterday's Gone /Summer Song /If She Was Mine /Willow Weep for Me /If I Loved You /Truth Often Hurts the Heart /September in the Rain /Donna, Donna /From a Window /What Do You Want with Me /My Colouring Book /If You've Got a Heart /No Other Baby /Now and Forever /Too Soon My Love /Girl from Ipanema /Nearness of You /Your Mama's out of Town

A reissue of the 2008 "Yesterday's Gone" compilation originally released on Acrobat, now pressed as an on-demand CDR. Nothing new here.

If She Was Mine (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; March 4th, 2011)

If She Was Mine/Lemon Tree/My Coloring Book/My How The Time Goes By/No Tears For Johnny/September In The Rain/Sleep Little Boy/The Nearness Of You/Too Soon My Love/What Do You Want With Me?/You Know What

A first-time CD issue (well, on-demand CD-R) of one of the three mp3-only releases originally put out by TKO licensee Acrobat Records on June 23rd, 2008. This is sonically the same as the previous Acrobat/Fantastic Voyage label C&J releases.

If You've Got A Heart (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; March 4th, 2011)

Early In The Morning/Four Strong Winds/If I Had A Hammer/If I Had My Way/If You've Got A Heart/It Was A Very Good Year/Now And Forever/ Only Those In Love/Stanley And Dora/The Girl From Ipanema/Yesterday's Gone (live)

Another first-time CD of an mp3-only release first issued in 2008. This compilation, like the other two similar ones, was first released by Acrobat, and is now an on-demand CD-R from Amazon via the Fantastic Voyage label. Nothing new in terms of sonics here, and simply a CD-R pressing of a previous mp3 release.

Too Soon My Love (Fantastic Voyage Amazon on-demand CD-R; March 4th, 2011)

A Summer Song/A Summer Song (alternate take)/Dirty Old Town/Donna, Donna/From A Window/If I Loved You/Like I Love You Today/Only For The Young/ The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/Too Soon My Love/Willow Weep For Me/Yesterday's Gone/Tell Old Bill [aka "This Morning, This Evening"].

The third of three compilations that were previously only available on mp3, and now are available as on-demand CD-Rs from Amazon. Originally released on mp3 only on June 23rd, 2008 Nothing new here in terms of sonics, these are the same masters as on the rest of the Acrobat/Fantastic Voyage C&J discs.

Foreign Releases

Loaded With Hits (Polytel Elite 845 434 2; 1991, Canadian)

Yesterday's Gone/A Summer Song/Willow Weep For Me/If I Loved You/My Colouring Book/What Do You Want With Me/Four Strong Winds/From A Window/September In The Rain/It Was A Very Good Year

A Canadian K-TEL release, heavily imported into the states. Its title and cover are derived from the subheading "It's Loaded With Hits!" from the Capitol "Best of Chad and Jeremy" LP. The tracks are a mix of the two Capitol LPs. All material originally issued on World Artists, 1964-65. Again, in muddy mono, but again with the mono original version of "From A Window".

Sing For You (Polytel Elite 845 633-2; 1991, Canadian)

Too Soon My Love/Only Those In Love/If You've Got A Heart/My How The Time Goes By/ Donna Donna/The Girl From Ipanema/Dirty Old Town/No Tears For Johnny/If She Were Mine/Only For The Young

This CD, another Polytel release, has been quite rare, but needed as the only North American CD source of "Only For The Young", (in mono! boo!) and the best source of the original mono messed-up-orchestral-levels mix of "Only Those In Love". Much of this material is sourced from vinyl. "Only For The Young" is now available on the Japanese mini-LP reissue of the UK "Second Album" in much better quality, so this one looks headed for the dustbin of history unless you're a mix freak like myself.

Original London Cast Recording: Passion Flower Hotel (Sony West End; 1991, UK)

[various artists CD includes] "What A Question"; "I Love My Love"; "Something Different".

These three tracks are Jeremy performances from the 1965 John Barry/Treavor Peacock stage play that almost broke up the duo.  "I Love My Love" is the only one that does not feature other characters, and is a totally different recording from the one that Jeremy released on his only solo single in late 1965.  This CD was only available for a very limited time, and is highly sought after by John Barry collectors.  It is a reissue of the 1965 cast LP in stereo.

Painted Dayglow Smile (Sony Records SRCS9280; July 2nd, 1992)

Before And After/I Have Dreamed/I Don’t Wanna Lose You Baby/Should I/Teenage Failure/Distant Shores/You Are She/Last Night/When Your Love Has Gone/Anytime/Morning/Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold Of Dawn/Editorial/Painted Dayglow Smile (45 Version)/Transatlantic Trauma/Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course (45 edit)/Pipe Dream/Imagination/Sister Marie (alternate Take)

THE single Chad and Jeremy Columbia CD, as released in Japan (notice they got it two weeks before the US did). This disc has identical contents to the US one, although the Japanese pressing does include a lyric sheet and the ubiquitous OBI strip. It was later reissued on May 21st, 1997 to take advantage of "The Ark" being released on CD as well.


Chad & Jeremy: Sing For You/Second Album (Repertoire REP 4286-WY; August 17th, 1992, Germany)

Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/No Tears For Johnny/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/If I Loved You/September In The Rain/Like I Love You/Donna Donna/A Summer Song/Dirty Old Town/Fro m A Window/What Do You Want With Me/My Colouring Book/If You Gotta Heart/No Other Baby/Now And Forever/Too Soon, My Love/The Girl From Ipanema/Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/You Know What/Sleep Little Boy/My How The Time Goes By/It Was A Very Good Year/Lemon Tree/Early In The Morning/Your Mother's Out Of Town/The Nearness Of You/A Summer Song (alternate take)

The OTHER Chad and Jeremy CD. This disc includes every studio track released by Ember/World Artists internationally from 1964-65 except "Only For The Young", which is an instrumental featuring a guitar solo from Chad) AND it's all in amazing true stereo (except where no stereo tape exists)! This one was sourced from original tapes, and was originally coming out on Capitol's Collectors Series (that would have featured "Only For The Young", but the release was scuppered by internal shakeups at EMI). It sounds a lot clearer than the original stereo LPs, and includes two previously unreleased tracks. The first 11 tracks (through "Dirty Old Town") are the UK Ember Records "Sing For You" LP, released in 1964, while tracks through "It Was A Very Good Year" are the UK Ember "Second Album" in its entirety. Why Capitol was choosing to use the UK LPs as their basis is unclear. It appears they were going on the Beatles/Rolling Stones assumption that the UK versions were the artist's original intention and/or first release. Or perhaps it related to the fact that the material was licensed from TKO, the corporate successor to the UK Ember. In the case of C&J, actually the American albums predate both of these releases. "Lemon Tree" was the b side of "Yesterday's Gone". "Early In The Morning" is the b side of "Like I Love You Today". The alternate take of "A Summer Song" is the UK single version which was first issued in stereo in 1974 on Sire Records "History of British Rock Volume 2". It is discernable from the standard take in the first two lines, which are sung by Jeremy and Chad separately. The standard take features them both in duet. "Your Mother's Out Of Town" is an otherwise unreleased song. "The Nearness Of You" had appeared on the unauthorized "10+5=15" LP, released on Fidu Records in 1966, but this is an entirely different take, and includes session chat at the beginning.The CD also features brand-new remixes of all of the 'Sing For You' tracks except "Four Strong Winds" (although this version is discernable from the original LP by some attempts to mask the hissy vocal track). Single tracks "Like I Love You Today", and "If I Loved You" receive new mixes, and "A Very Good Year" is featured in a nice (I can hardly believe I'm saying this) fake stereo mix, but unfortunately there is an electronic glitch in it. That glitch appears on all subsequent digital reissues of the track. For some unfathomable reason, all the stereo channels for the old mixes from the "Yesterday's Gone" LP (except "A Summer Song") feature reversed channels on this CD. Apparently, this CD *is* the Capitol Collector's Series master, minus "Only For The Young". The Cover features a take on the UK "Second Album" cover, which is a painted version of the picture which was also the cover of Capitol's "The Best Of Chad And Jeremy" complilation LP. The Ember Records equivalent of the Sundazed Columbia CDs, this disc is now sadly out of print but well worth picking up if you can. The recent "Now And Forever" disc does NOT render this redundant, as someone at Acrobat decided to remove the session chat from "The Nearness Of You".

The Ember Years Volume Three (Play It Again PIA 101, 1994, UK)

[various artists cd includes] Yesterday's Gone/Lemon Tree/Early In The Morning/Like I Love You Today/ A Summer Song/No Tears For Johnny/If She Were Mine/Willow Weep For Me/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/ September In The Rain/Donna Donna/Dirty Old Town/From A Window/Now and Forever/Too Soon My Love/The Girl from Ipanema/ Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/Sleep Little Boy/My How The Time Goes By/Your Mother's Out of Town

This CD, with various Ember works, includes the second release ever of "Your Mother's Out of Town" in its Ember version.

John Barry and Guests: The John Barry Collection - Volume Four (Fat Boy FATCD 418/4; 1994, UK)

[various artists cd includes] Yesterday's Gone/Lemon Tree/Like I Love You Today

Another random v/a CD from a TKO licensee. This one has only C and J's first three tracks, but is notable for a rare colour shot of them on the cover. Too bad it is microscopic.

Yesterday's Gone (Fat Boy 284; 1995, UK)

Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/No Tears For Johnny/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/If I Loved You/September In The Rain/Like I Love You/Donna Donna/A Summer Song/Dirty Old Town/Fro m A Window/What Do You Want With Me/My Colouring Book/If You Gotta Heart/No Other Baby/Now And Forever/Too Soon, My Love/The Girl From Ipanema/Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/You Know What/Sleep Little Boy/My How The Time Goes By/It Was A Very Good Year

Fat Boy is back, this time with the first 25 tracks from the Repertoire CD, which technically makes it a twofer of their two UK LPs. Thrilling stuff.

Chad & Jeremy Sing For You (Spalax 14524; 1996, France)

Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/No Tears For Johnny/The Truth Often Hurts The Heart/If I Loved You/September In The Rain/Like I Love You/Donna Donna/A Summer Song/Dirty Old Town/Fro m A Window/What Do You Want With Me/My Colouring Book/If You Gotta Heart/No Other Baby/Now And Forever/Too Soon, My Love/The Girl From Ipanema/Four Strong Winds/Only Those In Love/You Know What/Sleep Little Boy/My How The Time Goes By/It Was A Very Good Year

A French version of the Fat Boy Cd, which here sports a luvverly cover that mimics the original LP cover for their first LP.

The Ark (Sony SRCS 9269; 1997, Japan)

The Emancipation of Mister X/Sunstroke/The Ark/The Raven/Imagination/Painted Dayglow Smile/Pipe Dream/Transatlantic Trauma/Sidewalk Requiem,Los Angeles June 5th and 6th/Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird/Paxton Quigley's Had the Course/You Need Feet

This was the original C&J "The Ark" reissue - a bolt from the blue for psych collectors in the mid-1990s. Chad & Jeremy's rarest LP in gorgeous perfect sound quality. Like manna from heaven, and something that we take for granted these days. There are now three other options aside from this now out-of-print CD for getting "The Ark". The US Sundazed reissue with several unreleased bonus tracks, its UK Rev-O-La equivalent, or the Japanese 2006 mini-LP sleeve reissue featuring the mono single mixes of relevant tracks from 1968.

The Very Best of Chad and Jeremy (Sony; 1998, Philippines)

Before and After/Why Should I Care/For Lovin' Me/I'm in Love Again/Little Does She Know/Tell Me Baby/What Do You Want With Me/Say It Isn't True/Marianne/Evil-Hearted Me/Can't Get Used To Losing You/Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice/Homeward Bound/The Way You Look Tonight/When Your Love Has Gone/Morning/You are She/Everyone's Gone to the Moon/I Won't Cry/Early Mornin' Rain/Don't Make Me Do It/I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby/Should I/I Have Dreamed

Sony in the Philippines issued this CD in the late 1990s as proof of their constant popularity in that country. It is mastered from fairly poor quality material, but it is the only source for the original mixes of these tracks including the shorter edit of "Ain't It Nice". This was one of the those 1ate 1990s rarities that really filled a tremendous void and now is thankfully a bit of an historical footnote.

Distant Shores (Vivid Sound Corporation; April 15, 2001, Japan)

Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice (UNEDITED MIX!)/Homeward Bound/The Way You Look Tonight/When Your Love Has Gone/Morning/You Are She/Everyone's Gone to the Moon/I Won't Cry/Early Mornin' Rain/Don't Make Me Do It/[BONUS TRACKS]Last Night/Teenage Failure/Anytime/Your Mother's Out Of Town (Columbia)/You've Got Your Troubles/Wonderful Land/Sticks And Stones/Sixpence/Love Is Strange/If You Need Somebody/When Your Love Has Gone (May 1965)/Distant Shores (French)/You Are She (French)

Technically just the Sundazed disc with a Japanese OBI strip wrapped around it, as distributed in the Far East by Vivid Sound Corporation. The first ever release of "Distant Shores" in those distant shores.

The Best of Chad & Jeremy Yesterday's Gone (Platinum Disc Corporation; August 7, 2001, Canada)

Yesterday's Gone/A Summer Song/Willow Weep For Me/If I Loved You/What Do You Want With Me/ From a Window/Donna Donna/The Girl From Ipanema/If You've Got a Heart/If She Was Mine/Now and Forever/ It Was a Very Good Year

Another same-old-stuff CD, again, with the same old CD mixes of the tracks. This 12 tracker at least sports a cover with a pretty rare image of the duo, though if you look at how bad Jeremy looks in this picture, it isn't surprising we haven't seen this shot before. The spine on this one says "Chad & Jeremy Volume One". Please, let it be Volume Last from these guys.

Before & After (Sundazed SC11117/Solid Records 7049; June 25th, 2002)

Before and After/Why Should I Care/For Lovin' Me/I'm In Love Again/Little Does She Know/Tell Me Baby/ What Do You Want With Me?/Say It Isn't True/Fare Thee Well (I Must Be Gone) [ed. note: actually, "Marianne"]/ Evil-Hearted Me/Can't Get Used To Losing You/[BONUS TRACKS]Pennies/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Sometimes/Fare Thee Well (alt vers.)/ Adesso Si/Nessuno Pui Di Me/What Do You Want With Me? (alt. vers.)/Evil-Hearted Me (alt. vers.)/Before and After (alt. vers.)/ The Cruel War/I Can't Talk To You

This is the version of the Sundazed reissue distributed in Japan. It is literally the USA copy, resealed with a Japanese OBI strip. This LP was not originally released in Japan, but was released in 1982. In the olden days, the Japanese skipped right over "Before and After" and "I Don't Want To Lose You Baby" as LPs (instead issuing a few singles and an EP), and went straight for their own greatest hits style concoction called "Early Mornin' Rain" shortly before the release of the "Distant Shores" LP.

Of Cabbages and Kings (Sundazed SC11118/Solid Records 7050; June 25th, 2002)

Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold of Dawn/Busman's Holiday/Can I See You/The Family Way/I'll Get Around To It When and If I Can/The Progress Suite: Prologue/Decline/Editorial/Fall/Epilogue/[BONUS TRACKS] Manners Maketh Man/The Gentle Cold of Dawn (instrumental)/Cautionary Tale/Rest In peace (single version)/Painted Dayglow Smile (single version)/Sister Marie (single version)

Another of the two "Solid Records" Japanese repackaging of the Sundazed discs. The first reissue of this disc since its 1968 vinyl appearance in Japan. Solid did not pick up on "I Don't Want To Lose You Baby" or "The Ark" (the latter made increasingly unlikely by the recent cardboard sleeve issue by Sony in 2006), so if you're Japanese and you're out there, I think you're stuck importing those two from Sundazed (or buying the mini-LP sleeves, how sad for you!).

The Acoustic Album: World Acoustic Tour 2004 (Electric Paintbox no cat. number; October 14th, 2004, Philipines)

Distant Shores/Lady Wants A Gentleman/Rest In Peace/I'll Be Back/Before And After/Made For Each Other/Willow Weep For Me/A Summer Song/What's The Score?/Yesterday's Gone

This is the Philipines version of the "Acoustic Set - Summer 2004" CD. Paper-bag-brown is the colour of military uniforms in the Philipines, so it was decided that perhaps a different colour was needed for the cover. This CD also has a back tray insert, although they are not very well inserted into the cases and many were badly miscut.

A Summer Song (El Records ACMEM55CD; October 6th, 2005, UK)

A Summer Song/Your Mother's Out of Town/If I Loved You/Now and Forever/Willow Weep for Me/Yesterday's Gone/It Was a Very Good Year/September in the Rain /Girl from Ipanema/Sleep Little Boy/From a Window/My Colouring Book/Like I Loved You Today/Truth Often Hurts the Heart/Too Soon My Love /If I Had My Way [Live]/Yesterday's Gone [Live]

Another in a long line of interminable variations of reissues of Chad & Jeremy's Ember/World Artists material, this time featuring the first CD release of any of the Mayfair live tracks from 1963. The full Mayfair performance was reissued on a Japanese LP sleeve-styled CD in February 2007.

Of Cabbages And Kings (Sony Music Direct MHCP-978; March 24th, 2006, Japan)

Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold of Dawn/Busman's Holiday/Can I See You/The Family Way/I'll Get Around To It When and If I Can/The Progress Suite: Prologue/Decline/Editorial/Fall/Epilogue/[BONUS TRACKS] Rest In Peace (mono single version)/The Family Way (mono single version)*/Editorial (mono single version) {* previously unreleased}

Chad & Jeremy's first foray into the big Japanese reissue phenomenon of the naughts - little replica LP covers made in cardboard with perfect little replica record labels on the CD. Usually these give both the mono and stereo mixes, or at least favour whichever is rarer, so it is a bit disappointing that this CD is the same stereo mix as has been commonly available on CD for years. But this one ends up a hugely significant one, not just because it gives us "Editorial" in its mono single version for the first time, but because it accidentally gives us an unreleased early mono mix of "The Family Way" sans baby sound effects, and with the rhythm guitar pumped up fairly highly. If this is a single mix, then this supports the theory that at one time "The Family Way"/"Rest In Peace" was assigned a catalogue number but then left unissued. One thing is for sure, it didn't belong on this release - which was designed to solely present officially released material from 1967. Thank you, whoever messed that one up!

The Ark (Sony Music Direct MHCP-979; March 24th, 2006, Japan)

The Emancipation of Mr. X/Sunstroke/The Ark/The Raven/Imagination/Painted Dayglow Smile/Pipe Dream /Transatlantic Trauma 1966/Sidewalk Requiem, Los Angeles, June 5th and 6th/Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird /Paxton Quigleyís had the Course/You Need Feet/[BONUS TRACKS] Painted Dayglow Smile (mono single version)/Sister Marie (mono single version)/Paxton Quigley's Had The Course (mono single version)/You Need Feet (mono single version)

The second of the two 2006 Japanese reissues, with bonuses including the proper mono mixes of "Paxton Quigley's Had The Course" and "You Need Feet" from the single, marking their first appearance on CD. Hopefully these will do well enough to spawn the other three Columbia LPs as reissues, although Japan seems to favour the psych era C&J much more than other periods of their career.

Acoustic Tapestry Greatest Hits (Warner Music Philipines 505101183982 5; December 2006, Philipines)

The Way You Look Tonight/Distant Shores/I'll Be Back/If I Loved You/I'm In Love Again/Before and After/Homeward Bound/Everyone's Gone To The Moon/ A Summer Song/When Your Love Has Gone/What Do You Want With Me?/September In The Rain/Yesterday's Gone/Hey Baby/Willow Weep For Me/Zanzibar Sunset/Habang Buhay (A Summer Song)

Their first official factory-pressed CD of new material in ages, and its from the Philipines! This includes tracks from the 2006 and (then-forthcoming) 2007 Tour CDs, plus "Habang Buhay", which is "A Summer Song" in Philipino. Good luck finding this one!

Sing For You (Airmail AIRAC 1315; February 8th, 2007, Japan)

Yesterday's Gone/If She Was Mine/Willow Weep For Me/No Tears For Johnny /The Truth Often Hurts The Heart /If I Loved You /September In The Rain /Like I Love You Today /Donna Donna /A Summer Song /Dirty Old Town /From A Window /[BONUS TRACKS] If I Had My Way (live version) /This Morning (live version) /Ain't That Just Like Me(live version) /If I Had A Hammer (live version) /Yesterday's Gone (Live version) /Stanley & Dora (live version)/A Summer Song (alternate version)

Ember gets into the Japanese "mini LP sleeve" reissue craze with these two entries into the catalogue, oddly enough the very first reissues ever on CD to represent an actual 1960s Ember/World Artists record with the proper tracks and cover in the proper order. This one is notable as it includes the "Live At The Mayfair" session as bonus tracks, marking the first release of this on CD and making it an absolute necessity. Unfortunately, the tracks are faded in and out (the original performance flowed from one song to the next), and the intros by the compere were removed from three tracks. Also, the sound is overwhelmingly bassy (perhaps due to attempts at cleaning up from the vinyl source), so it's a bit of an own goal if the idea was to finally make that rare piece of vinyl unnecessary! The rest of the tracks are all from the 'Capitol Collector's Series' masters that were first used by Repertoire on their "Sing For You/Second Album" CD. Nonetheless it is a lovely little record/CD/thing.

Second Album (Airmail AIRAC 1316; February 8th, 2007, Japan)

What Do You Want With Me? /My Colouring Book /If You've Got a Heart /No Other Baby /Now And Forever /Too Soon My Love /The Girl From Ipanema /Four Strong Winds /Only Those In Love /You Know What /Sleep Little Boy /My How The Time Goes By /It Was A Very Good Year /[BONUS TRACKS] Lemon Tree /Early In The Morning /Your Mother's Out Of Town /The Nearness Of You /Only For The Young

The second of the new Ember "mini LP sleeve" reissues. This one means that we at last get "Only For The Young", and in stereo as well. The source for these tracks is the tapes for the "Capitol Collector's Series" disc that was cancelled in 1991, meaning the quality and mixes are exactly the same as on the Repertoire "Sing For You/Second Album" disc (except this time "Only For The Young" is actually on the disc). These two discs are also available as a part of this label's box entitled "British Cult Albums Vol. 3" with four LPs from other artists who weren't even on Ember. Very odd. Also unmissable if you're into the whole LP sleeve thing.

Now And Forever (Acrobat; November 19th, 2007, UK)

[DISC ONE] Yesterday's Gone Lemon Tree Like I Love You Today Early In The Morning Summer Song No Tears For Johnny Stanley And Dora (live at the Mayfair) If I Had My Way (live at the Mayfair) Yesterday's Gone (live at the Mayfair) This Morning (live at the Mayfair) Ain't That Just Like Me (live at the Mayfair) If I Had A Hammer (live at the Mayfair) If She Was Mine Willow Weep For Me If I Loved You Truth Often Hurts The Heart September In The Rain Donna Donna Dirty Old Town From A Window

[DISC TWO] What Do You Want With Me /My Colouring Book /If You've Got A Heart /No Other Baby /Now And Forever /Too Soon My Love /Girl From Ipanema /Four Strong Winds /Only Those In Love /You Know What /Sleep Little Boy /My How The Time Goes By /It Was A Very Good Year /Nearness Of You /Your Mama's Out Of Town /Summer Song (alternate take) /Only For The Young /*From A Window (previously unreleased backing track)

As we released ARK-eology in 2008, the Acrobat grey-area label suddenly flooded iTunes with electronic repackage upon electronic repackage of Ember material. They also suddenly released a couple of random greatest hits discs. But the year before they put this one out, which is actually highly recommended, if you don't have the Japanese discs. Even if you do have the Japanese discs, this one is needed for the backing track to "From A Window" (unfortunately it sounds like the tape is shedding oxide as it is being played back - a very sad reality is that some of the older source material that we've all got is in bad shape).

It ALMOST renders the old Repertoire disc superfluous (although they accidentally cut the session chat from "The Nearness Of You"), as well as including the never-before released "From A Window" backing track. Sadly the Mayfair stuff is still extremely inferior to how it could and should sound, and is faded between tracks. If you've visited this site very often some of the pictures in the booklet may strike you as familiar. That is going to be because those wonderful folks at Acrobat went ahead and pilfered them sans any permission or credit. Thanks, guys!

Greatest Hits (Acrobat; October 30th, 2007, UK)

Yesterday's Gone /Lemon Tree /Summer Song /No Tears for Johnnie /Willow Weep for Me /If She Was Mine /If I Loved You /Donna Donna /What Do You Want with Me /A Very Good Year /From a Window /My Colouring Book

Acrobat's 2007 entry into the "Greatest Hits" market. Their 2008 USA entry, "Yesterday's Gone", is a better disc and has remained in print.

Before & After (Sony Music Direct SICP-1691 ; February 20th, 2008, Japan)

Before and After/Why Should I Care/For Lovin' Me/I'm In Love Again/Little Does She Know/Tell Me Baby/ What Do You Want With Me?/Say It Isn't True/Fare Thee Well (I Must Be Gone) [ed. note: actually, "Marianne"]/ Evil-Hearted Me/Can't Get Used To Losing You/[BONUS TRACKS]Pennies/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Sometimes/Fare Thee Well (alt vers.)/ Adesso Si/Nessuno Pui Di Me/What Do You Want With Me? (alt. vers.)/Evil-Hearted Me (alt. vers.)/Before and After (alt. vers.)/ The Cruel War/I Can't Talk To You

The mini-LP sleeve craze strikes back, with C&J's other three LPs all getting releases on the same day. Before & After had previously been distributed as a repackage of the Sundazed release with an OBI strip (see above), but this is the first domestic pressing of this album on CD.

I Don't Want To Lose You Baby (Sony Music Direct SICP-1692 ; February 20th, 2008, Japan)

I Donít Wanna Lose You Baby /Should I /The Girl Who Sang the Blues /Funny How Love Can Be /The Woman in You /Mr. Tambourine Man /I Have Dreamed /Donít Think Twice, Itís All Right /Baby Donít Go /There But for Fortune /These Things You Donít Forget /I Don't Want to Lose You Baby (alternate version)

The second of the three new Japanese mini-LP sleeve CDs, another Sundazed clone, but the first ever release of this album in Japan.

Distant Shores (Sony Music Direct SICP-1693 ; February 20th, 2008, Japan)

Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice (unedited mix)/Homeward Bound/The Way You Look Tonight/When Your Love Has Gone/Morning/You Are She/Everyone's Gone to the Moon/I Won't Cry/Early Mornin' Rain/Don't Make Me Do It/[BONUS TRACKS]Last Night/Teenage Failure/Anytime/Your Mother's Out Of Town (Columbia)/You've Got Your Troubles/Wonderful Land/Sticks And Stones/Sixpence/Love Is Strange/If You Need Somebody/When Your Love Has Gone (May 1965)/Distant Shores (French)/You Are She (French)

The first ever time this album has been pressed in Japan (the previous Solid disc was a repackage of the US disc with an obi strip) as Sony completes their mini-LP sleeve campaign and reissues all of C&J's LPs in this delightful little format.

The Very Best of Chad and Jeremy (Sony; Late 2008, Philippines)

Before and After/Why Should I Care/For Lovin' Me/I'm in Love Again/Little Does She Know/Tell Me Baby/What Do You Want With Me/Say It Isn't True/Marianne/Evil-Hearted Me/Can't Get Used To Losing You/Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice/Homeward Bound/The Way You Look Tonight/When Your Love Has Gone/Morning/You are She/Everyone's Gone to the Moon/I Won't Cry/Early Mornin' Rain/Don't Make Me Do It/I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby/Should I/I Have Dreamed

A remastered reissue of the 1998 Before And After/Distant Shores twofer from Sony in the Philippines. The Philippines is truly a market unto itself - for example we don't really import many ARK-eologies there, instead they buy "Acoustic Tapestry Greatest Hits". As such, the Sundazed reissues are very expensive imports for most Philippine customers, creating a consistent demand for regional pressings of their two biggest domestic hit albums.

Of Cabbages And Kings (Rev-O-la; February 23rd, 2009, UK)

Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold of Dawn/Busman's Holiday/Can I See You/The Family Way/I'll Get Around To It When and If I Can/The Progress Suite: Prologue/Decline/Editorial/Fall/Epilogue/[BONUS TRACKS] Manners Maketh Man/The Gentle Cold of Dawn (instrumental)/Cautionary Tale/Rest In peace (single version)/Painted Dayglow Smile (single version)/Sister Marie (single version)

UK reissue label Rev-O-la has licenced their own domestic pressings of "Of Cabbages And Kings" and "The Ark" using Sundazed's masters. Sonically they are the same as the previous CDs, with a bit of tweaking. Artwise, they are totally revamped. Finally both this and "The Ark" receive the psych credit they deserved all those years ago in their home country.

The Ark (Rev-O-la; April 27th, 2009, UK)

The Emancipation of Mr. X/Sunstroke/The Ark/The Raven/Imagination/Painted Dayglow Smile/Pipe Dream /Transatlantic Trauma 1966/Sidewalk Requiem, Los Angeles, June 5th and 6th/Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird /Paxton Quigleyís had the Course/You Need Feet/[BONUS TRACKS] Painted Dayglow Smile (mono single version)/Sister Marie (mono single version)/Paxton Quigley's Had The Course (mono single version)/You Need Feet (mono single version)

UK reissue label Rev-O-la has licenced their own domestic pressings of "Of Cabbages And Kings" and "The Ark" using Sundazed's masters. Sonically they are the same as the previous CDs, with a bit of tweaking. Artwise, they are totally revamped - mirroring the original releases in a much more faithful way than the Sundazed discs do.

Various Artists Releases

Rock Artifacts, Volume 4 (Columbia/Legacy CK 46984; April 23rd, 1991)

Various artists LP includes: Distant Shores/Teenage Failure/[Chad and Jill Stuart] The Cruel War

This CD, now sadly out of print, features the first release of all of these tracks in stereo. Later, "Distant Shores" would appear on the "Painted Dayglow Smile" CD with this same mix. "Teenage Failure" on this disc includes opening session chat and a count in that was excised from the "Painted Dayglow Smile" CD, though the track features the same mix otherwise. This was the only appearance of "The Cruel War" on CD until Sundazed's 2002 Before and After CD, but it's now in stereo on that release as well.

Whole Lotta Lava- Make-Out Music From The Psychedelic Era (Columbia/Risky Business AK53922; October 19th, 1993)

Various artists CD includes: You Are She(single mix)

This disc is the only way to get the single mix (with handclaps) of "You Are She". Unfortunately, it has been out of print for a while now. Sundazed really missed a trick by not including this one on the "Distant Shores" reissue.

Oh, Split! - Great Breakup Songs Of The '60s (Columbia/Risky Business AK 53924; October 19th, 1993)

Various artists disc includes: I Won't Cry

This used to be the only way to get the b side of "You Are She". Oddly, though it took til 2000 to get a CD of the LP, the rare single mix of "You Are She", as well as the b side of the single, and first time stereo mixes of "Distant Shores" and "Last Night", as well as an extended "Teenage Failure" (with a count in) all were on CD years earlier. Not really needed for much now.

Have A Nice Life - More Great Breakup Songs Of The '60s (Columbia/Risky Business AK 57472; June 21st, 1994)

Various artists disc includes: [Chad Stuart] I Can't Talk To You

This is another now unavailable CD with a rare C&J track, except this time, its a rare Chad & Jill track! Regardless of the billing on the label, this one is definitely by Chad & Jill. It is odd how these tracks, which were rare even when issued, ended up on CD so early, when it took years for someone to put the "Before And After" or "Of Cabbages And Kings" LPs onto CD. But, we'll take what we can get! This track is now of the Sundazed Before and After CD in the same (mono) mix.

Sagittarius: Present Tense (Sundazed SC 11053; October 28, 1997)

[Sagittarius disc, but includes] Sister Marie (backing track)

This one is a bit strange. It isn't a various artists CD, but rather a CD of one of Gary Usher's studio "groups", Sagittarius. It includes Chad & Jeremy's "Sister Marie" backing track, claiming that C&J simply sung over the top of a pre-prepared track done by Gary Usher. They give the recording date of this backing track as March 21st, 1967. Actually, Chad remembers arranging this one, and C&J finished the track on February 28th, so there's little chance Usher made this backing track for Sagittarius, since it was arranged by Chad, and done *before* it is claimed Usher did it. Thankfully, Sundazed properly credits "Sister Marie" as arranged by Chad Stuart in the new Of Cabbages and Kings CD. For some strange reason, the late Gary Usher is quoted being quite nasty about C&J in the booklet.

1960s Rock & Roll Collection (Madacy Entertainment Canada 8P-2-1914; 1997)

[various artists box set includes] A Summer Song (Chad re-record, 1977)

This box set consists of eight discs of the usual fare, Lesley Gore, Chubby Checker, et cetera. It also includes the 1977 re-recording of "A Summer Song". It uses the Audio Encores version (see the rarities page), but it takes it and sticks it into mono. Then it does a horrible fake stereo job on it, with more high end and echo than you can shake a stick (or a big wonking eight CD box set) at. Because of this horrible atrocity, the British Airwaves LP is still the preferable way to get this mix. Save your $50 unless you're an absolute whackjob like me!

60s Pop Rock Reunion Live! (Time-Life Music; January 24th, 2004)

[various artists disc includes] Yesterday's Gone (live 2003); A Summer Song (live 2003)

This PBS 'pledge-drive' CD was only available with a $75 "donation" to US Public Television stations during their early 2004 pledge drives. After the pledge drive period was over, it did show up at a few places for quite a lot cheaper as a cut-out, but it was never given an official in-stores release. It was launched together with the tv program that it gets its name and content from, and these two tracks mark the first public reunion of the duo since 1987. From little acorns have grown a series of popular live shows, four brand-new tour CDs, ARK-eology, and of course the ongoing recordings for the NEXT CD. Thank you, PBS!

Tell Me: Ember Beat 1962-1964 Vol 1 (Fantastic Voyage; July 1st, 2009)

[various artists disc includes] Yesterday's Gone/Like I Love You Today/A Summer Song/If She Was Mine/Now And Forever/Yesterday's Gone (previously unreleased stereo mix) (actually an alternate take)

It has only taken 46 years, but here is our first ever outtake from the first session in July of 1963. It is advertised as a "previously unreleased stereo mix", but it is really the twin track of an alternate TAKE, which also is without the (presumably overdubbed) 'country' guitar line. Also featured on the disc are the master takes of the a sides of all of the UK singles of this time period, as well as one track from their 1964 United Artists EP in the form of "Now And Forever".


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