Chad and Jeremy CDs.

US Releases

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

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; 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 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 the first US release of "Anytime". This is the only CD appearance of the following non LP tracks:"Last Night", "Anytime", "Paxton Quigley's Had The Course (45 edit)", and "Sister Marie (alternate take)". Though not listed, "I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby" is an alternate version, with a longer intro, and 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!

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; 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 good quality mono, many of the same tracks. Unfortunately, this disc, slightly clearer than the other Polytel and K TEL CDs, does not include the original "From A Window". 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.

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, and one can only hope Sundazed will get a shot to restore this one from the original master tapes. This is the only way to get the original "correct" version of "I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby" on CD.

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 none of these people seem to be able to stumble upon a few unreleased takes, or accidentally release 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. SEE BELOW!!!!

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! 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, even though my name is in the "Special Thanks" credits, they are not paying me to say this!

Distant Shores (Sundazed; October 3, 2000)

Distant Shores/Ain't it Nice (UNEDITED!)/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/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

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 is '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. 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; 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 rip-off Ember compilation.

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! 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.

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 soemthing 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!

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. So far, we haven't, but then this is only the first CD! 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, buried in a mountain of rubble untouched since 1987, an unmarked tape cassette. 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. THe rest was we went through a three month fiasco of cancelled 'new' release dates, making fools out of us before we even put out a disc! 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!

As of August 2003, the disc has continued to be a decent 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!

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

Chad and Jeremy felt they needed a bit of 'merchandise' for their concert tour, but 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 their current set, done with a warm, pleasant, acoustic feel.

This disc features the first releases of three Jeremy songs that will appear as fully produced versions on their upcoming new studio album, 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 will be in a small slimline case similar to CD single cases, but more akin to CDR slimlines, which fit a 4.75x4.75 booklet, and have no back tray.

Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde (1983) (ELECTRIC PAINTBOX EP002, August 2, 2003 [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. We had no idea how amazingly time consuming having an actual ongoing current band can be. Because of that, releasing this CD took forever. First it was due in July 2004, then "fall" (which basically meant 'no chance we're getting it out in the summer'), the Christmas. 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 1982, and he was involved with the early stages of the making of this record. He also had a stereo master of this record. So with his fantastic remastering skills, and with his 2 track stereo master, we were able to present it in great quality. Of course this caused quite appropriate delays, and when he turned up with a mimicassette recording of their audition for Rocshire, we delayed even more to figure out what to do with the bonus tracks.

We considered very strongly a 2 CD set, but eventually weeded it down to a variety of material from 1978-1991. I personally would have not included several 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, 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'. So out went the audition tape, and several lower quality nuggets and spoken word pieces, and listening now, the release works better as it is.

The bonus tracks include one track with the accursed 'modern day hocus pocus' fiddling I so despise. "Can't Come Back" suffered from some particularly nasty dropouts which were completely uncorrectable. But we all felt it had to be on CD. Chad (quite rightly) made an edit of it removing the problem, 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 than it did with the handclaps, and the problem with the dropouts is gone. You can decide which you like the best by downloading an MP# of the original, damaged but complete, version at The Official Site. (Ah, the perks of running that thing!)

Overall, I'm very happy with the release, and very happy with the 'flow' of the CD with bonus tracks. The leveling is a little off in places on the bonus tracks because of the variety of sources used, but I'll probably be the only one who notices.

Various Artists Releases

Rock Artifacts, Volume 4 (Columbia/Legacy CK 46984; 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 exised 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; 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.

Oh, Split! - Great Breakup Songs Of The '60s (Columbia/Risky Business AK 53924; 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.

Have A Nice Life - More Great Breakup Songs Of The '60s (Columbia/Risky Business AK 57472; 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, 1978)

This box set consists of eight discs of the usual fare, Lesley Gore, Chubby Checker, et cetera. It also includes the 1978 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 you $50 unless you're an absolute wackjob like me!

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 it is needed as the only 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.

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 1966.  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.


Chad & Jeremy: Sing For You/Second Album (Repertoire REP 4286-WY; 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 everything released by World Artists internationally from 1964-65 except "Only For The Young", which is an instrumental, only featuring Chad (with a guitar solo) 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. "Lemon Tree" was the b side of "Yesterday's Gone". "Early In The Morning" is the b side of "Like I Love You Today" only otherwise on vinyl on the 1964 UK Ember EP (EP 4543), which included "Yesterday's Gone"/"Lemon Tree"/"Like I Love You Today"/"Early In The Morning". The alternate take of "A Summer Song" was first issued in 1974 on Sire Records "History of British Rock Volume 2", and 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 eight brand-new remixes, making their debut here after being left on the cutting room floor when a Capitol Collectors Series release 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", "You Know What", and "What Do You Want With Me". Apparently, this CD *is* the Capitol master, minus "Only For The Young". The Cover features a painted version of the picture which was also the cover of Capitol's "The Best Of Chad And Jeremy" compilation LP, and used for the "Sing For You" UK LP. The Ember Records equivalent of the Sundazed Columbia CDs.

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 rip off 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. Cover image coming soon!

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. Cover art coming soon.

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 CD features Chad and Jeremy's rarest LP, in master quality true stereo. This CD is a little expensive, being a Japanese import, but it is well worth the money. If you want "The Ark", don't hunt out the rare vinyl, just buy this CD. It is mastered even clearer than the LP, but features all the original stereo mixes.

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 has issued this CD, taken from the original LP mixes which makes every Columbia LP (except the constantly rescheduled "Of Cabbages and Kings") finally available on CD.  I have no idea why they chose such pointless bonus tracks, as that could have been the perfect opportunity to put out "Pennies". Oh well, not really important since it is now on Sundazed's Before and After CD. This CD is the only source for the original mixes of these tracks.

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 rip-off 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 a 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.


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