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The Paul Jones Collection Vol. 2: Love Me, Love My Friends

  • 1. Love Me
    2. Poor Jenny
    3. Trendy Miss Wendy
    4. Nosher Burns
    5. Song About Mary
    6. Along Came Jones
    7. Bony Moronie
    8. Little Sadie
    9. Charlie Brown
    10. Lonesome Death of Harrie Carroll, The
    11. Tarzan etc.
    12. Please Help Me Denise
    13. Bugger Burns
    14. Sold to the Highest Bidder
    15. Sons and Lovers
    16. Three Sisters
    17. After All I Said and Done
    18. Love Bug Will Get You, The
    19. Take Care
    20. Hold on to Someone Baby
    21. All the Time in the World
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 169

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Burgess

    This collection includes the 1967 album LOVE ME LOVE MY FRIENDS, a non-album single, and seven previously unreleased tracks.
    Personnel: Paul Jones (vocals, harmonica).
    Liner Note Authors: Mark Stratford; Richard Harries; Simon Robinson.
    Recording information: 1967.
    Arrangers: Mike Leander; Mike Vickers.
    An expanded version of Jones' 1967 album Love Me, Love My Friends, with ten bonus tracks. That 1967 LP was supposed to be a concept album of sorts, though not a very adventurous one, the idea being to base it around songs with names in the titles -- "Poor Jenny," "Charlie Brown," "Bony Moronie," etc. The results are as hackneyed as you'd expect, Jones compromising his strengths -- his excellent R&B and soul sensibilities, as demonstrated in Manfred Mann -- for weak material, anchored by Mike Leander's period-piece British orchestral-pop arrangements. Jones is at his best when he gets even a bit rootsy, as on "Nosher Burns" and "Little Sadie," though the juxtaposition of lame remakes of the Coasters and the Everly Brothers next to a folk-rock reading of Bob Dylan's "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" is somewhat ludicrous. The bonus cuts, aside from the "Sons & Lovers"/"Three Sisters" single, were all previously unissued. None are especially interesting, although it's a shock to hear him covering the Electric Prunes on "Sold to the Highest Bidder." ~ Richie Unterberger

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