Week of May 18, 2008

Paper Bubble

Terry Brake - Guitar, Vocals
Brian Crane - Guitar, Vocals
Neil Mitchell - Bass

Scenery (Deram DML/SML 1059) 1970 R1
CD: Hugo Montes Production, HMP-CD 014; RPM RETRO831, 2008

Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper of the Strawbs were invited in 1969 to produce an LP for Shrewsbury band Paper Bubble. Terry Brake, Brian Crane (both vocals, guitars) and Neil Mitchell (bass) provide most of the sounds, except for a guesting Rick Wakeman, who was helping Cousins and Hooper on sessions just prior to joining the Strawbs proper in 1970.

Brake and Crane s harmony vocals underpin the atmosphere of the record, and it is an infectious folk-pop mix with the Strawbs influence starting to come through.. The album was released in 1970 on Deram and gains its first legitimate CD reissue on RPM in 2008.

Discography and personnel data taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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