Part of Their Past: The Simon Dupree and the Big Sound Anthology

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About the Album

This is a 2-CD archival release of material from Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, the precursor to Gentle Giant. It contains all their singles, the Without Reservations LP in mono and stereo, and 16 unreleased tracks, some of which were destined for an unreleased album called Once More Unto the Breach Dear Friends. It was released by EMI.

Alternate title

Alternate cover

This CD was also released as Part of My Past. (Thanks to Alexander Off.)

Track List

CD 1:


1)I See The Light  (s)  (2.16)
(Norman Ezell/Michael Rabon/John Durrill)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd
Single A side R5542    Dec 1966 & LP
Produced by David Gooch
Recorded:15th October 1966

2)It Is Finished  (m) (3.01)
(Paul Smith/Evelyn King)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single B side R5542   Dec 1966
Produced by David Gooch
Recorded:15th October 1966

3)Reservations  (s)  (2.24)
(Albert Hammond)
Chappell-Morris & Co
Single A Side R 5574 Feb 1967 & LP
Recorded at IBC Studios 25th January 1967

4)You Need A Man  (m) (2.30)
(Paul Smith/Evelyn King)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd/Dupree Music
Single B Side R 5574  Feb 1967
Produced by David Gooch
Recorded:15th October 1966

5)Day Time, Night Time  (s) (2.15)
(Mike Hugg)
Mann Music Pubishersl Ltd
Single A Side R 5594 May 1967
Recorded:8th April 1967

6)I've Seen It All Before  (m) (2.47)
(Paul Smith/Evelyn King)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd/Dupree Music
Single B Side R 5594 May 1967
Recorded:11th April 1967

7)Medley:
a)60 Minutes Of Your Love  (s) (4.35)
(Isaac Hayes/David Porter)
Carlin Music Corp

b)A Lot Of Love
(Homer Banks)
Copyright Control
LP track  August 1967
Recorded:11th April 1967

8)Love  (s) (3.04)
(Edwards)
Island Music/Essex Music
LP track August 1967
Recorded:12th April 1967

9)Get Off My Bach  (s) (2.01)
(King/Shulman)
Dupree Music
LP track August 1967
Recorded:1st May 1967

10)There's A Little Picture Playhouse (s) (2.13)
(Hine)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
LP track August 1967
Recorded:1st May 1967

11)What Is Soul  (s) (2.35)
(Gallo/King)
Carlin Music Corp
LP track August 1967
Recorded:12th April 1967

12)Teacher, Teacher  (s) (2.04)
(Dupree/Shulman/Shulman)
Dupree Music
LP track August 1967
Ecorded:11th April 1967

13)Amen (s) (2.25)
(Cooke)
Kags Music Ltd
LP track August 1967
Recorded:1st May 1967

14)Who Cares  (s) (2.34)
(King/Shulman)
Dupree Music
LP track August 1967
Recorded:1st May 1967

15)Kites  (s) (3.44)
(Lee Pockriss/Hal Hackaday)
Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd
Single A Side R 5456 October 1967
Recorded at Regent Sound 26th September 1967

16)Like The Sun Like The Fire  (s) (2.26)
(Paul Smith/Evelyn King)
Dupree Music
Single B  Side R 5456 October 1967
Recorded:18th July 1967

17)For Whom The Bell Tolls  (s) (3.06)
(Evelyn King/Paul Smith)
Dupree Music Ltd
Single A side R 5670 March 1968
Recorded:24th January 1968

18)Sleep  (s) (3.01)
(Hine/Dupree)
Dupree Music Ltd
Single B side R 5670 March 1968
Recorded:18th July 1967

19)Part Of My Past  (s) (3.17)
(Evelyn King/Paul Smith)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single A side R 5697 May 1968
Recorded:5th January 1968

20)This Story Never Ends  (s) (2.08)
(Shulman/Hine)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single B side R 5697 May 1968
Recorded:20th March 1968

21)Thinking About My Life (m) (2.34)
(Shulman/Shulman)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single A side R 5727  September 1968
Recorded:9th July & 19th August 1968

22)Velvet And Lace   (m) (2.11)
(Shulman/Shulman)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single B side R 5727  September 1968
Recorded:20th & 25th March 1968

23)  We are The Moles (Part 1)  (s) (4.30)
by The Moles
(King/Shulman)
Robbins Music
Single A  side R 5743 November 1968
Recorded at Trident Studios
Produced by The Moles

24)  We are The Moles (Part 2)  (m) (2.43 )
by The Moles
(Shulman/Shulman))
Robbins Music Corp Ltd
Single A  side R 5743 November 1968
Recorded at Trident Studios
Produced by The Moles

25)Broken Hearted Pirates  (m)  (2.39)
(Michael Anthony)
Radio Music Britain Ltd
Single A side R 5757 February 1969
Arranged & Conducted by Chris Gunning
Recorded:1st January 1969

26)She Gave Me The Sun  (m) (2.36)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Radio Music Britain Ltd/
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Single B side R 5757 February 1969
Recorded:7th January 1969
27)The Eagle Flies Tonight  (m) (2.22)
(Hazard)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Single A side R 5816 November 1969
Produced by John Burgess
Orchestration by Lou Warburton
Recorded:2nd October 1969

28)Give It All Back  (s) (2.41)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Copyright Control
Produced by Jonathan Peel
Single B side R 5816 November 1969
Recorded 12th August 1969

CD 2:


1)Stained Glass Window  (s) (2.05)
(Grady/Zekley)
Teenie Bopper Music Publ (ascap)
Recorded 14th August 1967

2)Please Come Back (m) (2.41)
(Shulman)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd/ Dupree Music
Recorded 8th April 1967

3)Light On Dark Water  (m) (1.52)
(Evelyn King/Paul Smith)
Copyright Control
Recorded 9th October 1967

4)What In This World (m) (3.11)
(unknown)
Copyright Control
Recorded 5th December 1967

5)What Cha Gonna Do  (m) (2.46)
(Evelyn King/Paul Smith)
Robbins Music
Recorded 9th October 1967
an early version  of Part Of My Past

6)Don't Make It So Hard (On Me Baby) (m) (3.01)
(Eddie Floyd/Willia Parker)
Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd/Warner Chappell
Recorded 31st October 1967

7)Kindness  (m) (2.30)
(unknown)
Copyright Control
Recorded 5th January 1968

8)Castle In The Sky  (m) (2.44)
(Evelyn King/Paul Smith)
Copyright Control
Recorded 22nd March 1968

9)Loneliness Is Just A State Of Mind  (s) (2.55)
(Evelyn King/John King/Paul Smith)
Sparta Florida Music
Recorded 22nd May 1968

10)Laughing Boy From Nowhere  (m) (2.48)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Alucard Publishing Ltd
Recorded 9th July 1968

11)You  (m) (2.11)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Alucard Publishing Ltd
Recorded 4th December 1968

12)Can't You See  (s) (2.49)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Alucard Publishing Ltd
Recorded 1st January 1969

13)Now  (s) (2.27)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Alucard Publishing Ltd
Recorded 7th January 1969

14)Rain  (s) (3.18)
(Shulman/Shulman/Shulman)
Alucard Publishing Ltd
Recorded 7th January 1969

15)Something In The Way She Moves (s) (2.35)
(James Taylor)
EMI Songs Ltd
Produced by Jonathan Peel
Recorded:29th June 1969

16)I'm Going Home  (m) (3.42)
(Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Produced by Jonathan Peel
Recorded 12th August 1969

17) Medley:
a)60 Minutes Of Your Love  (m) (4.35)
(Isaac Hayes/David Porter)
Carlin Music Corp

b)A Lot Of Love
(Homer Banks)
Copyright Control

18)Love  (m) (3.04)
(Edwards)
Island Music/Essex Music

19)Get Off My Bach  (m) (2.00)
(King/Shulman)
Dupree Music
LP track August 1967

20)There's A Little Picture Playhouse (m) (2.13)
(Hine)
Robbins Music Corp Ltd

21)Day Time, Night Time  (m) 2.31)
(Mike Hugg)
Mann Music Publishers Ltd

22)I See The Light  (m) (2.21)
(Norman Ezell/Michael Rabon/John Durrill)
Sony/ATV

23)What Is Soul  (m) (2.34)
(Gallo/King)
Carlin Music Corp

24)Teacher,Teacher  (m)	(2.11)
(Dupree/Shulman/Shulman)
Dupree Music

25)Amen  (m) (2.24)
(Cooke)
Kags Music Ltd

26)Who Cares  (m) (2.31)
(King/Shulman)
Dupree Music

27) Reservations  (m) (2.30)
(Albert Hammond)
Chappell-Morris Ltd

CD 2 tracks 1-16: previously unreleased
CD 2 tracks 17-27:
see CD 1 for recording details
All tracks recorded at Abbey Road
unless stated otherwise
All tracks produced by David Paramor
unless stated otherwise