Three CDs. Issued by underground imprint RCA Neon in mid-1971, the Shape of the Rain album Riley Riley Wood & Waggett sold poorly at the time despite glowing reviews from the British music weeklies. A surging collision of Beatlesesque writing and harmonies and Byrds-like jingle-jangle guitars, sadly it would take another couple of decades before the LP was finally disinterred by a new generation of record collectors. Half-a-century after it's original release, that lost jewel of an album finally gets the attention it deserves as the cornerstone of Grapefruit's definitive new anthology of a criminally neglected late '60s/early '70s British band. In addition to that 1971 album, our release features a post-LP single, a clutch of studio demos, taped rehearsals and alternative versions as well as more than a dozen previously-unissued demos of material for an aborted second album. Recorded in 1972 by band leader and chief vocalist/songwriter Keith Riley, these songs are a staggering new find, occupying similar musical territory to newly-solo McCartney, Badfinger man Pete Ham's home demos and Chris Bell's post-Big Star work. Our release also features some incendiary Shape of the Rain live recordings, including a 50-minute show from May 1970 that stands as a rare and enthralling document of a West Coast-influenced English psychedelic band captured in full and glorious flow at the turn of the decade. Boasting a 24-page booklet that includes numerous rare photos as well as a new history of the band, this expanded, four-hour edition of Riley Riley Wood & Waggett features approximately two hours of previously unreleased music.
Three CDs. Issued by underground imprint RCA Neon in mid-1971, the Shape of the Rain album Riley Riley Wood & Waggett sold poorly at the time despite glowing reviews from the British music weeklies. A surging collision of Beatlesesque writing and harmonies and Byrds-like jingle-jangle guitars, sadly it would take another couple of decades before the LP was finally disinterred by a new generation of record collectors. Half-a-century after it's original release, that lost jewel of an album finally gets the attention it deserves as the cornerstone of Grapefruit's definitive new anthology of a criminally neglected late '60s/early '70s British band. In addition to that 1971 album, our release features a post-LP single, a clutch of studio demos, taped rehearsals and alternative versions as well as more than a dozen previously-unissued demos of material for an aborted second album. Recorded in 1972 by band leader and chief vocalist/songwriter Keith Riley, these songs are a staggering new find, occupying similar musical territory to newly-solo McCartney, Badfinger man Pete Ham's home demos and Chris Bell's post-Big Star work. Our release also features some incendiary Shape of the Rain live recordings, including a 50-minute show from May 1970 that stands as a rare and enthralling document of a West Coast-influenced English psychedelic band captured in full and glorious flow at the turn of the decade. Boasting a 24-page booklet that includes numerous rare photos as well as a new history of the band, this expanded, four-hour edition of Riley Riley Wood & Waggett features approximately two hours of previously unreleased music.
5013929186705

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 05/01/2020
UPC: 5013929186705

Riley Riley Wood & Waggett (Uk)
Artist: Shape Of The Rain
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Woman
2. Patterns
3. Castles
4. Wasting My Time
5. Rockfield Roll
6. Yes
7. Dusty Road
8. Willowing Trees
9. I'll Be There 1
10. Broken Man 1
11. My Friend John 1
12. The Very First Clown 1
13. What You Gonna Do Now 1
14. You're The One 1
15. From Me And From You 1
16. No Use Cryin' Again 1
17. Watercolour Sunshine 1
18. Nothin' You Could Do 1
19. We Can Put It Right 2
20. Lady Of My Dreams 2
21. It All Depends On You 2
22. Listen To My Heart 2
23. Now's The Time To Start 2
24. Don't You Know 2
25. Second Time Around 2
26. Broken Man (Demo Version) 2
27. I Don't Need Nobody 2
28. I'll Be There (Demo Version) 2
29. We're Not Their Boys 3
30. Hallelujah 3
31. Hello 503 3
32. I Doubt If I Ever Will 3
33. Willowing Trees (Demo Version) 3
34. Canyon 3
35. Spring 3
36. Words 3
37. Look Around 3
38. Advertising Man 3
39. Go Around And See It 4
40. It's So Good Here 4
41. Big Black Bird 4
42. Everyone The Fool 4
43. You Just Call 4
44. It's My Life 4
45. Dusty Road (Demo Version) 4
46. Too Many Lies 4
47. Yes (Demo Version) 4
48. Willowing Trees 4
49. Passing Of Time 5
50. Imagination 5
51. I've Been Wrong 5
52. Spring 5
53. Everyone The Fool 5
54. Vanishing Cottage 5
55. Ceiling 5
56. Big Black Bird 5
57. Go Around And See It 5
58. Say It's Goodbye 5
59. Woman 6
60. We're Not Their Boys 6
61. Hello 503

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Three CDs. Issued by underground imprint RCA Neon in mid-1971, the Shape of the Rain album Riley Riley Wood & Waggett sold poorly at the time despite glowing reviews from the British music weeklies. A surging collision of Beatlesesque writing and harmonies and Byrds-like jingle-jangle guitars, sadly it would take another couple of decades before the LP was finally disinterred by a new generation of record collectors. Half-a-century after it's original release, that lost jewel of an album finally gets the attention it deserves as the cornerstone of Grapefruit's definitive new anthology of a criminally neglected late '60s/early '70s British band. In addition to that 1971 album, our release features a post-LP single, a clutch of studio demos, taped rehearsals and alternative versions as well as more than a dozen previously-unissued demos of material for an aborted second album. Recorded in 1972 by band leader and chief vocalist/songwriter Keith Riley, these songs are a staggering new find, occupying similar musical territory to newly-solo McCartney, Badfinger man Pete Ham's home demos and Chris Bell's post-Big Star work. Our release also features some incendiary Shape of the Rain live recordings, including a 50-minute show from May 1970 that stands as a rare and enthralling document of a West Coast-influenced English psychedelic band captured in full and glorious flow at the turn of the decade. Boasting a 24-page booklet that includes numerous rare photos as well as a new history of the band, this expanded, four-hour edition of Riley Riley Wood & Waggett features approximately two hours of previously unreleased music.