Tim Rose – Thru Rose Colored Glasses (Remastered) (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Tim Rose – Thru Rose Colored Glasses (Remastered) (1969/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 29:22 minutes | 1,10 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Tim Rose’s November 1967 self-titled debut album “Tim Rose” did bugger all business chart-wise – but cast a huge shadow then and ever since.

Rose’s self-titled debut is a fairly strong singer-songwriter set, divided about equally between originals and imaginative covers, showing strong blues and folk leanings as well as forays into orchestrated pop-rock. It includes “Morning Dew” and “Hey Joe.” Beat Goes On’s 1998 reissue appends Rose’s follow-up, 1969’s Through Rose Coloured Glasses.

The 12-track debut features the 10-sides of five 45s Rose put out prior to the album – so much of the material was known to Radio. Six are Tim Rose originals – “I Got A Loneliness”, “Fare Thee Well”, “You’re Slipping Away From Me” and “Long Time Man” with “I Gotta Do Things My Way” a co-write between Rose and the Bassist Richard Hussan. Written by the songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil – the cover “I’m Gonna Be Strong” was a hit for Gene Pitney in 1965 while “Morning Dew” is by Bonnie Dobson (despite Rose’ duo songwriting credit which would cause legal consternation for decades to follow). The legendary Doc Pomus co-wrote “King Lonely The Blue” with Bobby Andriani and it was issued by the Bitter End Singers in August 1965 on Emerald 72469 (called The Emeralds in the UK) – while “Eat, Drink And Be Merry…” is written by Celia and Sandra Ferguson and made a Country hit by Porter Wagoner. I don’t know who ‘N. Martin’ is – the writer of “Where Was I?” – but it’s a gorgeous song and the audio on it is fabulous.

1. Tim Rose – The Days Back When (02:54)
2. Tim Rose – Roanoke (02:17)
3. Tim Rose – Hello Sunshine (01:56)
4. Tim Rose – When I Was a Young Man (02:01)
5. Tim Rose – What’cha Gonna Do (02:38)
6. Tim Rose – Let There Be Love (03:27)
7. Tim Rose – Baby Do You Turn Me On? (03:07)
8. Tim Rose – Appletruck Swamper (01:48)
9. Tim Rose – Angela (02:57)
10. Tim Rose – You’d Laugh (03:32)
11. Tim Rose – You Ain’t My Girl No More (02:41)

Tim Rose, vocals, guitar
Jay Berliner, guitar
Hugh Mccracken, guitar
Art Butler, keyboards
Jim Fischoff, percussion
Charlie Smalls, piano
Patti Brown, piano
Richard Hussan, bass
Felix Pappalardi, bass
Chuck Rainey, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
David & Deanna Lucas, backing vocals


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