• john howard Kid In a Big World (LP, £16.25)

    label: You Are the Cosmos

    + MP3 Download Code. Originally released by CBS in 1975. Produced by Tony Meehan at Abbey Road (engineer Peter Bown ‐ Beatles, Barbra Streisand) and by Paul Phillips at Apple Studios (engineer Phil McDonald ‐ John Lennon), it featured musicians of the calibre of Argent keyboardist Rod Argent and their drummer Bob Henrit. "A magnificent collection of rococo balladry and florid vignettes from a singer/songwriter who might have rivalled Elton or Bowie. What a discovery!" (Uncut *****). “If a fairer world prevailed, John Howard would surely have been huge in the 1970's. Even though events didn't turn out that way... at least there's a chance for those who missed out first time to discover a 1975 album that ranks as a great "lost" treasure. With a sound midway between the flamboyant piano‐led pop‐ rock of Elton John and the rich melodrama and tragic story‐telling of Scott Walker, the album begins superbly with a strident 'Goodbye Suzie' but its tale of suicide meant that it was deemed unfit for Radio 1 at the time” (Leonard's Lair).    “This really is a wonderful little gem... and unmissable pearl from a wonderful singer‐songwriter” (Amazon UK). “A great batch of Beatles‐inspired pop graced with some incredible production touches (Dusty Groove). “One of the greatest hidden albums of pop combining David Bowie, Lewis Carroll, Syd Barrett, Jarvis Cocker; eccentric dandy John Howard deserves an ovation” (Standart Magazine). “the combination of pop melodies with finely wrought lyricism and occassional theatricalism” (All Music Guide). “A lost glam era gem...a fascinating album and story both...” (Mohair Sweets). TRACK LISTING Side A:  1. Goodbye Suzie 2. Family Man 3. The Flame 4. Maybe Someday In Miami 5. Gone Away    Side B: 1. Missing Key 2. Spellbound 3. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 4. Deadly Nightshade 5. Kid In A Big World

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