KING, REGGIE - LOOKING FOR A DREAM

KING, REGGIE - LOOKING FOR A DREAM

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: CIRCLE RECORDS

Release date: 18/02/2013

Barcode: 5039297000122

Catalog no.: CPWL0000112

Item ID: 380668

After re-releasing the official 'Reg King' album and 'Missing In Action' E.P., several years ago, Circle Records had every intention of releasing another complete album of the former ACTION-vocalist's original material soon afterwards. However, time passes and things often don't work out as planned. It wasn't before late 2010 that all official permissions were granted, and a further six months before restoration and editing was completed. Recorded between Reggie leaving The Action in 1968 and the end of 1969, these songs feature his former bandmates throughout (still trading as The Action without him). With just one exception, the tracks are full-band, not just acoustic sketches as many demo recordings are. Aside from three tracks rescued from unlikely tape sources and an acetate, the majority are in perfect finished master quality. For some reason, all of this material was left aside when the time came for Reggie's 1971 album. In comparison, they are brighter and more uplifting than that record, not hampered by a similar busy/heavy production. The music ranges from the soulful pop of his Action days, shows influences of jazz and just hints at the progressions yet to come. Nothing is overlong and all tracks show just what a tremendous songwriter the man was. This record bridges the gap between The Action's 'Rolled Gold' and Mr. King's official solo record perfectly. If it had been released as a last Action record, or as a first solo album, maybe Reggie's career and the appreciation for his work would have been even bigger. All 12 tracks are totally unreleased in any format. Presented in a half-laminated flipback sleeve with art that uses a treated, previously unpublished picture to striking effect (one of two in the package). Silver/blue labels inspired by the late '60s United Artists ones (done to pre-date his official album). The double-sided, semi-gloss, colour insert includes descriptive appraisal from renowned writer Kevin Pearce, along with the story of how the album came to be.

Also available: LOOKING FOR A DREAM (CD).

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