Pete Brown and His Battered Ornaments A Meal You...180g 2LP
180 Gram Double Vinyl! Gatefold Sleeve!
Re-mastered from Original Analogue Tape Masters at Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Pete Brown was a Londoner and a veteran of the underground scene. Born in 1940,
he first came to prominence as a poet. He was just 14 when his first poem
appeared in 'Evergreen Revue' in the US. Then in the early sixties he worked
alongside another British poet Mike Horowitz. His direct involvement with rock
music came when he was asked to form a songwriting partnership with Jack Bruce
to write lyrics for Cream and the partnership proceeded to produce the lyrics
for many of their finest songs:- Wrapping Paper, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your
Love and White Room.
After the demise of Cream, Brown continued to write with Bruce but also began
his own recording career with The Battered Ornaments who included Chris Spedding.
After an initial 45, which with its wailing saxes and effective vocals was
underrated, the band recorded this album which was a mixture of jazz-rock and
blues. Dark Lady, The Old Man and Station Song were among the fine tracks. The
latter got a further airing on the Before Singing Lessons compilation. Station
Song and Dark Lady had earlier featured along with Travelling Blues on the
ultra-rare promo-only Harvest Sampler in 1969.
Brown then suffered the humiliation of being thrown out of the band the night
before they had a Hyde Park gig with The Rolling Stones. Brown's response was to
form a new band, Piblokto!
This release breaks the long sides down to four sides of vinyl which enhances
the sound quality considerably. Also of interest is that it has been mastered in
the same studio at Abbey Road as was the initial release and from the same
original analogue tape masters.
Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London & Sound Techniques, Chelsea,
London 1969. Re-mastering by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios.
Produced by Andrew King and Dick Heckstall-Smith.
• 180 Gram Double Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Gatefold Sleeve
• Re-mastered from the Original Analogue Tape Masters at
Abbey Road Studios
• Re-mastered by Sean Magee
• Former Songwriter for Cream with Jack Bruce
• Founding Member of Piblokto
• Features Chris Spedding from The Battered Ornaments on Guitar
Pete Brown, vocals, trumpet
Chris Spedding, guitars
Nisar A. Khan, tenor saxophone
Dick Heckstall-Smith, tenor saxophone
Charlie Hart, organ
Butch Porter, bass
Rob Tait, drums
Pete Bailey, congas
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Dark Lady
2. The Old Man
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Station Song
2. The Politician
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Rainy Taxi Girl
2. Morning Call
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Travelling Blues (Or The New Used Jew's Dues Blues)