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Elmer Gantry & Velvet Opera - The Very Best Of Album

Elmer Gantry & Velvet Opera - The Very Best Of Album
Performer: Elmer Gantry & Velvet Opera
Genre: Rock / Pop
Title: The Very Best Of
MP3 album size: 2356 mb
FLAC album size: 1565 mb
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Catalog number: SEECD 437
Label: See For Miles Records Ltd.


1Reactions Of A Young Man
Written-By – Gantry, Ford
2Warm Day In July
Written-By – Brett
3Lookin' For A Happy Life
Written-By – Forster, Hudson
4Mother Writes
Written-By – Ford
Written-By – Blaikley
6Statesboro Blues
Arranged By – Velvet OperaWritten-By – Trad.
Written-By – Gantry
8Eleanor Rigby
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney
9Black Jack Davy
Written-By – Ford
Written-By – Hudson
11Long Nights Of Summer
Written-By – Gantry
12Flames (Single Version)
Written-By – Terry
13Raise The Light
Written-By – Brett, Hudson
14To Be With You
Written-By – Terry, Ford
15There's A Hole In My Pocket
Written-By – McTavish
16Anna Dance Square
Written-By – Ford, Brett
17Money By
Written-By – Ford, Joyce, Brett, Hudson
Written-By – Gantry, Ford
19Talk Of The Devil
Written-By – Eric Woolfson
Written-By – Forster, Hudson
21Mary Jane (Single Version)
Written-By – Gantry, Ford
22And I Remember
Written-By – Terry, Ford
23The Painter (Elmer Gantry Solo)
Written-By – Terry


  • Liner NotesFraser Massey


Original sound recordings made by Direction Records. Issued under license from Peers Southern productions. This compilation ℗ 1996 See For Miles Records Ltd. © 1996 See For Miles Records Ltd.

Tracks 1 to 3, 5 to 8: ℗ 1967
Tracks 4, 9, 14: ℗ 1968
Tracks 10 to 13: ℗ 1996
Tracks 15 to 22: ℗ 1969
Track 23: ℗ 1970

Made in the EC.
Country of Origin: U.K.

Insert includes a reprint of Chris Welch's original sleeves note from "Ride A Hustler's Dream"; and a reprint of the sleeve notes from "Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera".

Back cover gives artist name as "Elmer Gantry & The Velvet Opera".


  • Barcode: 5 014661 043738
  • Rights Society: M.C.P.S.


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – See For Miles Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – See For Miles Records Ltd.


It's the earlier stuff, by the Gantry-fronted lineup, that's best, even if its appeal will rest primarily with psychedelic collectors. Long Nights of Summer, with its wistful Mellotron, sounds something like a soulful Moody Blues Reactions of a Young Man is typical mod-psychedelia Flames is the strongest relic of their soul roots, colored with enough storming guitar work to make it pass for psychedelia in 1967. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, at various times also known as Velvet Opera, was a British rock band active in the late 1960s. Members of the band would later become members of The Strawbs, Hudson Ford and Stretch. The group emerged from a soulblues band called 'The Five Proud Walkers'. After supporting Pink Floyd on tour, they were inspired to change their approach and become a more psychedelic outfit. The band consolidated as Richard Hudson on drums, John Ford on bass, Colin Forster on lead guitar. Buy this album. buy buy 41,96 buy 65,46. Velvet Opera. Узнать больше. Other productions from Velvet Opera. Elmer Gantry : the Very Best of Velvet Opera. Volcano - A Quick 'B'. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera by Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera 1968 Overall rank: 51,749th. Average Rating: 73100 from 2 votes. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - What's The Point Of Leaving. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Long Nights Of Summer. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Dream Starts. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Reactions Of A Young Man. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Now She's Gone. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera aka Velvet Opera was a British rock band active in the late 1960s. Members of the band would later become members of Strawbs, Hudson Ford and Stretch. The band picked up on the British psychedelic movement after supporting The Pink Floyd as a soulblues band called 'The Five Proud Walkers', the lineup was Richard Hud Hudson on drums, John Ford on bass, Colin Forster on lead guitar, Jimmy Horrocks Horovitz on organ and flute who left early in the band's history, and Dave Terry. on vocals and harmonica. Ea read more. Elmer gantry velvet opera. CD: . Very Best of Gantry, Elmer. Elmer Gantrys Velvet O VELVET OPERA. Sort by: Bestselling Song Title: A to Z Song Title: Z to A Album: A to Z Album: Z to A Time: Short to Long Time: Long to Short Price: Low to High Price: High to Low Avg. Customer Review Release Date. 1-3 of 3. Sample this song. Title Artist. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera was an almost gleeful and willful exposition of just about every musical style going and though almost inevitably an album of such ambition and diversity is going to be variable in quality, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera for most part succeeds with the very good far outweighing the not so good. Disagreement and confusion in the end dissolved the splendor that was Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera but their debut album is now hailed as a legendary psychedelic rock rarity and masterpiece of its genre. Elmer Gantrys Velvet Opera Tracklist. Intro Lyrics. Reaction of a Young Man Lyrics. Now She's Gone Lyrics. About Elmer Gantrys Velvet Opera. Elmer Gantrys Velvet Opera Q&A. This popular UK act, which adeptly mixed soul and psychedelicprogressive styles, evolved from Jaymes Fenda And The Vulcans, one of several bands to secure a recording contract following their appearance on the televised contest, Ready Steady Win. Former Vulcans songwriter John Ford b. 1 July 1948, Fulham, London, England bass joined members of R&B band Five Proud Walkers, which included Dave Terry vocalsguitar, Colin Forster guitar and Richard Hudson b. Richard William Stafford Hudson, 9 May 1948, London, England drums
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