Episode #110: The Alan Price Set

Episode #110: The Alan Price Set

In an episode first aired on February 13, 2017: DJ Andrew Sandoval a selection of 1960s singles in mono by: The Jaguars/Somebody’s Image/T.C. Atlantic/Stormie & Sunny/The Wheelbarrow/ Chris & Peter Allen/The Pastors/The Simple Image/Will-O-Bees/The Silver Byke/Michael Paul/Bob Morrison

In the artist spotlight is The Alan Price Set and their November 1967 long player, “A Price On His Head.” What makes this release particularly unique is that it is the first by a major British artist to be fully self-produced and credited as such. Featuring a beautiful range of soulful pop, enigmatic originals and the most intimate and beautiful reading of Bob Dylan’s “To Ramona” ever taped, the album is a relatively undiscovered gem.

“A Price On His Head” came a year after Alan’s discovery of Randy Newman as an important writer and Price featured seven of Randy’s compositions on this album. To put this in context, it would be two years till Nilsson’s “Nilsson Sings Newman,” and a long way off from Newman’s general acceptance as one of the greatest writers of pop music.

The artist spotlight on Alan Price further features fourteen previously unissued live performances including two otherwise unrecorded originals – “Lovers Law” & “Satisfied Street” – as well as a duet with Lulu.

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