Saturday, December 09, 2006

Paper Bubble "Scenery" 1970

Released in 1970 on Deram by this UK psych/folk/pop band. Produced by Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper of The Strawbs, the album has drawn comparisons with that band and The World Of Oz.

Strawbs' member Cousins and Hooper were invited to produce an LP for Shrewsbury band Paper Bubble. No sessions people are credited on the sleeve, which indicates that all instruments and voices are those of the band, Terry Brake, Brian Crane (both vcls, gtrs) and Neil Mitchell (bs). However, all the songs are published by Strawberry Music and the engineer is ... Tom Allom, who later produced many Strawbs and Hudson-Ford recordings.

Scenery was recorded in 1969 and came out in 1970. The cover had two different pressings, same design but different colours.

It is believed that sessions took place for a later album also to be produced by Dave and Tony, which unfortunately never saw the light of day. The Velvet Opera had played a few times at the White Bear, and Cousins and Hooper got Hud and John involved in those recording sessions along with Rick Wakeman. Cousins recalled in an interview in ZigZag magazine: "Rick was on keyboards and I thought then how remarkable that band could be without ever imagining that six months later it would all come true, and John, Hud and Rick would join Tony and I in the Strawbs."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Muzikat said...

Many thanks for sharing this rare album.

11 December, 2006 08:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking forward to listenign to this one - thanks

12 July, 2008 18:55  
Anonymous Sharon said...

I met the band whilst on holiday and they gave my friend and I a copy of their LP. Seeing it again brings back so many happy memories. Its such a shame that with time the album has got lost.

04 July, 2011 03:33  
Blogger stevie625 said...

Hi, any chance of re-upping this one please?

07 November, 2012 23:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might like to know that the Scenery album by Paper Bubble has been re-released on the RPM Record label and can be bought on-line. My mum introduced me to the music of Paper Bubble many years ago and I was so pleased when I found them again. I now play my copy all the time. I have also been able to get a copy of Brian Cranes new Cd Old Town. A double pleasure indeed.

08 January, 2013 05:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, I've just got an original stereo LP and it's very nice to find facts about the group that are rather difficult to find. Congratulations on the blog, keep going!
Ramon from Spain

03 April, 2014 02:52  

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