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Billie HolidayAin't Nobody's Business If I Do (4LP Box Set) ... LP
CBS, 1975. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing, includes the booklet.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday (MGM) ... LP
MGM, 1959. Very Good ... $16.99
One of Billie's last sessions – recorded with beautiful large backings by Ray Ellis, and a heartbreaking tone that may not show Billie as strong technically as on some of her earlier albums, but which is pretty darn compelling nonetheless. Titles include "All The Way", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Deed I Do", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Vol 2 – 1953 to 1956 – Radio & TV Broadcasts ... LP
ESP, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features a few Carnegie Hall appearances, one with Count Basie and Lester Young – and TV work on The Tonight Show and The Comeback Story! LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayBillie Sings The Blues 1949 To 1957 ... LP
Sandy Hook, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining on the back and light wear.)

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Billie HolidayBillie's Best ... CD
Verve, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Billie HolidayHistory Of The Real Billie Holiday ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayLady Day (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1930s/Early 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Titles include "Miss Brown To You", "If You Were Mine", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Billie's Blues", "I Cried For You", "I Must Have That Man", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Billie HolidayLady In Autumn – The Best Of The Verve Years (2CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayLover Come Back To Me/Yesterdays ... 78 RPM
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has some oxidation.)

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Billie HolidaySongs For Distingue Lovers ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1957. Used ... $2.99
Classic Verve work by Billie Holiday – and an album that probably brought the word "distingue" into the vocabulary of more people than any other use! (And in fact, probably also caused a lot more trouble with mispronunciation than any other Billie Holiday album title!) The tracks are slightly longer than usual – really opened up with some nice jazz inflections that make the whole thing feel like Billie is really part of the proceedings, and not just the singer in the front. Titles include familiar songs like "Day In Day Out", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "A Foggy Day", and "Just One Of Those Things" – all given the amazing Holiday take, in a way that opens them up with more emotion than you might have thought possible! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday (Everest) ... LP
Everest, Mid 40s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "My Man", "Lover Man", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Them There Eyes", and "The Same Old Story". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBody & Soul (original master recording) ... CD
Verve/Mobile Fidelity, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late work from the great Billie Holiday – the kind of mature set that made Verve Records such a perfect home for the singer in the 50s! Where other labels might have pushed too much to try to get Billie into more commercial, or more straightforward modes – Verve just relaxes into the kind of small combo sound that usually had the singer at her best – pairing Holiday with a great lineup that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Ben Webster on tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar. The songs are short and focused – with Billie at the top of her form on familiar standards like "Comes Love", "Darn That Dream", "Body & Soul", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Embraceable You". CD
(Out of print Gold CD pressing – on Mobile Fidelity!)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Lives (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
ESP, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a compilation of 12 songs that were broadcast or performed live between 1949 and 1952 that were not previously released. The performances are good, even though a bit subdued, and the tracks include "My Man", "He's Funny That Way", "Billie's Blues", "Lover Man", and "Tenderly". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLove Songs ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayRare Live Recording of Billie Holiday ... LP
RIC, Early 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, with a small stain and some tape along the top seam.)

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Jerry Dantzic/Grayson DantzicBillie Holiday At Sugar Hill (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 40.00
A really lovely late-life portrait of Billie Holiday – an oversize book that's filled with black and white photographs taken during the month of April, 1957 – when Billie was headlining at the Sugar Hill club in Newark! Holiday's late troubles are well-known, and often etched upon her face on album covers from the period – but this book really gets past some of those too-familiar cliches, and captures the singer in a range of really vivid ways – onstage and off, outside and in, alone or with family, and always a really fantastic subject for the camera. Book is 144 pages, hardcover, oversize, and black and white. Book

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✨✧ John SzwedBillie Holiday – The Musician & The Myth (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
John Szwed has given us pivotal books on Miles Davis and Sun Ra – and this time around, he's turning his eye to the life and music of Billie Holiday – offering up a very fresh vision of the oft-told tale of the singer and her career! As the title might imply, Szwed gets past the myth that so often surrounds Holiday's tragic life, and really looks at the singer and her groundbreaking approach to her music – almost looking at things from a technical perspective instead of a personal one – but while also addressing some of the overwrought cliches that have crept into a mainstream understanding of her recordings. There's still plenty of jazz history and biography in the mix – but Szwed almost chooses to start anew with the story, and in doing so, present us with one of the most compelling accounts of Billie and her music to date. 230 pages, hardcover. Book
 
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Cyrille Aimee & FriendsLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. Used ... $12.99
Singer Cyrille Aimee gets help from some great "friends" here – a tight quintet with Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Joel Frahm on tenor, and Spike Wilner on piano – really helping set up her vocals with a solid instrumental footing! Aimee's got a slight Billie Holiday quality to her phrasing – at least in the way her tone comes across – but the set's a mix of numbers that move way past traditional jazz vocal numbers, thanks partly to the way the group is swinging the rhythms, and bringing in a more contemporary vibe overall. Titles include a nice Wilner original – "East Village Inamorata" – plus "Yesterdays", "Que Reste Il", "I Was Beginning To See The Light", "When I Was A Child", "I Mean You", and "Stand By Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Abbey LincolnIt's Me ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Abbey at her recent best – working in a style that's mostly traditional, but which also has some of the darker edges of her earlier years. The album features a core group led by Kenny Barron, and featuring James Spaulding and Julien Lourau on saxes – and a number of tracks on the album feature larger orchestrations by Laurent Cugny or Alan Broadbent. Abbey's voice is as wonderful and distinctive as ever (so you can forget the "Billie Holiday" mention on the front sticker!) – and the set features six new original compositions. Titles include "They Call It Jazz", "Love Is Made", "Skylark", "It's Me Oh Lord", "Can You Dig It", and "The Search". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Carmen McRaeLover Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1962. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked gem from Carmen – one of her few albums for Columbia from the 60s, and a wonderfully swinging small group session that's got a much more relaxed feel than some of her earlier sets! The album's ostensibly a tribute to Billie Holiday – but it's taken in a way that's completely unlike Holiday's own work – filled with life, joy, and a swinging sensibility that's carried off perfectly by arranger Norman Simmons – who heads up a small combo on piano, working with Walter Perkins on drums, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Nat Adderley on cornet, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, and Mundell Lowe on guitar. Carmen's vocals are wonderfully groovy – and tunes include "I Cried For You", "Them There Eyes", "My Man", "Strange Fruit", "Miss Brown To You", and "Some Other Spring". CD

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✨✧ Diana RossLady Sings The Blues ... LP
Motown, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
On the one hand, our jazz snob side wonders why Diana Ross would be picked to star as Billie Holiday, but on the other, it makes perfect sense, as this soundtrack to the film was made during the early 70s, when she was at the top of her career, and one of the highest profile female soul singers. And she acquits herself quite well, with a solid performance that's more than respectable, helped along the way by sympathetic orchestral arrangements from Benny Golson and Oliver Nelson. While we may not turn to this recording over any of Billie's originals, it's a pretty remarkable turning point for Diana, establishing her "diva" status and helping to launch her solo career to new heights. 34 numbers in all, though many of them are dialogue or musical bits lifted from the film. Includes "All Of Me", "the Man I Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Fine & Mellow", "You've Changed", "My Man", "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $14.99
The duo of Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron come together beautifully here – in a mode that echoes some of the duets that pianist Waldron recorded with other reedmen in the 70s and 80s, but which has an especially wonderful contribution from Shepp! Archie blows both tenor and soprano sax – and the warmth of his horn in later years is really perfect here – especially as the album's sometime of an update of Waldron's earlier Left Alone classic, recorded after the death of Billie Holiday at the end of the 50s. As with that one, the tunes here include some numbers very strongly tied to Billie's legacy, but the vibe is very different, and very personal along the lines of the spirit of Shepp and Waldron. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Blues For 52nd Street". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Siouxsie & The BansheesThrough The Looking Glass (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.98
Siouxie & The Banshees pick up songs from a well-chosen array of other artists – including Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Television, and Billie Holiday – almost moving into that reworking-of-classics style that This Mortal Coil was using at the time – even though Siouxie's earlier work was probably a huge inspiration on that group and most of the 4AD acts to emerge during the 80s! The vibe here is similar to Tinderbox – surprisingly catchy at times, yet still with that balanced sense of drama that Siouxie could bring to her music – on tunes that include their hit remake of "The Passenger", plus "This Wheel's On Fire", "Strange Fruit", "Sea Breezes", "Little Johnny Jewel", "Hall Of Mirrors", and "Trust In Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – cut half-speed at Abbey Road Studios!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronNo More Tears (For Lady Day) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
Mal Waldron's got no more tears for Lady Day – but maybe that's because so many of the pianist's previous albums evoked his relationship with Billie Holiday! Shedding that reference, just focus on the strength of Waldron in a trio setting – that mature, moody style that really showed how much Mal had grown during his 60s and 70s years recording abroad, then able to bring back that energy to a range of records that gave him greater exposure during this excellent 80s stretch! All the sensitivity of Waldron's early years is in place, and there's clearly an understanding of the out territory he explored in more recent years – but focused with careful energy in this trio that features Paulo Cardoso on bass and John Betsch on drums. Titles include "Melancholy Waltz", "No More Tears", "Alone Together", "All Night Through", and "Yesterdays". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Teddy WilsonTeddy Wilson & His All Stars (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 30s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Features work by Harry Carney, Buck Clayton, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, Gene Krupa, Ben Webster, Lester Young, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of marker.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSmithsonian Collection Of Classic Jazz (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Smithsonian, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... $14.99
A massive collection of classic jazz– includes Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has light wear and some aging.)

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VariousTribute To Duke Ellington – We Loved You Madly ... LP
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
A collection of previously released compostions by Duke, performed by artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with splitting and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Karen DaltonIn My Own Time ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Enigmatic folk rock and soulful bluesy vocals from Karen Dalton – her legendary lost 1971 album that's credited with inspiring some the most idiosyncratic work by folk rock superstars and contemporary freak folk heroes alike! Karen was a fixture on the 60s NY folk scene – Dylan even gives her props in his Chronicles Vol 1 memoirs – but she rarely recorded. Her voice carries a huge Billie Holiday influence – but the delivery is wholly unique in her earthy folk phrasing, a real dip back into Harry Smith territory. Her guitar and banjo picking is strong, too! In My Own Time was recorded for Paramount at the end of 1970 and beginning of '71, with really rich and surprisingly soulful backing on an interesting selection of material written or popularized by Dylan & The Band, George Jones, Paul Butterfield, and even a folksy soul take on "When A Man Loves A Woman". Light In The Attic shines a huge light for this reverential reissue – pristinely remastered, with a thick booklet of liner notes by Lenny Kaye, Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart. Other tracks include "Something On Your Mind", "In My Own Dream", the traditional "Katie Cruel", "One Night Of Love" and "Are You Leaving For The Country". CD

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✨✧ Cora Lee DayMy Crying Hour ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only album we've ever seen from Cora Lee Day – a singer with a hell of a voice, and who should have reached far greater fame with work like this! At first listen, Cora's got a style that's very much in the Billie Holiday mode – both in terms of phrasing, and her heartbreaking way of putting over a lyric – but there's also a more sophisticated 60s vibe to the record, especially as things go on – which might in part come from the wonderful arrangements by Jimmy Jones, who uses just the right mix of jazz and strings. The set includes a lot of nice tracks that vary from the usual mix of standards, including "My Crying Hour", "I See A Million People", "Ain't No Use", "You Taught Me How To Cry", "Weeping Willow", and "It Isn't Fair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Karen DaltonIn My Own Time ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Enigmatic folk rock and soulful bluesy vocals from Karen Dalton – her legendary lost 1971 album that's credited with inspiring some the most idiosyncratic work by folk rock superstars and contemporary freak folk heroes alike! Karen was a fixture on the 60s NY folk scene – Dylan even gives her props in his Chronicles Vol 1 memoirs – but she rarely recorded. Her voice carries a huge Billie Holiday influence – but the delivery is wholly unique in her earthy folk phrasing, a real dip back into Harry Smith territory. Her guitar and banjo picking is strong, too! In My Own Time was recorded for Paramount at the end of 1970 and beginning of '71, with really rich and surprisingly soulful backing on an interesting selection of material written or popularized by Dylan & The Band, George Jones, Paul Butterfield, and even a folksy soul take on "When A Man Loves A Woman". Light In The Attic shines a huge light for this reverential reissue – pristinely remastered with notes by Lenny Kaye, Nick Cave and Devendra Banhart. Other tracks include "Something On Your Mind", "In My Own Dream", the traditional "Katie Cruel", "One Night Of Love" and "Are You Leaving For The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Repressed!)
 
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KinksEverybody's In Showbiz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Konk, 1972. Used ... $4.99
An overlooked gem from The Kinks – a set that's got all the wit of their late 60s material, a bit of the rootsy currents of Muswell Hillbillies, and a lot more bite than the group would have in some of their next few albums to come! Ray Davies' pen is razor-sharp, as is his vocal approach – and the songs are maybe even more gritty than the group would have done a few years before – furthered by some of the instrumental currents that also bring in a few acoustic elements and some Americanized riffs, which are then also matched by an occasional twang in Ray's vocal presentation. Plus, the double-length set also features one album of studio material, and a second live album – almost as a "bonus" thrown in for good measure. Studio tracks include the hit "Celluloid Heroes", plus "Here Comes Yet Another Day", "Maximum Constipation", "Unreal Reality", "Hot Potatoes", "Motorway", and "Supersonic Rocket Ship" – and live cuts include "Skin & Bone", "Alcohol", "Banana Boat Song", "Lola", "Holiday", and "Mr Wonderful CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a crease, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ KinksEverybody's In Showbiz ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from The Kinks – a set that's got all the wit of their late 60s material, a bit of the rootsy currents of Muswell Hillbillies, and a lot more bite than the group would have in some of their next few albums to come! Ray Davies' pen is razor-sharp, as is his vocal approach – and the songs are maybe even more gritty than the group would have done a few years before – furthered by some of the instrumental currents that also bring in a few acoustic elements and some Americanized riffs, which are then also matched by an occasional twang in Ray's vocal presentation. Plus, the double-length set also features one album of studio material, and a second live album – almost as a "bonus" thrown in for good measure. Studio tracks include the hit "Celluloid Heroes", plus "Here Comes Yet Another Day", "Maximum Constipation", "Unreal Reality", "Hot Potatoes", "Motorway", and "Supersonic Rocket Ship" – and live cuts include "Skin & Bone", "Alcohol", "Banana Boat Song", "Lola", "Holiday", and "Mr Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some splitting.)
Also available Everybody's In Showbiz (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
 
 
 



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