Shangri'la (Rubettes album)

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Shangri'la
Shangri'laRubettes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1992 [1]
RecordedMarch 1979 [2]
Genre Pop rock, rock & roll, Country rock
Length38:21
Label Dice Records
Producer The Rubettes, Alan Blakley
The Rubettes chronology
Still Unwinding
(1978)
Shangri'la
(1992)
Riding On A Rainbow
(1992)

Shangri'la is a studio album by the English band The Rubettes. It was recorded in 1979, however was not released in its entirety until 1992, as part of the Rubettes "Albums 7 & 8" double CD set (with Still Unwinding). [3] Three of the album's tracks featured on single releases in 1979, with the other seven tracks remaining unreleased until 1992. It is regarded as the band's eighth studio album, despite being released after "Riding On A Rainbow" (as the Rubettes albums have been numbered in recording, rather than release, order). [2]

The Rubettes were a British pop group of studio musicians assembled in 1973 by the songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton, then the head of A&R at Polydor Records, and his co-songwriter, Tony Waddington, after their doo-wop and 1950s American pop-influenced songs had been rejected by a number of existing acts. Waddington paired the group with manager John Morris, the husband of singer Clodagh Rodgers and under his guidance the band emerged at the tail end of the glam rock movement, wearing trademark white suits and cloth caps on stage. Their first release, "Sugar Baby Love" was an instant hit remaining at number one in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in May 1974, also reaching number 37 on the US Billboard charts that August, and remains their best-known record. Subsequent releases were less successful, but the band continued to tour well into the 2000s with two line-ups in existence.

<i>Still Unwinding</i> 1978 studio album by The Rubettes

Still Unwinding is the seventh studio album by the English band The Rubettes. It was released on the Polydor label in October 1978, just seven months after their previous studio album Sometime In Oldchurch. It was the last album the band released in the 1970s - their next album Shangri'la, despite being recorded in 1979, was not released until 1992.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Shangri'la" (John Richardson) - 4:04
  2. "Misbehavin'" (Alan Williams) - 3:35
  3. "Stay With Me" (Alan Williams) - 3:07
  4. "Tongue Tied Man" (Alan Williams) - 4:32
  5. "Southbound Train" (Mick Clarke) - 3:44
  6. "I Never Knew You At All" (Alan Williams) - 3:16
  7. "Let Me Down Slowly" (John Richardson) - 4:20
  8. "One Way Traffic" (Alan Williams) - 3:50
  9. "Butterfly" (Alan Williams) - 4:41
  10. "Kid Runaway" (John Richardson, Alan Williams) - 3:12 [4]

Singles

1. "Stay With Me" b/w "Au Revoir" - March 1979
2. "Kid Runaway" b/w "Southbound Train" - May 1979 [2]

Personnel

Publishers

Production and credits

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References

  1. Rowett, Alan (1994). The Rubettes Story (1st ed.). London: Alan Williams Entertainments Limited. p. 79.
  2. 1 2 3 "Rubettes Discography 1979". www.rubettes.com. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  3. "Rubettes - Albums 7 & 8". discogs.com. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  4. 1 2 3 Original CD sleeve notes
  5. Rowett, Alan (1994). The Rubettes Story (1st ed.). London: Alan Williams Entertainments Limited. p. 57.