Sometime In Oldchurch

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Sometime In Oldchurch
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Studio album by The Rubettes
Released March 1978
Genre Pop rock, rock & roll, Country rock
Length40:33
Label Polydor Records
Producer The Rubettes, Alan Blakley
The Rubettes chronology
Baby I Know
(1977)
Sometime In Oldchurch
(1978)
Still Unwinding
(1978)

Sometime In Oldchurch is the sixth studio album by the English band The Rubettes. It was released on the Polydor Records label in March 1978. [1]

The Rubettes band

The Rubettes were an English pop band put together of studio session musicians 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 duly 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 United Kingdom for four weeks in May 1974, while reaching number 37 on the US chart that August, and remains their best-known record. Subsequent releases were to be less successful, but the band continued to tour well into the 2000s with two line-ups in existence.

Polydor Records multinational record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, owned by Universal Music Group

Polydor Ltd. is a British record label owned by Universal Music Group. It has a close relationship with Universal's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, which distributes Polydor's releases in the United States; in turn, Polydor distributes Interscope releases in the United Kingdom. Polydor was established in London in 1954 as a British subsidiary of German company Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ; and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information.

Contents

Two singles were released from the album, both in advance: "Come On Over" and "Sometime In Oldchurch". [1] [2]

In 1992, Dice Records (France) released the Rubettes' fifth and sixth albums (Baby I Know and Sometime In Oldchurch) as a double CD set. [3]

<i>Baby I Know</i> album by The Rubettes

Baby I Know is the fifth studio album by the English band The Rubettes. It was released on the State Records label in April 1977.

Track listing

Side 1
  1. "Great Be The Nation" (Alan Williams) - 5:20
  2. "Come On Over" (Alan Williams) - 4:00
  3. "Sometime In Oldchurch" (John Richardson, Alan Williams) - 4:35
  4. "Top Of The World" (Tony Thorpe) - 6:16
Side 2
  1. "Alimonia" (John Richardson) - 3:15
  2. "Say What You Mean" (John Richardson) - 4:24
  3. "Eva St. Clair" (Mike Gower, Alan Williams) - 5:40
  4. "You Make It Hard" (Tony Thorpe) - 2:48
  5. "Let Him Bleed" (John Richardson) - 4:15 [4]

Singles

1. "Come On Over"/"Let Him Bleed" - October 1977
2. "Sometime In Oldchurch"/"Top Of The World" - February 1978 [1] [2] [5]

Personnel

Publishers

Production and credits

Alan David Blakley was a British guitarist and record producer, who was a member of the Tremeloes from its inception until January 1975, where he started writing for other bands. His credits include writing various hits for the Tremeloes and co-producing the UK No. 42 hit "She's Gonna Win", with Bilbo Baggins.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Rubettes - Discography77". Rubettes.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. "Original Albums - 5 & 6". discogs.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Original album sleeve notes
  5. "Rubettes Discography". discogs.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. Sleeve notes - Original albums 5&6