Still Unwinding

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Still Unwinding
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1978
Genre Pop rock, rock & roll, Country rock
Length42:25
Label Polydor Records
Producer The Rubettes, Alan Blakley
The Rubettes chronology
Sometime In Oldchurch
(1978)
Still Unwinding
(1978)
Shangri'la
(1992)

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. [1] 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. [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. It also reached 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.

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

Polydor Records Ltd. is a British record label and company that operates as part of 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 Records Ltd. was established in London in 1954 as a British subsidiary of German company Deutsche Grammophon GmbH. It was renamed Polydor Ltd. in 1972.

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, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining 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. Within the mainstream music industry, recording artists have traditionally been reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and be both promoted and heard on music streaming services, radio, and television. Record labels also provide publicists, who assist performers in gaining positive media coverage, and arrange for their merchandise to be available via stores and other media outlets.

Contents

The album contained two singles, both released in advance of the album - "Goodbye Dolly Gray" and "Movin'". [1]

In 1992, Dice Records (France) released the Rubettes' seventh and eighth albums (Still Unwinding and Shangri'la) as a double CD set. [3]

Track listing

Side 1
  1. "Movin'" (Tony Thorpe) - 4:05
  2. "No No Cherie" (John Richardson) - 3:20
  3. "Still Unwinding" (John Richardson) - 4:36
  4. "New York Tower" (Alan Williams) - 4:48
  5. "San Andreas" (John Richardson) - 3:32
Side 2
  1. "Goodbye Dolly Gray" (John Richardson, Alan Williams) - 4:14
  2. "Truth Of The Matter" (Alan Williams) - 4:02
  3. "When Hays Was Young" (Tony Thorpe) - 4:18
  4. "Do You Ever Think Of Me" (Alan Williams) - 4:20
  5. "Does It Gotta Be Rock'n'Roll (Tony Thorpe) - 5:10 [4] [5]

Singles

1. "Goodbye Dolly Gray" b/w "Great Be The Nation" - June 1978
2. "Movin'" b/w "San Andreas" - September 1978 [1]

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.

Gerald Roland Shury was a British songwriter, arranger, and record producer who worked in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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References

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  2. "Rubettes - Shangri'la". discogs.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. "Rubettes - Albums 7 & 8". discogs.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. 1 2 3 4 Original album sleeve notes
  5. "Still Unwinding". discogs.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  6. Sleeve notes - Original Albums 7&8