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14 Nov 2016

Elastic Band "Expansions On Life" 1969 UK Psych Rock







Elastic Band  "Expansions On Life" 1969 UK Psych Rock 
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From North Wales, Elastic Band were one of the exponents of the UK psychedelic rock scene from the late 60’s and featured Andy Scott who would go on to become guitarist with the famous Sweet. Other members were August Eadon (Gus) who went by the name Ted Yeadon when he was a member of Elastic Band, Sean Jenkins (drums) and Mike Scott (bass - Andy’s brother). The band broke up in 1969 when Yeadon accepted an offer to join Love Affair. <br />They released an album (LP record) entitled Expansions On Life [1969/1970] on the Decca Nova label. <br />Gus Eadon joined the band Zzebra in 1974.The starting point for Sweet guitarist Andy Scott, The Elastic Band emerged from the ashes of mid-60s Welsh soul revue the Silverstone Set to make a couple of highly-regarded 1968 mod pop/blue-eyed soul singles for Decca. But a year on the underground gig circuit supporting the likes of Hendrix and Pink Floyd impacted significantly on the bands musical direction. When they returned to the studio in the summer of 1969, it was to cut Expansions On Life, a dazzling 50-minute collection of late psychedelic/early progressive rock moves which suggested that the new-look Elastic Band could be genuine contenders. Inexplicably, though, Decca delayed its release until March 1970, by which time the band had fallen apart, lead singer Ted Yeadon having left in December 1969 to replace Steve Ellis in the Love Affair. As a result, Decca barely promoted the album, which duly sank without trace. …… ~ From Wikipedia. 

The starting point for Sweet guitarist Andy Scott, The Elastic Band emerged from the ashes of mid-60s Welsh soul revue the Silverstone Set to make a couple of highly-regarded 1968 mod pop/blue-eyed soul singles for Decca. But a year on the underground gig circuit supporting the likes of Hendrix and Pink Floyd impacted significantly on the bands musical direction. When they returned to the studio in the summer of 1969, it was to cut Expansions On Life, a dazzling 50-minute collection of late psychedelic/early progressive rock moves which suggested that the new-look Elastic Band could be genuine contenders. Inexplicably, though, Decca delayed its release until March 1970, by which time the band had fallen apart, lead singer Ted Yeadon having left in December 1969 to replace Steve Ellis in the Love Affair. As a result, Decca barely promoted the album, which duly sank without trace. * File under: 60’s Psych * Established for the last couple of decades as a heavy duty rarity amongst collectors of vintage British psychedelia and progressive rock. First-ever official UK reissue Includes bumper 20-page booklet, extensive liner notes, restored artwork and master-tape sound as well as some priceless photographs * Features all four tracks from the bands equally collectable 45s, including the regularly compiled psychedelic pop nugget 8 Hours Of Paradise…. 


August Eadon went by the name Ted Yeadon when he was a member of Elastic Band, a band he formed in 1967 with guitarist Andy Scott (later in Sweet), Sean Jenkins (drums) and Mike Scott (bass - Andy’s brother). The band broke up in 1969 when Yeadon accepted an offer to join the Love Affair. The 1992 CD adds two 1968 singles as bonus tracks:…… 

Tracklist: 
01. Mother Goose 4:57 
02. Last Person In The Bar 5:59 
03. Crabtree Farm 4:11 
04. Has Anybody Seen Her 4:50 
05. Dear John 4:59 
06. Room Full Of Room 4:23 
07. That’s Nice 3:55 
08. Life Still Goes On 5:02 
09. Sad Jazz 4:36 
10. Sunrise Work Till Sunset 6:07 
CD Bonus Tracks: 
11. Think Of You Baby [Mono Version] 2:44 
12. It’s Been A Long Time Baby [Mono Version] 2:11 
13. Do Unto Others [Mono Version] 2:21 
14. 8½ Hours From Paradise [Mono Version] 3:53 

Personnel: 
Ted Yeadon (Gus Eadon) — organ, piano, flute, harmonica, congas, lead vocals 
Andy Scott (Andrew David Scott) — guitar 
Mike Scott — bass, tenor saxophone 
Sean Jenkins — drums, cloves 

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