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CB 14 - Singles and LP

The coloured backround to the table below indicates the date of the line-up of the group for the particular recording.
1963 1966 1968 1968 1975

This CD is a recording of the three singles and one LP made by the crossBeaTs in 1965 and 1967.  The CBS recordings (1967) are very clean and well balanced (for the period) - which is why they were put first on the CD.  The Hollick & Taylor recordings, on the other hand, have a strange tonal quality; the voice seems to be 'hollow' and 'tinney'. EQ'ing to improve the voice spoils the backing, and EQ'ing for the backing makes the voice sound even more weird.  This CD gives what I think is the 'least worst' compromise.
  CBS Studios, New Bond St, London  (8 April 1967)
Crazy mixed-up generation (KLP 12)        Step aside/Forgive me (PSR 7003)
Tony Mathias (vocals), Eddie Boyes (bass, vocals, some rhythm), John Boyes (lead, vocals, some drums), Eric Knowles (drums, some vocals), Sam Pennington (rhythm, some bass) - see tracks below
  Hollick & Taylor Studios, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham  (17 Sep/19 Nov 1965)
If only/He wants to know (PSR 7001)        I know/He waits (PSR 7002)
Tony Mathias (vocals), Eddie Boyes (rhythm, vocals), John Boyes (lead, vocals), Eric Knowles (drums), John Millington (bass) - see tracks below

An MP3 download is available for the tracks. The words of all the songs on this CD are available on this web site, and there is also a page of the chords used.
 
Left click a DOWNLOAD button, when it appears, to play the file on your chosen player.  If you want to save the file, right-click the button, and choose "Save Target As ...." or "Save Link As....", depending on your browser.  Two versions of each song are offered here: the low quality (highly compressed file) will download more quickly, whilst the higher quality file will be larger and take longer to download.
 

CB 14    
Track # Song Title MP3
Small File or Large File
Comment
      From the Album (KLP 12) (CBS, London 1967)
1 Busy man or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
2 Do not disturb or Lead vocals (Eddie & Eric), Backing vocals (Tony), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
3 Are you afraid? or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
4 Back where you belong or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
5 Snow covered mountains or Lead vocals (Eddie & Eric), Backing vocals (Tony), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (Sam), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
6 Change or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
7 Tears or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
8 Time or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
9 Crazy mixed-up generation or Lead vocals (Eddie & Eric), Backing vocals (Tony), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (Sam), Drums (John B)
10 Do you remember? or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric), Hammond organ (Tom)
      From the Single (PSR7003) (CBS, London 1967)
11 Step Aside or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
12 Forgive me or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Sam), Bass (Eddie), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric), Hammond organ (Tom)
      From the Single (PSR 7001) (Hollick & Taylor, Birmingham 1965)
13 If only or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (John M), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
14 He wants to know or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (John M), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
      From the Single (PSR 7002) (Hollick & Taylor, Birmingham 1965)
15 I know or Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (John M), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)
16 He waits   or   Lead vocals (Tony), Backing vocals (Eddie & John B), Rhythm (Eddie), Bass (John M), Lead guitar (John B), Drums (Eric)

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