The Everly Brothers

Down In The Bottom: THE COUNTRY ROCK SESSIONS 1966-1968


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With an Americana music pedigree born of their Appalachia roots The Everly Brothers ably crossed over from the pop charts to the country music charts during their hit-making heyday. This 3CD collection takes an in-depth look at their country rock recordings.

Disc 1 presents the ‘The Hit Sound’ album, recorded from December 1966 onwards, with contemporary rock’n’roll and pop covered in Everlys harmony style updated with the cream of the LA session crew including Glen Campbell, Larry Knechtel, Ray Pohlman, Hal Blaine.

Disc 2 presents the ‘SING’ album, the Everlys and their label Warner’s response to the prevailing ‘youthquake’ band sound straddling the transatlantic.

Disc 3 presents the ‘ROOTS’ album, pieced together from the LA sessions at studios like Goldstar, conducted by Lenny Waronker during April-September 1968, again with the Wrecking Crew aided by Van Dyke Parks and James Burton. The Everlys took the chance to pay homage to their country roots with songs by contemporary country writers Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, George Jones as well as more from their own pen.

Tracklist

DISC ONE: THE HIT SOUND OF
1. BLUEBERRY HILL
2. MOVIN' ON
3. DEVIL'S CHILD
4. TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES
5. SEA OF HEARTBREAK
6. OH, BOY!
7. (I'D BE A) LEGEND IN MY TIME
8. LET'S GO GET STONED
9. STICKS AND STONES
10. THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
11. SHE NEVER SMILES ANYMORE
12. GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY

BONUS TRACKS
13. EVEN IF I HOLD IT IN MY HAND (HARD LUCK STORY) (TAKE 2)
14. WHEN EDDIE COMES HOME
15. NOTHING BUT THE BEST
16. A LITTLE BIT OF CRAZY
17. BOWLING GREEN (DEMO)

DISC TWO: SING
1. BOWLING GREEN
2. A VOICE WITHIN
3. I DON'T WANT TO LOVE YOU
4. IT'S ALL OVER
5. DELIVER ME
6. TALKING TO THE FLOWERS
7. MARY JANE
8. I'M FINDING IT ROUGH
9. DO YOU
10. SOMEBODY HELP ME
11. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
12. MERCY, MERCY, MERCY

BONUS TRACKS
13. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
14. YOU’RE JUST WHAT I WAS
LOOKING FOR TODAY
15. MY ELUSIVE DREAMS
16. LORD OF THE MANOR
17. LOVE WITH YOUR HEART
18. LOVE WITH YOUR HEART (VSN 2)
19. IT’S MY TIME
20. EMPTY BOXES
21. MILK TRAIN

DISC THREE: ROOTS
1. THE EVERLY FAMILY (1952)
2. MAMA TRIED
3. LESS OF ME
4. T FOR TEXAS
5. I WONDER IF I CARE AS MUCH
6. VENTURA BOULEVARD
7. SHADY GROVE
8. ILLINOIS
9. LIVING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND
10. YOU DONE ME WRONG
11. TURN AROUND
12. SING ME BACK HOME
13. MONTAGE: THE EVERLY FAMILY (1952)/SHADY GROVE/KENTUCKY

BONUS TRACKS
14. LADY ANNE (VSN 2)
15. SHOP GIRL
16. HUMAN RACE (MIX 1)
17. OMAHA
18. MR SOUL (MIX 1)
19. DOWN IN THE BOTTOM (AKA MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM) (MIX 1)
20. IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS (MIX 1)