RACING CARS - The Albums 1976-1978 (2021)
Formed in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales in 1975, Racing Cars comprised Graham Headley Williams (guitar), Gareth ‘Monty’ Mortimer (vocals/guitar), Ray ‘Alice’ Ennis (guitar), David Land (bass) and Robert Wilding (drums). Released by Chrysalis Records, their albums also included bit-parts for session pianist Geraint Watkins, American saxophonist Jerry Jumonville, the Bowles Brothers Band (on vocal harmonies).
Four CD set covering all of Welsh Rock band Racing Cars recordings for Chrysalis Records between 1976-78. Disc One is debut LP Downtown Tonight which spent six weeks in the UK National Charts, peaking at #39. This features the singles 'Ladee-Lo' plus the international chart hit "They Shoot Horses Don't They?" which reached #14 in the UK and #32 in Australia. Now comes with the addition of a previously unissued four track session recorded for the John Peel show in 1976. The second disc is 1977's Weekend Rendezvous LP which makes it's debut on CD. Features the single 'Down By The River' and now comes with the bonus of a previously unissued four track session recorded for the John Peel show in 1977. Disc Three is 1978's Bring On The Night LP, also appearing here on CD for the very first time. Includes the 'Bring On The Night' 45. The final disc contains two full In Concerts recorded for the BBC in 1977. The booklet contains detailed liner notes by History Of Rock editor Michael Heatley featuring a new interview with guitarist Graham Hedley Williams alongside numerous rare European picture sleeves and memorabilia from the era.
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