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Between Us (1979) - Murray Head

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Murray Head

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Los AngelesLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:17
How Many WaysLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:58
RubberneckerLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:43
MademoiselleLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:06
Sorry, I Love YouLyrics available
  Running Time: 5:39
CountrymanLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:13
It's So Hard Singing The Blues LadyLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:36
Good Old DaysLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:20
Lady I Could Serve You WellLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:54
No Mystery
  Date Performance: 1982, Running Time: 3:29
  Comments: Only on CD reissue. Recorded @ Buzzy Sounds.
Say It Ain't So JoeLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1993, Running Time: 4:31
  Comments: (Alternate version) Billed as "Say It Ain't So". Only on CD reissue.
Bye, Bye, ByeLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:07
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Norbert Blume, Jim Cregan, Steve Fletcher, Bob Freeman, Julie Harrington, Anthony Head, Rupert Hine, Simon Jeffes, Simon Jeffries, Pam Keevil, Chris Laurence/Lawrence, Andy McGee, Trevor Morais, Dan Owen, Peter Oxer, Phil Palmer, John (G.) Perry, Steve Richardson, Geoffrey Richardson, Jan Schlapp, Graham Scott, Roger Smith, Steve Spring, Dave Takeno, Sally Ann Triplett, Pete(r) Veitch, Bob Weston, Paul Whittaker, Gavyn/Gavin Wright

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Import Vinyl/CD Album

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Murray Head (Songwriter), Susan Ellis Jones (Front Cover Photo), Gavyn/Gavin Wright (Strings Led By)

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Phillips/Head Case/Voiceprint Group Of Companies

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From the CD reissue:

The demos for the songs on this album were conceived and recorded in a cupboard under the stairs at home, because we needed a spare-room (ex-studio) for the arrival of our second daughter Sophie (conceived around the same time, but fortunately elsewhere). Just as she was the result of a combined effort, so was the recording of the albums, shared between a group of friendly musicians - hence the title 'Between Us'. How anyone can refer to their 'Solo' album beats me!

Murray Head

(CD Reissue) (C) (P) 2001 Murray Head

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Between us, start with "Say it ain't so" instead
Review written by John Fitzgerald, December 4th, 2004

Though a pleasant album, "Between us" is the album you should go to after hearing the much superior "Say it ain't so" when investigating Murray's works. The CD version of this album has 2 bonus tracks but neither track has Weston. There is a samba-ish flat demo feel on "Say it ain't so (Joe)" and "No mystery" has a tropical steel drums and clave mid tempo arrangement, both of these tracks do little to enhance the regular album tracks though it doesn't help that they interrupt the album before then going on to the regular album's final track (in the bouncy slow whimsical pop of "Bye bye bye" featuring picking banjo lines) so maybe these would have worked better placed after the regular album had run it's course. As for the rest of the regular album tracks, only one doesn't have Weston on it which is the strings and organ over dramatics of "Sorry I love you" though Head's vocals during the loud swells do give you a slight Peter Gabriel feel though this is probably not the intended effect. "Los Angeles" has tinkly electric pianos and guitars but it is one of the high water marks on the album though one is not to know this until later unfortunately. "How many ways" is a good guitar picking tune but the guitar is too low in the mix to be appreciated and the less successful harmonica and accordion parts should have been lower in the mix, if there at all. "Rubbernecker" is a silly reggae, it's hard to tell if they were being serious on this track or not. "Mademoiselle" is much better, in general it sounds like something from "Say it ain't so" than any other track here (particularly "When I'm yours"). "Countryman" is the loudest track on the album though the guitars try to bring it towards funk while the keys and bass drag it closer to disco while the poor drums can't decide which way to go. "It's so hard singing the blues lady" has good guitar and vocals though do try to ignore the off beat rhythms which try to return to the reggae foolishness though, luckily, it's not too high in the mix so it should make it easier to do that. "Good old days" is fair, with it's featured accordion and trombone styled bass part it borders on being ridiculous again. "Lady I could serve you well" doesn't have a great hook but the pretty strings, piano & acoustic guitar sound gets you interested. Murray Head's musical stylings may be an acquired taste anyways, but if you're going to try him out then at least start with a more universally appreciated album like "Say it ain't so" before diving in to this one to be fair to him, and yourself.

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Originally reissued on CD in 1985.

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Discography entry submitted by Karen Topinka, Steve Fairhead, Jeff Kenney & Marty Adelson.