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Thread #36669   Message #3061877
Posted By: GUEST,jehanbosch
27-Dec-10 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Subject: RE: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Hi. I am making a discography of the late Duncan Browne, one of Tom's friends.
Tom Yates made 3 LPs:"Second City Spiritual"(1967),"Love Comes Well Armed"(1973) and "Song of the Shimmering Way"(1977).
David Morgan was another of Tom's and Duncan's friends and played on the first LP of Tom.
Tom and Duncan worked together on several projects, 2 of which are documented:
-1970: "Resurrection Joe/The Final Asylum", a single by Duncan Browne. While the Aside is composed by Duncan, Tom and David Morgan, the Bside is by Duncan & Tom. Neither side is truly folk, more pop in Paul McCarthy style. Both can be heard on 2 CDs of Duncan Browne.
-1973: "Love Comes Well Armed" by Tom. Two tracks are jointly made by Tom & Duncan; Duncan plays guitar on these tracks and 2 more, including "Bye bye Bohemia".
However, there is more: On "Song of the Shimmering Way"(1977)the first song, "(We're)Here and Now" is attributed to Duncan, David & Tom. It is a masterpiece of baroque pop and the original recording of 1967 by Duncan & David's group Lorel was deemed to be lost. However, it recently surfaced and is on 2 CDs by Duncan as well.
These dry data provide little human interest, I know. But a friend of mine has managed to contact a personal friend of Duncan, from circa 1970. He vividly remembers Duncan and Davy but not our Tom, yet! I am providing him with the description of Tom's physical appearance as found in the previous entries and just maybe I can treat you to some more info on Tom in the future...
By the way: the lyrics of "Here And Now" I -as jeandesylvan- have posted on the Duncan Browne Tribute Forum,
under Lorel. The lines are so Tom's!
Best, J