Profile: Scottish rock band active from 1969 to 1973.
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Stone the Crows is the debut album by Stone the Crows. Colin Allen – Drums, percussion. Maggie Bell – Vocals. Jimmy Dewar – Bass guitar, Vocals. Les Harvey – Acoustic, Electric Guitars. John McGinnis – Organ, Piano, Keyboards. Additional personnel.
Not only does the band deliver a soulful rendition of "Fool on the Hill," but the dreaded side-long track makes its appearance on side two of Stone the Crows. The tune is titled "I Saw America," and it pulls together the rock, blues, and soul elements that were splintered up on the first side. A spirited attempt was made to live up to the grandiose title, and there's some confident guitar by Les Harvey, but ultimately Stone the Crows are unable to meld together the progressive folk, boogie, jazz, and soul sections that comprise the piece.
Album, 1970, Polydor, Repertoire Music. 1. The Touch of Your Loving Hand. 2. Raining in Your Heart. 3. Blind Man. 4. Fool on the Hill. Album, 1970, Polydor, Repertoire Music, Akarma.
Stone the Crows was a blues and soul influenced rock band from Glasgow. The band was formed in 1970 after Maggie Bell was introduced to Les Harvey by his older brother, Alex Harvey. After playing together in the Kinning Park Ramblers, they rejoined in a band Power, later renamed Stone the Crows, after Led Zeppelin's manager, Peter Grant, heard them and took them on. Original line-up: Maggie Bell, vocals (born Margaret Bell, 12 January 1945, in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||The Touch Of Your Loving Hand||6:01|
|2||Raining In Your Heart||5:06|
Written-By – J. White*
|4||Fool On The Hill
Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*
|5||I Saw America||18:21|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Records
- Copyright (c) – Repertoire Records
- Licensed From – Unit Blag Productions Ltd.
- Recorded At – Advision Studios
- Bass, Vocals – Jim Dewar*
- Drums, Percussion – Colin Allen
- Engineer – Chris Neal , Robin Black
- Executive-Producer – Peter Grant
- Guitar – Les Harvey*
- Liner Notes [Reissue] – Chris Welch
- Organ, Piano – John McGinnis
- Producer – Mark London
- Vocals – Maggie Bell
- Written-By – C. Allen* (tracks: 5), J. Dewar* (tracks: 1, 2), L. Harvey* (tracks: 1, 2, 5), M. London* (tracks: 5)
NotesOriginally released in 1970 on Polydor Records.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4009910462621
- Label Code: LC 8065
- Rights Society: GEMA
|2425-017||Stone The Crows||Stone The Crows (LP, Album, Gat)||Polydor||2425-017||UK||1970|
|STC III||Stone The Crows||Stone The Crows (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Stone The Crows)||STC III||Unknown|
|24-4019||Stone The Crows||Stone The Crows (LP, Album, Pit)||Polydor||24-4019||US||1970|
|RIVERCD045||Stone The Crows||Stone The Crows (CD, Album, RE)||River Records||RIVERCD045||UK||2005|
|BGOLP2000||Stone The Crows||Stone the Crows (LP, RE, RM)||BGO Records||BGOLP2000||UK||2016|