Chameleon - Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie (CD, Album)

Sebastian DJ Edit. Rock and Roll Parade Remaster. Judy Teen Remaster. Spaced Out Album). DISC 2. Sweet Dreams Remaster. Psychomodo Remaster. Soft Remaster. Singular Band Remaster. Ritz Remaster. Cavaliers Remaster. Bed in the Corner Remaster. Sling It! Tumbling Down Remaster.

Such a Dream Remaster. Big Big Deal Remaster. Steve Harley. DISC 3. Sebastian Early Version. Hideaway Early Version.

Chameleon Early Version. Death Trip Early Version. Loretta's Tale Early Version. Crazy Raver Early Version. What Ruthy Said Loretta's Tale Crazy Raver Sebastian Mirror Freak My Only Vice Muriel The Actor Chameleon Death Trip. I've Just Seen a Face. The Last Goodbye. Love Compared with You. Love Minus Zero-No Limit. Raffles Man, It Was Mean. Ordinary People. Harley, Cregan, Robert Hart.

Out of Time. The Phantom of the Opera with Sarah Brightman. The Phantom of the Opera. A Live Set Star for a Week Dino. Star of Belle Isle with Eddi Reader. Tumbling Down. From then on, the band was a band in name only, being more or less a Harley solo project. The opening track was The Mad, Mad Moonlight:. The title track was another gem:. The first single off the album was the band's biggest hit ever.

More than cover versions of the song have been recorded by other artists, most notably by Duran Duran and Erasure, and the song as ofhas sold over 1. The song pairs Harley's clever wordplay with an infectuous Pop tune that boasts an inventive stop-start arrangement and a lovely flamenco-styled acoustic guitar solo.

My favorite song of the album however is the second and final single, Mr. Raffles Man, It Was Mean. Raffles is Album) surreal yet romanticized portrait of a convention-flaunting outlaw. The odd lyrics work thanks to the phenomenal tune backing them up, which contrasts gentle verses built Album) piano and acoustic guitar with choruses that work in a surprising but slickly integrated reggae beat. Also, his diction: the way he sings the line "and then you shot that Spanish Dancer", especially "shot" and "Spanish".

Timeless Flight was a good album, but it suffered in comparison to The Best Years of Our Lives, the band's most successful album. No big hit singles came from this album. There were good songs though. Here's the opening track, Red is a Mean Mean Colour:. Understand was a lovely ballad:. The two singles that failed to penetrate the upper reaches of the charts were; first came Black or White:. Then came White, White Dove:. I had bought the album at the time, as I did the previous ones, Album) I thoroughly enjoyed it.

A pity it wasn't a hit. It was produced by Harley, and would be the band's last album before splitting in The title track almost made the Top 40 41 in the UK:. Love Compared with You was a US-only single:. The band had one last big hit, a surprise one at that. Harley went on to make a handful of solo albums, not very commercially successful, I'm afraid. From The Candidatea rather good album, here's Freedom's Prisoner:.

In lateproducer Mike Batt recommended Harley sing the title track of the upcoming The Phantom of the Opera musical. Agreeing to audition, Harley was given the job by Andrew Lloyd Webber and soon recorded the promotional single with Sarah Brightman, which went to 7 in the UK charts in January A music video was created with Harley as the Phantom in the effort to promote the upcoming musical.

A prime candidate for the role, Harley was soon selected to play the Phantom in the musical, following his successful audition. He spent five months working on the role, including rehearsal with producer Hal Prince. Despite this, Harley was never publicly announced Chameleon - Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie (CD the Phantom, and was surprised when he ended up being replaced by Michael Crawford.

Later that year, Harley did star as the 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe, in the musical-drama Marlowe, which ran off-Broadway and in London.

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  1. Aug 26,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "The Human Menagerie" on Discogs.

  2. reissue CD of first LP by this band, includes two bonus tracks (track 11, Judy Teen, from ).

  3. The Human Menagerie is the debut studio album by Cockney Rebel, released in It was produced by Neil Harrison. After training as a journalist for three years, Steve Harley embarked on a musical career, beginning with "floor spots" in London folk clubs in /5(63).

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  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "The Human Menagerie" on Discogs.

  6. Indulging for the first time in Cockney Rebel's debut album -- and one uses the word "indulging" deliberately, for like so much else that's this delicious, you cannot help but feel faintly sinful when it's over -- is like waking up from a really weird dream, and discovering that reality is weirder still. A handful of Human Menagerie's songs are slight, even forced, and certainly indicative of.

  7. Find album release information for The Human Menagerie - Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel on AllMusic.

  8. May 05,  · Artist: Cockney Rebel Title: The Human Menagerie Year Of Release: / Label: BGO Records Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock, Glam Quality: Flac (image,.cue, log) Total Time: Total Size: Mb (scans) WebSite: Album Preview.

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