*JUST IN!* The Prisoners – TheWisermiserdemelza – Big Beat LP

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*JUST IN!* The Prisoners – TheWisermiserdemelza – Big Beat LP

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Medway garage band the Prisoners are loved by a legion of fans, including quite a few who went on to be in successful bands themselves. Those who saw them live speak in reverential terms, yet they never sold records in large amounts and their gigs, whilst packed, were almost always in small venues.

“Thewisermiserdemelza” – an excellent embodiment of their British R&B-influenced sound – falls into an odd place in their career. They often professed to be unhappy with the album, yet their first-generation fans cherish it, particularly songs such as ‘Hurricane’. It was recorded in 1983 for Ace Records’ Big Beat label and produced by Phil Chevron – a new experience for the band, who self-released their first album, “A Taste Of Pink”.

The record shows the growing complexity of their music – the contrast in the influences between 1964 and 1966 (the rougher R&B moving into nascent psychedelia). It is a cracking listen from beginning to end. The fast tracks such as ‘Hurricane’, ‘Love Me Lies’ and ‘Somewhere’ are coruscating, whilst the beautiful ‘Tonight’ offers an insight into other directions that the band would take.

180g transparent orange vinyl.

tracklist:

Side 1

01 Go Go
02 Hurricane
03 Somewhere
04 Think Of Me
05 Love Me Lies
06 Tonight

Side 2

01 Here Come The Misunderstood
02 The Dream Is Gone
03 For Now And Forever
04 Unbeliever
05 Far Away
06 Go Go (Version 2)

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Artist

The Prisoners

Title

Thewisermiserdemelza

Label

Big Beat

Product#

186559

Cat#

HIQLP082

Grade Disc

NEW

Release Info

1983

Release Date

29.04.2022

Distributed Item

YES

Reissue

YES

Country

UK

Picture Sleeve

YES