Beverley Martyn

Picking Up The Sunshine

  • BUG102
  • Release Date: April 29th 2017
  • £8.99

This is a Record Store Day 2017 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores from 8am 22nd April. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 00.01 29th April.

In 1966 singer-songwriter BEVERLEY began recording sessions with record producer Denny Cordell. Cordell’s preferred studio musicians for the sessions included Jimmy Page & John Renbourn (guitars), John Paul Jones (bass), Alan White (drum), Nicky Hopkins (piano), Mike Lease (organ), and an album’s worth of material was laid down.

50 years later those session tapes have been located and restored, showcasing a moment in the sixties which in hindsight radiates a vivaciousness and energy which criminally evaded a wider public audience. Until now.

As a taster for the forthcoming release of Beverley’s long lost album this exclusive Record Store Day release presents two previously unreleased tracks which are exclusive to this special edition.

‘Picking Up The Sunshine’ was written for Beverley by Donovan. ‘Me and My Gin’ is a blues staple with Page and Hopkins in their element.

This release features special stereo mixes of take 1’s of both cuts and are exclusive to this release and won’t be included in the forthcoming album.