Raw Sienna/Looking In

Raw Sienna/Looking In

by Savoy Brown



BGO rolls out this two-on-one set of two back-to-back Savoy Brown offerings. Raw Sienna, issued in March of 1970, was the last album to feature the great Chris Youlden, a fine songwriter and stunning blues singer. Only Eric Burdon is in his league among British singers of the era. His tunes, including "A Hard Way to Go," "I'm Crying," and "Needle and Spoon," are the clear standouts. The twin-guitar attack of Kim Simmonds and Lonesome Dave Peverett is also developed to its zenith here. Looking In, issued six months later, featured Peverett in the vocalist's chair -- a role he took more seriously when he formed Foghat with Rod Price and Roger Earle. While there are some excellent spots on the record (the title track and "Leavin' Again," the latter of which would be re-recorded better by Foghat two years later), Youlden's songwriting is missed and so is his authoritative singing. Packaging these two LPs together makes the flaws in the latter album more pronounced than they would otherwise be.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2005
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261206664
catalogNumber: 666
Rank: 19637

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Savoy Brown   Primary Artist
Chris Youlden   Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Roger Earl   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Owen Finnegan   Conga
Lonesome Dave Peverett   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar,Group Member
Kim Simmonds   Guitar,Piano,Group Member
Tone Stevens   Bass,Electric Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Chris Youlden   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Eric Holland   Engineer
Terry Noonan   String Arrangements,Bass Arrangement
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Kim Simmonds   Arranger,Producer
Paul Tregurtha   Engineer
David Anstey   Artwork
Jim Baikie   Artwork
Ignatz   Artwork
Savot Brown   Arranger

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