Wednesday, October 10, 2007

KEVIN COYNE - Beautiful Extremes etc (1974-77) @ 320

Never released as a CD !
What a pity !
Fantastic album !






Pascal said :
OFFICIAL LP: BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977
(HOL) Virgin 25527 ET (Ariola 25527 ET), released late 1977.
Kevin Coyne solo and with Bob Ward (guitar)


Something Gone Wrong 3:56 Alvic, Jan 1977
Looking For The River 3:03 The Manor, Oct 1974
Roses In Your Room 4:23 Alvic, May 1976
Face In The Mirror 5:20 The Manor, Mar 1975
All The Battered Babies 3:11 Alvic, APR 1976 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC]
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Right In Hand 3:40 BBC, Aug 1974
Hello Friends, Hello Everyone 3:47 Alvic, Jan 1977
Mona, Where's My Trousers 2:58 The Manor, Mar 1975
So Strange (KC/BW) 3:57 Alvic, Jan 1977
Rainbow Curve 3:30 BBC, Mar 1977
Fool, Fool, Fool 3:55 Alvic, Jan 1977 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC]


This one is a rare one... Never released as a CD


A fantastic collection of unreleased acoustic and innovative titles recorded when the band was becoming heavier and maybe too "commercial" for Kevin Coyne.


Reissued in UK with two substitutions and a different artwork as:





OFFICIAL LP: BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ET CETERA
Cherry Red, MRED 43, Feb 1983
Kevin Coyne solo and with Bob Ward (guitar)
Compiled by Eugene Coyne


Something Gone Wrong 3:56 Alvic, Jan 1977
Looking For The River 3:03 The Manor, Oct 1974
Roses In Your Room 4:23 Alvic, May 1976
Face In The Mirror 5:20 The Manor, Mar 1975
Love In Your Heart * 2:49 Alvic, Aug 78 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77]
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Poor Little Actress 4:07 Alvic, Sept 1978 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77]
Right In Hand 3:40 BBC, Aug 1974
Hello Friends, Hello Everyone 3:47 Alvic, Jan 1977
Mona, Where's My Trousers 2:58 The Manor, Mar 1975
So Strange (KC/BW) 3:57 Alvic, Jan 1977
Rainbow Curve 3:30 BBC, Mar 1977


* from the one man stage show Fat Old Hero, also on the various artists album
PILLOWS AND PRAYERS, Cherry Red Z RED 41, Nov 1982


Never released as a CD





Posted both versions :
01 Something Gone Wrong - 3:56 Alvic, Jan 1977
02 Looking For The River - 3:03 The Manor, Oct 1974
03 Roses In Your Room - 4:23 Alvic, May 1976
04 Face In The Mirror - 5:20 The Manor, Mar 1975
05 All The Battered Babies - 3:11 Alvic, APR 1976 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC]
06 Love In Your Heart - 2:49 Alvic, Aug 78 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77] 6
07 Right In Hand - 3:40 BBC, Aug 1974
08 Hello Friends, Hello Everyone - 2:30 Alvic, Jan 1977
09 Mona, Where's My Trousers - 2:58 The Manor, Mar 1975
10 So Strange (KC/BW) - 3:57 Alvic, Jan 1977
11 Rainbow Curve - 3:30 BBC, Mar 1977
12 Fool, Fool, Fool - 3:55 Alvic, Jan 1977 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC 74-77]
13 Poor Little Actress - 4:07 Alvic, Sept 1978 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77]


Hope clicks and pops removed completely!
Forgot to upload self-made back cover. Here you are :





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Cheers Folks!
Posted by poor


Link in comments!

22 comments:

poor said...
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Pascal said...

to me this is Coyne at his best. Every song a gem

poor said...

Agree

Kill Me Sarah said...

I really love my vinyl of this one.
In my Coyne's top 3 albums.

I am The Herbalist said...

My dear friend:

First of all congratulations. You're doing a great job making peple know the music of such genius an extraordinary poet as Kevin Coyne. He left a rich legacy in words and sounds that deserve to be known by many.
I do have a suggestion although... you better think I am begging because that what I am about to do..
Please chenge to zshare or rapidshare.. I will tell you why...
Megaupload doesn't work in southamerica (and I guess in other parts of the world) unless you install the Megaupload Toolbar which is an annoying thing (and a piece of spyware)
That's why you are receiving all those comments in portuguese from Brazil or in spanish from somewhere else in latinamerica.
I am in Venezuela myself and I do NEED more kevin albums.
Could you re-upload at least the official ones? "Legless in Manila", etc...


Thanks indeed...

I am The Herbalist said...

First of all ,..congratulations..you are doing a great job by making people know the music of a genius such as Kevin Coyne.
His legacy lives thru people like you who understand what he left for us during his career.
Thanks indeed.
I do have a request or suggestion..
this is it:
Megaupload doesn't work in Latinamerica unless you install the "Megaupload Toolbar" which is annoying and, I think, a piece of spyware.

This is why you're getting those commenst in spanish or portuguese.
I am in venezuela myself and I can't get the albums.
Could you at least re-upload some of them.. the official ones maybe?
I have been lokking for Legless in Manila for some time.

Anyway thanks again for your great work about Kevin..I am sure he sees you..and he smiles...

poor said...

Dear friend I've explained why megaupload :
http://unitedsounds.blogspot.com/search?q=why+megaupload
Got a lot problems with lines here and uploading breaks often - only MU resume broken uploadings.
But would be nice if fast users re-up on other hosts and post links in comments.
Hope you'll find a way to get Kevin's albums.
Cheers

codedriver said...

Thanks a lot. I have this album, but it has some scratches and I don't play as many records as I used to anymore. I;ll be sure to play this though.

chris said...

As always extremely beautiful, the naked voice of him raises my hair up & goes straight to my heart. We're in debt with you, Poor.

Anonymous said...

What a great piece of work this blog is to honour one of the best musicians ever!
I downloaded a couple of albums today - no problems at all - except this one is not available anymore and I am not in South America. Is it my mistake or would a fresh up of the link also be apreciated by others?
Anyway, thank you, Poor, for all the wealth you share!

poor said...

Yes the link is dead !
Will re-up soon.
Cheers

poor said...
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Mister said...

Oh no! This link is dead again?!

poor said...

No, just checked,
LINK IS ALIVE
and in very good condition !
Cheers
Poor

Gessy-Nya Penst said...

You're my hero!! :D I finally found this album! Thanks!! Thanks a lot!! I love you! <3

Private Beach said...

Megaupload doesn't work in Hong Kong either. I would really appreciate it if you could upload to a more friendly service like Rapidshare.

Anonymous said...

Hello there! This blog is awesome... an amazing labour of love. Thanks especially for some great live sets and for this fantastic record: I've been looking for it with no luck for years and years: Kevin's poetry and human qualities shine on the acoustic songs... another confirmation of his unique & unforgotten talent.

I'm working with Kevin Hewick right now (who toured with Coyne & contributed to a tribute cd) and he told me how wonderful the man was in person!

Keep up the great blog-job!

Alessandro Monti / Unfolk
www.myspace.com/unfolk

icoa9125 said...

Hi,

I have just discovered this brilliant blog. However, mst of the links are now dead. Is there any chance that they can be re-established, especially Beautiful Extremes, Let's Have a Party, Babble, Bursting Bubbles and Matching Head and Feet.

Poor said...

Beautiful Extremes - will be re-uped,
Let's Have a Party - will be re-uped,
Babble - will be re-uped,
Bursting Bubbles - links are working,
Matching Head and Feet - it's available album now, will not be re-uped

Cheers

icoa9125 said...

Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it. I got a bit overexcited when I found the site and didn't look carefully enough. I see there is a second set of links to Bursting Bubbles. Cheers!!

Poor said...

Beautiful Extremes etc @ 320

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I'm so overjoyed!!!
It's been a long time since I've heard it and now I can play it again (still have to at this moment).
This was (is?) one of my all-time favourite albums!
Always thought it such a shame it wasn't available on CD.
You can hear his character come through in the songs - intense and personal.
Thanks very much!