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Stackridge became a popular recording act and concert attraction in the UK in the 1970's, producing five major-label albums, including the celebrated The Man in the Bowler Hat, produced by Beatles producer Sir George Martin. The band broke up in 1976 before having an opportunity to reach the American market. A rabid online fan base convinced Stackridge to reunite in 2007. Since then, ... Read more in Amazon's Stackridge Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Angel Air
  • ASIN: B000JJ3RDO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. Story of My Heart 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen11. Tea Time 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen13. Purple Spaceships over Yatton 6:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Greville Rob on 15 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Does what it says on the tin: the second album from this quirky

West Country pop rock act depicts a kindly yokel communing with little birds

(the feathered variety). Entertainments entitled 'Lummy Days', 'Anyone For

Tennis', 'Syracuse The Elephant' and 'Teatime' reside within.

"Friendliness", in short, is of another time: a delightful dip into a world

of whimsical middle England pastorality in which key writers and eccentrics

Andy Davis and James Warren gently lampoon blazered-Britishness with a

knowing giggle. The prolific pair had most of these melodies already worked

into a proficient vaudevillian live act which ensured a ready and

enthusiastic audience for this release which the band delivers with the air

of sweet-natured ruritanial Bonzos. With flourishes of flute and violin

melting into keyboards sweeping over a rock bed, the warm and rich melodies

of "Friendliness"spare much introspection and pack instead some epic moments

spanning progressive, folk rock and Palm Court orchestra to individual

effect. Bonus tracks of equally high quality in unused sessions material and

a single round off a work of charm, warmth and engaging period naivety.

Topping stuff, indeed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By George Kaplan. on 27 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
A real delight and always my favourite of the "original" (or first) three albums.

Each track, including the bonus work, has its enduring charm and quirks but the evocative Teatime with its violin and flute interplay highlights really send you to the metaphorical scullery for the Twinings...

A delight, truly a delight. This album has really not aged a day; sadly we have and that may be its charm, a direct link to more innocent and happier time?

Please tour gentlemen there is a fresh generation to be charmed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kibble on 16 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
A slightly lighter offering than their debut, but still good value with a mix of songs old and new (a lot of the material on the first album was not from their live set). By now Crun had returned to the fold which allowed James to return to his acoustic guitar duties, plus Andy was able to double up more on keyboards. Why lighter did I hear you say with the band back to it's full compliment, well that is maybe answered best by an overspend on the first album which led to the band producing this one themselves. To me this album sounds more serious than it's predecessor but as with all Stackridge albums the humour is there if you listen carefully.

Not many bands would open an album (or live set) with an instrumental, but true to their record (pun not intended) of being different 'Lummy days' opened both, a bouncy feel good tune that sets the mood nicely.

'Friendliness part 1' is the first of two versions of the title track, a gentle acoustic ballad featuring some nice harmonies.

'Anyone for tennis' is Stackridge's tribute to music from a by gone age, who else would do a 'Palm court orchestra' piece while others around them were rocking the rafters.

'There is no refuge' is another of James warren's ballads, again with slowly sung words, that at a pinch could come under the nursery rhyme catagory, it closes with some nice violin work.

'Syracuse the elephant' opens with Andy playing what sounds like a moog, a melancholy song about an elephant, born and raised in captivity whose only ambition in life is to be free. A true Stackridge classic which moves through various musical phases, proving that while they are often remembered for their humorous lyrics, these lads could play a bit as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Desk on 23 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This was the band's second album, a significant improvement on their first which unaccountably left out some of the best songs from the live act. Those appeared on Friendliness, and it is a good place to start if you are interested in the group. It was made on a tight budget: you would not notice perhaps, except for the demo-quality instrumental, Story Of My Heart which would have benefited from a fuller arrangement. Personal favourites are Lummy Days, Keep On Clucking, Syracuse and Anyone For Tennis, but it's all good. Serious music with literate, humerous lyrics. The flute/violin as lead instruments create a distinctive sound.
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