- Audio CD (23 July 2013)
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Love Can Change Everything Dem
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(2013/Sundazed) 24 tracks digisleeve w. booklet.
Unreleased Demos From The Millennium And Crabby Appleton Songwriter Hollywood's Sunset Strip was fertile breeding ground for folk-rock songwriters on the make during the mid-'60s. One of these kids with an acoustic guitar jumped right into a historically important album project within weeks of his arrival. Michael Fennelly quickly became one-seventh of The Millennium, who produced Begin, a lush audio carpetorium of an album that found a cult audience upon its reissue thirty years later. After the Millennium shattered, Fennelly jumped directly into his next effort, the power-pop legends Crabby Appleton. The group managed to crack the American Bandstand market with"Go Back," a big hit on the charts and a prized fave among pop collectors today.
Love Can Change Everything: Demos 1967-1972 charts the development of Fennelly as a songwriter. Starting with his earliest demos produced during the Millennium era and closing with stripped-down renditions of his Crabby Appleton songs, Love Can Change Everything makes the argument for Fennelly as a power-pop legend, a man whose way with a melody and a crystal-clear voice earned him a deserved spot in the LA pop pantheon. None of this material has ever appeared before, in any format - Love Can Change Everything is a true lost classic in the making. Featuring liner notes from legendary pop writer Domenic Priore and detailed track notes from Michael Fennelly himself!
- I've Been Found
- I Don't Think That I'll See That Time Again
- I Couldn't Find The Words
- Try To Understand
- Dancing Dandelions
- Iris Please
- Love Can Change Everything
- I Don't Need...
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If you ever needed proof of Michael Fennelly¡¦s talent, just listen to the 8 tracks that ended up on Crabby Appleton¡¦s s/t debut and hear the arrangements all but fully formed, merely played on a Gibson 12-string with multi-tracked vocals and the occasional extra guitar dubbed-in.
Michael Fennelly¡¦s the real deal. What a waste that, after the demise of Crabby Appleton, he never got the opportunity to develop his skills beyond his 2 solo albums: Lane Changer ( the last 4 tracks here are demos for that album ) & Stranger¡¦s Bed . And we are waiting way too long already for someone to release those 2 albums on CD, preferable on a 2fer of course.
1. Try to Understand (2:28)
2. I Couldn't Find the Words (3:09)
3. I Don't Think That I'll See That Time Again (1:56)
4. I've Been Found (3:18)
5. Dancing Dandelions (2:12)
6. Breakdown (2:24)
7. Iris Please (3:37)
8. Love Can Change Everything (2:47)
9. Leanna (3:44)
10. Don't Need a Map (2:13)
11. Under the Trees and Moonlight (2:12)
12. Hunger for Love (3:45)
13. The Other Side (2:44)
14. Some Madness (2:26)
15. Peace by Peace (3:31)
16. How Long Will It Take (2:16)
17. Can't Live My Life Without You (2:22)
18. Never Met a Girl (2:27)
19. Go Back (3:23)
20. Try (2:20)
21. Over My Dead Body (2:32)
22. You're a Good Girl (2:40)
23. Dark Night (2:49)
24. Flyer (2:47)
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Fennelly later formed the band Crabby Appleton (a band I'd heard of, but I've never heard an entire album by them) in the early 1970s, and some of these songs were later covered by that group. What he has done since those hazy 70s days, other than to continue songwriting, I have no idea, but judging from the high quality of these songs, he should have plenty of more gems for us to hear. The closest musical comparison I can make when I hear these songs is Emmit Rhodes, yet another underrated pop maestro from the early 70s. Like Rhodes, you can hear the influence of Brit bands such as the Beatles, Badfinger, and Zombies in some of these songs. But the acoustic nature of these demos and the sound of his vocals still makes me think of Emmit Rhodes more often than not.
The CD includes a fold-out booklet with liner notes by Domenic Priore, and notes on each track by Fennelly himself. Another very impressive obscure recording reissued by Sundazed. Fennelly is an artist that deserves to be heard by fans of late 60s and early 70s melodic pop-rock.
If you're a fan of the band Millennium and their album "Begin" you're no doubt familiar with Michael Fennelly's work. So this review is aimed more at the people who might not have heard that unique album. More people should hear this wonderful set (67+ minutes) of demos (in good sounding mono) Sundazed has collected. I've always had a soft spot for the album "Begin", by Millennium from the late '60s which included Michael Fennelly. It was a great example of one of the many different sounding types of music that was in L.A. during that era. These demos are all from 1967-1972, recorded in L.A. with a bare-bones rhythm section which morphed into Millennium. But listening to these songs (except for a couple of tracks) you'd be hard-pressed to think these are demos, recorded to hopefully gain some attention (and money) from artists/labels looking for songs.
Fennelly has a nice light voice (plus dig the harmony vocals here and there) along with his guitar work. And the stripped down band and the tight arrangements fits these tunes perfectly. For a bunch of demos this is a pretty seamless collection of performances. Some may hear some (or most) of these songs as a bit fey sounding. But they're good examples of that late '60s/early '70s/L.A./soft-rock/sunny-pop sound/folk-rock. From Byrds-like songs ("I've Been Found"), to Simon & Garfunkel ("Dancing Dandelions"), to sunshine-pop ("Never Met A Girl"), to slightly harder guitar-rock ("Breakdown"), to something reminiscent of a Love/"Forever Changes" song "Some Madness", and other cross-genre arrangements, this set of performances is a bit of a surprise--try "Over My Dead Body"--definitely not all that "sunny". Some of these tunes ("Peace by Peace", "Go Back", "Try") are loosely reminiscent (to my ears at least) of Brewer & Shipley's great "Down In L.A." album, with that same period feel.
Using mostly acoustic guitars with a sprinkling of electric guitar for definition, Fennelly's voice floats above his songs. The harmonies are suitably gorgeous making the very best of these songs Millennium-like, and that's a good thing. "Leanna" is a nice example of laid back, L.A. rock-pop circa late '60s. "I Don't Need A Map" is L. A. folk-rock with 12-sttring guitar courtesy of Fennelly. And here I have to say that the rhythm section is pretty stellar all through these tracks, backing Fennelly with a solid yet unobtrusive sound.
Hopefully people new to Millennium/Michael Fennelly will give this set of songs a listen. One after another--these early working recordings will impress you with how good they sound--vocally and instrumentally. Fennelly would go on to join Millennium, and after they split up, form the band Crabby Appleton and record for L.A.'s Elektra label. But it's here, with these demos, that Fennelly was honing his songwriting chops and the refreshing, bare sound makes these tunes stand out as prime examples of a certain sound and approach from that period when L.A. was full of a number of different sounds. What an era.
If you like this album, check out Fennelly's album (reissued on Wounded Bird) "Lane Changer", from '73. Recorded in England, the rhythm section is The Zombies along with Rod Argent and Russ Ballard helping out occasionally on background vocals. This album has Fennelly plugging in his guitar with amp on full and smokin'. There's just a couple of songs that hark back to his earlier work. But for something different it's another side of Fennelly that people might want to hear. He's a good electric guitarist, and his vocals still have that same tone--just not as quietly delivered. And don't forget Millennium's "Begin" and "Pieces", which is, as the title suggests, just that.
I lost track of Crabby AND Michael's solo stuff after, but on hearing this collection I keep thinking this:
Chris Bell left Big Star in 1972. Crabby disbanded that year. What would have happened if Michael Fennelly had bumped into Alex Chilton back then? Listen to "I've Been Found" and tell me I'm crazy.