1. Sweet Jemima
2. Rain Or Shine
3. Mr Big Shot
4. Witness For The Prosecution
5. Better Days
6. Little Miss America
8. Politician Man
10. Fantasy World
12. Long Grass
13. When I Was Young
15. Living Is Giving
16. Troubled Times
17. One Way Ticket
20. Melancholy Man
1. Cannery Row
4. From Hero To Zero
5. It Can’t Happen To Me
6. Part Of My Life
7. Heaven Knows
9. All The Kings Horses
11. I Said She Said
13. Set Yourself Free
14. Wild Grows The Heather
15. Programmed To Receive
16. Movin On
19. Life On Earth
20. American Boys
CHRISTIE shot to fame in the early 70′s with a number 1 Hit single in no less than 26 countries (it also made Billboard Top 30 in USA) “Yellow River”. Written by band leader JEFF CHRISTIE who was awarded the prestigious IVOR NOVELLO and CARL ALLAN awards for this classic song. Jeff has had his songs recorded by REM to LEAPY LEE to QUICKSILVER
Further Hit singles followed around the world “San Bernadino” and “Iron Horse”. The bands debut album spent 10 weeks in the US charts. The band became known as England’s answer to Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jeff has been back in the studio reviewing his masters and all the tracks on this 2CD set were recorded in the 1970′s by Christie during a particularly prolific period in their career
Christie continues today to perform all over the world and has a particular strong fan base in Europe and South America where the band performs sold out concerts each year.
...the best are the tracks where Christie's Spanish guitar sweeps over electric drive like it does in the arresting buleria-shaped "Melancholy Man" which houses a nice riff to boot, or even takes over as in the wistful, trumpet-wielding flamenco "Heaven Knows" and breezy ballad "All The King's Horses".
DME Music Site
'I personally found the CD a riveting listen because it highlights Jeff's rich creativity. If you enjoy good or interesting lyrics backed by musical imagery, then this is a must-buy. I've already listened to all 40 tracks three times since I received a copy a week ago.' Christie's compositions are typically multi-faceted, sometimes reflective and sometimes more ebullient. His vocals are appealing throughout, and at certain points Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Neil Young are called to mind.
The Beat Magazine (September 2012)
Compiled by Jeff Christie and put together in his studio, the 40 track double disc set compiles a number of Christie tracks and serves as a fine introduction to the band as well as being a great collectible for long time Christie fans. No Turn Unstoned serves as a fine companion release to the 2008 Christie double CD set, also released by Angel Air, entitled Outer Limits.
Hopefully this release will make folks aware of how much Jeff has to offer than one hit tune. Top pick.
At the beginning 70s Christie had a world-hit with 'Yellow River' in 26 countries.
Bandleader Jeff Christie is still active and now he has looked in his archives and found enough pop-material for a double-CD.
From the acoustic 'Programmed To Receive'(1981) to the Elvis-like rockabilly 'Steamroller' or the country-rocker 'Politician Man' up to the heart-melt ballad 'I Said She Said' or 'Abilene' with glam-character - all is included.
In 'Cannery Row' Christie finds inspiration by the Stones, in addition he turned out to be an impressive Spanish-guitar-player - snap at the chance, it's recommended to buy the CD.
Good Times - German magazine (October 2012)
...a downright neat treasury of unreleased Christie demos and home recordings...I was only familiar with Christie's hits and second album...I was pleasantly surprised by the timbre of Jeff's demos...
Shindig magazine (October 2012)