RESCUE CO NO1 Life’s Too Short – The Singles Anthology 1971-75

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RESCUE CO NO1 Life's Too Short - The Singles Anthology 1971-75

CD TRACKLISTING

1. Life’s Too Short
(RAK RAK 122 Oct 1971 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
2. I Want To Save You
(Jam JAM 14 May 1972 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
3. Gotta Find You
(Pye 7N 45089 A Side 1971) Rescue Co No 1
4. No Mans Land
(Polydor 2058 227 A Side 1972) Scarecrow
5. I Stand Alone
(Jam JAM 17 Nov 1972 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
6. You Shouldn’t Have Been So Nice
(Jam JAM 17 Nov 1972 B Side) Rescue Co No 1
7. It’s Only Words
(Jam JAM 45 11 May 1973 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
8. Esmerelda
(DJM DJS 309 Jul 1974 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
9. The Race
(RCA RCA2494 1975 A Side) Go Go Thunder
10. Nothing But The Best
(A Side JAM 49 June 1973) Ron Archer
11. Look Out
(Jam JAM 45 11 May 1973 B Side) Rescue Co No 1
12. Come On Back Where You Belong
(Polydor 2058 227 A Side 1972) Scarecrow
13. Roll A Bowl A Woman
(DJM DJS 368 May 1974 A Side) Rescue Co No 1
14. Then I Think About You
(RAK RAK 122 Oct 1971 B Side) Rescue Co No 1
15. Mrs Mann (As Go Go Thunder)
(RCA RCA2494 1975 A Side) Go Go Thunder
16. Office Girl
(Pye 7N 45089 B Side 1971) Rescue Co No 1
17. As Long As You Want Me To
(DJM DJS 309 Jul 1974 B Side) Rescue Co No 1
18. Amanda
(Jam JAM 14 May 1972 B Side) Rescue Co No 1 JAM Rescue Co No 1
19. I Want To Be Someone
(Single B Side JAM 49 June 1973) Ron Archer
20. No Man’s Land
(DJM DJS 368 May 1974 B Side) Rescue Co No 1

RESCUE CO NO1 who were formed from the ashes of Orange Air were a five piece group who made some fine 70′s singles which were released on a number of labels due to licensing deals (RAK,RCA, DJM and JAM). The singles were written by Arnold/Martin and Morrow aka BUTTERSCOTCH also known as a production team called AMMO.

In the early 70′s the radio hit “Life’s Too Short” was released on RAK Records and Alan Freeman once played the song twice on his radio show-so smitten was he with the track! Some tracks were also release under the pseudonym group name such as SCARECROW and the band vocalist also released a solo single which the band played on “Nothing But The Best” in 1973.

The band toured the UK including support slots with CHRISTIE and released a steady stream of pop, glam singles but the elusive Hit single never happened and by 1975 it was all over and the band had split.

Enjoy many tracks that have never been released on CD before and are very collectable.

MUSICIANS
RON ARCHER, MALCOLM GREEN, DENIS DOEL, STEVE TALBOT, DEL REEKS, DAVE HUNTER

Reviews

...gives listeners the opportunity to delve into the band's many tracks that, until now, have never been released on CD before - making this a very collectable affair indeed!...Most of the tracks are certainly worth it and deserve to be checked out, if only for nostalgia's sake.

www.music-news.com (July 2011)


...their lack of success is baffling...this 20-track compilation brings together all of the band's singles, notable flips and ancillary releases

Music Week (July 2011)


...modern day fans of twisted early '70s 45s will find a helluva lot to enjoy

Shindig magazine (August 2011)


Rescue Co. No.1 released a number of singles between 1971 and 1975 and although these were spread across a few labels due to licensing deals (Pye, RAK, Polydor and RCA amongst others), this 20 track anthology brings them all together on CD for the first time and A and B sides alike are all included on the album. Highlights include 'Life's Too Short', 'No Man's Land', 'I Want To Save You', 'Esmeralda'/'As Long As You Want Me To' (both produced by Pip Williams- Status Quo, The Flame, Mostly Autumn) and 'Mrs Mann'.

The band eventually split up in 1975 as they felt that nothing further was going to happen.

Nikk Gunns, www.getreadytorock.com (August 2011)


If you weren't around in the early 70s, this compilations serves as a strikingly illustrative primer. Stock images of Raleigh Chopper handlebars and Cresta lemonade bottles flash before the mind's eye. You can practically smell their trousers.

Record Collector (October 2011)


 

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