1.19.2009

The Downliners Sect: Roses (UK, 1967)

aka as "Don Craine's New Downliners Sect"


After releasing the first and last recordings by the Sect -a honour that we do not deserve-, as well as the band's debut single, here we have another gem from their impressive catalogue from the 60s: a special edition, with picture sleeve, of their mega-rare Pye single from 1967 featuring "Roses", one of their best tracks, plus a cover version of the Remains' "I Can't Get Away From You" on the flip. Neither "Roses" nor "I Can't " have been included in any of the Sect's recent compilations and were never re-released in their original 7" single format. This 45 was originally released after the original Sect disbanded and Don Craine tried to revive the band with a new line-up (featuring Matthew Fisher, soon to be the organist of Procol Harum), imaginatively renaming the group "Don Craine's New Downliners Sect". Great cover, remastered sound and liner notes by the great Don Craine himself. A limited edition of 500 copies.



8 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Passw:
cazorla

Anonymous said...

Posteriormente Don Craine lo intentaría sin fortuna con la New Downliners Sect, grabando en Pye Records el single “I can’t get away from you”, antes de formar con Mick Smith el dúo folk Finnegan’s Wake.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Javier, germt coloco este disco para vos y todos los cabecillas seguidores de los cabecitas.

http://mza-acid.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-of-small-faces.html

te veo x ahi

anyonesdaughter said...

thanks a lot pablo! ive never heard of this, though im a big sect-fan

Javier said...

Gracias por el mensaje Pablo. He de reconocer que me estoy enganchando cada vez más a la secta...

Roadrunner said...

No se porque,la versión de I can’t get away from you por Barry and The Remains me gusto más, en esta época Los Downliners estaban en un momento de dudas,pero seguian haciéndolo bién,yo creo que la falta de algún éxito los desmorono un poco,hasta desaparecer,pero gracias a Dios nos quedaron estas gemas.!!

DJ Willie said...

The Downliners Sect were always good when you saw them. I was luckier than most people during the mid 60s when I began DJing. Bands like these I'd see more often than most would, usually Fridays and Saturdays. You did get a few who came midweek, only if they could pull a crowd. The Downliners Sect could. They had the reputation, built up and spread more by word of mouth. Lets see one of today's bands try that. I doubt they can. I doubt they would. It's too much like hard work.
I'm sure someone like Terry, the club owner, could tell you how often these came and how much he paid them. For 2 sets, which was normal up until the later mid 60s, a band like this, with records out, would get somewhere in the region of 20 times the price of an album (just for a relative guide). Not much for a whole lotta work!

Anonymous said...

Thx
Zeno