Sunday, 7 February 2010

Labi Siffre UK DISCOGRAPHY – UK SINGLES and ALBUMS DISCOGRAPHY (1970 to 1979)

UK 7” SINGLES
1. Too Late b/w Make My Day
July 1970, Pye International 7N.25528
[Both tracks are on his 1970 vinyl debut album “Labi Siffre”, both are also on the "Labi Siffre" 2006 EMI CD Remaster]

2. Thank Your Lucky Star b/w When You Find You Need A Friend
February 1971, Pye International 7N.25542
[Initial copies came in a rare titled picture sleeve; this is the first of only two UK picture sleeves of the 1970’s (see 14); the A is on his 1971 2nd album "The Singer And The Song" (2006 EMI CD Remaster); the B-side is a non-album track - unfortunately it’s still unavailable on CD]

3. Get To The Country b/w A Feeling I Got
July 1971, Pye International 7N.25560
[Both tracks were non-album at the time of release; the A-side turns up as a bonus track on "The Singer And The Song" 2006 EMI CD reissue; the B-side is unfortunately still unavailable on CD]

4. It Must Be Love b/w To Find Love
November 1971, Pye International 7N.25572
[The A-side is from his 1972 3rd album "Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying" (2006 EMI CD Remaster); the non-album B-side is still unavailable on CD]

5. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying b/w Why Did You Go, Why Did You Leave Me?
March 1972, Pye International 7N.25576
[The A-side is from his 1972 3rd album "Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying" (2006 EMI CD Remaster); the non-album B-side turns up a bonus track on the "Labi Siffre" 2006 CD Remaster]

6. Watch Me b/w Here We Are
July 1972, Pye International 7N.25586
[Both tracks were non-album at the time of release; the A-side turns up ONLY on the 2006 EMI CD Remaster "The Best Of"; the B-side is a bonus track on the "Labi Siffre" 2006 CD Remaster]

7. Give Love b/w Last Night Tonight
January 1973, Pye International 7N.25602
[The A-side is a remix, original version is from his 1973 4th album "For The Children"; the non-album B-side turns up as a bonus track on the "Labi Siffre" 2006 EMI CD Remaster]

8. If You Have Faith b/w Oh Me Oh My Mr. City Goodbye
October 1973, Pye International 7N.25629
[The A-side is from his 1973 4th album "For The Children"; the non-album B-side turns up as a bonus track on the "Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying" 2006 CD Remaster]

9. Dreamer b/w Turn On Your Love
August 1974, EMI Records EMI 2204
[Both tracks are from the "Remember My Song" LP]

10. Another Year b/w Some Say
January 1975, EMI Records EMI 2260
[The A-side is from the "Remember My Song" LP; B-side is from "For The Children" LP]

11. Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love b/w Goodbye To Love
October 1975, EMI Records EMI 2357
[The A-side is on the 1975 vinyl album "Happy"; the B-side is non-album; the A-side is available on "The Music Of" CD from 2001]

12. Staride To Nowhere b/w Sally Came To Stay
January 1976, EMI Records EMI 2394
[Both the A&B are featured on the vinyl album "Happy" (album versions), but the "Single Mix" of the A is on the EMI 2006 Remaster CD "The Best Of"; the B-side is available on "The Music Of" CD from 2001]

13. You’ve Got A Hold On Me b/w La-De-Da-De-Da (Lost Without Your Love)
October 1976, EMI Records EMI 2526
[The A-side is non-album and is available as a bonus track on the "Remember My Song" CD from 2006; the B-side is from the "Happy?" album and is available on "The Music Of" CD from 2001]

14. Do The Best You Can b/w Hot And Dirty In The City
January 1977, EMI Records EMI 2577
[The A-side was a single-only release and a contender for the Eurovision Song Contest of 1977; the non-album B-side turns up as a bonus track on the 2006 EMI CD Remaster of "Remember My Song"]

15. Solid Love b/w You Hurt Me
March 1978, EMI Records EMI 2750
[The A-side was a single-only release and a contender for the Eurovision Song Contest of 1978 and turns up as a bonus track on the 2006 EMI CD Remaster of "Remember My Song"; the B-side is from the 1975 vinyl album "Happy?" and is available on "The Music Of" CD from 2001]

16. One World Song b/w We Got Love
December 1979, EMI Records EMI 5023 (in Picture Sleeve, Eurovision Song contest entry)
[Credited to LABI and JACKIE; B-side co-written with BOB JAMES, both non-album; neither is available on CD]

UK ALBUMS:
1. "Labi Siffre", 1970, Pye International NSPL 28135
[Matt Single Sleeve, No Inserts]

Side 1:
1. Too Late
2. Words [a Bee Gees cover]
3. Something On My Mind
4. Maybe Tomorrow
5. You And I Should Be Together
6. I Don’t Know What’s Happened To The Kids Today
Side 2:
1. I Love You
2. Make My Day
3. A Little More Line
4. Maybe [a Nilsson cover]
5. River
6. Love Song For Someone
[Except where note, all songs by Labi Siffre]

2006 EMI CD Remaster (EMI 0946 356891 2 9) - Bonus Tracks:
13. Why Did You Go, Why Did You Leave Me? [Non-Album B-side – see UK Singles 5]
14. I Just Couldn’t Live Without Her [Previously Unreleased]
15. Last Night Tonight [Non-Album B-side – see UK Singles 7]
16. Maybe When We Dance [Previously Unreleased]
17. Ask Me To Stay [Previously Unreleased]
18. Here We Are [Non-Album B-side – see Singles 6]

2. “The Singer And The Song”, July 1971, Pye International NSPL 28147
[Laminated Gatefold Sleeve, No Inserts]

Side 1:
1. There’s Nothing In The World Like Love
2. You’re Lovely
3. A Number Of Words
4. Who Do You See
5. Not So Long Ago
6. The Shadow of Our Love
7. When I’m On My Own You Are On My Mind
Side 2:
1. Rocking Chair
2. Interlude
3. Thank Your Lucky Star
4. Talk About
5. Talkabout
6. Relax
7. Bless The Telephone
8. Summer Is Coming
9. Goodbye
[All songs by Labi Siffre]

2006 EMI CD Remaster (EMI 0946 356980 2 2) - Bonus Tracks:
16. Get To The Country [non-album single track – see UK SINGLES 3]
17. Till Nightime Comes Along [Previously Unreleased]
18. Fallin’ For You [Previously Unreleased]
19. Oh What A Day [Previously Unreleased]
20. Just A Face [Previously Unreleased]
21. Seasons Come, Seasons Go [Previously Unreleased]

3. “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying”, October 1972, Pye International NSPL 28163
(The sleeve credits the title of the album 'without' commas - “Crying Laughing Loving Lying”, but the label credits the title 'with' commas “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying” (the 7" single is also with commas)]
[Matt Gatefold Sleeve + Lyrics Insert]

Side 1:
1. Saved
2. Cannock Chase
3. Fool Me A Goodnight
4. It Must Be Love
5. Gimme Some More
6. Blue Lady
Side 2:
1. Love Oh Love Oh Love
2. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying
3. Hotel Room Song
4. Till Forever
5. Come On Michael
[All songs by Labi Siffre]

2006 EMI CD Remaster (EMI 0946 356927 2 3) - Bonus Tracks:
13. You Make It Easy [Previously Unreleased]
14. Good Old Days [Previously Unreleased]
15. Pristine Verses [Previously Unreleased]
16. You’ll Let Me Know [Previously Unreleased]
17. Oh Me Oh My Mr. City Goodbye [Non-album B-side – see UK SINGLES 8]
18. For The Lovin’ [Previously Unreleased]

4. “For The Children”, 1973, Pye International NSPL 28182
[Matt Gatefold Sleeve + Lyrics Insert]
Side 1:
1. Somesay
2. Children Of Children
3. Entertainment Value
4. Odds And Ends
5. Prayer
Side 2:
1. Let’s Pretend
2. Someday
3. If You Have Faith
4. For The Children
5. Give Love
[All songs by Labi Siffre]

2006 EMI CD Remaster (EMI 0946 356887 2 6) - Bonus Tracks:
11. So What! [Previously Unreleased]

5. “The Best Of”, November 1974, EMI Records EMC 3056
Side 1:
1. Make My Day
2. Too Late
3. Watch Me
4. My Song
5. For The Children
6. It Must Be Love
7. Prayer
Side 2:
1. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying
2. Nothing In The World Like Love
3. If You Have Faith
4. Somesay
5. Fool Me A Goodnight
6. (Just) A Little More Line
7. Give Love

6. “Remember My Song”, March 1975, EMI Records EMC 3065
[Matt Single Sleeve, No Inserts]
Side 1:
1. I Got The…
2. Another Year
3. Down
4. Old Time Song
5. The Vulture
Side 2:
1. Dreamer
2. Sadie And The Devil
3. Turn On Your Love
4. Remember My Song

2006 EMI CD Remaster (EMI 0946 356884 2 9) - Bonus Tracks:
10. You’ve Got A Hold On Me (Non-album A-side – see UK SINGLES 11)
11. Hot And Dirty In The City (Non-album B-side – see UK SINGLES 12)
12. Solid Love (Non-album A-side – see UK SINGLES 13)

7. "Happy", November 1975, EMI Records EMC 3098
[Laminate Single Sleeve, No Inserts]
Side 1:
1. Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love-A-Love
2. You Hurt Me
3. Doctor, Doctor
4. Second Time Around
5. Would You Dance?
Side 2:
1. Supaluvva
2. Staride To Nowhere
3. You’ve Done Something To My Heart
4. Sally Came To Stay
5. La-De-Da-De-Da (Lost Without Your Love)
[All songs by Labi Siffre]

[This album is available on CD but under another name - "The Music Of..." from 2001 (see separate review); the 7" single mix of "Staride To Nowhere" is on the 2006 EMI CD Remaster "The Best Of"]

8. “The Best Of” (March 2006 EMI CD Remaster Compilation)
1. Something Inside So Strong
2. It Must Be Love
3. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying
4. I Got The...
5. Vulture
6. Thank Your Lucky Star
7. A Little More Line
8. Another Year
9. My Song
10. Make My Day
11. Watch Me
12. Children Of Children
13. Sparrow In The Storm [from “The Last Songs”, Live Tracks Recorded in 1998 – finally released in 2006]
14. Dreamer
15. Staride To Nowhere (7” Single Version)
16. There's Nothing In The World Like Love
17. Why Isn't Love Enough [from “The Last Songs”, 2006]
18. If You Have Faith
19. Prayer

2 comments:

Vladis said...

The "Happy" album is actually available on CD as "The Music of Labi Siffre" (EMI 2001). This one features all 10 tracks from "Happy" and 8 tracks from "Remember My Song". Amazon has it.

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of extra 1970s 45s in addition to those above:

Dreamer b/w Turn On Your Love EMI 2204, 1974

Another Year b/w Some Say EMI 2260 1975

The 1973 single of Give Love is a different recording of the song released on the For the Children. Otherwise, a nice 70s Discography.

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