Getting to the Point (album)

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Getting to the Point
Studio album by Savoy Brown
Released July 1968
Genre Blues rock, psychedelic rock
Length 51:01
Label Decca (original LP)
Deram (CD release)
Producer Mike Vernon
Savoy Brown chronology
Shake Down
(1967)
Getting to the Point
(1968)
Blue Matter
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (positive) [2]

Getting to the Point is the second studio album by the British rock band Savoy Brown. It marks the debut of a vastly different lineup, still led by Kim Simmonds but fronted by new vocalist Chris Youlden.

It was released by Decca in 1968 with catalog number SLK 4935 and finds the group taking on more of the songwriting load, as opposed to their debut, which consisted mostly of covers. One of the covers is "You Need Love" by Willie Dixon, which served as a blueprint for "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin. Deram released the cd with three bonus tracks in 1990 with catalog number 820 922-2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flood in Houston" (Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden) – 4:00
  2. "Stay with Me Baby" (Dave Peverett, Simmonds, Youlden) – 2:35
  3. "Honey Bee" (Muddy Waters) – 6:25
  4. "The Incredible Gnome Meets Jaxman" (Simmonds) – 3:30
  5. "Give Me a Penny" (Traditional) – 4:20
  6. "Mr. Downchild" (Simmonds, Youlden) – 5:25
  7. "Getting to the Point" (Simmonds) – 4:20
  8. "Big City Lights" (Bob Hall, Youlden) – 3:25
  9. "You Need Love" (Willie Dixon) – 7:40
  10. "Walking by Myself" (James A. Lane a.k.a. Jimmy Rogers) – 2:25 (CD bonus track, originally A-side of Decca F 12797)
  11. "Taste and Try, Before You Buy" (Youlden) – 2:21 (CD bonus track, originally A-side of Decca F 12702)
  12. "Someday People" (Simmonds) – 4:35 (CD bonus track, originally B-side of Decca F 12702)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farley, Keith. Getting to the Point at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ehrmann, Eric (9 November 1968). "Reviews". Rolling Stone (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.). 

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