Rollin' (Bay City Rollers album)

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Rollin'
Studio album by Bay City Rollers
Released October 1974
Recorded 1973, 1974
Genre Pop
Length 36:56
Label Bell Records
Producer Phil Coulter, Bill Martin
Bay City Rollers chronology
Rollin'
(1974)
Once Upon a Star
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Džuboks mixed[2]

Rollin', released in 1974, was the first full-length album by Scotland's Bay City Rollers. The album included three British chart hits ("Remember", "Shang-a-Lang", "Summerlove Sensation") and the debut of "Saturday Night", never a British hit yet a No. 1 smash in America.

While the album itself was not issued in America, several of the songs would later appear on the band's self-titled 1975 US debut.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Shang-a-Lang" (Phil Coulter, Bill Martin) 3:07
  2. "Give It to Me Now" (Coulter, Martin) 3:48
  3. "Angel Angel" (Eric Faulkner, Stuart "Woody" Wood) 2:27
  4. "Be My Baby" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) 3:27
  5. "Just a Little Love" (Faulkner, Wood) 2:57
  6. "Remember (Sha la la la)" (Coulter, Martin) 2:33

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Saturday Night" (Coulter, Martin) 2:57
  2. "Ain't It Strange" (Faulkner, Wood, Les McKeown) 2:10
  3. "Please Stay" (Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard) 3:54
  4. "Jenny Gotta Dance" (Coulter, Martin) 3:06
  5. "There Goes My Baby" (Faulkner, Wood) 3:18
  6. "Summerlove Sensation" (Coulter, Martin) 3:12

2004 UK reissue[edit]

A 2004 CD reissue on Bell included four bonus tracks: "Are You Ready for That Rock and Roll" (the original B-side of the "Shang-A-Lang" single); "Bringing Back the Good Times" (B-side of "Summerlove Sensation"); "Bye Bye Barbara" (B-side of "Remember"); and "Hey C.B." (B-side of "Saturday Night"). Strange, then, that it didn't include the original single versions of "Saturday Night" and "Remember" as well, which both featured different (first) lead vocalist Nobby Clark. And yet another credible contender for an extra track would be the US single and album version of "Summerlove Sensation" (w/strings) – not to mention final Martin/Coulter-penned 45 "All of Me Loves All of You"/"The Bump", which, however, appearead as an extra material on the "Once Upon a Star" CD issue.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 1974 1

Personnel[edit]

Production & Publishing[4][edit]

  • Arranged By Phil Coulter
  • Produced By Phil Coulter & Bill Martin for Martin-Coulter Enterprises Ltd.
  • Tracks 1, 6, 10 & 12 published by Martin-Coulter Music Ltd.
  • Tracks 3, 5, 8 & 11 published by Bay City Music Ltd. & Carlin Music Corp.
  • Tracks 2 & 7 published by Mews Music Ltd.
  • Track 4 published by Carlin Music Corp.
  • Track 9 published by Warner Brothers Music Ltd.



Preceded by
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
Smiler by Rod Stewart
Smiler by Rod Stewart
UK number-one album
12 October 1974
26 October 1974
9 – 16 November 1974
Succeeded by
Smiler by Rod Stewart
Smiler by Rod Stewart
Elton John's Greatest Hits by Elton John

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Bay City Rollers – Rollin'". Džuboks (in Serbian) (Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine) (5 (second series)): 23. 
  3. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Publishing information at discogs