Specs Appeal

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Specs Appeal
Studio album by The Shadows
Released 24 March 1975 (1975-03-24)
Recorded April/May/August 1974
Genre Rock
Length 36:36
Label Columbia (EMI)
The Shadows chronology
Rockin' with Curly Leads
(1973)
Specs Appeal
(1975)
Tasty
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Specs Appeal is the tenth rock album by British instrumental (and sometimes vocal) group The Shadows, released in 1975 through Columbia (EMI).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "God Only Knows"   Tony Asher, Brian Wilson 02:37
2. "Cool Clear Air (Lead Vocal by John Farrar)"   Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett 02:52
3. "Rose, Rose"   Bruce Welch, John Rostill 03:15
4. "This House Runs on Sunshine (Lead vocal by Hank Marvin)"   Brian Bennett, Mike Redway 02:23
5. "Colorado Songbird"   Brian Bennett 03:27
6. "No No Nina (Lead vocal by Hank Marvin)"   John Farrar, Peter Best 02:53
Total length:
17:27
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Honourable Puff-Puff"   Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett, John Farrar, Dave Richmond 04:11
2. "Don't Throw It All Away (Lead Vocal by Bruce Welch)"   Gary Benson, Dave Mindel 03:02
3. "Spider Juice"   Hank Marvin 02:30
4. "Let Me Be the One (Lead Vocal by Bruce Welch)"   Paul Curtis 02:45
5. "Like Strangers"   Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett 03:49
6. "Stand Up Like a Man (Lead Vocal by John Farrar and Bruce Welch)"   Ben Findon, Michael Myers 02:52
Total length:
19:09

[1][2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals - Hank Marvin, John Farrar & Bruce Welch
  • Background vocals - Hank Marvin, John Farrar & Bruce Welch
  • Electric & acoustic guitars - Hank Marvin, John Farrar & Bruce Welch
  • Drums, percussion & piano - Brian Bennett
  • Bass guitar - Alan Tarney, Dave Richmond
  • ARP Synthesizer on "Like Strangers" - Brian Bennett & John Farrar
  • String arrangements - John Fiddy
  • Keyboards on "God Only Knows" - Graham Todd

Charts[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 1975 30[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Dave. Specs Appeal at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Shadows, The - Specs Appeal (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Shadows - Specs Appeal". Chart Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2011.