Split (The Groundhogs album)

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Split
Studio album by The Groundhogs
Released 1971
Recorded November 1970 at De Lane Lea Studios, London
Genre Blues-rock
Label Liberty
Producer Tony (T.S.) McPhee
The Groundhogs chronology
Thank Christ for the Bomb
(1970)
Split
(1971)
Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs
(1972)

Split is a 1971 blues-rock album recorded by The Groundhogs, originally released by Liberty Records in 1971 with catalogue number LBG 83401. It was reissued on CD reissue in 2003 by Liberty / EMI Records, with catalogue number 07243-584819-2-1.

According to Tony McPhee's sleeve notes for the 2003 CD reissue, the lyrics for Split were inspired by a panic attack experienced by him in May 1970, and the studio version of "Cherry Red" was recorded live in a single take.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tony McPhee

  1. "Split-Part One" - 4.25
  2. "Split-Part Two" - 5:10
  3. "Split-Part Three" - 5.25
  4. "Split-Part Four" - 5:38
  5. "Cherry Red" - 5.40
  6. "A Year In The Life" - 3:07
  7. "Junkman" - 4:52
  8. "Groundhog" - 5:35

Bonus tracks on 2003 CD reissue[edit]

(recorded live in 1972 for a BBC In Concert programme)

  1. "Split-Part One" - 9:42
  2. "Split-Part Two" - 6:13
  3. "Split-Part Four" - 4:27
  4. "Cherry Red" - 4:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Tony McPhee – guitars, vocals
  • Peter Cruikshank – bass guitar
  • Ken Pustelnik – drums