The New Seekers (album)

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The New Seekers
Studio album by The New Seekers
Released January 1970
Recorded 1969
Genre Pop, MOR
Label Philips
Producer Keith Potger
The New Seekers chronology
- The New Seekers
(1970)
Keith Potger and the New Seekers
(1970)

The New Seekers is the debut album by UK-based pop group The New Seekers. It was released in January 1970, just a few months after the group was formed by producer Keith Potger.

Overview[edit]

The New Seekers were formed in mid 1969 as a harmony group in the style of The Seekers who had recently disbanded. Formed by Keith Potger, who had been a member of The Seekers, he assembled a five-piece line-up of Laurie Heath, Chris Barrington, Marty Kristian, Eve Graham, and Sally Graham.[1] This was the line-up that recorded the debut album and released in January 1970. The eponymous album featured a mix of cover versions and original tracks, two of which were written by member Heath and another two by Kristian. Only one single was released from the album, "Meet My Lord".[2] Neither album nor single charted in the UK, although the group were beginning to build a reputation as a live act. A few months after this Heath, Barrington and Sally Graham left the group to be replaced by Peter Doyle, Paul Layton and Lyn Paul. This line-up would remain in place for the next few years and would see the group achieve worldwide success.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Meet My Lord" (Jonathan Kelly)
  2. "Angel of the Morning" (Chip Taylor)
  3. "Betty Brown" (Georg Hultgreen)
  4. "Zip a Dee Doo Dah" (Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert)
  5. "Zarzis" (Heath)
  6. "Too Much of Nothing" (Bob Dylan)
  7. "Illinois" (Alex Spyropolous, Patrick Campbell-Lyons)

Side Two

  1. "Rhythm of Life" (Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman)
  2. "Not as Good as the Real Thing" (Heath)
  3. "Night in the City" (Joni Mitchell)
  4. "Hello Again" (Marty Kristian)
  5. "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)
  6. "One More Sunny Day" (Kristian)

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