Them Again

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Them Again
Studio album by Them
Released 21 January 1966 (UK), April 1966 (USA)
Genre Rock
Length 48:21
Label Decca (UK), Parrot PA 61008; PAS 71008 (USA)
Producer Tommy Scott
Them chronology
The Angry Young Them (1965) Them Again
(1966)
The Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison
(1997)
USA issue
"Them" Parrot Records (1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Them Again is the second album by the Northern Irish band, Them, whose lead singer and songwriter was Van Morrison. The album was released by Decca Records in the UK on 21 January 1966 but it failed to chart.[2] In the U.S. it was released in April 1966 where it peaked at #138 on the Billboard charts.[2]

Songs[edit]

Two of the original Van Morrison songs included on the album, "My Lonely Sad Eyes" and "Hey Girl", can be seen as precursors to the poetic musings of Morrison's later Astral Weeks album, released in 1968. "My Lonely Sad Eyes" begins with the words, "Fill me my cup, and I'll drink your sparkling wine/Pretend that everything is fine, 'til I see your sad eyes." The title implies that the sad eyes belong to the singer but the lyrics address the singer's love interest. The song "Hey Girl" has a pastoral feel to it, enhanced by the addition of flutes and in Brian Hinton's opinion is a "dry run for 'Cyprus Avenue'" from Astral Weeks. The cover version of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", is considered by author Clinton Heylin to be "that genuine rarity, a Dylan cover to match the original."[3] Among the Van Morrison originals and cover versions found on the album, three of producer Tommy Scott's original compositions are also included.

Like "Gloria" from the first LP, "I Can Only Give You Everything" was a popular song performed by a number of US garage bands around the country, and was covered by groups like The Iguanas, The Little Boy Blues, The MC5, The Ambertones an obscure garage band from San Jose, CA called The Heros. The song was also covered by English hitmakers The Troggs.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Could You Would You" (Van Morrison) – 3:15
  2. "Something You Got" (Chris Kenner) – 2:36
  3. "Call My Name" (Tommy Scott) – 2:23
  4. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Wade Scott) – 2:18
  5. "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) – 2:40
  6. "I Can Only Give You Everything" (Mike Coulter, T. Scott) – 2:43
  7. "My Lonely Sad Eyes" (Morrison) – 2:27
  8. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) – 3:16

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Out of Sight" (James Brown, Ted Wright) – 2:26
  2. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 3:52
  3. "Bad Or Good" (Morrison) – 2:09
  4. "How Long Baby" (M.Gillon) – 3:41
  5. "Hello Josephine" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) – 2:06
  6. "Don't You Know" (T. Scott) – 2:26
  7. "Hey Girl" (Morrison) – 2:59
  8. "Bring 'Em On In" (Morrison) – 3:46

Track listing (U.S. edition)[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Could You Would You" (Morrison) – 3:13
  2. "Something You Got" (Chris Kenner) – 2:35
  3. "Call My Name" (Tommy Scott) – 2:22
  4. "Turn On Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Wade Scott) – 2:22
  5. "I Can Only Give You Everything" (Mike Coulter, T. Scott) – 2:43
  6. "My Lonely Sad Eyes" (Morrison) – 2:31

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Out of Sight" (James Brown, Ted Wright) – 2:24
  2. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan) – 3:50
  3. "Bad Or Good" (Morrison) – 2:09
  4. "How Long Baby" (M.Gillon) – 3:40
  5. "Don't You Know" (T. Scott) – 2:26
  6. "Bring Em On In" (Morrison) – 3:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Dewitt, H. A. (1983). Van Morrison: The Mystic's Music. Horizon. p. 66. ISBN 0-938840-02-9. 
  3. ^ Heylin, C. (2003). Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography. Viking Penguin. pp. 134–135. ISBN 0-670-89321-8. 

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