Vigil (album)

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Vigil
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released May 1968
Genre Rock
Length 36:47 (Standard Edition)
67:57 (Reissued Edition)
Label Albert Productions (Australian release), United Artists Records (international release)
The Easybeats chronology
Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl
(1967)
Vigil
(1968)
Friends
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Vigil is a studio album by The Easybeats, released in May 1968. This would be second and final album by the band released on the United Artists Records label.

History and the abandoned Good Times album[edit]

During mid 1967 the band were working on the follow-up to their Good Friday album. This album was to be titled Good Times. However, due to legal issues between the band and its Australian label Albert Productions, that album would permanently shelved. Some of the surviving tracks ("Good Times", "Land of Make Believe"), as well as newly recorded ones, would be used on what was now titled Vigil (so titled as tribute to the fans who held vigil for the album's long release). [1] Other songs from the original Good Times album would eventually be released on The Shame Just Drained compilation in 1977.

Release[edit]

Unlike the Good Friday album, Vigil did receive an official release in the bands home country Australia through Albert Productions/Parlophone. The Australian version would have the cover songs "Can't Take My Eye's Off of You", "Hit The Road Jack" and "I Can't Stand It" removed and "Bring a Little Lovin'" added. The UK/European version was later reissued by Repertoire Records and featured ten bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Harry Vanda and George Young except as noted.

1968 Australian release[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Good Times" - 3:23
  2. "See Saw" - 2:39
  3. "Fancy Seeing You Here" - 2:36
  4. "Sha La La La" - 3:11
  5. "What in the World" - 2:18
  6. "Bring a Little Lovin'" - 2:25

Side B[edit]

  1. "Land of Make Believe" - 3:13
  2. "We All Live Happily Together" - 4:05
  3. "Falling off the Edge of the World" - 3:00
  4. "The Music Goes Round My Head" - 2:51
  5. "Come in You'll Get Pneumonia" (Vanda, Young, Tony Cahill) - 3:46
  6. "Hello How Are You" - 3:20

UK/European LP Tracklisting[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Good Times" - 3:23
  2. "What in the World" - 2:18
  3. "Falling Off the Edge of the World" - 3:00
  4. "The Music Goes Round My Head" - 2:51
  5. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio) - 3:35
  6. "Sha La La" - 3:11
  7. "Come In You'll Get Pneumonia" - 3:46

Side B[edit]

  1. "See Saw" - 2:39
  2. "Land Of Make Believe" - 3:13
  3. "Fancy Seeing You Here" - 2:36
  4. "Hello How Are You" - 3:20
  5. "Hit the Road Jack" (Percy Mayfield) - 2:57
  6. "We All Live Happily Together" - 4:05
  7. "I Can't Stand It" (Wyatt McPherson, Paul Williams) - 2:57

Additional Repertoire Records tracks[edit]

  1. "Good Times" (Different Mix) - 3:22
  2. "Lay Me Down and Die" (Instrumental Version) - 3:02
  3. "Lay Me Down and Die" (Vocal Version) - 2:52
  4. "The Music Goes Round My Head" (Fast Version) - 2:20
  5. "Hello How Are You" (Original First Version) - 4:03
  6. "Come in You'll Get Pneumonia" (First Version) - 3:26
  7. "Falling off the Edge of World" (Second Version) - 2:36

Falling Off The Edge Of The World[edit]

Falling Off The Edge Of The World
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released October 1968
Genre Rock
Length 35:13
Label United Artists Records
The Easybeats chronology
Friday On My Mind
(1967)
Falling Off The Edge Of The World
(1968)
Friends
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

The North American version of Vigil was re-titled Falling Off The Edge Of The World and issued in October 1968 with a different album cover and running order from the UK release. This version was paired down to 12 songs from 14, omitting Sha La La and We All Live Happily Together. A different recording of the title track (known as the "second version") would replace the common version from the Australian and UK/European releases. This version of the album has also been released on CD paired with Friday On My Mind on the Collectables label.

Tracklisting[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Good Times"
  2. "What in the World"
  3. "Falling Off the Edge of the World" ("second version")
  4. "The Music Goes Round My Head"
  5. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
  6. "Come In You'll Get Pneumonia"

Side B[edit]

  1. "See Saw"
  2. "Land Of Make Believe"
  3. "Fancy Seeing You Here"
  4. "Hello How Are You"
  5. "Hit the Road Jack"
  6. "I Can't Stand It"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tait, John (2010). Vanda & Young: Inside Australia's Hit Factory. Australia: University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 978-1-74223-217-1.