Wouldn't You Like It?

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Wouldn't You Like It?
Studio album by Bay City Rollers
Released December 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Glam rock
Label Bell Records
Producer Phil Wainman
Bay City Rollers chronology
Bay City Rollers
(1975)
Wouldn't You Like It?
(1975)
Rock N'Roll Love Letter
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Wouldn't You Like It? was the third studio album to be released by the Scottish pop group, Bay City Rollers. The LP, issued in the UK in late 1975, saw a marked change in the group's musical direction: all the songs save one were the band's own compositions. The one outside-written tune, "Give a Little Love", was a smash UK hit, and the only single released from the album. The album also included, in the form of a giant letter, a free color picture book of the individual members, with a band picture on the front.

Seven of the tracks from the album would appear on Arista Records' 1976 US-only album, Rock N'Roll Love Letter using the same cover photo and artwork.

Track listing[edit]

UK LP release, Bell Records #8002[edit]

All songs written and composed by Eric Faulkner/Stuart "Woody" Wood except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "I Only Wanna Dance With You"   Les McKeown 2:59
2. "Don't Stop the Music"   McKeown 2:49
3. "Shanghai'd in Love"   Faulkner 3:29
4. "Love Is..."   McKeown 2:38
5. "Maybe I'm a Fool to Love You"   McKeown 3:55
6. "Too Young to Rock & Roll"   McKeown 2:17
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Give a Little Love" (John Goodison/Phil Wainman) McKeown 3:28
2. "Wouldn't You Like It?"   McKeown 3:14
3. "Here Comes That Feeling Again"   Alan Longmuir 3:41
4. "Lovely to See You"   McKeown 3:57
5. "Eagles Fly"   McKeown 3:04
6. "Derek's End Piece"   Instrumental, Spoken Outro: Derek Longmuir 2:34

The spoken part of track 6 side 2 were lines from "Angel Baby" which was track 5 their 1975 album "Once Upon A Star" (And you know darling' that every time/ I heard them say/ Our love would die/ It only made me love you more each day).[2]

Track listing per Discogs[3]

2004 UK CD reissue[edit]

A 2004 CD reissue on Bell included four bonus tracks: the smash hit "Saturday Night"; which had appeared on Japanese pressings of the original LP; "She'll Be Crying Over You" (originally the B-side of the UK "Give a Little Love" single); and two previously unissued tracks featuring early Roller Nobby Clark on lead vocal: "Wouldn't You Like It? (1972 version)" and "I'd Do It Again".

Personnel[edit]

Production[4][edit]

Recorded at:-

  • Chipping Norton Studios – Engineered by Dave Grinstead
  • Eden Studios, Chiswick – Engineered by Mike Gardener
  • Audio International Studios – Engineered by James Guthrie
  • Mastered at IBC Studios, London by Melvin Abrams
  • Musical Director – Colin Frechter
  • Produced by Phil Wainman
  • Sleeve design: The Green Bay Packers Art Company
  • Cover Photography: John Paul
  • Insert Photography: Alan Ballard
  • Art Director: John Dyer

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