Back Street Crawler (album)

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Back Street Crawler
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Studio album by Paul Kossoff
Released 1973
March 20, 2008 (deluxe edition)
Recorded Island Studios, Notting Hill, London
Genre Blues rock, hard rock, jam rock
Length 35:54
153:47 (deluxe edition)
Label Island
Producer Paul Kossoff
Bob Potter
Richaed "Diga" Digby Smith
Jean Roussel
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Back Street Crawler is first solo album by Paul Kossoff. The same year as Free's demise, Kossoff was able to pull himself together, moderating his drug addiction, enough to record a solo album, Back Street Crawler, which surprisingly featured contributions from his former Free bandmates as well as Yes drummer Alan White.

Track listing[edit]

Original release, 1973[edit]

All songs by Paul Kossoff, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Tuesday Morning" 17:32
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "I'm Ready" Jess Roden, Jean Roussel 2:26
3. "Time Away" Kossoff, John Martyn 5:46
4. "Molten Gold"   5:48
5. "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)"   4:22

Deluxe edition, 2008[edit]

All songs by Paul Kossoff, except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tuesday Morning"   17:32
2. "I'm Ready" Roden, Roussel 2:26
3. "Time Away" Kossoff, Martyn 5:46
4. "Molten Gold"   5:48
5. "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)"   4:22
6. "Tuesday Morning" (Early Take 1)   4:31
7. "Tuesday Morning" (Early Take 2)   12:19
8. "Tuesday Morning Blues"   5:38
9. "Tuesday Morning Groove"   6:52
10. "Tuesday Morning Boogie"   4:21
11. "Tuesday Morning Piano Jam"   7:47
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Ready" (Take 4) Roden, Roussel 5:43
2. "The Lady Is a Tramp" Lorenz Hart, Richard Rogers 1:24
3. "I'm Ready" (Take 10, Full Version) Roden, Roussel 6:16
4. "May You Never" Martyn 4:24
5. "Leslie Jam" Kossoff, Martyn 3:32
6. "Time Away" (Complete Jam) Kossoff, Martyn 38:21
7. "Molten Gold"   5:54
8. "Molten Gold" (Songs of Yesterday Version)   6:12
9. "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)" (Single Guitar Track, No. 14)   4:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Kossoff – lead guitar
  • Trevor Burton – bass guitar ("Tuesday Morning")
  • Alan White – drums ("Tuesday Morning", "I'm Ready")
  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards ("Tuesday Morning"); organ, chimes, piano ("Molten Gold")
  • Alan Spenner – bass guitar ("I'm Ready")
  • Jean Roussel – keyboards ("I'm Ready", "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)")
  • Jess Roden – lead vocals ("I'm Ready"); harmony vocals ("Molten Gold")
  • Tetsu Yamauchi – bass guitar ("Time Away")
  • Simon Kirke – drums ("Time Away", "Molten Gold")
  • John Martyn – guitar ("Time Away", "May You Never")
  • Paul Rodgers – lead vocals ("Molten Gold")
  • Andy Fraser – bass guitar ("Molten Gold")
  • Conrad Isidore – drums ("Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)")
  • Clive Chaman – bass guitar ("Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)")

Production[edit]

  • All songs produced by Paul Kossoff
  • "Time Away" and "Molten Gold" co-produced by Bob Potter
  • "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)" co-produced by Richard "Diga" Digby Smith and Jean Roussel
  • "Tuesday Morning" and "Back Street Crawler (Don't Need You No More)" engineered by Richard "Diga" Digby Smith
  • "I'm Ready" and "Molten Gold" engineered by Bob Potter
  • "Time Away" engineered by Tony Platt

References[edit]