Both Sides of Herman's Hermits

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Both Sides of Herman's Hermits
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1966 (US)
October 1966 (UK)
RecordedMarch 21, April 30, and May 21, 1966
GenreBeat, British rock
Length30:09 on original UK release
LabelMGM (US/Canada)
Columbia (UK)
ProducerMickie Most
Herman's Hermits British chronology
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(1966)
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(1966)
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(1967)
Herman's Hermits American chronology
Hold On!
(1966)
Both Sides of Herman's Hermits
(1966)
There's a Kind of Hush All over the World
(1967)
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Both Sides of Herman's Hermits is the fourth album released by MGM Records in the U.S. and Canada for the band Herman's Hermits. It was released in August 1966. Val Valentin was the recording supervisor. The original artwork was by Frank Frazetta. In October 1966, the band's UK label, EMI/Columbia, released an album of the same name but with different artwork and track listing. The UK version was re-released on CD in 2000 by Repertoire with bonus tracks that mostly combine the two albums.

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Little Boy Sad"Wayne Walker2:28
2."Story of My Life"Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:33
3."My Reservation's Been Confirmed"Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby, Harvey Lisberg2:50
4."Bus Stop"Graham Gouldman2:30
5."For Love"Hopwood, Leckenby, Lisberg2:46
6."Where Were You When I Needed You?"Steve Barri, P. F. Sloan2:49
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."All the Things I Do for You Baby"Barri, Sloan2:22
2."Leaning on a Lamp Post"Noel Gay2:34
3."Dial My Number"Lester Van Dyke1:55
4."Oo-ee Baby"Huey "Piano" Smith2:16
5."Je suis anglais (L'autre jour)"Ralph Bernet, Gilles Jérome2:39
6."Listen People"Gouldman2:31
Bonus Tracks (2000 Repertoire Re-release)
  1. "Kansas City Loving" (Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber)
  2. "A Must to Avoid" (Barri, Sloan)
  3. "The Man With the Cigar" (Barry Richards, Larry Kusik)
  4. "Got a Feeling" (Fred Karger, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman)
  5. "Hold On" (Barri, Sloan)
  6. "Oh! Mr. Porter" (George Le Brunn, Thomas Le Brunn)
  7. "The Future Mrs. 'Awkins" (Albert Chevalier)
  8. "Two Lovely Black Eyes" (Charles Coborn)
  9. "My Old Dutch" (Chevalier, Charles Ingle)

US version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "This Door Swings Both Ways" (Don Thomas, Estelle Levitt)
  2. "Bus Stop" (Graham Gouldman)
  3. "For Love" (Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby, Harvey Lisberg)
  4. "Je suis anglais (L'autre jour)" (Ralph Bernet, Gilles Jérome)
  5. "Dial My Number" (Lester Van Dyke)
Side 2
  1. "The Future Mrs. 'Awkins" (Albert Chevalier)
  2. "Oh! Mr. Porter" (George Le Brunn, Thomas Le Brunn)
  3. "The Man With the Cigar" (Barry Richards, Larry Kusik)
  4. "Two Lovely Black Eyes" (Charles Coborn)
  5. "My Reservation's Been Confirmed" (Hopwood, Leckenby, Lisberg)
  6. "My Old Dutch" (Chevalier, Charles Ingle)

Note: The traditional songs "The Future Mrs. 'Awkins", "Oh! Mr. Porter", "Two Lovely Black Eyes", and "My Old Dutch" were all originally erroneously credited to Kenny Lynch, whose arrangements Herman's Hermits covered.

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