Easy (The Easybeats album)

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Easy
The Easybeats - Easy.jpg
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released 23 September 1965 (1965-09-23)
Recorded 1965
Studio EMI Studios, Sydney, Australia
Genre Beat[1]
Length 31:46
Label Parlophone/Albert
Producer Ted Albert
The Easybeats chronology
Easy
(1965)
It's 2 Easy
(1966)
Singles from Easy
  1. "She's So Fine" / "Old Oak Tree"
    Released: 27 May 1965

Easy is the debut studio album by the Australian rock band the Easybeats, released on 23 September 1965.

Production[edit]

Most of the album was recorded at EMI Studios in Sydney in two consecutive all-night sessions.[2] It was produced by Albert Productions founder, Ted Albert. It also features their hit single "She's So Fine", which was recorded at Armstrong Studios in Melbourne with further overdubs in Sydney.

Releases[edit]

It was released by Albert Productions on the Parlophone label in Australia on 23 September 1965. The front cover's artwork features a photograph by Australian photographer Ian Morgan of the group miming on the Seven Network music television series Sing, Sing, Sing. It was only released in mono; no stereo mix was made. It was reissued by Albert Productions (this time on their own label) in the 1980s on LP and compact disc. Originally released in Australia only, it would not be available internationally until the 1990s when reissue label Repertoire Records later released the album in 1992 with eight bonus tracks.[3] These included b-sides, their debut single "For My Woman"/"Say That You're Mine", outtakes, alternate mixes from the Good Friday album and a live recording of "She's So Fine" from 1966.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Stevie Wright and George Young except as noted.

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's So Easy"   2:11
2. "I'm a Madman"   2:52
3. "I Wonder" Harry Vanda 1:50
4. "She Said Alright" Young 2:15
5. "I'm Gonna Tell Everybody" Vanda, Snowy Fleet 2:04
6. "Hey Girl"   2:10
7. "She's So Fine"   2:08
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Got It Off Me"   2:28
2. "Cry Cry Cry" Young 2:02
3. "A Letter" Harry Vanda 1:39
4. "Easy Beat" Vanda 2:39
5. "You'll Come Back Again" Young 2:39
6. "Girl on My Mind"   3:04
7. "Ya Can't Do That"   2:28

Personnel[edit]

The Easybeats
  • Stevie Wright - vocals, percussion
  • Harry Vanda - vocals, lead guitar
  • George Young - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dick Diamonde - vocals, bass guitar
  • Snowy Fleet - vocals, drums
Production Team
  • Ted Albert - producer
  • Bill Armstrong - engineer on "She's So Fine".
  • Ian Morgan - front cover photography
  • Mike Vaughan - liner notes

Sales charts and certification[edit]

Australian Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Albums 4[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger at AllMusic
  2. ^ Tait, John (2010). Vanda & Young: Inside Australia's Hit Factory. Sydney, NSW: New South. ISBN 978 1 74223 217 1. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/easy-mw0000347793
  4. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969. Turramurra, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd. ISBN 0-646-44439-5.