Fanny (album)

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Fanny
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1970
StudioWally Heider Studios
GenreRock
LabelReprise
ProducerRichard Perry
Fanny chronology
Fanny
(1970)
Charity Ball
(1971)

Fanny is the debut album by the American rock group Fanny, released in 1970.

Background[edit]

In 1969, the rock band Wild Honey, featuring Jean and June Millington with Alice de Buhr were spotted by producer Richard Perry's secretary. Perry arranged a trial session at Wally Heider Studios and concluded "This is a band that needs to be recorded." The group added keyboardist and singer Nickey Barclay and began recording in early 1970, renaming themselves Fanny.[1] The material included a cover of Cream's single, "Badge".[2]

The group were disappointed by Perry's production, feeling it didn't "bring out the best" in the group or reflect their live performances, though this would improve on later albums.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

The album was released in December 1970.[3] Robert Christgau gave the album an average review, though he said the cover of "Badge" was "a cute idea".[4] A Canadian pressing of the album used the wrong master tapes, and consequently had a different track listing, including a cover of Maxine Brown's "One Step at A Time".[5]

Real Gone Music re-released the album on CD in 2013.[3] AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote a favourable review, again singling out the cover of "Badge", and comparing the group's sound and arrangements to Badfinger.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Come and Hold Me"June Millington, Jean Millington2:46
2."I Just Realized"Nickey Barclay, June Millington4:00
3."Candlelighter Man"Millington, Millington3:35
4."Conversation with a Cop"Barclay3:09
5."Badge"Eric Clapton, George Harrison3:01
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Changing Horses"Barclay3:48
7."Bitter Wine"Barclay3:17
8."Take a Message to the Captain"Barclay3:31
9."It Takes a Lot of Good Lovin'"Alvertis Isbell, Booker T Jones4:25
10."Shade Me"Barclay4:39
11."Seven Roads"Millington, Millington, Alice de Buhr4:19

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barton, Geoff (September 4, 2015). "Fanny: The Untold Story Of The Original Queens Of Noise". Louder Sound. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Fanny". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fanny (Media notes). Real Gone Music. 2013. RGM-0118.
  4. ^ "Fanny". Robert Christgau. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Fanny". fannyrocks.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.