Fat Mattress II

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Fat Mattress II
Fat-mattress-2-album-cover.jpg
Studio album by Fat Mattress
Released 1970 (1970)
Recorded 1969 (1969)
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, art rock
Label Polydor
Producer Fat Mattress
Fat Mattress chronology
Fat Mattress
(1969)Fat Mattress1969
Fat Mattress II
(1970)
The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology
(2000)The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology2000
Singles from Fat Mattress II
  1. "Naturally"
    Released: 1969
  2. "Highway"
    Released: 1970

Fat Mattress II is the second studio album by English folk rock band Fat Mattress, released in 1970.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Compared with the band's debut self-titled album, Fat Mattress II was a commercial failure, not appearing in any major record charts. The album was described, in a review for music website allmusic, by critic Richie Unterberger as "similar to, but also inferior to, their debut." Unterberger went on to suggest that "The songs aren't even up to the debut's modest standard, however, and the lingering feeling is that of a tolerable but fairly anonymous '60s-turning-into-'70s band with a Transatlantic feel."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Storm" Neil Landon, Jimmy Leverton 4:13
2. "Anyway You Want" Landon, Leverton[2] 3:47
3. "Leafy Lane" Landon, Leverton 2:50
4. "Naturally" Landon, Leverton 3:03
5. "Roamin'" Landon, Leverton 4:25
6. "Happy My Love" Landon, Leverton 3:43
7. "Childhood Dream" Landon, Leverton 3:20
8. "She" Landon 2:36
9. "Highway" Landon, Noel Redding 4:24
10. "At the Ball" Landon, Redding 4:13
11. "People" Landon, Redding 4:00
CD bonus tracks (Sequel NEXCD197, 1992)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hall of Kings" Landon 5:32
2. "Long Red" West, Pappalardi, Landsberg, Ventura 4:21
3. "Words" Landon, Leverton 4:12
4. "The River" Landon, Leverton 17:09
CD bonus tracks (Esoteric eclec2135, 2009)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Margarita" Landon, Leverton 4:12
2. "Cold Wall of Stone" Landon, Leverton, Jacobs 2:36
3. "Long Red" West, Pappalardi, Landsberg, Ventura 4:21
4. "Words" Landon, Leverton 4:12
5. "The River" Landon, Leverton 17:09
6. "Future Days" Leverton 4:02

Personnel[edit]

Fat Mattress
  • Neil Landon – vocals, production
  • Jimmy Leverton – bass, vocals, production
  • Eric Dillon – drums, production
  • Steve Hammond – guitar, production
  • Mick Weaver – keyboards, production
Additional personnel

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Ref.
United Kingdom 1970 Polydor LP 2383 025 [1][3]
Germany
United States 1970 Atco LP SD 33-347 [1][4]
United Kingdom 1992 Sequel CD NEXCD197 [1][5]
United Kingdom 29 June 2009 Esoteric CD 2135 [6][7]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e Unterberger, Richie. "Fat Mattress 2 > Review". allmusic. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Per label on original album. The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology credits Noel Redding as a third co-writer.
  3. ^ "Fat Mattress II by Fat Mattress". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Fat Mattress II by Fat Mattress". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Fat Mattress II by Fat Mattress". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Fat Mattress". Esoteric Recordings. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fat Mattress II – Expanded Edition by Fat Mattress". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 1 July 2009. [dead link]

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