Fourplay (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band album)

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Fourplay
Fourplay AlexHarveyalbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1977
Recorded1977
StudioBasing Street Studios, Air Studios, London
GenreRock
Length36:12
LabelMountain
ProducerThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band (without Alex), John Punter
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band chronology
SAHB Stories
(1976)
Fourplay
(1977)
Rock Drill
(1978)
Singles from Fourplay
  1. "Pick It Up and Kick It"
    Released: January 28, 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

Fourplay is the eighth album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and it was the first album to be made without Alex Harvey. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were titled as "SAHB (Without Alex)" on the album cover. Alex Harvey was producing another album called Alex Harvey Presents: The Loch Ness Monster. Fourplay was originally released in 1977 on vinyl and cassette. A few bootleg copies were produced, which is the only CD release that the album saw. Tracks were included on the main SAHB album CD issues on the Samurai label as bonus tracks. Even although Alex Harvey is not on the album, he is pictured on the back tied up with string and gagged behind a huge case with "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band" written on it, while in the background the other four members appear to be singing into a microphone, facing away from Alex, this, obviously, relating to the "Without Alex" part of the title.

"Pick It Up and Kick It"/"Smouldering" was released as the lead single in January 1977 which they promoted on their debut Old Grey Whistle Test performance. Less than eight months later Harvey came back.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smouldering" (Hugh McKenna, Chris Glen) – 5:30
  2. "Chase It into The Night" (H. McKenna, Zal Cleminson) – 5:28
  3. "Shake Your Way to Heaven" (Cleminson) – 5:09
  4. "Outer Boogie" (Ted McKenna, H. McKenna, Glen, Cleminson) – 5:00
  5. "Big Boy" (Cleminson) – 4:54
  6. "Pick It Up and Kick It" (H. McKenna, Cleminson) – 4:25
  7. "Love You For a Life Time" (H. McKenna) – 5:09
  8. "Too Much American Pie" (T. McKenna, H. McKenna, Glen, Cleminson) – 6:16

Personnel[edit]

Sensational Alex Harvey Band (without Alex)[edit]

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