Good Friday (album)

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Good Friday
Good Friday Easybeats LP Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released May 1967 (1967-05)
Recorded September 1966 - March 1967
Studio
Genre Beat
Length 34:09
Label United Artists
Producer Shel Talmy
The Easybeats chronology
Volume 3
(1966)
Good Friday
(1967)
Vigil
(1968)
Singles from Good Friday
  1. "Friday on My Mind" / "Made My Bed, Gonna Lie in It"
    Released: 14 October 1966
  2. "Who'll Be the One" / "Saturday Night"
    Released: 17 March 1967

Good Friday is a studio album by The Easybeats, released in May 1967. It was the first album released after the band signed an international recording deal with United Artists Records. The original UK album was released in May 1967. Although "Friday on My Mind" was a big single in the UK, the album failed to make the top 40.

Due to contractual issues, there was no official album release of this material in the band's home country of Australia.[1] The songs "Friday on My Mind", "Made My Bed, Gonna Lie in It" and "Pretty Girl" were released on the greatest hits package The Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl, while other songs would appear on various EP's.[1] The UK version was later reissued by Repertoire Records (but re-titled Friday on My Mind like the US release) and featured twelve bonus tracks.

On April 16, 2016, the mono version of the album was re-released on vinyl by Varèse Sarabande as an exclusive for Record Store Day.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Harry Vanda and George Young except as noted.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "River Deep, Mountain High" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector) 3:57
2. "Do You Have a Soul" (the CD release uses the shorter 2:58 found on the Friday on My Mind album) 3:38
3. "Saturday Night"   3:24
4. "You Me, We Love"   3:22
5. "Pretty Girl"   2:16
6. "Friday on My Mind"   2:42
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Happy is the Man"   2:41
2. "Hound Dog" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) 3:17
3. "Who'll Be the One"   2:36
4. "Made My Bed, Gonna Lie in It" (George Young) 2:07
5. "Remember Sam"   2:32
6. "See Line Woman" (Trad., arr. Harry Vanda and George Young) 3:14

The North American release - Friday On My Mind[edit]

see: main article

The North American version was re-titled Friday On My Mind and also issued in the same month with a different album cover and running order from the UK release.[1] This version omitted "Hound Dog" and replaced it with "Women" (re-titled "Make You Feel Alright (Women)") from the It's 2 Easy album. The US version has never appeared on CD.

Personnel[edit]

The Easybeats
  • Stevie Wright - vocals
  • Harry Vanda - vocals, lead guitar
  • George Young - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dick Diamonde - bass guitar
  • Snowy Fleet - drums
Production Team
  • Shel Talmy - producer
  • Glynn Johns - engineer


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tait, John (2010). "The London cursade". Vanda & Young: Inside Australia's Hit Factory. Sydney, NSW: New South. pp. 69–72. ISBN 978 1 74223 217 1. 
  2. ^ "Record Store Day - Special Release". Record Store Day. Record Store Day. 2016. Retrieved 2016. 

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