It's 2 Easy

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It's 2 Easy
The Easybeats-It's 2 Easy-LPcover.jpg
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released 24 March 1966 (1966-03-24)
Recorded 1965-1966
Studio
Genre Beat[1]
Length 32:55
Label Parlophone/Albert
Producer Ted Albert
The Easybeats chronology
Easy
(1965)
It's 2 Easy
(1966)
Volume 3
(1966)
Singles from It's 2 Easy
  1. "Wedding Ring" / "Me Or You"
    Released: August 1965
  2. "Sad and Lonely and Blue" / "Easy As Can Be"
    Released: October 1965
  3. "Women (Make You Feel Alright)" / "In My Book"
    Released: January 1966
  4. "Come And See Her" / "I Can See"
    Released: April 1966

It's 2 Easy is the second studio album Australian rock band The Easybeats, released on 24 March 1966. The album featured four hit singles; "Wedding Ring", "Sad and Lonely and Blue", "Women (Make Me Feel Alright)" and "Come And See Her".

Production[edit]

The album was recorded during their tour of Melbourne at Armstrong Studios and at EMI Studios in Sydney. Once again, the production was handled by Ted Albert. The album combines their recent singles ("Wedding Ring", "Sad and Lonely and Blue" and "Women (Make You Feel Alright)") with nine new recordings.

Releases[edit]

It was released by Albert Productions on the Parlophone label in Australia on 24 March 1966. The album 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. Reissue label Repertoire Records later released the album in 1992 with eleven bonus tracks. These included b-sides, 1966's Easyfever E.P., album outtakes, alternate mixes from the Good Friday album and an outtake from the group's audition session at EMI Studios, London.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Allmusic wrote a positive review of the album saying "Most of this album is a respectable piece of mainstream rock & roll, inspired and full of surprises". The album did very well commercially in Australia, reaching #3 on the national charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

All tracks written by Stevie Wright & George Young except as noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Be" 2:09
2. "You Are the Light" 1:56
3. "Women" 2:37
4. "Come and See Her" 2:43
5. "I'll Find Somebody to Take Your Place" 3:04
6. "Someway, Somewhere" 2:22
7. "Easy As Can Be" 2:34

Side B[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Can See" 2:14
2. "Sad and Lonely and Blue" 2:17
3. "Somethin' Wrong" 2:18
4. "In My Book" 3:10
5. "What About Our Love" (Snowy Fleet) 1:56
6. "Then I'll Tell You Goodbye" (Harry Vanda, Young) 2:35
7. "Wedding Ring" 2:03

Personnel[edit]

The Easybeats
  • Stevie Wright - vocals, percussion, electric organ
  • Harry Vanda - vocals, lead guitar, 12-string guitar
  • George Young - vocals, rhythm guitar, electric organ
  • Dick Diamonde - vocals, bass guitar
  • Snowy Fleet - vocals, bongo, drums
Production Team
  • Ted Albert - producer
  • Ian Morgan - front cover photography
  • Tony Geary - liner notes

Sales charts and certification[edit]

Australian Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Albums 3[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's 2 Easy (1966)". The Music Goes 'Round My Head. WordPress. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969. Turramurra, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 

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