Looking Glass (Looking Glass album)

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Looking Glass
Studio album by Looking Glass
Released 6 June 1972 (1972-06-06)
Recorded 1972 at Regent Sound Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Pop
Length 31:00
Label Epic
Producer Looking Glass, Bob Liftin
Looking Glass chronology
Looking Glass
(1972)
Subway Serenade
(1973)
Singles from
Looking Glass
  1. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"
    Released: May 1972 (1972-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic.com 3/5 stars[1]

Looking Glass was the first record released by the band Looking Glass in 1972.

Background[edit]

The group had been playing all up and down the East Coast in clubs, and one night they were spotted by Clive Davis at the Whisky a Go Go.[2] Davis, who at the time was the president of Columbia Records, signed them to the Epic Records label. After trying to record two times (once with Steve Cropper in Memphis), the third was with Bob Liftin and that is where Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) was recorded. It wasn't released as the single's A-side, but as the B-side to Don't It Make You Feel Good in early 1972. The song went unnoticed by most, but not by Harv Moore, a disc jockey in Washington, D.C.. It peaked 6 months after its release, and the album would chart for 16 weeks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jenny-Lynne"   P. Sweval 3:02
2. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"   E. Lurie 3:17
3. "Catherine Street"   P. Sweval 5:48
4. "Don't It Make You Feel Good"   E. Lurie 2:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Golden Rainbow"   E. Lurie 3:05
2. "Dealin' With The Devil"   P. Sweval 3:18
3. "From Stanton Station"   E. Lurie 3:48
4. "One By One"   P. Sweval 6:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Elliot Lurie—Guitars, vocals
  • Larry Gonsky—Keyboards, vocals
  • Piet Sweval—Bass, vocals, harp
  • Jeff Grob—Drum kit
  • Chuck Connolly—Backup vocals on "Brandy"
  • Tasha Thomas—Backup vocals on "Don't It Make You Feel Good"
  • Barbara Massey—Backup vocals on "Don't It Make You Feel Good" (credited as Tasha Thomas and the Feel Good Girls)
  • Carolyn Davis—Backup vocals on "Don't It Make You Feel Good" (credited as Tasha Thomas and the Feel Good Girls)
  • Eddie Hinton--(w/ Elliot Lurie) Guitar on "Golden Rainbows"
  • James Giampa—Congas on "Brandy"
  • Tim Geelan—Engineer
  • Wayne Tarnowski—Engineer
  • Billy Radice-Engineer
  • Don Ellis—Special thanks
  • Karmic Guardians—Special thanks
  • Steve Baron—Special thanks
  • Steve Paley—Special thanks/Back cover photo
  • Sandy Linzer—Special thanks
  • Ed Lee—Cover design
  • KLN Photos Inc.--Cover photo
  • Bob Liftin—Producer/Audio Consultant
  • Mike Gershman—Executive producer
  • Larry Fallon—Horns/Strings arrangements

All songs published by Evie Music Inc./ Spruce Run Music and Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review by Joe Viglione". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Looking Glass Bio - Utopia Artists". Marstalent.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Looking Glass Biography - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29.