Rich Man's Woman

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Rich Man's Woman
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Studio album by
Released1975 (UK)
RecordedSummer 1975 at The Record Plant
GenreRock
LabelA&M
ProducerKenny Kerner & Richie Wise
Elkie Brooks chronology
Rich Man's Woman
(1975)
Two Days Away
(1977)

Rich Man's Woman is the first album by Elkie Brooks.

Background[edit]

Brooks' first solo album was released in 1975 in a blaze of publicity and a promotional week at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. Recorded as a rock album in the vein of her work with Vinegar Joe, A&M Records were unhappy with the direction and decided to tone the album down, producing unsatisfactory results and an album in which Brooks lost faith. The picture sleeve featuring a semi-naked Brooks caused outrage at the time and remains controversial.[citation needed]

Despite an initial marketing campaign, both A&M and Elkie decided to stop promoting the work and to focus on her follow-up album, Two Days Away.

The album has been released on CD, coupled with its successor Two Days Away.

Single releases[edit]

  • "Where Do We Go From Here" (1975)
  • "He's a Rebel" (1975)

Details[edit]

  • Recorded 1975 at The Record Plant in Los Angeles, USA. Mastered at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood, USA.
  • Issued on vinyl and cassette in 1975 through A&M Records. Re-released in 1985 on CD, vinyl and cassette through Pickwick Records.
  • Rich Man's Woman failed to enter the UK album charts.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Elkie Brooks; except where indicated

  1. "Where Do We Go From Here (Rich Man's Woman)" – 3:45
  2. "Take Cover" (Michael Brown, Ian Lloyd) – 3:03
  3. "Jigsaw Baby" (Brooks, Bruce Foster) – 5:18
  4. "Roll Me Over" – 3:02
  5. "He's a Rebel" (Gene Pitney) – 2:55
  6. "One Step on the Ladder" – 5:24
  7. "Rock and Roll Circus" (Bob Segarini) – 4:21
  8. "Try a Little Love" – 3:54
  9. "Tomorrow" (Dave Courtney, Leo Sayer) – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]