The Innes Book of Records

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The Innes Book of Records
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Studio album by
Neil Innes
Released1979 (UK)
GenrePop/rock
LabelPolydor
ProducerNeil Innes & Steve James
Neil Innes chronology
Taking Off
(1977)
The Innes Book of Records
(1979)
Off the Record
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Innes Book of Records is the third solo album by Neil Innes and was released in 1979 to accompany the BBC television series of the same name. The audio recordings on the album are not, however, the same as those used as the audio track for the television series, some of the arrangements being markedly different.

Each episode in the series was an anthology of short music videos featuring Innes and other performers. At the beginning of each episode is a short introductory video; one showed a man in a spacesuit exploring a deserted house, finding a record player covered in cobwebs, sitting down and listening to a record, so beginning the first song and its accompanying video.

Reviewer Richie Unterberger, of Allmusic, described it as "imbued with the characteristic droll, wry wit and knack for pastiche of all manners of pop music that typify Innes' work", and noted that it veered "more to Ray Davies territory than comedy rock, though Innes isn't at all imitative of the Kinks.".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Innes.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Here We Go Again" - 3:20
  2. "Montana Cafe" - 3:31
  3. "All In the Name of Love" - 3:43
  4. "Kenny and Liza" - 3:48
  5. "Amoeba Boogie" - 4:27

Side two[edit]

  1. "Theme" (instrumental) - 2:51
  2. "Human Race" - 4:30
  3. "Spontaneous" - 3:41
  4. "Love Is Getting Deeper" - 3:34
  5. "Etcetera" - 3:49

Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Review: The Innes Book of Records". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Book of the Records". www.bonzodog.org. Retrieved 2009-08-12.

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