Volume 3 (The Easybeats album)

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Volume 3
TheEasybeatsVolume3Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Easybeats
Released 3 November 1966 (1966-11-03)
Recorded 1966
Studio
Genre Beat
Length 29:58
Label Parlophone/Albert
Producer
The Easybeats chronology
It's 2 Easy
(1966)
Volume 3
(1966)
The Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl
(1967)
Singles from Volume 3
  1. "Sorry" / "Funny Feelin'"
    Released: 13 October 1966

Volume 3 is a studio album by the Australian rock band The Easybeats, released on 3 November 1966. It was the third and final album from the group recorded in Australia before relocating to England.

Production[edit]

Like their previous release, It's 2 Easy, this album was recorded during one of their tours of Melbourne at Armstrong Studios and at EMI Studios in Sydney. Ted Albert returned as producer with Parlophone Australia's A&R manager, Tony Geary.

Releases[edit]

It was released by Albert Productions on the Parlophone label in Australia on 3 November 1966, after the band had departed for the UK. 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 compact disc. Reissue label Repertoire Records later released the album in 1992 with eleven bonus tracks. These included b-sides, demos, album outtakes, alternate mixes from the Good Friday album and the group's earliest recordings from the 2UW Theatre.

Reception[edit]

Volume 3 would peak at #7 on the Kent Music Report charts and would end being the 21st best selling Australian album of 1966. The lead single "Sorry" peaked at #1 on the Australian Go-Set's National Top 40 in mid November 1966. It remained at #1 on the Australian Charts for 2 weeks in November 1966.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "Sorry"   2:38
2. "Funny Feelin'"   2:25
3. "Say You Want Me"   2:32
4. "You Said That"   2:38
5. "Goin' Out Of My Mind"   2:38
6. "Not In Love With You"   2:04

Side B[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Promised Things"   2:27
2. "The Last Day of May"   1:59
3. "Today" (Snowy Fleet) 2:16
4. "My My My"   2:06
5. "Dance of the Lovers"   2:58
6. "What Do You Want Babe"   2:26
7. "Can't You Leave Her"   1:59

Personnel[edit]

The Easybeats
  • Stevie Wright - vocals
  • Harry Vanda - vocals, lead guitar, 12-string guitar
  • George Young - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dick Diamonde - bass guitar
  • Snowy Fleet - vocals, drums
Production Team
  • Ted Albert - producer
  • Tony Geary - co-producer

Sales charts and certification[edit]

Australian Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Albums 7[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed (January 2007). "Go-Set Australian charts - 16 November 1966". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  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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