The Grimms third and final album, 'Sleepers', was originally
released in 1976 and is now reissued here on CD for the first time. This
disc has been digitally reproduced from the original master tapes and
includes eleven previously un-issued bonus tracks, all of which are
taken from the original LP recording sessions.
The bonus tracks include the first ever recording of the Neil Innes/Rutles
tune, 'I Must Be In Love'. Another bonus track, 'Mouth', is notable for
being the only song ever fully composed and sung by Roger McGough.
GRIMMS was a kind of super group - an amalgamation of various members of
the Scaffold, Bonzo Dog Band and Liverpool Scene. The idea had been
dreamt up by Scaffold's John Gorman, the first letter of whose surname
stood for the G in GRIMMS, Andy Roberts, guitarist with the Liverpool
Scene contributed the second initial, Neil Innes from the Bonzos the
third, Roger McGough and Mike McGear (the other two Scaffolders) the
relevant Ms and Bonzo lead singer Vivian Stanshall the final S.
By the time the group recorded 'Sleepers', McGear and Stanshall had left
to pursue other projects. All the other original members remained, and
were joined by bassist Dave Richards (ex Plainsong), keyboardist John
Megginson (ex Scaffold) and drummer Timi Donald (ex Quiver).
As Andy Roberts reflects today, 'Sleepers' is by far the best thing
GRIMMS ever did, no question of that'.
The accompanying 16 page CD booklet includes original LP artwork, rare
group photographs and extensive liner notes, including interviews
with the band members.
1. The Worst Is Yet To Come
2. Blackest Of Blues
3. Where Am I Now?
4. House Of The Rising Sun
5. Sing Me That Song
6. Wiggle Waggle
8. The Womble Bashers Of Walthamstow
9. Randy Raquel
12. Slaves Of Freedom
13. Bluebird Morning
14. Plenty Of Time
13. Living Apart Together
14. She's Leaving Home
15. Crystal Balls
16. The Masked Poet
17. I Must Be In Love Riff
18. I Must Be In Love
21. Where Am I Now?
23. Plenty Of Time
John Gorman, Andy Roberts, Neil Innes, Roger McGough, John Megginson, Dave
Richards, Timi Donald
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