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Alex Harvey Original LP Collection * SAUB STORIES & LIVE * Rare 1975 Mint

Alex Harvey Original LP Collection * SAUB STORIES & LIVE * Rare 1975 Mint

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Alex Harvey Band Original LP Collection Very Rare * SAUB STORIES & LIVE ALBUM *. Two Original First Pressing Albums : 33rpm Stereo Vinyl LP Records. Title 1 * Saub Stories * Label : EMI / Mountain Records ( UK Import ) -Number : TOPS 112 , Year 1976. Title 2 * The Sensational Alex Harvey Band LIVE * Label : Atlantic Records -Number : SD 18148 , Year 1975. Each LP's Vinyl is in Pristine MINT++ Condition. Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935 - February 4, 1982) was a Scottish rock and roll recording artist. With his Sensational Alex Harvey Band, he built a strong reputation as a live performer during the 1970s glam rock era. The band was renowned for its eclectic and energetic live performance, Harvey for his charismatic persona and daredevil stage antics. In 1972, Harvey formed the Sensational Alex Harvey Band with guitarist Zal Cleminson, bassist Chris Glen, and cousins Ted and Hugh McKenna on drums and keyboards respectively, all previous members of progressive rock act "Tear Gas". The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (often shortened to SAHB) produced a succession of highly regarded albums and tours throughout the 1970s, and would give Harvey his greatest successes, both musically and commercially. Initially considered a part of the burgeoning glam-rock movement, Harvey's wild imagination and unusual skiffle background led the band to explore an extremely diverse range of topics and styles in the course of their career, from film-noir ("The Man In The Jar") to surf music-tinted tales of shark attacks ("Shark's Teeth") to ominous odes to demented faith healers ("The Faith Healer") and epic symphonies about prostitution ("Isobel Goudie"). Perhaps most unusual for the time were the band's forays into Broadway, evidenced on tracks such as "Tomorrow Belongs To Me". Other musical styles explored included the the folk music of both Harvey's native Scotland ("Anthem") and countries such as Turkey ("Action Strasse"). The impression is one of an unhinged circus of free-flowing events and emotions and moods, Harvey as its semi-demented, ironic ring master,something captured brilliantly by the cover art of 1974 album "The Impossible Dream". A strong sense of irony permeates much of the band's work, however Harvey often juxtaposed his absurdist imagery and wild-eyed imagination with sincere moral messages and affectionate unashamed sentiment and emotion. His live act also usually featured a tale of "Vambo", an urban superhero who was the subject of some of his more energetic numbers. His performances combined a musical and verbal flair with both humour and sincerity and his songs often contained messages and morals.The Sensational Alex Harvey Band scored chart hits in Britain with the single "Delilah", a re-make of the Tom Jones hit, and also with "The Boston Tea Party". Alex Harvey was also instrumental in the formation of Stone the Crows, by introducing his younger brother Leslie to singer, Maggie Bell. The Vinyl for each of these original LP records is in Mint++ Pristine Condition. Record Jacket : * Saub Stories * jacket is Mint New Condition. Record Jacket : * Live * jacket has a small amount of edge wear. An excellent and original LP library of legendary singer Alex Harvey and his Sensational Alex Harvey Band , who's music was undefinable and considered ahead of it's time. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.
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