Saturday, August 29, 2009

McGuinness Flint - Dead and Gone





















McGuinness Flint was formed in 1970 by Tom McGuinness, former member with Manfred Mann, and Hugh Flint, drummer with John Mayall; with Dennis Coulson(vocals, keyboards), and songwriters BennyGallagher and Graham Lyle.
Their first single When I'm Dead and Gone reached No.2 in the UK, and the debut album McGuinness Flint also made the Top ten of the UK Albums Chart. The follow-up single, Malt and Barley Blues, was a UK No.5 hit in 1971, but the group floundered under the pressures of instant success, being required to record a second album and reproduce their recorded sound adequately on stage, which resulted in disappointing concerts.
The second album Happy Birthday Ruthy Baby failed to chart, as did the title track when released as a single. Gallagher and Lyle quit towards the end of 1971 to record as a duo. The group then recruited bassist Dixie Dean, and recorded Lo and Behold, an album of not been recorded and released Bob Dylan songs, credited to Coulson, Dean, McGuinness, Flint, and issued in 1972. The single Let The People Go was banned by the BBC as it related to the Ulster crisis. Coulson left and was replaced by Lou Stonebridge and Jim Evans. This new line-up recorded two further albums, Rainbow (1973) and C’est La Vie (1974), but interest had evaporated, and they disbanded in 1975.

11 comments:

TheSeeker said...

1971 McGuinness Flint - McGuinness Flint
@320
http://lix.in/-534a78

1972 McGuinness Flint - Happy Birthday Ruby Baby
@320
http://lix.in/-54d119

1973 McGuinness Flint - Lo and Behold
@320
http://lix.in/-5657ba

1974 McGuinness Flint - Rainbow
@320
http://lix.in/-5964fc

1975 McGuinness Flint - C'est la vie
@320
http://lix.in/-5aeb9d

Mieke said...

Oops, they're not @320 but @192...

TheSeeker said...

@Mieke:
I'm sorry about that error. The true bitrates are:

McGuinness Flint 320
Happy Birthday 192
Lo and Behold 192
Rainbow 320
C'est la Vie 192

I'm trying to update the 192's in near future.

TheSeeker said...

1972 McGuinness Flint - Happy Birthday Ruby Baby
has been updated. It is now @320.

http://lix.in/-54e8ed

Mieke said...

Thanks, you're a gem! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!! for making this a very Good day (both hollies & mcguinness flint) /bon

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much all of the McGuinnes Flint upload!Very good!
MZROCK

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the McGuinness Flint!
I enjoy listening to them.

krummhorn said...

Again, thank you very much for uploading this wealth of material - makes the Seventies sound real again - thx, krummhorn

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good tunes!

A friendly smile said...

Thank you!! I actually went on a search to find "Lo And Behold" on vinyl a few years ago (and found a nice copy) when I read that it was perhaps the best all-dylan-covers album ever. Now I was just looking for a digitized version of what I already have, to play on iPod, and this is just the ticket. Thanks a lot!