Kevin Ayers - Bananamour, 1973, UK

Kevin Ayers - Bananamour

(Harvest SHVL 807)

Released 1973, Harvest/EMI label, manufactured in Great Britian.

Single album with gatefold sleeve.


Track Listing

Side 1

Track 1: Don't Let It Get You Down - 4:02

Track 2: Shouting In A Bucket Blues - 3:44

Track 3: When Your Parents Go To Sleep - 5:46

Track 4: Interview - 4:45

Track 5: Internotional Anthem - 0:41

Side 2

Track 6: Decadence - 8:04

Track 7: Oh! Wot A Dream - 2:48

Track 8: Hymn - 4:34

Track 9: Beware Of The Dog - 1:20



Bananamour is the fourth studio album by Kevin Ayers (of Soft Machine) and it featured some of his most accessible recordings, including "Shouting in a Bucket Blues" and his whimsical tribute to Syd Barrett, "Oh! Wot A Dream" After Whatevershebringswesing, Ayers assembled a new band anchored by drummer Eddie Sparrow and bassist Archie Legget and employed a more direct lyricism. The centrepiece of the album is 'Decadence', his withering portrait of Nico: "Watch her out there on display / Dancing in her sleepy way / While all her visions start to play / On the icicles of our decay / And all along the desert shore / She wanders further evermore / The only thing that's left to try / She says to live I have to die." The song was later covered by the Australian psychedelic rock band The Church on their 1999 album A Box of Birds.

The album marked the end of Ayers' first Harvest Records series.


(information sourced from wikipedia)

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Kevin Ayers - Bananamour, 1973, UK

SKU: 08
  • Artist: Kevin Ayers

    Album: Bananamour (single album, gatefold sleeve)

    Label: Harvest, SHVL 807

    Year: 1973

    Country: Great Britain

    Please Note:

    All pictures are of actual record for sale.

  • Used.

    Gatfold Sleeve in good condition, some wear on edges and cellotape removal marks to inner gatefold sleeve (see pictures)

    Internal sleeves generic and in very good condition.

    Vinyl in good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.

    Side one label has some hand writing on it in red pen (see pictures)

    Sleeve and records have been well looked after and are overall in good condition. Good copy.

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