Randy Stonehill – Get Me Out Of Hollywood – 1973/1999

This album is often referred to as Randy’s lost album. Recorded in the UK in 1973 Randy had either 10 or 20 copies pressed depending on which story you read. It then sat lost until 1999 when Larry Norman got the rights to it and rereleased it on CD along with an extra track. What we have here is a pretty typical Randy album. Mainly he plays his acoustic guitar and as is to be expected from Randy several of the tracks have a strong humour element. The tracks are not directly CCM and apparently Randy was trying to put together a collection for the secular market. I actually think it could have done well in the early 70’s in the U.K. but I guess it just never got a pressing deal with a label. If you are a fan of Randy’s quirky fun side this album is definitely for you.

1 – Get Me Out Of Hollywood – 2:52
2 – Back To California – 3:54
3 – Lately Mary – 2:06
4 – Jamey’s Blues – 3:36
5 – Puppet Strings – 4:26
6 – Strange Youth – 3:45
7 – Strangest Feeling – 2:56
8 – East Coast Lady – 3:09
9 – One Man’s Blues – 2:53
10 – Vegetables – 2:45
11 – Blind Minstrel – 3:24

Arranged By [Brass Arranged By] – Roger Ball
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Del Newman
Arranged By, Producer [Produced By] – Jon Miller, Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Bass Guitar – Bruce Lynch
Drums – Chris Karan, Clem Cattini (tracks: 2, 5)
Electric Guitar – Bob Wilson
Engineer – Bill Price
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Gareth Edwards
Graphics, Photography By, Layout, Liner Notes – Larry Norman
Harmony Vocals [Harmonies] – Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Rod Edwards
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Randy Stonehill
Pedal Steel Guitar – B.J. Cole
Percussion – Ray Cooper, Tony Carr (tracks: 2)
Written-By [All Songs Written By] – Randy Stonehill

Companies, etc.
Copyright (c) – Triumvirate, Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Solid Rock Records
Distributed By – Solid Rock Records
Record Company – Solid Rock Productions, Inc.
Recorded At – Air Studios

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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