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UPP - This Way Upp album

UPP - This Way Upp album Performer: UPP
Title: This Way Upp
Style: Soft Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Funk
Date of release: 1976
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1503 mb
Size FLAC: 1608 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Upp was the debut self-titled album of the British rock/jazz fusion band Upp, which was released in 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios, Kent. The opening track, "Bad Stuff," showcases charismatic guitar playing by Jeff Beck.

UPP ‎– This Way. 레이블: Epic ‎– KE 34177. Design – Paula Scher. Drums – James Copley. Engineer – Barry Rudolph, John Mills (2), John Sands (2), Steve Levine. Engineer – Dick "Tom-Tom" Palmer. Engineer – Armen Steiner, Matt Hyde (6). Guitar – David Bunce. Guitar – Jeff Beck (tracks: B4, B5).

UPP ‎– This Way Upp. Label: Epic ‎– EPC S 81322. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Test Pressing, White Label. Plain white labels on which are written in biro:- A side: IAN COPELAND THIS WAY UPP B side: UPP - THIS WAY UPP. In plain white LP sleeve.

The album’s real interest is in the polite freakiness of Clark’s array of cutting-edge keyboards, nodding back to the band’s prog pasts. Beck was a less frequent visitor for 1976’s This Way. Recording moved from Kent to LA, and the sound to slickly conventional, string-laden disco, only nodding back to prog with propulsive, jazzy instrumental There’s Still Hope. There wasn’t, so they split. Classic Rock Newsletter.

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Their Second Album, "This Way Upp" Displays Much the Same Style Though is Free of the Mellotron. Both These Albums Are Being Releases for the First Time on One CD and Will Provide a Welcome Asset to Fans of 70's Fusion and of Course the Jeff Beck Completist.

Upp was a British rock-jazz fusion band, active in the 1970s. The group was originally going to be called 3 UPP, and consisted of Stephen Amazing (bass guitar), Andy Clark (keyboards) and Jim Copley (drums). David Bunce (guitar) joined on guitar for the second album. Stephen Amazing, aka Steve Fields prior to his career in Clark Hutchinson in his teenage years, used to play bass guitar in a band called 'The Kinetics', and also, at times, in another band called 'The Abstracts'. Upp released its next album a year later, titled This way Upp. Beck again produced this album and played guitar solos on "Dance Your Troubles Away" and "Don't Want Nothing to Change. This album was recorded at CBS Studios, London. The group backed Beck on the 1970s BBC One special Four Faces of Guitar, which also featured Julian Bream.

Universal Production Partners . UPP), Prague, Czech Republic.

Tracklist

A1 Never Gonna Turn My Back On You 8:40
A2 Say Goodbye 5:35
A3 Nitto 4:30
B1 Dance Your Troubles Away 2:06
B2 I Don't Want Nothing (To Change) 3:32
B3 Groovin' Mood 4:19
B4 There's Still Hope 3:13
B5 Get To The Bottom 3:17

Credits

  • Arranged By, Producer – Christopher Bond
  • Backing Vocals – Christy Thompson*, Jeanie Arnold
  • Bass [Electric & Mutron] – Stephen Amazing*
  • Concertmaster – Jimmy Getzoff*
  • Drums – James Copley*
  • Engineer – Armen Steiner*, Matt Hyde , Dick "Tom-Toms" Palmer*
  • Engineer [Assitant] – Barry Rudolph, John Mills , John Sands , Steve Levine
  • Guitar – David Bunce, Jeff Beck (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Keyboards, Lead Vocals – Andy Clark
  • Percussion, Vibraphone – Gary Coleman
  • Soloist, Saxophone – Tom Scott
  • Written-By – Clark*, Copley*, Field*

Notes

Length of tracks entered as on labels as they appear different timings to the ones given on back cover.
Tracks have different sequencing to the UK release.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EPC 81322 UPP This Way ‎(LP, Album) Epic EPC 81322 UK 1976
KE 34177 UPP This Way ‎(LP, Album) Epic KE 34177 Canada 1976
PE 34177 UPP This Way Upp ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Epic PE 34177 US 1976
EPC S 81322 UPP This Way Upp ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Epic EPC S 81322 UK 1976
SICP 5857 UPP This Way ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Epic SICP 5857 Japan 2018


User reviews
Burilar
Unlike the first UPP album - where Beck is clearly playing guitar on five tracks - here, although credited, there is no soloing and the fills are very quiet. Not sure what was going on in the studio, but either Jeff wasn't interested or he was upset about something, and laid out. Shame.