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Dr. Feelgood / “Taking No Prisoners” five-disc Gypie-era box set

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Taking No Prisoners is a new 4CD+DVD set from EMI that celebrates the four year period where Dr. Feelgood had guitarist John ‘Gypie’ Mayo in their line-up.

Wilko Johnson had left in early 1977 and in April that year the Canvey Island band introduced their new line-up by way of a secret warm up show in their hometown. By summer ’77 they were making the first record with Gypie, the Nick Lowe produced Be Seeing You. Three further studio albums would be recorded with Mayo, including Private Practice which contained the UK top ten single Milk And Alcohol.

After what he describes as a ‘four year binge party’ Gypie Mayo quit the band and the end of 1980 (although he would stay on for a further six months), in part, to spend more time with his family.

Taking No Prisoners contains all four studio albums from this era (Be Seeing You, Private Practice, Let It Roll, and A Case Of The Shakes), two live albums (As It Happens and On The Job) and previously unreleased live performances. The DVD contains a feast of video including BBC Sight and Sound In Concert programme from December 1977, five Top Of The Pops appearances, six promo videos and London Weekend Television’s The South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg which was broadcast in June 1981.

The superb packaging matches the original All Through The City set, with a very attractive ‘book set’ presentation with a treasure trove of photos, adverts, essays, sleeve art in the 72-page booklet included.

Taking No Prisoners is released on 24 June 2013.

 Full track listing

Disc: 1

Be Seeing You

  • 1. Ninety Nine and a Half (Won’t Do) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 2. She’s a Wind Up (2013 – Remaster)
  • 3. I Thought I Had It Made (2013 – Remaster)
  • 4. I Don’t Wanna Know (2013 – Remaster)
  • 5. That It, I Quit (2013 – Remaster)
  • 6. As Long As the Price Is Right (2013 – Remaster)
  • 7. Hi-Rise (2013 – Remaster)
  • 8. My Buddy Buddy Friends (2013 – Remaster)
  • 9. Baby Jane (2013 – Remaster)
  • 10. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock ‘n’ Roll (No 2) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 11. Looking Back (2013 – Remaster)
  • 12. 60 Minutes of Your Love (2013 – Remaster)

Private Practice

  • 13. Down At the Doctors (2013 – Remaster)
  • 14. Every Kind of Vice (2013 – Remaster)
  • 15. Things Get Better (2013 – Remaster)
  • 16. Milk and Alcohol (2013 – Remaster)
  • 17. Night Time (2013 – Remaster)
  • 18. Let’s Have a Party (2013 – Remaster)
  • 19. Take a Tip (2013 – Remaster)
  • 20. It Wasn’t Me (2013 – Remaster)
  • 21. Greaseball (2013 – Remaster)
  • 22. Sugar Shaker (2013 – Remaster)
  • 23. As Long As the Price Is Right (Second Version) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 24. Down At the (Other) Doctors (2013 – Remaster)
  • 25. Riding On the L & N (Demo Version)

Disc: 2

Let It Roll

  • 1. Java Blue (2013 – Remaster)
  • 2. Feels Good (2013 – Remaster)
  • 3. Put Him Out of Your Mind (2013 – Remaster)
  • 4. Bend Your Ear (2013 – Remaster)
  • 5. Hong Kong Money (2013 – Remaster)
  • 6. Keeka Smeeka (2013 – Remaster)
  • 7. Shotgun Blues (2013 – Remaster)
  • 8. Pretty Face (2013 – Remaster)
  • 9. Riding On the L & N (2013 – Remaster)
  • 10. Drop Everything and Run (2013 – Remaster)

A Case Of The Shakes

  • 11. Jumping from Love to Love (2013 – Remaster)
  • 12. Going Some Place Else (2013 – Remaster)
  • 13. Best in the World (2013 – Remaster)
  • 14. Punch Drunk (2013 – Remaster)
  • 15. King for a Day (2013 – Remaster)
  • 16. Violent Love (2013 – Remaster)
  • 17. No Mo Do Yakamo (2013 – Remaster)
  • 18. Love Hound (2013 – Remaster)
  • 19. Who’s Winning (2013 – Remaster)
  • 20. Coming to You (2013 – Remaster)
  • 21. Drives Me Wild (2013 – Remaster)
  • 22. Case of the Shakes (2013 – Remaster)
  • 23. Waiting for Saturday Night (2013 – Remaster)
  • 24. Eileen (2013 – Remaster)

Disc: 3

The Paddocks, Canvey Island 10th June 1977 (previously unreleased)

  • 1. You’ll Be Mine (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 2. My Buddy Buddy Friends (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 3. Looking Back (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 4. Homework (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 5. You Upset Me Baby (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 6. Hey Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 7. Cheque Book (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 8. Back in the Night (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 9. Lucky Seven (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 10. Lights Out (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 11. Sneakin’ Suspicion (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)
  • 12. Great Balls of Fire (The Paddocks, Canvey Island, 10th June 1977)

As It Happens Live

  • 13. Take a Tip (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 14. Every Kind of Vice (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 15. Down At the Doctors (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 16. Baby Jane (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 17. Sugar Shaker (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 18. Things Get Better (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 19. She’s a Wind Up (Live at The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 20. Ninety Nine and a Half (Won’t Do) (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 21. My Buddy Buddy Friends (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 22. Milk and Alcohol (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 23. Matchbox (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 24. As Long As the Price Is Right (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 25. Night Time (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)

Disc: 4

As It Happens EP

  • 1. Riot in Cell Block Number Nine (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 2. Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock ‘N’ Roll (Live At Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 3. Lights Out (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 4. Great Balls of Fire (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead) (2013 – Remaster)

The Pavillion Hemel Hempstead Oct 15th 1978 (previously unreleased)

  • 5. Looking Back (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 6. Going Back Home (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 7. Stupidity (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 8. I Thought I Had It Made (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 9. Shotgun Blues (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 10. Roxette (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)
  • 11. Johnny Be Goode (Live At The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead)

On The Job Live

  • 12. Drives Me Wild (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 13. Java Blue (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 14. Jumping from Love to Love (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 15. Pretty Face (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 16. No Mo Do Yakamo (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 17. Love Hound (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 18. Best in the World (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 19. Who’s Winning (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 20. Riding On the L & N (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 21. A Case of the Shakes (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 22. Shotgun Blues (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)
  • 23. Goodnight Vienna (Live At Manchester University) (2013 – Remaster)

Disc: 5 (DVD)

BBC Sight and Sound In Concert

  • 1. Looking Back (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 2. Stupidity (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 3. You’ll Be Mine (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 4. You Upset Me Baby (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 5. Homework (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 6. Baby Jane (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 7. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock ‘N’ Roll (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 8. That It, I Quit (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 9. Lucky Seven (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 10. She’s a Wind Up (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)
  • 11. Lights Out (BBC Sight and Sound in Concert)

Top Of The Pops

  • 12. Lights Out (BBC Top of the Pops 12/5/77)
  • 13. She’s a Wind Up (BBC Top of the Pops 15/9/77)
  • 14. Down At the Doctors (BBC Top of the Pops 14/9/78)
  • 15. Milk and Alcohol (BBC Top of the Pops 25/1/79)
  • 16. Milk and Alcohol (BBC Top of the Pops 8/2/79)

Promo Videos

  • 17. She’s a Wind Up (Promo Clip)
  • 18. Baby Jane (Promo Clip)
  • 19. Down At the Doctors (Promo Clip)
  • 20. Milk and Alcohol (Promo Clip)
  • 21. No Mo Do Yakamo (Promo Clip)
  • 22. Violent Love (Promo Clip)

Alright Now (Tyne Tees Television)

  • 23. Java Blue (Alright Now – Tyne Tees Television 17/7/80)
  • 24. Pretty Face (Alright Now – Tyne Tees Television 17/7/80)

South Bank Show (London Weekend Television)

  • 25. South Bank Show (Interviews with Lee Brilleaux and The Big Figure)
  • 26. Interview with Richard Gottehrer
  • 27. Interview with John (Gypie) Mayo

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2 responses to Dr. Feelgood / “Taking No Prisoners” five-disc Gypie-era box set

  1. Philip says:

    Already on order from Sainsburys, beating the Amazon price (at the mo). Will keeep checking back…….

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