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The Chairmen of the Board / The Invictus Recordings 9CD box

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In the very late sixties The Chairmen Of The Board were the flagship act of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s then newly established Invictus label.

Best known for their 1970 top three US hit Give Me Just A Little More Time (covered in the early nineties by Kylie Minogue) the band released four studio albums for Invictus in the first half of the 1970s.

This new box, The Complete Invictus Studio Recordings 1969-1978, goes beyond the group efforts and includes the Invictus solo albums released by individual members General Johnson, Danny Woods and Harrison Kennedy. To top it all off, this comes with two bonus discs include alternate versions, non-album singles and selected mixes, including two Tom Moulton remixes.

All in all, you get nine CDs and 97 tracks. The discs are accompanied by 36-page booklet with extensive liner notes.

The Complete Invictus Studio Recordings 1969-1978 is out on 4 August 2014.



Track listing

CD 1 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME (The Chairmen of The Board)

  • Give Me Just A Little More Time 2.41
  • Come Together 3.49
  • Bless You 2.57
  • Patches 3.31
  • Since The Days Of Pigtails (And Fairy Tales) 2.42
  • I’ll Come Crawling 2.36
  • (You’ve Got Me) Dangling On A String 2.57
  • Bravo, Hooray 2.59
  • Didn’t We 2.41
  • Feelin’ Alright? 3.42
  • My Way 3.58
  • Tricked & Trapped (By A Tricky Trapper) 3.19

CD 2 IN SESSION (The Chairmen of The Board)

  • Chairmen Of The Board 3.34
  • Everything’s Tuesday 2.48
  • Pay To The Piper 3.06
  • Twelfth Of Never 3.11
  • All We Need Is Understanding 2.53
  • Patches 3.30
  • It Was Almost Something 2.38
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water 5.15
  • Hanging On To A Memory 4.11
  • I Can’t Find Myself 2.31
  • When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me 3.03
  • Children Of Today 3.14

CD 3 BITTERSWEET (The Chairmen of The Board)

  •  Men Are Getting Scarce 5.19
  • So Glad You’re Mine 4.13
  • Working On A Building Of Love 2.54
  • I’m A Sign Of Changing Times 5.43
  • Elmo James 4.19
  • I’m On My Way To A Better Place 4.04
  • Bittersweet 5.05
  • Saginaw County Line 4.09
  • Weary Traveler 5.16

CD 4 SKIN I’M IN (The Chairmen of The Board)

  • Everybody Party All Night 4.06
  • Skin I’m In 4.15
  • Morning Glory 2.20
  • Life & Death Pt. I 1.35
  • White Rose (Freedom Flower) 1.40
  • Life & Death Pt. II 3.49
  • Let’s Have Some Fun 3.42
  • Love At First Sight 3.51
  • Only Love Can Break A Heart 5.32
  • Live With Me, Love With Me 2.10
  • Finder’s Keepers 4.07

CD 5 GENERALLY SPEAKING (General Johnson)

  • Saginaw County Line 4.09
  • God’s Gift To Man 3.55
  • It Was Almost Something 2.38
  • Every Couples’ Not A Pair 4.41
  • All We Need Is Understanding 2.53
  • Everything’s Tuesday 2.48
  • I Never Get Tired Of You 5.20
  • My Credit Didn’t Go Through 3.35
  • Things Are Bound To Get Better Later On 6.14
  • Mary Lou Thomas 5.06

CD 6 HYPNOTIC MUSIC (Harrison Kennedy)

  • Hypnotic Music 5.20
  • Closet Queen 3.21
  • Night Comes Day Goes 6.41
  • Sunday Morning People 3.07
  • Gimme A Glass Of Water 3.06
  • Come Together 3.49
  • You Hurt Your Mother Again 5.55
  • Up-The Organisation 3.13
  • Children Of Today 3.14

CD 7 ARIES (Danny Woods)

  • Everybody’s Got A Song To Sing 4.03
  • Let Me Ride 3.01
  • Roller Coaster 3.41
  • Try On My Love For Size 3.29
  • Working On A Building Of Love 2.54
  • Funny How Time Slips Away 5.17
  • Two Can Be As Lonely As One 4.00
  • I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) 7.15
  • Danny Boy 5.11

CD 8 BONUS TRACKS 1970-1973

  • 1. General Johnson – Savannah Lady 2.29
  • 2. General Johnson – I’m In Love Darling 2.46
  • 3. Chairmen Of The Board – Men Are Getting Scarce 3.15
  • 4. Chairmen Of The Board – Hanging On To A Memory 2.29
  • 5. Chairmen Of The Board – Elmo James 3.30
  • 6. Chairmen Of The Board – Bittersweet 3.25
  • 7. Chairmen Of The Board – Let Me Down Easy 2.44
  • 8. Danny Woods – Roller Coaster 2.56
  • 9. Chairmen Of The Board – Everybody’s Got A Song To Sing 2.33
  • 10. Danny Woods – Everybody’s Tippin’ 2.54
  • 11. Harrison Kennedy – Up-The Organisation (Instrumental) 3.16
  • 12. Chairmen Of The Board – Finder’s Keepers (Instrumental) 3.44

CD 9 BONUS TRACKS 1973-2014

  • 1. Chairmen Of The Board – Finder’s Keepers (Vocal) 3.23
  • 2. General Johnson – Only Time Will Tell 3.40
  • 3. General Johnson – Only Time Will Tell (Instrumental) 4.08
  • 4. Chairmen Of The Board – Skin I’m In 3.21
  • 5. Chairmen Of The Board – Everybody Party All Night 2.58
  • 6. Chairmen Of The Board – You’ve Got Extra Added Power In Your Love (ft. Prince Harold) 3.30
  • 7. Chairmen Of The Board – Someone Just Like You (ft. Prince Harold) 2.53
  • 8. Chairmen Of The Board – Come On In And Dance 3:32
  • 9. Chairmen Of The Board – What’s The Use 2.46 (first released 2014)
  • 10. Chairmen Of The Board – Where There Is Faith, There Is Hope 3.05 (first released 2014)
  • 11. Chairmen Of The Board – You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String 4.46 (Tom Moulton remix)
  • 12. Chairmen Of The Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time 4.19 (Tom Moulton Remix)


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5 responses to The Chairmen of the Board / The Invictus Recordings 9CD box

  1. Jez says:

    Staggeringly good value! Ordered. Skin I’m In is an amazing album.

  2. Paolo Meccano says:

    Wow, that’s a whole lotta soul for your money. Thanks for the heads-up ;-)

  3. Steven O'Connor says:

    This isn’t about this box set, so forgive me. I’m keen to mention to others dropping in about the Steven Wilson 5.1 of Gentle Giant’s Power and The Glory on preorder, which I only found out about yesterday. Crikey that guy works hard, no wonder he didn’t have time to create a new No-Man album ( though the Tim Bowness solo is still excellent).

    Here are the links:

    Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Power-Glory-Steven-Wilson/dp/B00KKXKQ8S/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_t_2_M2QR

    Steven Wilson store: http://stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/headphonedust/gentle-giant-the-power-and-the-glory-sw-remix-blu-raycd/

    Burning Shed (where it’s currently the cheapest): https://www.burningshed.com/store/gentlegiant/product/522/5784/remove/147/

  4. Steven O'Connor says:

    Hi Paul – did you get my comment re the new StevenWilson GG? It was held for moderation due to the links. I wanted to let you and others know, but did not know where to put it other than a latest post, as your invited direct contacts are for reviews and journalists etc. Just let me know if this is not your preferred thing. :)

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