Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman / four-CD Dr Feelgood anthology

Parlophone will issue Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentlemen in July, a four-CD anthology that celebrates his ‘musical journey’ with Dr. Feelgood.

This audio on this set spans 20 years, from 1974 to his Brilleaux’s untimely death in 1994. It includes early recordings made in the classic Wilko Johnson era, music from the second Gypie Mayo line-up and then into the eighties and nineties, to his last live album Down At The Doctors. These records were issued on various record labels originally, such as United Artists, Liberty, Chiswick, Stiff & Grand.

There are a couple of unreleased tracks: Let’s Have A Party from the the Private Practice album sessions produced by Martin Rushent and Poison Ivy from the 1991 Primo sessions produced by Will Birch.

This comes with in ‘bookset’ style packaging (similar to the original All Through The City box) and offers a 48-page booklet which includes sleeve notes by Zoe Howe, author of the recent biography that bears the same name as this set.

This Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘N’ Roll Gentleman four-CD set is released on 7 July 2017. Dr. Feelgood fans might want to take advantage of a great pre-order price on Amazon UK. The paperback biography is out now.

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1. Cheque Book
2. I Don’t Mind
3. All Through The City
4. She Does It Right
5. Roxette
6. Keep It Out Of Sight
7. I Can Tell
8. Rolling And Tumbling
9. Watch Your Step
10. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
11. Stupidity (Live)
12. Going Back Home (Live)
13. Back In The Night (Live)
14. I’m A Hog For You Baby (Live)
15. Checkin’ Up On My Baby (Live)
16. Walking The Dog (Live)
17. Johnny B. Goode (Live)
18. Sneakin’ Suspicion
19. Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees)
20. Lights Out
21. Lucky Seven
22. Everybody’s Carrying A Gun (Olympic version)
23. Baby Jane
24. I Thought I Had It Made

1. She’s A Windup
2. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock ‘n’ Roll (# 2)
3. Looking Back
4. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)
5. Take A Tip
6. Down At The Doctors
7. Milk And Alcohol
8. Let’s Have A Party (Early version) (Previously unreleased)
9. As Long As The Price Is Right (Second version)
10. Matchbox (Live)
11. My Buddy Buddy Friends (Live)
12. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock ‘n’ Roll (#2) (Live)
13. Lights Out (Live)
14. Put Him Out Of Your Mind
15. Hong Kong Money
16. Shotgun
17. Riding On The L & N
18. Feels Good
19. Jumping From Love To Love
20. Best In The World
21. Drives Me Wild
22. No Mo Do Yakamo
23. King For A Day
24. Violent Love

1. Pretty Face (Live)
2. Waiting For Saturday Night
3. Crazy About Girls
4. She’s The One
5. Monkey
6. Trying To Live My Life Without You
7. Sugar Bowl
8. Hit Git And Split
9. You Don’t Love Me
10. Neighbour, Neighbour
11. Close But No Cigar
12. I Don’t Worry About A Thing
13. I Can’t Be Satisfied
14. Dimples
15. Dust My Broom
16. Tore Down
17. Mad Man Blues
18. My Babe
19. Rock Me Baby
20. I Love You, So You’re Mine
21. You’ve Got My Number
22. Grow Too Old
23. Don’t Wait Up
24. Come Over Here
25. See You Later Alligator

1. Hunting, Shooting, Fishing
2. Heartbeat
3. Hurricane
4. Quit While You’re Behind
5. Nothing Like It
6. Let’s Have A Party
7. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Live)
8. Heart Of The City
9. My Sugar Turns To Alcohol
10. World In A Jug
11.Standing At The Crossroads Again
12. Down By The Jetty Blues
13. Poison Ivy (Previously unreleased)
14. Wolfman Calling
15. One Step Forward
16. Tanqueray
17. Styrofoam
18. She Moves Me
19. If My Baby Quits Me (Live)
20. Roadrunner (Live)

11 responses to Lee Brilleaux: Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman / four-CD Dr Feelgood anthology

  1. Hamish Mancini says:

    Whilst this is a good collection for newcomers, it’s a missed opportunity, a collection similar to ‘All Through the City -The Wilko Years & Taking No Prisoners -With Gypie Mayo but collating all the remaining Lee Brilleaux LP’s from then on would have been a better offering.I expected a third box of ‘The Brilleaux Years’ to do just that at some point however this seems to have put the kibosh on that idea. However as long a people can get their hands on the Feelgoods, then that’s a good thing.

  2. Patrick Higgins says:

    Looking forward to this Dr Feelgood box set. The 48 page book should have some nice photos.

  3. richie says:

    I’m in even though I have the other box sets. I saw the ‘current’ Dr Feelgood at a blues festival in Sheffield last year. It was like watching Johnny Rotten on speed doing his version of the blues. Very enjoyable! The longest serving member had been with them since, I think, 1989.

    • Patrick Higgins says:

      Phil and Kevin have been in the Band since 1983. Steve replaced Gordon in the spring of ’89.

  4. John Murray says:

    As far as I can tell, this doesn’t include the excellent ‘As t Happens’ live album from the Gypie Mayo era, which is a shame as it’s a good one.

  5. Rare Glam says:

    Nice looking package for a small price. However, I have both the ‘All Through The City’ and ‘Taking No Prisoners’ media book sets which go up to 1982 I think. I assume this set just draws from thos apart from anything in the 1983-94 period. I can’t work out from the track listings what are the post 1982 tracks on this set or if there is enough of them to make it worth adding it to the other two sets and duplicating the rest. Has anyone else done so?

    • Stan Wool says:

      I’ve got the two previous box sets, only two unreleased tracks on this…

      Let’s Have A Party – From the ‘Private Practice’ album sessions produced by Martin Rushent.
      Poison Ivy – From the 1991 Primo Sessions produced by Will Birch.

      I’ll probably buy it anyway.

    • Jarmo Keranen says:

      Tracks on cd’s 1&2 and track 1 on cd 3 are from Wilko Johnson and Gypie Mayo years. All
      other tracks are from years 1982-94!

  6. Jan says:

    Lovely CD set. Pre ordered. Books gone up to a tenner :(

    • richie says:

      The book is £6.98 through a Amazon Marketplace seller (The Wordery). I’ve bought from them and they’re reliable.

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