Red vinyl,180g, single pocket sleeve 500 ltd edition Arriving in England as an Ikette with the Ike & Tina review in the mid-60's, PP was spotted by Mick Jagger who immediately convinced Andrew Loog Oldham to sign her to his label Immediate Records. Several huge hits followed, 'First Cut is The Deepest', 'Angel Of The Morning', 'If You Think You're Groovy' and so on… PP became one of the iconic faces of the 60's.This year celebrates her 50-year anniversary as an incredible performing artist in the music industry and boy is she still going strong!!! To coincide with this wonderful heritage album, 'The Turning Tide', she is releasing her autobiography 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' around the October tour. It was Barry who got PP a record deal with his manager Robert Stigwood (RSO Records) and consequently he also became her manager. The recording sessions bring back happy memories for PP, with Bill Shepherd (Bee Gees, Gene Vincent) creating the beautiful arrangements we hear on the record today. “We recorded around ten tracks, eight of which made it onto 'The Turning Tide' ”The eight which feature on the album are, 'Born', 'Bury Me Down By The River', 'Give A Hand, Take A Hand', 'Happiness', 'The Turning Tide', 'High And Windy Mountain', a brilliant cover of 'Spinning Wheel' and the beautiful, 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'. Sadly due to Bee Gee's commitments only half the record was able to be completed, and PP was heartbroken, as she had put her heart and soul into the recordings. At a lot loss on how to go forward it was the idea of her manager Robert to pair PP up with Eric Clapton. Eric called in his Delaney and Bonnie band who later became Derek and The Dominos, along with Rita Coolidge and PP's dear friend soul singer Doris Troy. The end result was phenomenal, they recorded songs written by Steve Winwood, Van Morrison and Jagger, Richards. “We recorded three covers, which are on this album 'Medicated Goo', 'Brand New Day' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' ”A further two tracks, 'If This Were My World' and 'Children Of The Last War', were added to this collection with the talented guitarist Caleb Quaye (Mick Jagger, Hall & Oates, Pete Townsend, Elton John).These recordings were left sitting on shelves for many years due to industry politics, and still after all these years, PP could never fathom the thought that nobody would be able to hear them. It became her mission to let these recordings see the light of day, and not let this incredible piece of music history stay buried.Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) began mixing the tracks, calling upon his old friend Paul Weller, who gladly allowed them to use his Black Barn Studio, and also his long time engineer, Charles Rees. The results were remarkable; after all these years, pieces of history were brought back to life again. “These recordings document my growth and development after the 'Immediate' years and my struggle to survive being a relevant solo artist during a lot of lost years in my career. It's an amazing trip down memory lane that I am so thrilled can be experienced in the here and now”.
If This Were My World
High And Windy Mountain
Bury Me Down By The River
Children Of The Last War
Brand New Day
The Turning Tide
You've Made Me So Very Happy
Give A Hand Take A Hand
You Can't Always Get What You Want
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