21
Mar
08

Billy Nicholls – Love Songs

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This is a great example of the wonders the internet can bring to you…aside from porn.  I have no idea where it came from…I think I was searching ‘classic rock’ or something and just wading through whatever popped up.

And boy am I glad this one popped up.

Released in 1974 by UK singer/songwriter Billy Nicholls, the album features Ron Wood, Pete Townsend and Foghat’s Tony Stevens to name a few…and it is just pure pop goodness.  Like a carmel apple, sweet on the outside but filled with substance.  It’s full of great songs like ‘Gypsy,’  ‘Kew’ and ‘Winter Rose’ that are full of such wramth and familiarity that you’ll feel as though you’ve known them for years.

Like old friends.

I sometimes slip this into gift packages and what-not just for the “Where the hell did you get this?” factor.  So far I haven’t been able to track down the vinyl copy, but since we’re all going digital these days, I may never have to go there anyway.

It doesn’t appear this album was ever transferred to CD, although you can grab this anthology on line that covers a  lot of his material.  But fuck the record companies. They should go to hell for sleeping on it.

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1 Response to “Billy Nicholls – Love Songs”


  1. April 27, 2010 at 2:49 am

    That album cover was done by Dudley Edwards the artist who painted the Beatles piano when he was with BEV, also my design partner.


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