Welcome to the blog, wherein UK #2 hits are pondered, celebrated and put into some perspective. Description. Phil Cordell's lament had great foresight.

happens with alarming frequency. He recorded a self titled album, and the single of the same name reached number one in German twice following its use in an orange juice advert on German television. 25 - Autumn Leaves . Return - Instrumental is a popular song by C20 Beats | Create your own TikTok videos with the Return - Instrumental song and explore 0 videos made by new and popular creators. All Rights Reserved. I really regret not looking into Cordell's history a little earlier. It was an instrumental which became a surprise hit. 23 - Washington Square . The promo film for I Will Return is exactly how the adult world looked to me, aged 6 - slow, important, dark, foggy. In 1971, however, an act called Springwater spent three months on the chart with the track I Will Return, but how many people reading this can remember the name of it, let alone whistle it? Just another relaxdaily tune. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of 20 Golden Hits Instrumental on Discogs.
It reached number five in the UK, number three in Germany and topped the chart in Switzerland. Two years later he recorded Red Lady under his own name, a song full of the drug references you would expect from that era. Phil died on March 31st 2007 at the age of just 59. That's a great call Lena - it's almost like the 60s are being exorcised from pop. It happens every so often; now that we are in The Void it Label: Polydor - 2058 141 • Format: Vinyl 7 Springwater - I Will Return (1971, Vinyl) | Discogs Success wasn’t forthcoming so in 1967, Phil left the band for a solo career. Once we hit the seventies, the instrumental suddenly became quite rare. Comments are always welcome, as are publishing ideas, links and other fine things.

I Have A Hunch: Cilla Black: "Something Tells Me ... A Tasty Geezer: The Piglets: "Johnny Reggae", The Promise: Springwater: "I Will Return". Thursday – Harpenden at the Plough and Harrow, https://www.jonkutner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/I-Will-Return.mp3, Set The Fire To The Third Bar (Snow Patrol) →, Songs that began life with a different title. Phil had learned many instruments and played everything on the track, including the harp. world, expectant and hopeful, knowing that in order for something to start, I don’t know this song; in fact only in doing He had no great ambitions beyond creating music, all on his own (he plays everything on I Will Return), but scored a German no.1 with Dan The Banjo Man which must have paid the rent for a while. It was an instrumental which became a surprise hit. It's a major regret of mine that I never tried to seek out Phil Cordell a little earlier. '72 felt like someone switched the light on. Even acts like the Shadows, who arguably are the most successful instrumental act, with their 31 UK hits, you might only very occasionally hear one or their tracks. By the time I did a bit of research, and discovered he'd been living round the corner, it was just a few months after he died.By any account I've read, he was like Joe Meek's gentle nephew, helpful to local musicians in his home studio, not especially ambitious. In between doing up his house in which he also built a studio, he recorded music again with him playing all the instruments. *Cordell was a multi-instrumentalist who had been in a band called The Prophets and they recorded a few sides with Joe Meek; "I Will Return" is in some ways as emblematic an instrumental of its time as "Telstar" was, though less well remembered.

He also recorded for the Motown-owned label, Mowest. The first track, in 1971, was called I Will Return, which many at the time speculated was a reference to the sixties and how he hoped musically the world would return to that decade. Even Coz I Luv U is as tense as it is joyous, the vocal mixing desperation and threat.Something's about to change. The Tonic Theme by bavotasan.com. By 1974, Phil had left Springwater behind and took another pseudonym, Dan The Banjo Man. Couldn't work out what was going on in the adult world, but it looked, and sounded, dark and important. Phil left school in 1963, and promptly joined a local Enfield band, called Steve Douglas and the Challengers. Follow me on Twitter at. Springwater was the alias of one Phil Cordell. Learn how your comment data is processed. They recorded a couple of tracks with Joe Meek at his Holloway studio but they were never released. The strings on Witch Queen of New Orleans are the most atonal and eerie, the Four Tops' Simple Game has a very optimistic lyric over a vast swirling Turner of a backdrop. 3:01 slow - middle; KODA Folk & Ballad; Note, tags or comment. The first track, in 1971, was called I Will Return, which many at the time speculated was a reference to the sixties and how he hoped musically the world would return to that decade. this blog have I been exposed to this song at all, which really must mean it In 1965 Douglas and Fields both left and so Phil took charge and brought in bassist Paul Kendrick and formed a new band called Tuesdays Children and made regular appearances at all the well known London clubs including the Marquee. It was released on the Warner Brothers in the UK and on the Janus label in America. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant, Buy Vinyl, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): K 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z D 00 2058 141 S2, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): G 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z D 00 2058 141 S2, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 3): A 0 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 3): A H 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S2, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 4): A 0 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 4): 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z A M 00 2058 141 S2, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 5): A B 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 5): V 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S2, Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 6): A 1 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S1, Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 6): B 1 1 ℗ 1971 K 71 ◊Z 00 2058 141 S2. has been forgotten by almost everyone, even radio programmers. An instrumental music piece with a positive and inspiring character. Great call on it being a major 60s/70s cusp single, and a prescient title. It reached number five in the UK, number three in Germany and topped the chart in Switzerland. He left a daughter Kaz by his first wife, daughter Claire and son Charlie from his second wife Christine who died in 2003. 22 - Please Return to Pusan Port . He also (and I imagine this might interest MSBWT given Lena's occasional comments on The Troubles) release a densely produced single called Londonderry with almost indecipherable lyrics.The video for I Will Return is exactly how 1971 felt to me, aged 6. N°100. One Day I Will Return Instrumental Northern Assembly. Apart from Steve, they consisted of Phil on guitar, Mick Ware on rhythm guitar, Geoff Hawkins on bass and Derek Gough on drums.

The charts around the time were full of foreboding, not apocalyptic but very dark. Lena, given your mentions of The Troubles can I point you to Cordell's single Londonderry? something else has to end. 24 - Wild Flower . During the sixties, the instrumental was commonplace which naturally followed on from the days before the charts where people bought sheet music and made their own. 1972 was the first 'new year' I could grasp as a concept, and it felt so much lighter. Yet for now, this plays as the leaves fall; as the first Into the 2000s he used to hired out his home studio to up and coming musicians and help them in their quest of making big in the music industry. After a short stint in Germany Hawkins left and was replaced by Freddie Fields and they changed their name to The Prophets.

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