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by The Arrows and Friends

These are the famed "lost tracks" by The Arrows, a band who had hit singles in the mid 1970s.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Goodbyes
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2. Dare You Not To Dance
3:08 $0.99
3. Always Another Train
5:13 $0.99
4. Baby Doll
3:06 $0.99
5. At The Candy Shop
4:14 $0.99
6. A Love Like Ours
3:59 $0.99
7. Horny Lips
2:42 $0.99
8. Cheating Woman
3:12 $0.99
9. Rock 'N Roll Hotel
3:30 $0.99
10. Who Done It?
3:07 $0.99
11. International Gypsy Lovers
3:09 $0.99
12. I Love Rock 'N Roll
2:47 $0.99
13. French Cheating Woman
4:35 $0.99
14. Motor Running
3:06 $0.99
15. Driving All Night
3:50 $0.99
16. Basing Street Leslie
2:07 $0.99
17. Come On, Come On, Baby
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18. Somebody To Love
4:04 $0.99
19. Feel So Good
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Album Notes
The Arrows were together as a band from 1974 to 1977, and they had hit singles produced by Mickie Most on RAK-EMI Records with "I Love Rock N Roll," "Touch Too Much" and "My Last Night With You." They had a weekly pop music TV series in the UK on Granada ITV in '76-'77, and were very popular causing riots at their live shows, and also attracting high profile attention in the media. However, due to a severe and acrimonious disagreement between their record company and their management, the band had no recordings released during their two year run of TV shows.

This album would have been their second record, had it been finished. These tracks were recorded during the band's "grey listing," as the band began to fragment, and they then experimented with different line-ups.

The first three songs on this album are the last remaining recorded tracks with all three of the original Arrows band members intact as a unit. Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker, and Paul Varley. These are the only recordings showing how the band might have evolved musically, with the addition of Terry Taylor (now of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings) on guitar.

The criteria for this album is that at least two Arrows band members appear on a track. There are also many well known guests who make cameos on this album, and should be interesting, perhaps even amazing, to any rock fan of the 1970s.

This recording isn't high fidelity, or polished, but it's the only remaining legacy of unreleased material by the band who gave the world the first version of "I Love Rock 'N Roll." For that achievement alone the band deserves more widespread recognition, and a niche in rock 'n roll history.



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The Arrows rock!
I didnt know what to expect when I got this cd.
I was a little curious about the band, and had seen the name in the press with reference to "I love rock n roll"
Well, it's a great record. The songs! All very well crafted. The playing, all around, fantastic (the super star guests really impressed me!) and the singing heatfelt and soulful.

Nikki Sudden

Featuring appearances by Bill Wyman, Dallas Taylor, Ian McLagan and Tetsu Yamauchi alongside original Arrows Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker, Paul Varley and Terry Taylor this is an essential album for anyone who still loves the Seventies. Those who remember the Arrows for their mid-70's Granada TV show, I Love Rock 'N' Roll and little else, would be well advised to hear the real band.
Compiled and released by former-Arrows frontman, Alan Merrill, the 19-track compilation contains assorted outtakes that Mickie Most definitely didn't want the UK record buying public to hear. Tales and tussles - vignettes of London and New York life. This isn't the clean teenybop glam-pop that the Arrows were painted as. Numbers like Driving All Night show the real soul of the band. Basing Street Leslie, recorded with Tetsu and Mac from the Faces sounds like an outtake from the legendary Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu, Rabbit album-it's that good! Forget any preconceptions you might have and track this album down, you won't be disappointed. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Nikki Sudden-Berlin-20 November 2002


Who Done It's Cool!
I love that cute tune! Alan Merrill would also perform that tune on a 1989 HBO special, Encyclopedia Brown.


A good fun, rockin' album from a very short lived but infectious band !
It is an album for any Arrows and 70's music fans.
Hidden away for 25 years this album shows just what potential and qualities this band had. Makes you wonder how many hits and how big this band could have been had they been given the chance! A good rockin' album and includes the original version of I Love Rock'n'Roll!

Richard Hurley

Rolling Arrows!
This entire album is a catchy blues based pop rock excursion. Apart from the obvious, "I love rock and roll" , I particularly love the tracks ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman plays bass on, "at the candy shop" and "baby doll" which have the benefit of CS&N original member Dallas Taylor on drums.


Great fun cd with a mixture of catchy, exciting pop songs and true ballads. Interesting songs with amazing vocals.