GENTS, THE - How It All Began CD (NEW)


GENTS, THE - How It All Began CD (NEW)

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DETOUR RECORDS ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THEIR LATEST RELEASE….WELL WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT THE GENTS THAT HASN’T BEEN SAID BEFORE?  STARTING OFF THEIR MUSIC CAREER AS FAR BACK AS 1980, THEY CUT THEIR TEETH, SO TO SPEAK, IN THE WORKING MEN’S CLUBS OF SOUTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE AND THE NORTH-EAST OF ENGLAND.  THIS WAS A HARD SLOG AS THEY HAD TO PLAY TO A MIXED AUDIENCE, BUT OVER THOSE EARLY YEARS THEY MADE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES AS THEY STOOD OUT FROM THE REST OF THE ACTS ON THAT CIRCUIT AS THEY PLAYED ORIGINAL AND ALSO MIGHTY FINE AND CATCHY SONGS AMONGST THE COVERS REQUIRED IN THE CLUBS. WHAT THEY HAD WAS AN IMAGE AND MUSICAL ABILITY THAT MADE THEM STAND OUT AND ABOVE THEIR COUNTERPARTS ON BOTH THE CLUB AND MOD SCENES.  WORD QUICKLY SPREAD AND THE MODS CAUGHT ON TO THEM AND STARTED FOLLOWING THEM TO EVERY GIG.  ONE OF THOSE YOUNG MODS WAS GENTS-MAD SIMON CURTIS AKA ‘SLICK’ WHO HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN PERSUADING THEM TO FINALLY ALLOW THIS RELEASE AND THEN PUTTING IT TOGETHER. BIGGER AND BETTER GIGS FOLLOWED AND SOON THEY WERE PLAYING THE MID-SIZED VENUE CIRCUIT WHEN THEY VENTURED AWAY FROM THE CLUBS AND ONTO THE ORIGINAL AND MOD/SCOOTER CIRCUIT.  IN 1985 THEY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT VINYL ALBUM HOW IT ALL BEGAN ON THE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER LABEL, ELEVEN TRACKS OF PURE BOUNCY TUNES THAT WILL HAVE YOU SINGING ALL DAY. THE GENTS’ MAIN SONGWRITER, MARTIN BURTON WAS A LYRICAL MASTER AND UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE BAND’S MANAGER, HIS BROTHER PAUL BURTON, THEY LOOKED CERTAINTIES TO GO FAR.  AFTER A SECOND VINYL ALBUM, NINE 7” SINGLES AND NEARLY TEN YEARS, THE BAND CALLED IT A DAY IN FEBRUARY 1989. DETOUR HAVE BEEN WANTING TO RELEASE THE GENTS’ BACK CATALOGUE FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND SO NOW, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR CD ALBUMS FROM THE BAND, WHICH COME ACCOMPANIED BY EXTENSIVE SLEEVE NOTES AND ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS. HOW IT ALL BEGAN LP …NEW DIRECTION / IN MY DREAMS / REVENGE / THE FAKER / LE PINK PANTHER / DAY TO DAY / THE GENT / HOW IT ALL BEGAN / TOMORROW NEVER COMES / DON’T TURN AWAY / SHOUT! BONUS TRACKS … YOU ARE THE SUN / HEAT OF THE SUN / DON’T TURN AWAY (REMIX) / TOMORROW NEVER COMES (REMIX) / MILLION MILES FROM HOME / SHE’S GOT SOMETHING.

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