There's Gonna Be a Storm - The Complete Recordings 1966-1969
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||Walk Away Renee||The Left Banke||2:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Haven't Got the Nerve||The Left Banke||2:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pretty Ballerina||The Left Banke||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||She May Call You Up Tonight||The Left Banke||2:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I've Got Something On My Mind||The Left Banke||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Barterers and Their Wives||The Left Banke||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let Go of You Girl||The Left Banke||2:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What Do You Know||The Left Banke||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Evening Gown||The Left Banke||1:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lazy Day||The Left Banke||2:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Shadows Breaking Over My Head||The Left Banke||2:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ivy Ivy||The Left Banke||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Men Are Building Sand||The Left Banke||2:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Desiree||The Left Banke||2:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dark Is the Bark||The Left Banke||3:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Friend Today||The Left Banke||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sing Little Bird Sing||The Left Banke||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||And Suddenly||The Left Banke||2:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Goodbye Holly||The Left Banke||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In the Morning Light||The Left Banke||2:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bryant Hotel||The Left Banke||3:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give the Man a Hand||The Left Banke||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Nice to See You||The Left Banke||2:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There's Gonna Be a Storm||The Left Banke||4:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pedestal||The Left Banke||3:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Myrah||The Left Banke||3:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Though it's missing a few rarities — namely the Steve Martin single for Buddha that reunited him with Michael Brown — this is the most definitive Left Banke compilation. It features the entirety of their two late-'60s albums, as well as a couple of singles that didn't make it onto LPs at the time (though they later appeared on Rhino's History) and a previously unissued cut, "Men Are Building Sand." Their debut 1967 LP, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina, is an underrated classic of the time, matching smart harmonies and pop hooks to baroque orchestration. Its brilliance casts a bit of a shadow over the rest of this collection. The group's 1968 album, Too, suffered from bloated production and, more importantly, the absence of chief songwriter/arranger Michael Brown. In turn, the 1967 single Brown cut under the Left Banke moniker with singer Bert Sommer suffers from the absence of lead vocalist Steve Martin. By the time Brown and Martin tenuously reunited for a late-1969 single, some of the spark had gone. All of the aforementioned highs and lows of this prodigiously talented but strife-ridden group are on this disc.
Thank you iTunes for finally having the original versions of "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina" available. Great songs from a great band who unfortunately, did not stay together long enough to show their true potential.
Thank you for this!!!...And thanks to the people who give reviews so I made sure to buy the right one...
five stars to itunes for finally getting it
Joining the throng here, having scrounged for Renee and Ballerina for years (I even got the karaoke one in a fit of longing)---thanks to itunes (is Ricky Lee Jones' Renee from the EP here? I didn't check, but that's a great one). Also, misty-eyed fans shoulld check out the scratchy, moon-transmissionish video of Left Banke performing outdoors.....
Formed: 1965 in New York, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s