Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: July 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
Wendy Saddington was one of Australia's finest singers and a highly influential (but sadly under-recorded) musical pioneer.
Her early days saw such notable appearances as a member of James Taylor Move and The Beaten Tracks with Warren Morgan and Phil Manning (which she rechristened Chain).
In March 1970, Wendy joined Copperwine and it was with this group that this album was recorded - live at the Wallacia Festival in January 1971, her incredible blues-soul voice captured in full flight. Side one of the original LP contained three terrific covers: Nina Simone’s ‘Backlash Blues’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues’ and a hypnotic, slowed down, 8+ minute version of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. Side two contained two Saddington / Copperwine originals: ‘Five People Said I Was Crazy’ and ‘Blues In A’.
3 bonus tracks, including the 1971 top 30 hit 'Looking Through A Window' - recorded with Chain and Billy Thorpe.
Remastered by Gil Matthews from the original tapes. Liner notes by Ian McFarlane. 28 page booklet with many rare photos.