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Wouldn't You Like It?

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Wouldn't You Like It?
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1975
Recorded1975
StudioChipping Norton Recording Studios
GenreGlam rock
LabelBell
ProducerPhil Wainman
Bay City Rollers chronology
Bay City Rollers
(1975)
Wouldn't You Like It?
(1975)
Rock N'Roll Love Letter
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Wouldn't You Like It? was the third studio album to be released by the Scottish pop rock group Bay City Rollers. The LP, issued in the UK in late 1975, saw a marked change in the group's musical direction: all the songs save one were the band's own compositions. The one outside-written tune, "Give a Little Love", was a smash UK hit, and the only single released from the album. The album also included, in the form of a giant letter, a free color picture book of the individual members, with a band picture on the front.

Seven of the tracks from the album would appear on Arista Records' 1976 US-only album, Rock N'Roll Love Letter using the same cover photo and artwork.

Track listing

UK LP release, Bell Records #8002

All tracks are written by Eric Faulkner/Stuart "Woody" Wood except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."I Only Wanna Dance With You"Les McKeown2:59
2."Don't Stop the Music"McKeown2:49
3."Shanghai'd in Love"Faulkner, Wood3:29
4."Love Is..."McKeown2:38
5."Maybe I'm a Fool to Love You"McKeown3:55
6."Too Young to Rock & Roll"McKeown2:17
Side two
No.TitleLead vocalsLength
1."Give a Little Love" (John Goodison/Phil Wainman)McKeown3:28
2."Wouldn't You Like It?"McKeown3:14
3."Here Comes That Feeling Again"Alan Longmuir3:41
4."Lovely to See You"McKeown3:57
5."Eagles Fly"McKeown3:04
6."Derek's End Piece"Instrumental, Spoken Outro: Derek Longmuir2:34

Track listing per Discogs[2]

2004 UK CD reissue

A 2004 CD reissue on Bell included four bonus tracks: the smash hit "Saturday Night"; which had appeared on Japanese pressings of the original LP; "She'll Be Crying Over You" (originally the B-side of the UK "Give a Little Love" single); and two previously unissued tracks featuring early Roller Nobby Clark on lead vocal: "Wouldn't You Like It? (1972 version)" and "I'd Do It Again".

Charts

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[3] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 30
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[6] 21
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[7] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 45
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 3

Personnel

  • Les McKeown – lead and backing vocals
  • Stuart "Woody" Wood – guitars, backing vocals; co-lead vocals on "Shangai'd In Love"
  • Eric Faulkner – guitars, backing vocals; co-lead vocals on "Shangai'd In Love"
  • Alan Longmuir – bass, backing vocals; lead vocals on "Here Comes That Feeling Again"
  • Derek Longmuir – drums, backing vocals, percussion; spoken word on "Derek's End Piece"

Production

Recorded at:-

  • Chipping Norton Studios – Engineered by Dave Grinstead
  • Eden Studios, Chiswick – Engineered by Mike Gardener
  • Audio International Studios – Engineered by James Guthrie
  • Mastered at IBC Studios, London by Melvin Abrams
  • Musical Director – Colin Frechter
  • Produced by Phil Wainman
  • Sleeve design: The Green Bay Packers Art Company
  • Cover Photography: John Paul
  • Insert Photography: Alan Ballard
  • Art Director: John Dyer

References

  1. ^ Wouldn't You Like It? at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Wouldn't You Like It? (Images)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Oricon Archive - Bay City Rollers".
  7. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Bay-City-Rollers/Wouldn't-You-Like-It-10207
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Wouldn't You Like It?". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Wouldn't You Like It?". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Wouldn't You Like It?". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  11. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/17062/bay-city-rollers/
  12. ^ Album notes
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