Roy had not only become a superb cello player the only other string instrument is Steve Wollam's violin but had become a brilliant multi instrumentalist. As Jeff says "if you could blow it, pluck it, strum it or blow it, Roy could play it. And that is what makes it so interesting. After a couple of contributions from Roy Wood, he left the band for good to develop his own group Wizard.
So all the new writing is Jeff's. He is still in the learning process regarding how to write songs, so nothing particular stands out. Again the strings are limited to two or three instruments which are double tracked. But the albums show how Jeff is developing a style both as producer and song writer. Bev Bevan was already a fixture on drums, but the latter album saw Richard Tandy piano and Mik Kaminski violin join the project. I would say that the next album Elderado from is the breakthrough album.
This was the first time Jeff uses a big orchestra, and for the instrumental version of the title track, a 20 piece choir.
And it shows. Louis Clark had arrived to make the arrangements and conduct the orchestra, the first of five albums to which he should make such a huge contribution. Believe it or not, he was only 24 years old and just graduated from Leeds College of Music. In all there are four different versions of the terrific title track. The following year the band were off to Munich with an equally big orchestra to record Face The Music.
However, the next album was even better. A New World Record contained hit after hit. Jeff's songwriting and producing skills had hit a peak, and the band and orchestra responded with some wonderful recordings. Very different! The Electrocutes actually recorded an album back in , when the members were 14 or 15 years old, called, Steal Yer Lunch Money that wasn't released during the Electrocutes existance , but when the Donnas gained some indie success, in , Sympathy for the Record Company cashed in by finally releasing SYLM.
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