Houston Wells
Then & Now: From Joe Meek To New Zealand
Jasmine Records (2008)
2CD Set

For the last few years extensive work has gone into compiling the upcoming release "Then & Now: From Joe Meek To New Zealand", we are pleased to announce that Jasmine Records released the following double disc collection early 2008.

Released Date: 14th March 2008

Houston Wells   
Then & Now: From Joe Meek To Taupo, New Zealand  
JASCD 475/6

    
 

CD 1: The Early Years

1. This Song Is Just for You (2.35) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Hank Williams, Harris)
(C Connelly & Co Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek & Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums

2. North Wind (2.35)
(Joe Meek)
(Ivy Music Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums

3. Only The Heartaches (2.52)
(W P Walker, C J Edwins, T Kennedy)
(Southern Music)
Produced by Joe Meek

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums

4. Can't Stop Pretending (2.55) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Houston Wells, Allan Stephens)
(Ivy Music Ltd)
Arranged by Pete Willsher
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

5. Blowing Wild (2.26) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Dimitri Tiomkin, Paul Francis Webster)
(Harms. Witmark)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Jimmy Page - Lead Guitar
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

6. Crazy Dreams (2.23) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Houston Wells)
(Ivy Music Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Jimmy Page - Lead Guitar
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

7. Girl Down the Street (1.51) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Houston Wells)
(Ivy Music Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells (Vocals)
Pete Willsher (Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar)
Noman Hull (Guitar)
Brian Gill (Bass)
Peter Nye (Drums)

8. Ramona (2.33) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Mabel Wayne, L Wolfe Gilbert)
(F Day, NCB)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - Lead Guitar
Ken Lundgren - Steel Guitar
Chas Hodges - Bass Guitar
Mick Underwood - Drums

9. Anna Marie (2.55) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Cindy Walker)
(Aberbach London Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

10. Strangers (2.56) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Pettican, Mahoney)
(Ivy Music Ltd)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums

11. Hula Love (2.47) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Buddy Knox)
(Macmelodies)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Guitars

12. Call Me Another Time (2.11) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Jean Jolly, Houston Wells, Allan Stephens)
(Francis Day & Hunter)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

13. All For The Love Of A Girl (2.47) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Johnny Horton)
(BMI)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Pete Willsher - Lead Guitar, Steel Lap Guitar
Norman Hull - Guitar
Brian Gill - Bass Guitar
Peter Nye - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals, Guitar, Piano

14. The Wild Side Of Life (2.34) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(W Warren, A A Carter)
(Unart Music Corp, BMI)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - Lead Guitar
Ken Lundgren - Steel Guitar
Chas Hodges - Bass Guitar
Mick Underwood - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Guitars

15. Galway Bay (2.39)
(Arthur Colahan)
(Universal)
Produced by Joe Meek

Houston Wells - Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - Lead Guitar
Ken Lundgren - Steel Guitar
Chas Hodges - Bass Guitar
Mick Underwood - Drums

16. We'll Remember You (2.53) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Geoff Goddard)
(Control)
Produced by Joe Meek
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Jimmy Halferty - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Richard Duffy - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
John Patterson - Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Magidegan - Drums
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals, Guitars, Strings

17. Blue Of The Night (2.07)
(Turk, Crosby, Ahlert)
(Victoria Music)
Produced by Shel Talmy

Houston Wells - Vocals
Big Jim Sullivan - Lead Guitar
Jimmy Halferty - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Richard Duffy - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
John Patterson - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Hugh Magidegan - Drums, Backing Vocals

18. Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger? (2.26)
(D.Robertson, D.Clement, J.Crutchfield)
(Cop Con)
Arranged by Alan Moorhouse
Produced by Tony Reeves

Houston Wells - Vocals
The Ladybirds (aka The Benny Hill Singers) - Backing Vocals
Pete Willsher - Steel Guitar

19. Teach Me Little Children (2.20) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
(Dorsey Burnette, J Osborn)
(Lightup Music)
Arranged by Alan Moorhouse
Produced by Tony Reeves
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Additional Backing Vocals

20. Above And Beyond (2.34)
(Howard)
(Campbell Connelly)
Produced by Tommy Ellis

Houston Wells - Vocals
Jimmy O'Neill - Guitar
Billy Ryan - Guitar
Johnny Carroll - Trumpet
Sonny Ward - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Larry Carolan - Bass
Paddy Malone - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Andy Malone - Drums

21. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold (2.32)
(Wiley Walker, Gene Sullivan)
(Southern)
Produced by Tommy Ellis

Houston Wells - Vocals
Jimmy O'Neill - Guitar
Billy Ryan - Guitar
Johnny Carroll - Trumpet
Sonny Ward - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Larry Carolan - Bass
Paddy Malone - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Andy Malone - Drums

22. Hello Mary Lou (2.25)
(Gene Pitney)
(January)
Produced by Houston Wells

Houston Wells - Vocals
Harry Hockedy - Drums
Louis McMahon - Saxophone & Keyboards
Michael Hughes - Bass Guitar
Frank Minihan - Lead Guitar
Jack O'Loughlan - Trumpet
Frank Coughlan - Vocals
John Parrott - Bass Guitar
P J Naughton - Saxophone
Jerry Connors - Trombone

23. I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake (3.49) (Re-recorded)
(Stuart Hamblen)
(Leeds)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

24. Just For Old Time's Sake (4.53) (Re-recorded)
(McGuires)
(Control)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

25. Little Black Book (2.50) (Re-recorded)
(Jimmy Dean)
(MAM)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Guitars, Bass Guitar
Matt Sturgess - Dobro
Alex Wiltshire - Piano

26. Little Daughter (3.38)
(Houston Wells)
(Polar Music New Zealand)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, Guitar
Dave Maybee - Acoustic Guitar

27. Ireland (3.46)
(Robert Smith)
(Polar Music New Zealand)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Dave Maybee - Lead Guitar
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals
Joy Adams - Backing Vocals


CD 2: The All-New Contemporary Houston Wells

1. The End Is Not In Sight (3.52) (Previously Unreleased)
(Russell Smith)
(Valley Entertainment)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

2. Send A Message To My Heart (5.01) (Previously Unreleased)
(Kostas & Kathy Louvin)
(Control)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

3. As I Leave Behind Neidin (2.52) (Previously Unreleased)
(Jimmy McCarthy)
(Control)
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Dave Maybee - Lead Guitar
Neil Reynolds - Drums
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals

4. Devil Woman (4.35) (Previously Unreleased)
(Marty Robbins)
(Noma Music, Unichappell Music, BMI)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

5. Lonely Street (4.54) (Previously Unreleased)
(Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W S Stevenson)
(Acuff–Rose Music)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation
Catherine Smith - Backing Vocals
Laura Smith - Backing Vocals

6. The Girl From Yesterday (3.08) (Previously Unreleased)
(Glen Frey, Jack Tempchin)
(Control)
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Dave Maybee - Lead Guitar
Neil Reynolds - Drums
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals
Joy Adams - Backing Vocals

7. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (4.31) (Previously Unreleased)
(James Royce Shannon)
(Shannon/B Feldman & Co)
Arranged by Houston Wells & Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

8. Sleepy Eyed John (2.49) (Previously Unreleased)
(Tex Atchinson)
(Vanguard Songs)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

9. I Really Don't Want To Know (5.10) (Previously Unreleased)
(Don Robertson, Howard Barnes)
(Don Robertson Music Corporation)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

10. Forty Shades Of Green (3.02) (Previously Unreleased)
(Johnny Cash)
(Anne Rachel Music, ASCAP/Song Of Cash Music, ASCAP)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Maybee - Dobro
Neil Reynolds - Drums

11. King Of Fools (3.41) (Previously Unreleased)
(Dwight Yoakam, Kostas)
(Coal Dust West Music, BMI/Seven Angels Music, BMI/Songs Of Polygram, BMI)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Otto Beesling - Bass Guitar

12. I Wouldn't Cheat On You (3.01) (Previously Unreleased)
(Robert Smith)
(Polar Music New Zealand)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Dave Maybee

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Maybee - Dobro
Neil Reynolds - Drums

13. One More Last Chance (3.15) (Previously Unreleased)
(Vince Gill, Gary Nicholson)
(Cross Keys Music Publishing, ASCAP/Benefit Music, BMI)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

14. Sweet And Gentle Love (3.36) (Previously Unreleased)
(Jimmy McCarthy)
(O’Meara/O’Meara)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

15. My Happiness (3.41) (Previously Unreleased)
(Betty Peterson Blasco, Borney Begantine)
(Santiarm Music)
Arranged by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation
Produced by Rob Smith

16. If I Didn't Have You In My World (3.30) (Previously Unreleased)
(Vince Gill. Jim Weatherly)
(Milene Music, ASCAP/Benefit Music, BMI)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

17. I Will Love You Every Time (3.53) (Previously Unreleased)
(Phil Coulter, Tom Paxton)
(Essex Music)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

18. If The Whole World Stopped Loving (3.39) (Previously Unreleased)
(Ben Peters, Robert Smith)
(Mecolico, Fingerlake Music Inc/Polar Music New Zealand, Robert Smith)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Dave Maybee
Additional Production by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Dave Maybee - Lead Guitar
Neil Reynolds - Drums
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals
Phil Smith - Backing Vocals

19. Honky Tonk Man (2.48) (Previously Unreleased)
(Tillman Franks, Howard Hausey, Johnny Horton)
(Cedarwood Publishing, BMI)
Arranged by Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

20. Bluest Heartache Of The Year (4.37) (Previously Unreleased)
(W Wimberly, Rocky Wimberly)
(Jonathan)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation

21. You're My Best Friend (3.53) (Previously Unreleased)
(Wayland Holyfield)
(The Welk Music Group)
Produced by Rob Smith

Houston Wells - Vocals
Rob Smith - Backing Vocals, All Instrumentation


Compiled by Houston Wells & Robert Smith
Produced by Robert Smith




Special thanks to Paul Hazell and John Beecher


Related Links:

Houston Wells @ Myspace.com
Houston Wells @ Soundclick.com
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The Official Rob Smith & Polar Music New Zealand Website
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Rob Smith @ Soundclick

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