Collage (1967)

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Noel's first album for Reprise features three Beatles covers, one Dylan song and one by Leonard Cohen. 

Subtitled “Noel Harrison Sings Songs of Today and Tomorrow” it includes a number of Noel’s best tracks, including his wonderful cover of Leonard Cohen's Suzanne as well as the beautiful People in the Rain and Woman.

His version of the Beatles classic, Strawberry Fields Forever, is also pretty good as is the unusually titled Mrs Williams' Rose.

Five of the tracks are featured on the CD compilation Life is a Dream.

In their review on October 28, 1967, Billboard magazine said: "Featuring his current single Suzanne, Noel Harrison has a good chart package in this 12-cut album, which also includes his single Mrs William’s Rose. Several recent hits are given unusual treatment, such as Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade of Pale, which gets a distinct dance beat."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 



 
Track list

Suzanne *

Just Like a Woman

People in the Rain

Woman
 
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
 
Sign of the Queen *
 
Museum *
 
A Whiter Shade of Pale

Go Ask Your Man *

When I'm 64

Mrs Williams' Rose *

Strawberry Fields Forever


*featured on Life is a Dream.


 
Listen
 
Listen to and download Collage:


 
 
Watch
 
Watch Noel singing the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds on the American music show, Hollywood Palace on October 17, 1967.

 
 

 
 
Watch
 
Watch Noel sing a short version of the Leonard Cohen song Suzanne in 2008 and discuss recording the track as a single in the 1960s.
 
 



Advert

A 1967 advert for the single Suzanne.




 
Sleeve notes:
SONGS BEFORE MELODIES — LITERATE MIND.
MIND — ESSENCE—SONG-SOARS.
POEMS.
POETRY AND POETS.
SUZANNE POET LEONARD COHEN.
HARDLY FLEETINGLY - HALF HEAR — IMAGES —SONNET.
BOB DYLAN, JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, DONOVAN.
NOEL HARRISON — MASS CONSUMPTION HARDLY A MIND.
MASSES —CROSS BRIDGES— MAYHEM.
CROSSING MINDS — CAREFREE HAPPENING.
“IT’S HAPPENING!”?
AWARE—SEALED--MERCHANDISED — CALCULATED —CONNED.
ARRANGER DON PEAKE WRITES -- LISTENS-- INTERPRETS —SOUND.
HOLLYWOOD — SITAR — TAMBURA —TABLA.
GENEROSITY UNEXPECTED
MAGIC SUZANNE, TOUCHING YOUR PERFECT BODY WITH HER MIND.