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OCEAN: "Live at the Towbar, Nethertown 25th August 1972"

Ocean was formed in 1971 and consisted of the following original members:

Kevin Dennis(bass guitar)
Stephen Evans(guitar/keyboard and lead vocals)
Eric Hodgson(drums and backing vocals)
Alex Wilkinson(lead guitar and backing vocals)
Kevin Farish(technician and roadie)

All were long-time school friends, except for Kevin Dennis, who left the band after about six months and Kevin Farish took over on bass. Sometime later, Tony Bell joined as roadie. This line-up remained for the rest of the band's existence. The band played most of the pubs and clubs in West Cumberland (as it was then!). Some of the press ads are shown on the CD cover. The band members finally went their separate ways in the autumn of 1972, when they all went off to various universities and colleges.

The recording captured on this CD was originally made by a friend of the band, Mike Forest, on a Philips cassette recorder, using only a stereo pair of microphones. The quality is pretty good, considering the rather primitive (by today's standards) equipment used.

Track List

Disc 1
  1. Walking On Sunset
  2. When Julie Comes Around
  3. Hot Love
  4. Radancer
  5. Son of My Father
  6. What Are You Doing Sunday
  7. N.I.B.
  8. Funny Funny
  9. Oh Girl
  10. Every Little Thing
  11. Lucille
  12. Lady Eleanor
  13. Little Willy
  14. Paint It Black
Disc 2
  1. Maggie May
  2. Me & You & A Dog Named Boo
  3. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  4. Proud Mary
  5. Cousin Norman
  6. Brown Sugar
  7. Knock Three Times
  8. Crossroads
  9. All Right Now
  10. Radancer
  11. Ride A White Swan
  12. What Are You Doing Sunday
  13. Honky Tonk Women
  14. Every Little Thing
  15. We Used To Know
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Recorded at the Towbar, Nethertown on 25th August 1972

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Listen to Ocean

First Set

Walking On Sunset
When Julie Comes Around
Hot Love
Son Of My Father
What Are You Doing Sunday
Funny Funny
Oh Girl
Every Little Thing
Lady Eleanor
Little Willy
Paint It Black

Second Set

Maggie May
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Proud Mary
Cousin Norman
Brown Sugar
Knock Three Times
All Right Now
Ride A White Swan
What Are You Doing Sunday
Honky Tonk Women
Every Little Thing
We Used To Know
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