This Diamond Ring - Various - The Many Sides Of RocknRoll Volume III
Label: United Artists Records - UAD 60093/4 • Series: The Many Sides Of RocknRoll - 3 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Stereo, Mono Gatefold • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll
It is the first of three charting albums released by the band in Producer Snuff Garrett saw them performing at Disneyland and he brought them into the studio This Diamond Ring - Various - The Many Sides Of RocknRoll Volume III record the single "This Diamond Ring". The success of the single led them to record a whole album of mostly covers of popular songs by the KinksBobby Rydellthe Coastersand others.
The album was the second highest charting original album of their career. The album is somewhat notable in that it marked the beginning of long successful careers for musicians Al Kooper and Leon Russell. Over the years, there has Useless Light - Someday Jacob - It Might Take A While much discussion regarding the roles of various musicians used on the album sessions.
Garrett used The Wrecking Crew as session players on the whole album. Lewis has stated in interviews:. The only other person from the Wrecking Crew that we had in there while we were doing the basic track was Hal Blaine, and he played the Tympanis on "Diamond Ring"". Producer Garrett remembers it differently, stating:. There is also a question regarding whether Carol Kaye contributed bass on some tracks. These were the Playboys at the time of the recording, although many session musicians were also used.
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