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Newman, Barry - Noon Tide

Format: LP
Label: private RR 166306
Year: 1974
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: funk, jazz, rock
Value of Original Title: $35.00
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Release Type: Albums
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Playlist: 1970's, Jazz, Vancouver Island Collection, Top 1000 Canadian Albums of All Time, British Columbia


Side 1

Track Name
On A Lifeline
Such a Sunny Day
Juan de Fuca Funk

Side 2

Track Name
Another "No Party"
Burnin' Wolf's Beef
Our Code Has a Long Way to Go



Barry Newman - Noon Tide

Barry newman noon tide front

Noon Tide


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Barry Newman: lead vocal & guitar
Dave Richardson: alto & tenor saxophones (lead vocal on "Juan de Fuca Funk")
Don Restall: percussion
Pete McDonald: bass & vocals

Recorded at Studio 3 Productions, Vancouver, British Columbia

All songs by Barry Newman, except for 'Juan de Fuca Funk', sung and co-written by sax player Dave Richardson. Sax and guitar harmonies were co-written by Barry and Dave.

The album was engineered by Laurie Wallace & Rod Dirk; produced & written by Barry Newman. Cover photo by Derek Thornburn; artwork by David Harrison.

Drummer Don Restall and bassist Peter MacDonald went on to play in numerous regional bands.

After recording the album, Barry continued driving taxi and playing in various bands on Vancouver Island. In January 1994, he founded Cosmic Debris Musicians Magazine.

Noontide received some airplay from CBC in 1975 and in Belgium in 2001. In the mid-80's, Newman received a call from BMI (now SOCAN) explaining that a song called On A Lifeline... by a "Barry Newman" was used as a soundtrack on an Australian movie. They added that the title of the movie was "It Could Be You" ... !?!

Maybe it was him... he didn't hear any more about it. However, the chances of two identically-named songwriters giving identical titles to one of their songs are exceptionally-remote.

The album was re-issued on Groovedigger Records

There are still original sealed copies of the album available for sale here:


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