Poppy Family - The World of the Poppy Family

Format: LP
Label: London, Goldfish Records GOLP-161
Year: 1971
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: pop
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Release Type: Albums
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Track Name
Seasons In the Sun
I`m Gonna Love You Too
Today I Started Loving You Again
Remember the Rain
The Love Game
Shadows On My Wall
Sail Away
Where Evil Grows
If You Go Away
Rock 'n Roll
Of Cities And Escapes
Someone Must Have Jumped
I`m So Lonely Here Today
A Good Thing Lost
Concrete Sea



The World of the Poppy Family


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Susan Jacks' voice became highly recognizable when "Which Way You Goin' Billy" climbed the charts in 1970, and her husband hit number one in 1974 after they divorced with a remake of a song once performed by the Kingston Trio, "Seasons in the Sun." The meticulous songwriting, production, and arranging skills of guitarist/mastermind Terry Jacks (who later had a huge solo hit with the classic pop single "Seasons in the Sun") lift these recordings above the work of many of the group's better-known contemporaries. Singer Susan Jacks has a beautiful voice that sometimes sounds like (but predates) Karen Carpenter, but is eminently more soulful. Although characterized in the liner notes as a "soft pop" band, the Poppy Family was also capable of a somewhat tougher sound that sometimes recalled Surrealistic Pillow-era Jefferson Airplane and folkier material in the Kenny Rogers & the First Edition/Roger McGuinn vein. Throughout, Jacks frames the songs with creative, if often dated, arrangements that compare favorably to his obvious influences, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector.


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