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Gregory, Brenda (Brenda Rowlandson) - Alone Together b/w Simple Song of Freedom (red label)

Format: 45
Label: Hit Records HR 401X
Year: 1972
Origin: Sydney, Australia - Toronto, Ontario, 🇨🇦 - Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia
Genre: soul, sunshine pop
Keyword:  anti-war, Freedom
Value of Original Title: $75.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, 1970's, Sunshine Pop


Side 1

Track Name
Alone Together

Side 2

Track Name
Simple Song of Freedom


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45-Brenda Gregory - Alone Together RED VINYL 02

45 brenda gregory   alone together red vinyl 01

Alone Together b/w Simple Song of Freedom (red label)


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First release on Hit Records. 'Alone Together' is a catchy sunshine pop tune reminiscent of Judy Singh’s 'A Time For Love'. The producer, Art Snider (the owner of Sound Canada, where the songs were recorded) and also leader of the band that Brenda sang with for a couple of years, asked Al to write a song for her, without even having met her. As Brenda noted: “A strange arrangement really. Art must have played him a track or two from some of the songs we laid down for a prospective album, or else I’m sure Al wouldn’t have agreed. He was a prolific and highly regarded songwriter in the 60’s and 70’s. I don’t think I ever knew whether Al was happy with the finished product (Alone Together).”

'Simple Song of Freedom' is a protest song written in 1969 by Bobby Darin and recorded by Tim Hardin. By 1972, the Vietnam war protest movement had spread north of the border, and the protest anthem/pro-freedom number is sung here with a Canadian patriotic vibe. Brenda notes: “It was originally sung as a folk song, but Art Snider gave it some grit with the arrangement that I sang. I didn’t feel comfortable with it at all, as I felt I was really a jazz singer (first love) but to my ear now, it doesn’t sound too bad. And it is certainly applicable to current time.”
-Robert Williston

Written by Al Rain for Brenda Gregory (Alone Together); and Bobby Darin (Simple Song of Freedom)
Produced by Art Snider
Recorded at “peaceful” Sound Canada
Released on yellow and red labels


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