Dormouse had previously been with a late sixties folk outfit, The Rejects, who also put out an ultra-rare privately-pressed album. He is supported by a range of backing musicians on this horrendously rare privately-pressed album, which was housed in a beautiful silk-screen sleeve. Four of the tracks - Portrait For Marianne, By The Way, October Morning and Apple Annie - were penned by Chris Cuddy, one of the supporting musicians and four others - Young Face, Sometimes You Ain't Got Nothing Boy, Believe Me and Small Man by another, M. Waddington. There are interesting interpretations of Dylan's Baby Blue and Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love, but the highlights of this superb album are the vocals of Reign Ghosts' Linda Squires on High Flying Bird and Leonard Cohen's Suzanne.
An obscure privately pressed folk album by an outfit probably most significant for including Jeremy Dormouse, who recorded a ridiculously rare privately-pressed album with Lynda Squires of Reign Ghost the same year. The Rejects' album is very primitively recorded and only likely to appeal to folk collectors.
J.W. Dormouse: Vocals, guitar, harmonica tracks 1. 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14
Richard Gullison: Lead Guitar tracks 1. 3. 4. 7. 8. 11. 13. 14
David McKay: Electric bass tracks 1, 3, 8. 11, 13, 14
Lynda Squires: Vocals tracks 4 & 7
Nick Corneal: Electric bass tracks 4 & 7
Marcus Waddington: Vocals and guitar tracks 2, 6, 10, 12
Peter Cragg: Lead guitar tracks 2, 5, 6, 10, 12
Don Tapscott: Vocals and guitar track 5, percussion tracks 10 & 12
Cris Cuddy: Harmonica tracks 10 & 12
Dennis Delorme: Vocals and guitar track 9
Carol Delorme: Vocals track 9
Mike Clancy: Electric bass track 9
All recording was done in 1967.
All recordings for Dormouse, Gullison, McKay, Squires and Corneal engineered by Mike Clancy at the Vanishing Castle.
All recordings for Waddington, Cragg, Tapscott and Cuddy engineered by Peter Northrop at the Trent University Language Lab in Peterborough, Ontario Canada.
Thanks to Gordon Peck. Re-release dedicated to the memory of Peter Moonbeam Cragg.
J.W. Dormouse: vocals, guitar
Richard Gullison: guitar
David McKay: bass
Linda Squires: vocals
M. Waddington: vocals, guitar