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Quiver - Gone In The Morning - 1972 - Warner Bros. Records

A good British seventies melodic rock band, who became better known when they teamed up with the folk rock band, The Sutherland Brothers, in 1972, and formed The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. Similar to contemporary British bands like Gallagher & Lyle, and Blue, Quiver were good musicians, and songwriters, but success evaded them. However with The Sutherland Brothers, Quiver had moderate success, recording several albums into the early eighties. Ian Sutherland's "Arms Of Mary", and "(I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway" are superb pop rock songs. Also, Ian Sutherland's classic anthemic "Sailing" was a mega-hit for Rod Stewart. Forgive the sound quality on this album, but it is well worth hearing. It's a very underrated album, as is Quiver's s/t album. The "The Very Best Of The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver" album can be found @ VBOSB&Q and The SB&Q "Lifeboat" album @ SB&Q/LB


A1 Dorset - Cal Batchelor
A2 I KnowYou So Well - Cal Batchelor
A3 Green Tree - Tim Renwick
A4 Love/No Boundaries - Cal Batchelor
A5 I Might Stumble - Cal Batchelor

B1 Gone In The Morning - Cal Batchelor , Tim Renwick
B2 Fung-kee Laundry - Bruce Thomas , Cal Batchelor , Tim Renwick , Willie Wilson
B3 She's A Lady - Cal Batchelor
B4 Don't Let Go - Bruce Thomas , Cal Batchelor , Tim Renwick , Willie Wilson


Cal Batchelor (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Tim Renwick (vocals, electric guitar, banjo, recorder, acoustic bass guitar)
Bruce Thomas (harmonica, bass guitar)
Willie Wilson (drums, percussion, chimes)


A melodic UK progressive rock band, Quiver occasionally followed a country rock path but achieved more success following their merger with the Sutherland Brothers. The line-up comprised Tim Renwick (7 August 1949, Cambridge, England; guitar, vocals, flute) and Cal Batchelor (guitar, vocals, keyboards). Renwick had formerly been with Junior’s Eyes, and he and Batchelor recruited Cochise drummer John ‘Willie’ Wilson (b. 8 July 1947, Cambridge, England). Subsequently, the line-up of Wilson, Renwick, Batchelor, and ex-Village bass player Bruce Thomas (b. 14 August 1948, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England; bass/vocals), recorded the self-produced Quiver. For the recording, they were augmented by Dick Parry (saxophone). The same line-up recorded Gone In The Morning, but due to lack of commercial success the band was subsequently dropped by Warner Brothers Records. The members were not coming up with new songs, and so they decided to join the Sutherland Brothers, the two line-ups merging in late 1972 with the addition of Pete Wood (b. Middlesex, England, d. 1994, New York, USA; keyboards). Shortly afterwards they were signed to Island Records, and with a number of personnel changes, achieved a degree of chart success. Renwick went on to form 747 and Kicks and is now an in-demand session guitar player, touring with bands such as Pink Floyd and Mike And The Mechanics. Wilson plays with the Coyotes, and Thomas with Elvis Costello’s backing band the Attractions. Quiver’s greatest claim, however, is being the first ever band to play the legendary Rainbow Theatre in London. [ Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze ]


Folk rockers the Sutherland Brothers formed originally in London during 1970, but it wasn't until a few years later (when the group fused together with another band) that they enjoyed their greatest chart success. Brothers Ian (vocals, guitar) and Gavin (bass, vocals) first went by the name of A New Generation (at the insistence of their manager at the time) before the duo changed their name to the Sutherland Brothers and recorded a demo. The tape caught the ear of former Traffic bassist Muff Winwood, who helped sign the duo to Island Records, a label that Winwood served as an A&R man for at the time. A pair of largely folk-based recordings were issued in 1972, a self-titled debut and Lifeboat, the latter of which scored the group their first bona fide hit, "(I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway," as well as an original composition that would later be covered by Rod Stewart, "Sailing." By the dawn of 1973, the Sutherland Brothers decided to augment their group (they were unhappy with their live sound at the time) by teaming up with an obscure rock act named Quiver (who had issued a pair of underappreciated albums on their own — 1971's self-titled release and 1972's Gone in the Morning) — as the new group went by the name of the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, or SBQ. The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver remained intact for much of the '70s and Stewart's aforementioned cover of "Sailing" hit the number one spot in the U.K. and during 1975, the group scored another sizeable hit on their own with "The Arms of Mary" (peaking at number five in the U.K.). The group steadily toured both the United States and Europe, issuing such further releases as 1973's Dream Kid and 1974's Beat of the Street before leaving Island for Columbia Records and releasing 1975's Reach for the Sky, 1976's Slipstream, 1977's Down to Earth, and 1979's When the Night Comes Down. But by the dawn of the '80s, the hits had dried up and SBQ decided to call it a day. Both of the Sutherland brothers attempted to launch solo careers on their own during the early '80s, but both failed to retain the audience of their previous band. © Greg Prato, © allmusic.com


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zappahead said...

Excellent band and were further enhanced when they joined forces with the sutherland brothers but to hear them on there own is a treat and much appreciated....thanks for sharing...cheers.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,zappahead. Some of these artists like Gerry Rafferty, Gallagher & Lyle, & Sutherland Bros. were really talented. Thanks, & TTU soon...P