Munster Records is proud to present the first installment of
the Lee Hazlewood Industries (LHI) Records Reissues Series with the
first ever reissue of Eve’s, “Take It And Smile”.
The ethereal harmonies of Eve were ever present, but the psychedelic
girl group feel of their previous band, Honey Ltd, was replaced with
funky grooves and a stoned country rock vibe that permeated Los Angeles
in the early 1970s. First ever vinyl reissue. Newly remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin. New interview with Laura Creamer, Temmer Darigan & Joan
Glasser of Eve. Q&A with Eve & GRAMMY®-nominated reissue
producer Hunter Lea.
In the late 1960s, four teenage girls from Detroit hitch-hiked to Los
Angeles to follow their dream. Known as the Mama Cats, their combined
voices, created a magical instrument, a holy harmonic vehicle built upon
the inspiration and improvisation of four close friends. Their ethereal
voices and heavenly harmonies sounded like no one. Upon meeting Lee Hazlewood in Los Angeles, he was bowled over,
offering them a recording contract on his label, Lee Hazlewood
Industries (LHI), renaming them, Honey Ltd. Their sole 1968 LP never saw
the light of day. Out of the ashes of the group, the three remaining
members continued on under the name Eve.
In the spring of 1970, Eve and producer Tom Thacker went into the
studio to record “Take It And Smile”. The ethereal harmonies were ever
present, but the psychedelic girl group feel of the Honey Ltd album were
replaced with funky grooves and a stoned country rock vibe that
permeated Los Angeles in the early 1970s (Think John Philips “Wolfking
Of L.A.). Backed by another amazing group of musicians, the recording
sessions included members of the Wrecking Crew, Elvis’ TCB band, Ry
Cooder, Sneaky Pete and Glenn Frey from the Eagles. Featuring songs by
James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Gibb Brothers, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan,
Mac Davis and a handful of amazing originals including the beautiful
“Dusty Roads” and the title track “Take It And Smile,” co-written with
Glenn Frey. Upon its release, the album failed to find an audience.
After recording one last song, “So Tired” for The Vanishing Point
soundtrack, the girls went their separate ways, each continuing to sing
professionally with artists that include Bob Seger, Neil Young, Tina
Turner, Loretta Lynn and countless others.
Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated
engineer John Baldwin, the reissue is complimented by a new Q&A
interview with Eve members Laura Creamer, Temmer Darigan & Joan
Glasser and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue producer Hunter Lea. This record is the first release in a new series of full albums
reissues from the LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries Records) catalogue that
Munster will be releasing over the next months. All the releases include
liner notes and exclusive interviews with the artists, rare photos, and
restored original artwork.