EVE - Take it and Smile LP

  • EVE - Take it and Smile LP
  • Label: Munster
  • Catalog Number: MR422
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 24.00€


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.


Related Products

LINK WRAY & THE WRAYMEN - The Original 1958 Cadence Sessions LP

LINK WRAY & THE WRAYMEN - The Original 1958 Cadence Sessions LP

Rumble Records.Dies ist das Album das Link Wray für das Cadence Label im Anschluss an seinen großen..

14.00€

PREMONITIONS - My love ain´t a lie 7"

PREMONITIONS - My love ain´t a lie 7"

Bickerton Records.The much anticipated second single by L.A.'s garage beat sensation is here. Afte..

6.90€

TAMBLES, THE - Don't you want to know LP

TAMBLES, THE - Don't you want to know LP

Get ready for one of the rock'n'roll sensations of the year. They're young, they're handsome, they..

13.00€

RECALLS, THE - Feedback LP

RECALLS, THE - Feedback LP

Chilean band The Recalls are one of the best kept secrets of the German rock'n'roll scene - they'..

10.00€

AR-KAICS, THE - The Ar-Kives Vol.1 LP

AR-KAICS, THE - The Ar-Kives Vol.1 LP

What can be said or done about 2020? Here at Bachelor Records we're sticking to what we know and dig..

17.00€

FOWLEY, KIM - Living in the Streets LP (Reissue)

FOWLEY, KIM - Living in the Streets LP (Reissue)

Munster Records Reissue!With a career that includes hits as producer ('Alley Oop' by The Hollywood..

19.00€

GRUESOMES, THE - Cave In! LP

GRUESOMES, THE - Cave In! LP

Alien Snatch Records Reissue!2020 Re-Issue of "Cave-in!", widely considered as thee outsta..

15.00€

EVE - The Warrior / It Don't Matter To Me 7"

EVE - The Warrior / It Don't Matter To Me 7"

This single contains two previously unreleased tracks from 1970 by Eve (formerly Mama Cats, Hon..

9.50€

KNIGHT, MARIE - That's no way to treat a girl / Say it again 7"

KNIGHT, MARIE - That's no way to treat a girl / Say it again 7"

Vampi Soul Records / Munster.Singer and pianist, Marie Knight made her name as a gospel superstar ..

8.50€

Tags: EVE - Take it and Smile LP