Fanny "Fanny Hill" LP (1972)
Details: Definite shelf wear on this cover and seam is starting to split at top-right. Record is stored outside of cover to prevent further splitting. Record is clean, VG+/NM-. Cut-out cover, bottom right corner cut. Comes with one page lyric insert, as well.
Description: Fanny Hill is the third album by the US rock group Fanny. It was recorded at Apple Studios in London and reached No. 135 on the Billboard 200 charts. A single from the album, a cover of "Ain't That Peculiar" hit the Billboard Hot 100.
By late 1971, Fanny had achieved some critical and commercial success, with the title track to the album Charity Ball reaching the Billboard top 40.
Fanny Hill was recorded at Apple Studios in London and produced by Richard Perry. Former Beatles associate Geoff Emerick engineered the album. Regular Rolling Stones sidesmen Bobby Keys and Jim Price performed on several tracks, particularly the Stones-influenced "Borrowed Time".
The opening track was a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar", which was rearranged to include Latin-influenced percussion and a slide guitar solo from June Millington. It was released as a single, reaching No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group also covered The Beatles' "Hey Bulldog". Their arrangement included different lyrics to the original, which were reportedly approved by the Beatles.
The album received a good review in Rolling Stone, who said "the number of groups that can inspire affection the way Fanny have with this album, simply from the pure exuberance of their music, are far and few between". Robert Christgau had mixed opinions on the album, saying half of the original material was reasonable but that the group "give themselves away" by the two covers that opened each side.
Grade: VG (Cover/Insert) / VG++ (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Ain't That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye cover)
A2. Knock On My Door
A3. Blind Alley
A4. You've Got A Home
A5. Wonderful Feeling
A6. Borrowed Time
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Hey Bulldog (Beatles cover)
B2. Think About The Children
B3. Rock Bottom Blues
B4. Sound And The Fury
B5. The First Time