PETE HAM (BADFINGER). 7 PARK AVENUE .

RYKODISC VACK-1122. JAPAN. 1997





TRACK LIST
Catherine Cares
Coppertone Blues
It Doesn't Really Matter
Live Love All Of Your Days
Would You Deny
Dear Father
Matted Spam
No Matter What
Leaving On A Midnight Train
Weep Baby
Hand In Hand
Sille Veb
I Know That You Should
Island
Just Look Inside The Cover
Just How Lucky We Are
No More
Ringside
BONUS TRACKS
Just a Chance
The Heart That Can't Be Understood
Come Come Tomorrow
Blessing in Disguise
Know One Knows



Although every member of Badfinger composed material for the group, Pete Ham was probably the most important songwriter in the band. He wrote all of their hits, and also co-wrote "Without You," which was covered by Nilsson for a number one single. He did not release any solo records during his lifetime, which ended with his suicide in 1975 (brought on by the band's horrific legal and financial problems).

However, he merits an entry as a solo artist because of the posthumous 1997 compilation of Ham solo studio demos, "7 PARK AVENUE". Recorded on two-track in the late '60s and early '70s and mostly unrecorded by Badfinger, they bear, as did much of Badfinger's material, a strong resemblance to the work of Paul McCartney in their ingenious melodicism. They do a good deal to flesh out appreciation of his talents, showing on the whole a more tender side than was usually expected from Badfinger.

A second volume of home-studio demos was released in 1999 under the title "GOLDERS GREEN".



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