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• If voted to win, it would be the first time David Blue’s self-titled Elektra debut album would be reissued on vinyl in the US since original release in 1966!
• Would be sourced from the original master tapes and released in glorious MONO!
• Would be pressed on 180g black vinyl at Record Industry in the Netherlands and come in a deluxe single pocket tip-on Stoughton sleeve.
• Each LP would come numbered and strictly limited based on pre-orders
David Stuart Cohen, later known by his stage name “David Blue,” quit high school at 17, left home and joined the Navy but was thrown out due to his inability to adjust to the military way of life. He discovered Greenwich Village and got a job at the Gaslight Café where Alan Ginsberg would do readings, Jack Elliott played guitar and he ran into Bob Dylan in the kitchen. David took up acting, wrote poetry and songs and began performing in Village clubs. When he began singing professionally he changed his last name to “Blue” upon the urging of Bob Dylan and some of his other folk contemporaries. Dylan found his choice of names amusing and would sing to him, “It’s all over now, David Blue.” David became an integral part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in New York which included Dylan, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, and Tom Paxton. Blue is best known for writing the song “Outlaw Man” for the Eagles, which was included on their 1973 Desperado album. Blue joined Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975 and appeared in the 1978 movie Renaldo and Clara that was filmed during that tour. Blue went on to act in other films including, The American Friend (1977), The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979 TV movie) and Human Highway (1982) by Neil Young. David Blue died of a heart attack in December 1982 at the age of 41 while jogging in New York City.
1 The Gasman Won't Buy Your Love
2 About My Love
3 So Easy She Goes By
4 If Your Monkey Can't Get It
5 Midnight Through Morning
6 It Ain't The Rain That Sweeps The Highway Clean
1 Arcade Love Machine
2 Grand Hotel
4 I'd Like To Know
5 The Street
6 It Tastes Like Candy