Break-A-Way Records
Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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Jagged Edge aka The Off-Set:
A Change Is Gonna Come

 
         
  <[BREAK 017 LP]
 
  released 2008  
 
[BREAK 019 CD]>
 
 
released 2008
 
 
Part of the mystique of the '60s garage legacy is that the bands seemed to put all of their considerable talents into one or two singles, and
 
   
   
   
 
that was it. But behind every 45 there often lurked a handful of equally killer tunes – performed or even recorded, but never released at the time. So many bands had the potential to make it but there was very little room at the top. The Jagged Edge from Brooklyn, New York, seemed to have it all - the chops, an excellent and decent-selling debut 45, and even competent management. They'd performed with a veritable who's who of big-name artists, and they seemed poised for better things. But it all went downhill suddenly, beginning with a threatening lawsuit over their name. Crucial momentum was lost and the Jagged Edge never reached the prominence they deserved. Now the exposure they warranted all along is finally here. Break-A-Way presents the bands first complete long player incl. their two sharp 45s and for the first time a fistful of six vintage demos. The LP has the bands 1966 all-time garage classic debut 45, “You Can´t Keep A Good Man Down b/w How She’s Hurtin Me“ and their second single release “A Change Is Gonna Come“ b/w their wild psychedelic raga classic “Xanthia“ recorded under the moniker “Off-Set“. Additionally there are two alternate takes of single tracks and four completely unreleased 1965/66 recordings such as the dramatic psych/punker “Lies I Spoke“ completely with psychy effects and a raga-esque break; the strong moody folkrocker “Look In Her Eyes“ as well as “Reflections“ and “Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself“, two tracks from the poppier side of the band. This collection proves : the Jagged Edge were way ahead of their times and finally carve out their slice of rock history. All tracks are painstakingly remastered for the garage connoisseurs listening pleasure. CD comes with an 8- page booklet featuring rare pics and the bands complete and detailed history as told by former members Art Steinman and Harley Wishner.
 
     
 
"The brooding majesty of 'Look In Her Eyes' and psych experimentation in 'Lies I Spoke' 
are finely balanced by the excellent pop chops of 'Reflections', 'You Can't Keep A Good Man Down' and 'How She's Hurting Me'. Strong, bold and professional sounding beyond their tender years 
(all but one were underage), this is a necessity for any '60s fan's collection"

Paul Martin - Shindig! Sept-Oct 2008
 
     
 
TRACKLIST:
 
     
 
SIDE ONE
1. You Can't Keep a Good Man Down 
Single A-Side 1966 as "Jagged Edge"
(Drew Georgopulos)
2. How She's Hurtin' Me
Single B-Side 1966 as "Jagged Edge"
(Drew Georgopulos)
3. A Change is Gonna Come
 Single A-Side 1966 as "Off-Set"
(S. Cooke)
4. Xanthia (Lisa)
 Single B-Side 1966 as "Off-Set"
(Drew Georgopulos)
5. A Change is Gonna Come
 previously unreleased 1st version 1965
(S. Cooke)
SIDE TWO
1. Lies I Spoke
 previously unreleased 1966
(E. Ingber)
2. Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself
 previously unreleased 1965
(C. Andrews)
3. A Change is Gonna Come
 previously unreleased 2nd version 1965
(S. Cooke)
4. Look In Her Eyes
previously unreleased 1965
(Drew Georgopulos)
5. Reflections
previously unreleased 1966
(A. Steinman)
 
     
 
Listen to You Can't Keep a Good Man Down [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Xanthia (Lisa) [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Look In Her Eyes [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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