Asylum Choir II

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Asylum Choir II
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Studio album by The Asylum Choir
Released November 15, 1971 (1971-11-15)
Recorded February 1967 – April 1969,
Skyhill Studios, Hollywood
Genre Pop, rock
Length 49:42
Label Shelter, The Right Stuff
Producer Leon Russell, Marc Benno
Leon Russell chronology
Leon Russell and the Shelter People
(1971)
Asylum Choir II
(1971)
Carney
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 2/5 stars[3]

Asylum Choir II is the second and final album of the studio aggregation consisting of Leon Russell and Marc Benno. It was recorded and expected to be released in 1969, but legal hassles held up its release for two years. The 1995 digitally remastered CD re-release contains as bonus cuts all but three of the tracks from their first album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Leon Russell and Marc Benno except where indicated

  1. "Sweet Home Chicago" – 3:20
  2. "Down on the Base" – 2:18
  3. "Hello Little Friend" (Russell) – 2:52
  4. "Salty Candy" – 2:26
  5. "Tryin' to Stay Alive" – 2:50
  6. "Intro to Rita" – 2:07
  7. "Straight Brother" – 3:08
  8. "Learn How to Boogie" – 2:40
  9. "Ballad for a Soldier" (Russell) – 4:25
  10. "When You Wish upon a Fag" (Russell) – 4:10
  11. "Lady in Waiting" (Russell) – 3:37

The CD re-issue contains the following bonus tracks:

  1. "Welcome to Hollywood" – 2:35
  2. "Death of the Flowers" (Russell, Benno, Greg Dempsey) – 2:08
  3. "Icicle Star Tree" – 2:55
  4. Medley: "N.Y. Op", "Land of Dog", "Henri the Clown" – 6:07
  5. "Soul Food" (Russell, Benno, Bill Boatman, Jimmy Markham) – 2:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warbois, Jim. Asylum Choir II at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 Mar 2007.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Leon Russell & Marc Benno: Asylum Choir II > Consumer Guide Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 Aug 2011. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.), Vol. 1. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 285. ISBN 0-19-531373-9. 

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