Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:43
Here it is - ran out of space https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=N9qr
cJd1O68

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:40
Daddy Warbucks - try this on Youtube and download it using Torch browser - it will strip the audio out - let it down the MP4 video and then it will download the audio as aac.

gdazegod
21-11-2017 20:31
Not me but I'll have a hunt for it.

reyno-roxx
20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1970 Articles » Cats, The - 1970 Take Me With You
 
Cats, The - 1970 Take Me With You



ARTIST: Cats, The
ALBUM: Take Me With You
LABEL: Imperial Records
SERIAL: 5N 054-24320
YEAR: 1970
CD REISSUE: 2003, EMI, 7243 582281-2-0

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Cees Vermaan - vocals, guitar * Piet Vermaan - vocals, guitar * Arnold Muhren - bass * Jaap Schilder - guitar, piano * Theo Klouwer - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Where Have I Been Wrong * 02 Take Me With You * 03 Don't Waste My Time * 04 Phone Call * 05 Five Little Tears * 06 Crying Like I've Never Done Before * 07 I Don't Know * 08 I Walk Through Fields * 09 If I Could Make You Blue * 10 Irish * 11 I Love You, I Do * 12 Lonely Walk


Background
The Cats sprung on the Dutch pop scene in the mid 1960's as The Blue Cats with a litter of self-financed singles. After dropping the 'Blue' from the name, their first LP 'Cats As Cats Can' was released in 1967, but it was the second album 'The Cats' released a year later that got my attention. Baroque pop in the style of The Zombies and The Left Banke with an added bonus - The Cats sung in English and as such their orchestral pop was truly a work of beauty to these ears. Further investigation found the band charted numerous hit singles, toured throughout Europe, Indonesia and even the Caribbean as well as parts of South America while releasing several albums up until their break-up in 1979. Of their records, I have several favourites but 'Take Me With You' nears the top of my list as one of The Cats very best.


The Songs
Two years had passed since 'The Cats' album and by now the band had matured considerably, sounding even more British if that's possible and remarkably like The Bee Gees on their first 3 albums - 'Bee Gees 1st', 'Horizontal' and 'Idea'. The vocals of Piet Vermaan are amazingly similar to the quaver of Robin Gibb and from the opening acoustic guitar and sweeping strings of 'Where Have I Been Wrong', you know this is something very special. Elsewhere the title track has a bit of The Beatles to it and by now it's clear The Cats are not going to rock out on this record, but instead offer the listener a series of gorgeous orchestral vignettes. Songs like I Don't Know', Cees Vermaan's achingly beautiful 'I Walk Through Fields' and The Moody Blues influenced 'I Love You, I Do' are all in a word - brilliant.


In Summary
Listening to The Cats is like finding the acetate of a long lost British band in a musty old record store basement. The 'discovery' of The Cats music has been a revelation for me and my hope is with this review, some of you more attuned to pre-AOR sounds will find them as enjoyable as I have.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: The Cats 
 
Comments
#1 | gerard on March 17 2014 10:05:40
Cees Veerman passed away last Saturday... RIP.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
A.R.S - 1989 Truth In A Structured Form, Browne, Duncan - 1979 Streets Of Fire, War - 1972 The World Is A Ghetto, Scandal (Featuring Patty Smyth) - 1984 Warrior, Toby Beau - 1979 More Than A Love Song, Dare - 2012 Calm Before The Storm 2, Pretty Maids - 1987 Future World, House Of Shakira - 2013 Pay To Play, Kuprij, Vitalij - 2004 Forward And Beyond, Black Oak Arkansas - 1971 Black Oak Arkansas, Face Dancer - 2003 Interview with Billy Trainor: Part 1, Dakota - 2003 Deep 6, Street Legal - 2009 Bite The Bullet, Myles, Alannah - 1989 Alannah Myles, Palace (Sweden) - 2016 Master Of The Universe
Tags©
FM (UK) Hawkwind Ken Sharp John Fannon New England Target Jimi Jamison Rock Candy Records Richard Kerr Starship Trade Wind Ghost Ship Octavius Detroit The Automatix Enuff Znuff Donnie Vie Toxic Shame EP Lifeline (Sweden) Wishbone Ash Nightwish Rex Actors And Actresses Wounded Bird Oklahoma Candlemass Electric Light Orchestra Lost Weekend Ian Hunter Sabu Exumer Ganafoul The Imperials 91 Suite John Norum Violent Divine Link Iron Maiden
All Tags
Search DDG