The Record Collection

Jim Keays: The Boy From The Stars

EMI EMA-308 (1974)

tracklist:

Side 1
101 – Boy from the Stars
102 – Take It On Easy
103 – Nothing Much Left
104 – Space Brothers

Side 2
201 – Alchemical Takeover
202 – Urantia
203 – Kids Blues
204 – Right Way To Go
205 – Reason To Be Living

The 25th Anniversary CD (Raven RVCD-96) includes:
From singles:
10 – Inter-Planetary Boogie
11 – Give It Up (Cocainnut)
12 – For Someone

Live at Sunbury (1975):
13 – Interview with John O’Donnell
14 – Nothing Much Left/Urantia

Personnel:

The Boy From The Stars:
Acoustic Guitar – Chris Brown
Acoustic Guitar [12 String] – Greg Cook
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Peter Jones
Backing Vocals – Marcia Hines
Bass [4 String Fretless] – Duncan McGuire
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Slide Guitar [Electric] – Phil Manning
Synthesizer [A.r.p.] – Peter Robinson
Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Mal Logan

Take It On Easy:
Backing Vocals – Marcia Hines
Drums – Tony Buettel
Electric Bass [4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Electric Guitar – Billy Green, Phil Manning
Harmony Vocals – John Brownrigg
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Percussion – Mark Kennedy
Piano – Peter Sullivan
Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Mal Logan

Nothing Much Left:
Acoustic Guitar – Chris Brown
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Phil Manning
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Electric Bass [4 String] – Duncan McGuire
Electric Guitar [Lead] – Lobby Loyde
Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Ross Wilson
Piano – Peter Sullivan
Synthesizer [F.t.l.] – Bruce (Wings) Bryan
Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Mal Logan
Vocals – Jim Keays

Space Brothers:
Acoustic Guitar – Billy Green
Arranged By [String & Choir Arrangements] – Peter Jones
Drums, Timpani, Percussion – Mark Kennedy
Electric Bass [4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Electric Guitar [Lead-rhythm] – Phil Manning
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Organ – Andrew Vance
Piano – Peter Sullivan

Alchemical Takeover:
Acoustic Guitar [Lead], Electric Guitar [Lead] – Phil Manning
Congas – Antonio Rodrigues
Drums – Trevor Courtney
Electric Bass [4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Percussion – Mark Kennedy
Piano – Peter Sullivan

Urantia:
Backing Vocals – Marcia Hines
Baritone Saxophone – Col Loughnan
Bass [4 String Fretless] – Duncan McGuire
Drums, Timpani, Congas – Mark Kennedy
Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Phil Manning
Engineer – Ross Cockle
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Organ – Peter Jones
Piano – Peter Sullivan
Synthesizer [A.r.p.] – Peter Robinson
Synthesizer [F.t.l.] – Bruce (Wings) Bryan

Kids’ Blues:
Drums – Tony Buettel
Electric Bass [4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Electric Guitar [Lead] – Lobby Loyde, Mick Elliot
Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Billy Green
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Piano – Peter Sullivan
Slide Guitar [Electric] – Phil Manning

The Right Way To Go:
Acoustic Guitar – Chris Brown
Arranged By [Choir Arrangements] – Peter Jones
Bass [4 String Fretless] – Duncan McGuire
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Electric Guitar – Phil Manning
Electric Guitar [Rhythm] – Ross Wilson
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Geoff Skewes
Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Jim Keays
Performer [Zapophone] – Steve Dunston
Piano – Peter Sullivan
Synthesizer [A.r.p.] – Peter Robinson

Reason To Be Living:
Backing Vocals – Marcia Hines
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Electric Bass [4 String Fretless] – Duncan McGuire
Electric Bass [6 String] – Barry Sullivan
Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Jim Keays
Percussion – Antonio Rodrigues
Piano – Peter Jones
Soprano Saxophone – Col Loughnan
Synthesizer [F.t.l.] – Bruce (Wings) Bryan
Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Mal Logan

Bonus Tracks … From Singles

Inter-Planetary Boogie:
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Electric Bass [4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Electric Guitar [Lead] – Lobby Loyde, Phil Manning
Vocals – Jim Keays

Give It Up (Cocainut):
Bass – Joe Creighton
Drums – Geoff Bridgeford
Electric Guitar – Ross Hannaford
Vocals – Jim Keays

For Someone:
Acoustic Guitar – Peter Laffy
Bass – George Cross
Drums – Rick Brewer
Piano, Organ – Rex Bullen
Vocals – Jim Keays

… Live At Sunbury 1975

Interview With John O’Donnell 3XY:

Nothing Much Left / Urantia:
Acoustic Guitar – Chris Brown, Glenn Wheatley
Backing Vocals – John Brownrigg, Marcia Hines
Bass [4 String Fretless] – Duncan McGuire
Drums – Mark Kennedy
Electric Bass [6 & 4 String] – Barry Sullivan
Electric Guitar [Lead, Rhythm] – Mick Elliot, Peter Laffy
Electric Guitar [Lead] – Lobby Loyde
Electric Guitar [Lead], Slide Guitar – Phil Manning
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Peter Sullivan
Lead Vocals – Jim Keays
Percussion – Antonio Rodrigues
Synthesizer [A.r.p.], Mellotron – Peter Robinson
Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Organ – Mal Logan

“An ambitious concept album using the cream of Australian musicians. A collectors item today. Re-released on CD as a 25th anniversary celebration.

The album’s science fiction theme tells the story of a visitor from another planet who tries to warn the earth of impending doom through the mis-use of various sources of power.

Jim wrote most of the music and all of the lyrics, assumed the role of Boy From The Stars and is the commentator on the action.”
-mastersapprentices.com

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