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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Front Cover)Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Back Cover)

This LP was Tim Curry's debut album as a solo artist. It was followed by Fearless in 1979 and Simplicity in 1981 (his third and final solo album). Prior to these albums though, Curry was actually involved in a recording project with Rocky Horror producer Lou Adler which resulted in the release of one single in 1976 ("Baby Love" backed with "Just Fourteen").

Only a couple of songs on this album are original - "Alan", written by session musician Tony Kosinec, and "Sloe Gin", written by producer Bob Ezrin along with Michael Kamen (session musician on this album, producer on later albums). The rest are covers of songs originally recorded by such diverse performers as The Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Joni Mitchell, The Move, and Rough Trade. Each song is recorded in its own distinctive musical style, from reggae ("I Will") to Scottish folk music ("Wake Nicodemus").

The songs "Birds Of A Feather", "I Will", and "Anyone Who Had A Heart" were all re-released on CD format in 1989 as part of the Best Of Tim Curry CD. A previously unreleased live version of "Alan" was also included on the same CD. All other tracks from this album have never been reissued.

USA ©1978 A&M Records, Inc. (SP 4717)
Released by A&M Records, Inc.
Picture and album credits on inner sleeve.

UK ©1978 A&M Records, Inc. (AMLH 64717)
Released by A&M Records Ltd.

Australia ©1978 A&M Records, Inc. (L 36714)
Released by Festival Records Pty. Ltd.

Side 1

  1. Birds Of A Feather (4:07) - Song lyrics available. Written by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples.
  2. Wake Nicodemus (4:37) - Writtey by Henry Clay Work. Arrangement by Stu Day and Bob Ezrin.
  3. I Will (3:41) - Song lyrics available. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
  4. Brontosaurus (4:38) - Written by Roy Wood.
  5. Alan (4:25) - Written by Tony Kosinec.

Side 2

  1. All I Want (4:24) - Written by Joni Mitchell.
  2. Sloe Gin (5:25) - Written by Bob Ezrin and Michael Kamen.
  3. Harlem On My Mind (3:51) - Written by Irving Berlin.
  4. Anyone Who Had A Heart (3:44) - Song lyrics available. Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Tim Curry - Live At The Bottom Line (1979-07-26)

Tim Curry - Live At The Old Waldorf (1978)

ALBUM IMAGES

Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Front Cover)
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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Back Cover)
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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Inner Sleeve)
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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Inner Sleeve Back)
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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Disc Label Side One)
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Tim Curry "Read My Lips" LP (Disc Label Side Two)
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PHOTOS

Tim Curry Concert Ticket (1979)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-10-01)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-10-01)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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Tim Curry Concert (1978-11-06)
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PRODUCED BY BOB EZRIN FOR MIGRATION RECORDS, INC.


Performed by:
TIM CURRY - Lead Vocals
DICK WAGNER - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
BOB BABBITT - Bass
CHARLES COLLINS - Drums
ALLAN SCHWARTZBERG - Drums
ROBIN MILLER - Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin
MICHAEL KAMEN - Keyboards
JOHN TROPEA - Rhythm Guitar
BOB EZRIN - Keyboards, Percussion & Background Vocals
JIM MAELEN - Percussion
LEE MICHAELS - Keyboards
NILS LOFGREN - Accordion
JOE VENUTI - Violin
MAX KAMINSKY - Trumpet
RUDY TOTH - Cymbalom
ERNIE WATTS - Sax solo
TONY KOSINEC - Acoustic Guitar
DONNY BROOK - Harmonica

The Regimental Pipers and Drums of the 48th Highlanders of Canada - C.W.O. REAY MacKAY, Pipe Major
By kind permission of LT. COL. R. SIMMONS, C.D.
JESSE LEVY and the forty-five members of LOCAL 802 of the AF of M
BROOKS HUNNICUT and DENNIS TUFANO - Background Vocals

PRODUCED BY BOB EZRIN IN ASSOCIATION WITH MICHAEL KAMEN, BRIAN CHRISTIAN AND DICK WAGNER FOR MIGRATION RECORDS, INC.

Arranged by Bob Ezrin and Michael Kamen
Recorded by Brian Christian, Ringo Hrycyna, David Gertz, Rick Hart, Jim Frank and David Prentice
Special Recording by John McClure and John Frye
Recorded at the Soundstage, Toronto, Canada; The Hit Factory and Columbia Recording Studios, New York; Wally Heider Studios, Elektra Sound Recorders and Producers Workshop (Remixed), Los Angeles
Mastered at Masterdisk, N.Y., by Bob Ludwig

Production Coordination by Ann Martin, Tony Lawless, Ilona Pring and Inez Friedenberg
Special thanks to John Beug and Jacob Brackman
Dick Wagner appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
John Tropea appears courtesy of Marlin Records, a Division of T.K. Productions
Tim Curry's Management: Clodagh Wallace and Jim Beach

Art Direction: Roland Young
Album Design: Chuck Beeson
Photography: Elizabeth Lennard