Lyle & Murray | The Essential Lyle & Murray

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Eagles The Beatles The Rolling Stones

Album Links
John Lyle on Myspace John Murray on Myspace

More Artists From
CANADA - B.C.

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Pop/Rock Easy Listening: Adult contemporary Moods: Mood: Fun
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Essential Lyle & Murray

by Lyle & Murray

Wildly versatile, amusing and moving pop/rock for the adventurous listener!
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Life Is A Breeze
Share this song!
X
2:54 $0.99
2. Close Your Eyes
Share this song!
X
2:17 $0.99
3. Missing You In Mazatlan
Share this song!
X
3:26 $0.99
4. Fly Away
Share this song!
X
3:11 $0.99
5. Oh, My Wind
Share this song!
X
3:56 $0.99
6. Know the River
Share this song!
X
2:25 $0.99
7. Take Me Down
Share this song!
X
3:11 $0.99
8. I'm Not Myself Tonight
Share this song!
X
3:08 $0.99
9. Waxing A Dirty Floor
Share this song!
X
6:28 $0.99
10. Don't You Keep Me Away
Share this song!
X
3:50 $0.99
11. I Need Another Kiss
Share this song!
X
3:29 $0.99
12. Skateboard Fever
Share this song!
X
3:16 $0.99
13. Cut Me Off The Beer
Share this song!
X
2:56 $0.99
14. Let The Big Dogs Eat
Share this song!
X
3:16 $0.99
15. The Bible Strikes Again
Share this song!
X
2:32 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Vancouver guitarist John Murray met singer-writer John Lyle in 1970. Murray had recently left one of Vancouver’s top bands Papa Bear’s Medicine Show. Lyle had been in two lesser known bands, The Gordian Knot and The Western Country Band. These groups disbanded as bands do. Lyle then recruited Murray to help him record the album Bootleg Powerhead. They gigged together for a short while with Murray and bassist Derek Stephenson accompanying Lyle as Lost John Lyle and The Lonesome Ornery Polecats. This group disbanded as bands do. Murray went on the road with a group called Weather while Lyle and Stephenson carried on in Vancouver until Stephenson was offered a better paying job with Paul Hann in Toronto. Lyle to this day has abandonment issues.

Lyle went to Toronto, formed a duo with Stephenson and then reconnected with Murray who was there with Weather. (Are you really following this? Get a life.) Murray had written a brilliant song called Unrequited Love’s A #*#*ing Drag, which for some unknown reason he was reluctant to perform. Lyle’s song doctor skills convinced Murray of the song’s viability. A songwriting partnership was born!

They went on to write many songs together, a few of which were regional hits. For copywrite reasons, The Lovetrain Express released as a single by Vancouver r&b artist Aaron MacNeil and Mrs. Santa Misses Santa, an 80’s Hallowe’en single by Lyle & Murray are not included in this collection. Skateboard Fever is here though! And not the sanitized version which was the hit on Lynn Stones’ 80’s A&M childrens’ record Bananas In His Eyebrows. This is the full-blown rebel without a pause cover your mother’s ears essential Lyle and Murray demo.

John Murray moved on to take the lead guitar chair for one of the most popular bands in Canadian history The Poppy Family. He played those high guitar parts on Seasons In The Sun, Canada’s biggest selling record. After The Poppy Family divorced, Murray reunited with Lyle to appear on the network CBC radio programs The Great Canadian Gold Rush and Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show. Lyle quit performing but never stopped writing and recording, releasing nine albums on his own label. These albums are available here at CDBABY, as is John Murray's fine instrumental collection Midnight Walk. Murray continues to perform, delighting cruise audiences with his impeccable musicianSHIP. Lyle & Murray write together to this day. They've included a recently recorded bonus track; a modern anti-capital punishment protest song called ‘The Bible Strikes Again.’ Old guys rock!


Reviews


to write a review