· Here are the ten singles of prime time British Beat combo The Regents lead by Buddy Britten, topped off with the two singles as his late 60’s psych alter ego Simon Raven.
· Compiled and reissued for the first time, majority of tracks making it to CD for the first time too. The release has benefited greatly from the full assistance of Buddy himself, who has delivered two previously unreleased tracks in Billy Christian and Lovin’ You.
· Buddy Britten was born in Liverpool but his music career got going ‘down south’ with Impresario Reg Calvert as first guitar player with Vince Taylor then as band leader on Calvert’s south coast package tours. Buddy’s own band by 1962 was named The Regents and released singles through the Beat and R&B era mainly on Oriole and Pye’s Piccadilly label. · Like many 60’s outfits lasting a number of years on the circuit The Regents had an ever changing line up, including by late 1964 Nick Simper, later of Deep Purple on bass. (Same time Keith Moon was the drummer for two days having passed the audition but took up a simultaneous offer from The Who instead.)
· After the Beat era Buddy moved with the times looking to record a heavier sound. For two singles in 1967 his professional moniker changed to Simon Raven (later Raverne), after the British author of the same name. Later Buddy reverted to his real name and became a successful author in his own right – namely Geoffrey Glover Wright.
1. Don't Spread it Around 2. The Beat Of My Heart 3. My Pride My Joy 4. Long Gone Baby 5. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 6. Money 7. Hey There 8. I'll Cry No More 9. My Resistance is Low 10. When I See You Smile 11. Sorrow Tomorrow 12. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 13. I Guess I'm In The Way 14. Bye Bye Johnny 15. Come Along 16. Everybody Has Their Day 17. A Merry Go Round Of Love 18. She's About A Mover 19. Since You've Gone 20. Right Now 21. Jailer Bring Me Water 22. Billy Christian - Simon Raverne 23. I Wonder If She Remembers Me - Simon Raven Cult 24. Sea Of Love - Simon Raven Cult 25. Daily Situation - Simon Raverne 26. Empty Beaches, Cobbled Streets And City Walls - Simon Raverne 27. (Sittin' Here) Lovin' You - Simon Raverne