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his first recordings

Disc A (72:48)

"JONES" (VL/R. Stevie Moore/Mark Clifton/Richard Rogers/Pete Spero Spring-Summer '71)

01. Candaree (2:41)
02. 16th Avenue South* (1:46)
03. Once Your Love (2:15)
04. But Her Today (4:40)
05. Why Not?* (2:54)
06. Friendzy* (3:09)
07. Suds* (2:02)
08. Anathema (2:33)
09. Jackie (2:21)
10. The Reply (2:48)
11. People Of The Night** (3:41)
12. I've Been Here Before (5:11)
13. Willowbrook* (3:19)
14. The Same Old Song** (1:49)
15. Soon They're Gonna Own Ya** (3:06)
16. Bucky Larosa** (1:30)
17. Vic & Stevie Take a Picture 10-13-71 (4:00)
18. 1211 Situations (10:08)
19. 1211 (7:54)
20. 1211 (4:51)


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Disc B (73:42)

"EENQUE" (VL/RSM Fall '71)

01. Guess Again (4:13)
02. Guess Again 2 (3:23)
03. Chewing Gum (2:01)
04. So You Won't Know Him (1:47)
05. I Figure If You Want Me (2:49)

Tree Publishing Demos (VL Feb '71)
06. Candaree (1:08)
07. Front Train Rider (3:22)
08. Ballad Of A Speed Freak (2:22)
09. Fireman Joe (3:05)
10. Earth Eulogy (7:02)
11. And Pray Not To Get Joe Pepitone (3:10)

VL w/Steve Meigs (Huntsville AL Nov '70)
12. Josie (3:02)
13. Blue Carnation (3:16)
14. Nine Fine Indians (2:01)
15. Goodbye Meredith (3:26)
16. Angel Of Love (3:17)
17. Christmas All Over The World (1:25)

18. 1211 Situations (3:29)
19. 1211 (4:31)
20. 1211 (6:48)
21. 1211 (5:16)
22. 1211 (2:36)

All songs by Lovera, except:
B1,2: VL/RSM
A2,5,6,7,13: RSM/MC*
A11,14,15,16: RR**
B12,14,16: Meigs

Jones and Eenque
recorded at 1211 16th Avenue South, 2nd floor
Nashville TN, except:
A1,12: Selvig's house, Goodlettsville TN
A3,4,7,9: MC's Canterbury Hall Apts

Others present: Johna Lynn, Mike Copas, Cindy Selvig, Virgil, Tigre, John Highkin, Mona, Charlene Gleason, John Hiatt, Vickie, Norman, Howie, Fitz the pooch

PRODUCED BY R. STEVIE MOORE



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amglogo.gif AMG REVIEW: A posthumous compilation of early recordings by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Victor Lovera, 1971 is about evenly split between rough-edged but charming acoustic instrumentals (written and performed by Lovera and producer/co-conspirator R. Stevie Moore) and similarly lo-fi embryonic versions of many of Lovera's best songs. Lovera's songwriting style during this period of his career focused on catchy post-psychedelic soft rock triangulated somewhere between solo Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens (most notably on the impassioned ballad "I Have Been Here Before") and Big Star's Chris Bell. While these home recordings (produced by Moore, mostly in the Nashville house where the two lived [along with another struggling songwriter named John Hiatt]) don't have the studio polish found on 1972's superior Herald, Goods., the largely acoustic settings suit Lovera's quiet, folk-tinged tunes and intriguing lyrics. The shuffling "People of the Night" is a particular highlight.

–Stewart Mason, All Music Guide






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