"For My Woman" - Australian single

Released
18 March 1965

Recording Details
Recorded at the 2UW Theatre in Sydney, Australia.  Producer: Ted Albert. When Ted Albert signed the group to Albert Productions in late 1964, he set up a make shift studio in the old dormant 2UW theatre (which Albert Productions owned). The building was once used by the Sydney radio station for broadcasts. The studio consisted of a mono tape machine and microphones with the old ticket office being used as a control room. Ted recorded every original song the band had in it’s repertoire up till that point, so in January 1965 set up a more formal recording session with the group with the goal of releasing a single.  According to John Tait’s Vanda & Young: Inside Australia’s Hit Factory, the tracks recorded during this session were:

“For My Woman”
“Say That You’re Mine”
“The Bell”
“I Who Have Nothing”

“I Who Have Nothing” (a cover of the Ben E King song) was original indented to be the first single, however Normie Rowe’s version was released ahead of them.  According to Glenn A. Baker’s liner note’s on the Son of Easyfever EP, the song would later be performed by the group on Johnny O’ Keefe’s Sing Sing Sing program in mid-1965.  “The Bell”, a love ballad sung by Stevie, was pressed as an acetate listed as “Bells” (EMI Custom Label, 7P. 1463) by EMI Studios in Sydney. Interestingly, this disc also contained the 1967 outtake from the scrapped UK album; “I Know It” as the B side. A picture of the disc is featured in the booklet of Absolute Anthology.  “The Bell” and “I Who Have Nothing” have not seen an official release.  “The Bell” was issued on the bootleg CD Steady On.

The Bell acetate
A photocopy of “The Bell” acetate as featured in the liner notes of Absolute Anthology (1980). It has been reported that an acetate disc was sold at auction for $1000.

Reception
The single made it onto Sydney station 2UE’s charts as “Hit Bound” on 31st March 1965.  It would later climb as high as #5 in other charts around Australia.

Released Versions

Australia

18th March 1965 – Parlophone A-8146

 

 

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