Albums and Singles

ALBUMS

CLOVER
(CLOVER, LP) Year of release: 1970

The Band:

  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • John McFee
  • Alex Call
  • Mitch Howie

Songs:

  1. Shotgun
  2. Southbound Train
  3. Going To The Country
  4. Monopoly
  5. Stealin'
  6. Wade In The Water
  7. No Vacancy
  8. Lizard Rock'n'Roll Band
  9. Come
  10. Could You Call It Love

Additional information:
  • Producer and Fiddler: Ed Bogas
  • Photographs: Paul Coldorff

Catalogue Numbers:

  • US LP: Fantasy 8395
  • US 8 Track: Fantasy M 88395
  • UK LP: Liberty LBS 83340
  • France LP: America-Fantasy 30 AM 6044
  • Spain LP: America-Fantasy
    (distributed by Marfer) M.40-027 S.
  • Australia LP: Liberty/Festival Records
    Mono: LYL-33680, Stereo: SLYL-933680
  • Brazil LP: Liberty/Fantasy FLP-35083
    (Disco E Cultura - SCDP DPF 001/69 SP)
  • US CD (08/2012): Real Gone Music RGM-0074
  • Japan CD (09/2012)*: P-Vine Records PCD-17574

*RGM-0074 + Obi strip

FOURTY NINER
(FOURTY NINER)

Year of release: 1971

The Band:

  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • John McFee
  • Alex Call
  • Mitch Howie

Songs:

  1. Harvest
  2. Keep On Trying
  3. Old Man Blues
  4. Fourty Niner
  5. Sound Of Thunder
  6. Chicken Butt
  7. Mr. Moon
  8. Love Is Gone
  9. Mitch’s Tune
  10. Sunny Mexico
  11. If I Had My Way

Additional information:
  • Producer, Fiddle, Piano, Guitar, Marimbas, Organ: Ed Bogas
  • Engineer: Mike Fusaro
  • Banjo: Bruce Campbell
  • Photos: Mike and Frances Walter
  • Art: Kevin Haapala

Catalogue Numbers:

  • US LP: Fantasy 8405
  • UK LP: Liberty LBS 83487
  • Germany LP: Bellaphon 19018
  • Japan LP: Fantasy 80182
    (Gatefold/Red Vinyl/Japanese liner notes/Extra lyrics sheet)
  • US CD (08/2012): Real Gone Music RGM-0074
  • Japan CD (09/2012)*: P-Vine Records PCD-17574

*RGM-0074 + Obi strip

UNAVAILABLE
(released as CLOVER in the U.S.A.)
(UNAVAILABLE)

(DUTCH PROMO)
Dutch Release
(CLOVER)
U.S. Release
(JAPANESE RELEASE)
Japanese Release

 

(JAPANESE RELEASE)
UK Cassette

 

Year of release: 1977

The Band:

  • Huey Louis
  • Alex Call
  • John McFee
  • Sean Hopper
  • Micky Shine
  • Johnny Ciambotti

Songs:

  1. Love Love
  2. Take Another Look
  3. Streets Of London
  4. I Lie Awake (And Dream Of You)
  5. The Storm
  6. Child Of The Streets
  7. Leavin’ Is
  8. Fairweather Fan
  9. Santa Fe
  10. Show Me Your Love (Live)*

Additional information:
  • Produced by Robert John Lange
    (except * recorded by Nick Lowe, 1976)
  • Executive Producers Dave Robinson and Jack Riviera
  • Photography: Adrian Boot
  • Cover Design & Art: Barney Bubbles ('Unavailable')
  • Cover Design: Jim Schubert ('Clover')
  • Recorded at Rockfield Recording Studios, Monmouth Wales
  • Mixed At Trident Studios and Wessex Studios, London

Catalogue Numbers:

  • UK LP: Vertigo 6360145
  • UK Cassette: Vertigo 7138086
  • Netherlands LP*: Vertigo 6360145
  • US LP **: Mercury SRM 1-1169
  • US Cassette: Mercury MCR4 1-1169
  • US Stereo 8-Track: MC8 1-1169
  • Japan LP***: Mercury 25PP-196
  • UK CD (2003): Lemon CDLEM 16
  • Japan Music Scene Incorporated CD**** (2003/2009): MSIG-0088/MSIL-082
  • UK CD (05/2013): BGO Records BGOCD1096 (Disc One)

*The Dutch copy of this album is not white but dark green. Although it doesn't say so on the cover, the album contains one more song (Chain Gang) on side two.
**The US copy has not only a different title, but also a different cover.
*** The Japanese liner notes indicate that the album was released later than 1977 because '867-5309/Jenny' is mentioned.
**** The MSI 'releases' MSIG0088 (10/2003) and MSIL-082 (10/2009) consist of Lemon's CDLEM 16 (Made in England) + Obi Strip (which carries the release number MSIG-0088 or MSIL-082) and an extra sheet with Japanese liner notes and English lyrics (which only carries the release number MSIG-0088).

LOVE ON THE WIRE
(LOVE ON THE WIRE) Year of release: 1977

The Band:

  • Huey Louis
  • Alex Call
  • John McFee
  • Sean Hopper
  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • Tony Braunagel

Songs:

  1. Hearts Under Fire
  2. Southern Belles
  3. Oh Señorita
  4. Still Alive
  5. Keep On Rollin’
  6. California Kid
  7. Easy Love
  8. Ain’t Nobody Own Nobody’s Soul
  9. From Now On
  10. Travellin’ Man

Additional information:
  • Produced by Robert John Lange
  • Photography: Peter Kodick
  • Graphics: Geoff Halpin

Catalogue Numbers:

  • UK LP: Vertigo 6360155
  • US LP: Mercury SRM 1-3708
  • US Cassette: MCR4 1-3708
  • US Stereo 8-Track: MC8 1-3708
  • UK CD (2004): Lemon CDLEM 43
  • UK CD (05/2013): BGO Records BGOCD1096 (Disc Two)

THE CLOVER CHRONICLE
THE BEST OF THE FANTASY YEARS

(The Clover Chronicle) Year of release: 1978

The Band:

  • John McFee
  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • Alex Call
  • Mitch Howie

Songs (remixes of the best Fantasy tracks):

  1. Lizard Rock & Roll Band
  2. Could You Call It Love
  3. Monopoly
  4. Southbound Train
  5. Stealin'
  6. Shotgun
  7. Mr Moon
  8. Mitch's Tune
  9. Chicken Butt
  10. Sunny Mexico
  11. Old Man Blues
  12. Keep on Tryin'

Additional information:

Catalogue Number:

  • UK LP: Fantasy FT 550

THE BEST OF CLOVER
AN AMERICAN BAND IN LONDON

(THE BEST OF ...) Year of release: 1986

The Band:

  • Sean Hopper
  • John Ciambotti
  • Alex Call
  • John McFee
  • Huey Lewis
  • Micky Shine
  • Tony Braunagel
  • Marcus David

Songs:

  1. Love Love
  2. Oh Señorita
  3. Streets Of London
  4. Chicken Funk
  5. Travellin' Man
  6. Keep On Rollin'
  7. Southern Belles
  8. Chain Gang
  9. California Kid
  10. I Lie Awake (And Dream Of You)
  11. Still Alive
  12. Route '66

Additional information:

  • Album compiled by Martin Scott
  • Design by Ted Koehorst of Vincent Design Cambridge
  • Photography: Andy Bourne, Adrian Boot
  • Martin Scott remembers ...

    Catalogue Number:

  • UK LP: Mercury MERB 98
  • UK Tape: Mercury MERBC 98

Live at the Paradiso

Live at the Paradiso Year of release: 2006

The Band:

  • Alex Call
  • Huey Louis
  • John McFee
  • Sean Hopper
  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • Kevin Wells

Songs:

  1. Love Love
  2. From Now On
  3. Easy Love
  4. Streets Of London
  5. Oh Señorita
  6. California Kid
  7. Chain Gang
  8. Hearts Under Fire
  9. Child Of The Streets
  10. Chicken Funk
  11. Still Alive

Additional information:

  • Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 20,1977
  • Audience recording by Hans de Vente
  • Liner notes by Alex Call

Catalogue Number:

  • EU CD: Sustainable Music SM004

The Sound City Sessions - Clover 1975

The Sound City Sessions

The Sound City Sessions - 1975 (European release)
European Release
 

 

Year of release: 2006

The Band:

  • Alex Call
  • Johnny Ciambotti
  • Hugh Cregg
  • Sean Hopper
  • John McFee
  • Michael Schreiner
  • Jeff Porcaro

Songs:
1. Ain't Nobody Own Nobody's Soul
2. Livin' Simply
3. Blessed Be The People
4. Child of the Streets
5. Fairweather Fan
6. If You Only
7. Pecos Bill
8. Santa Fe
9. Livin' Simply/Chain Gang/
    Child of the Streets
10. Summer's Here
     (w/false starts 1 & 2)
11. Free, Free, Free
Bonus Tracks:
12. Free, Free, Free-Outtake 1
13. Free, Free, Free-Outtake 2
Super Bonus Tracks
14. Child of the Streets Remix
15. Livin' Simply Remix
16. Free, Free, Free Remix

Additional information:

  • Produced by
    Bill Dresher & Clover
    Keith Olsen
    Joey Stec
  • Remixed by
    John McFee
  • Liner text by
    Alex Call
  • Art direction and design by
    John McFee
  • Cover grapics by
    Ralph Merzlak

Catalogue Number:

  • US CD: SPM00112
    Release date:
    November 11, 2006
  • EU CD*: SPMECD103
    The CD is 'Made in England' for Sonic Past Music Europe and marketed and distributed in Europe by Voiceprint.
    Release date: October 13, 2008

* The cover of the European release is not only different in artwork/color - they also used a different picture on the back of the CD and inside as well. The picture shows the band in 1973 still featuring Mitch Howie (who doesn't play on this album) and it is actually taken from this website. Except the cover design credits all of the CDs information and liner notes are the same.


SINGLES

1970Wade In The Water/StealinSide A:
Wade In The Water

Side B:
Stealin'

Fantasy 639 (US, 1970)
Liberty LBF 15341 (UK, 1970)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

 Wade In The Water/StealinSide A:
Wade In The Water

Side B:
Stealin'

Liberty 5C 006-91267 M (Netherlands, 1970)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

 Wade In The Water/StealinSide A:
Wade In The Water

Side B:
Stealin'

Liberty LR-2485 (Japan, 1970)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

 Shotgun/Wade In The WaterSide A:
Shotgun

Side B:
Wade In The Water

America-Records/Fantasy 17016 (France, 1970)
America Records/Fantasy IS 20091 (Italy, 1970)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

 Shotgun/Stealin'Side A:
Shotgun

Side B:
Stealin'

Liberty 4 C 006-91 690 M (Belgium, 1970)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

 Clover EPSide A:
Wade In The Water/
Shotgun

Side B:
Monopoly/
Stealin'

Liberty LES-45034 (???*, 1970)
Format: 4 Track E.P. 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

*Not sure where this one was released. Might be Portugal or Spain because I got 2 from a Spanish guy who claims the single was released there. Another guy says it's from Australia. Might be true because it was released by Liberty, whereas the Spanish releases at that time where distributed by Marfer. On the E.P. itself or the sleeve there is no valid information.

1971Come/MonopolySide A:
Come

Side B:
Monopoly

America-Records/Fantasy M 20-174 (Spain, 1971)
Format: 7"

from the album 'CLOVER'

1976Summer's Here/Leavin' IsSide A:
Summer's Here

Side B:
Leavin' Is

PAC Records #1028 (undistributed, US, 1976)
Format: 7"

This single was produced by George Daly for his label PAC Records in Mill Valley. Clover were still managed by the Pyramid Associates Corporation (Joe Kerr). As a matter of fact Clover were signed by Phonogram under the new management of Dave Robinson and the single was not distributed.

 Chicken Funk/Show Me Your LoveSide A:
Chicken Funk

Side B:
Show Me Your Love

Vertigo 6059 157 (UK, 11/76)
Format: 7"

Sounds Star Single
Clover: 'Chicken Funk' (Vertigo). Chickens? Funk? Rural? City? Do they mix? Yup. Slapped together on this waxing they gell like Instant Whip and a pint of gold top. Result: happiest single this year from the grossly underrated West Coasters. Fiddle excursions behind negroid vocal and shrieking whistles. Redneck soul, irresistable. As the man say "Feel so bad you wanna shoot yourself/well stop and take another breath/there's a much hipper way to go/just Chicken Funk yourself to death.

(Sounds Magazine, 20 November 1976, Single reviewed by Tim Lott)

 Chicken Funk/Take Another LookSide A:
Chicken Funk

Side B:
Take Another Look

Vertigo 6059 179 (Italy, 1976)
Format: 7"

1977I Lie Awake/Take Another LookSide A:
I Lie Awake

Side B:
Take Another Look

Vertigo 6059 164 (UK, 2/77)
Format: 7"

from the album 'UNAVAILABLE'

 Love Love/Leavin' IsSide A:
Love Love

Side B:
Leavin' Is

Vertigo 6059 171 (UK, 4/77)
Format: 7"

from the album 'UNAVAILABLE'

 Chain Gang/Streets Of LondonSide A:
Chain Gang

Side B:
Streets Of London

Vertigo 6059 175 (UK, 7/77)
Format: 7"

from the album 'UNAVAILABLE'

 Oh Señorita/Ain't Nobody
Side A:
Oh Señorita

Side B:
Ain't Nobody

Vertigo 6059 188 (UK, 11/77)
Format: 7"

from the album
'LOVE ON THE WIRE'

Right: Flyer to promote the single.

(Oh Senorita Promo Sheet)
 Take Another Look/sameSide A:
Take Another Look

Side B:
Take Another Look

Mercury DJ-504-73935 (promo, US, 1977)
Format: 7" (Promo, Not For Sale)

from the album 'CLOVER' (SRM-1-1169)

 Hearts Under Fire/Still AliveSide A:
Hearts Under Fire

Side B:
Still Alive

Vertigo 6059 196 (Netherlands 1977)
Format: 7"

from the album 'LOVE ON THE WIRE'

 Hearts Under FireSide A:
Hearts Under Fire

Side B:
Still Alive

Mercury 73978 (US, 1977)
Format: 7"

from the album 'LOVE ON THE WIRE'

 Hearts Under FireSide A:
Hearts Under Fire
(edited version)

Side B:
Hearts Under Fire
(edited version)

Mercury DJ-538-73978 (promo, US, 1977)
Format: 7" (Promo, Not For Sale)

from the album 'LOVE ON THE WIRE'

 Swedish E.P.Side A:
Child Of The Streets/
Fairweather Fan

Side B:
The Storm/
Take Another Look

Philips Clover1 (Sweden, 1977)
Format: 4 Track E.P. 7"

from the album 'UNAVAILABLE'

 Promo FlexiPromo-Flexi-Disc for Unavailable
There Is No Substitute For Real Magic

Vertigo LYN 4277 (UK, 1977)
Format: Flexi 7"

This Flexi contains some information on Clover and song samples to promote the release of 'UNAVAILABLE'. Looks like it has been distributed with a magazine - not known which though.

 

VARIOUS

1977Mercury SamplerMercury Sampler
(Various Artists)

Mercury MK-35 (US, 1977)
Format: LP 12" (Promo, Not For Sale)

Clover - Love Love
from Mercury's Album "Clover" SRM-1-1169

Other songs:
Legs Diamonds - It's Not The Music
Moxy - Nothin' Comes Easy
Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word
The Coon Elder Brenda Peterson Band - What Does It Take
Stewart Harris - A Melody Like You
City Boy - Dinner At The Ritz
The Dells - Our Love
Hamilton Bohannon - Andrea
Steve Sperry - Flame
10cc - People In Love

1996San Fransisco Nights

Not matter what the CD cover says ...
Huey Lewis is NOT on any of these recordings.

San Francisco Nights
(Various Artists)

Magnum Music/Thunder Bolt CDTB 167 (UK, 1996)
Format: CD

Clover*:
1. Twelve Ducks (Ciambotti)
2. No Vacancy (Ciambotti)
3. Milk Of Human Kindness (Ciambotti)

The Charlatans:
High Coin/The Blues Ain't Nothing
New Riders Of The Purple Sage:
Superman/Garden Of Eden/All I Ever Wanted
Mojo Men:
She's A Bad News Baby/New York City/Candle To Burn/Happiness Is You/You Didn't Even Say Goodbye

* Clover = Alex Call, Johnny Ciambotti, John McFee, Mitch Howie
Date of studio recording: unknown but has been around the release of Clover's first two albums.

CD has been released with different covers and is available as a MP3 download now.

 

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