David Hepworth / Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From A Misunderstood Decade

Curated various artists set across 4CDs

David Hepworth / Deep 70s 4CD set

Signed 4CDs sets sold out

Broadcaster and journalist David Hepworth curates Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From A Misunderstood Decade, a new 4CD various artists compilation from Demon Music.

Hepworth has probably forgotten more about music than most of us will ever know and has been involved in Goliath publications like Smash Hits, Q, Mojo and The Word. He also presented The Old Grey Whistle Test and was one of the anchors for Live Aid in July 1985. With compadre Mark Ellen, David still co-hosts the Word in Your Ear/Attic podcast.

In more recent years Hepworth has authored some acclaimed books including 1971 –Never a Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year and Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There: How a Few Skinny Brits with Bad Teeth Rocked America.

500 copies of the 4CD set come with a signed print (click image to enlarge)

So probably no better man to put together this 4CD set. David explains his thoughts on the package here:  

“The seventies were a grubby but glorious time for records. Many of those records never sullied a chart. Nor are they served up by the algorithms which rule retro radio today. These four CDs correct that oversight. Young Americans [CD 1] revisits classic rock icons in the fierce morning of their genius. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers [CD 2] is unrepentant driving music from the days before the mandatory seat belt. Blue Boar Blues [CD 3] is dedicated to the legions of British groups who lived according to the white line on the M1. Finally, The Monstrous Regiment [CD 4] is a reminder of the female artists of the time, some of whom are just being recognised today. As my comprehensive notes modestly assert, more occurred between 1971 and 1979 than in any period of music before or since. This is not an opinion. This is a fact. This is a box set to prove it.” 

You can browse the impressive track listing below. The 72-track, four CD set will come packaged in a media book [like the Gary Crowley Lost 80s releases] and as Hepworth mentions, includes a 36-page booklet featuring an introductory essay followed by track-by-track annotation from David Hepworth, accompanied by a picture of the album from which the track is taken.

500 copies of this 4CD set is exclusive to Amazon UK and come with a print signed by David Hepworth. A 2LP clear vinyl edition offers a cut-down 24-track version, which maintains the four different themes. This vinyl edition with a signed print is only available via Rough Trade in the UK.

David Hepworth: Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From A Misunderstood Decade will be released on 27 May 2022.

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David Hepworth / Deep 70s 4CD set

Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts From A Misunderstood Decade Various Artists / 4CD edition

    • CD 1: Young Americans
      1. WINCHESTER: Payday
      2. DELANEY AND BONNIE: Only You Know And I Know
      3. SANFORD TOWNSEND BAND: Smoke From A Distant Fire
      4. DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES: Abandoned Luncheonette
      5. ANDY PRATT: Avenging Annie
      6. MICHAEL FRANKS: The Lady Wants To Know
      7. BOBBY CHARLES: Small Town Talk
      8. HIRTH MARTINEZ: Altogether Alone
      9. GREGG ALLMAN: Please Call Home
      10. JOHN PRINE: The Late John Garfield Blues
      11. THE ALPHA BAND: Interviews
      12. LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III: Be Careful, There’s A Baby In The House
      13. BIG STAR: Back Of A Car
      14. CRAZY HORSE: Downtown
      15. TONY JOE WHITE: Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana
      16. BOZ SCAGGS: Runnin’ Blue
      17. LITTLE FEAT: Trouble
      18. AMAZING RHYTHM ACES: Third Rate Romance
      19. DANNY O’KEEFE: Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues
      20. WARREN ZEVON: Desperados Under The Eaves
    • CD 2: Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
      1. FREDDIE KING: Going Down
      2. JOHNNY WINTER AND: Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo
      3. ZZ TOP: Jesus Just Left Chicago
      4. GEILS BAND: Whammer Jammer
      5. MONTROSE: Rock Candy
      7. EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS: Get Out Of Denver
      8. CANNED HEAT: Sugar Bee
      9. STATUS QUO: In My Chair
      10. FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: Shake Some Action
      11. MOON MARTIN: Cadillac Walk
      12. DON NIX: Going Back To Iuka
      13. TIM BUCKLEY: Move With Me
      14. JERRY WILLIAMS: I’ve Got Dreams To Remember
    • CD 3: Blue Boar Blues
      1. RONNIE LANE AND SLIM CHANCE: Bye And Bye (Gonna See The King)
      2. FAMILY: My Friend The Sun
      3. MURRAY HEAD: Say It Ain’t So Joe
      4. BE BOP DELUXE: Maid In Heaven
      5. THE MOTORS: Dancing The Night Away
      6. THE RECORDS: Starry Eyes
      7. PATTO: Singing The Blues On Reds
      8. SHARKS: World Park Junkies
      9. THE JESS RODEN BAND: You Can Leave Your Hat On
      10. TERRY REID: Dean
      11. ROBERT PALMER: How Much Fun
      12. MOTT THE HOOPLE: I Wish I Was Your Mother
      13. FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Polly On The Shore
      14. DAVE EDMUNDS: The Promised Land
      15. CHILLI WILLI AND THE RED HOT PEPPERS: Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie
      16. BRINSLEY SCHWARZ: Surrender To The Rhythm
      17. ROY HARPER: When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease
    • CD 4: The Monstrous Regiment
      1. SANDY DENNY: Solo
      2. MARIANNE FAITHFULL: The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
      3. LINDA RONSTADT: Love Is A Rose
      4. CARLY SIMON: Anticipation
      5. JOAN ARMATRADING: Down To Zero
      6. KATE AND ANNA MCGARRIGLE: Heart Like A Wheel
      7. MARIA MULDAUR: Gringo En Mexico
      8. WENDY WALDMAN: Mad Mad Me
      9. VALERIE SIMPSON: Love Woke Me Up This Morning
      10. ELLEN FOLEY: Night Out
      11. PHOEBE SNOW: Two Fisted Love
      12. LINDA LEWIS: Gladly Give You My Hand
      13. VALERIE CARTER: Face Of Appalachia
      14. THE ROCHES: Hammond Song
      15. BRIDGET ST JOHN: Early Morning Song
      16. JUDEE SILL: The Kiss
      17. RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON: Dimming Of The Day / Dargai


Deep 70s: Various Artists / 2LP clear vinyl

    • LP 1
      Side 1: Young Americans 
      1. Jesse Winchester: Payday
      2. Big Star: Back Of A Car
      3. Bobby Charles: Small Town Talk
      4. Andy Pratt: Avenging Annie
      5. Gregg Allman: Please Call Home
      6. John Prine: The Late John Garfield Blues
      7. Delaney & Bonnie: Only You Know And I Know
      Side 2: Beer Drinkers 
      1. Freddie King: Going Down
      2. Johnny Winter And: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
      3. Status Quo: In My Chair
      4. ZZ Top: Jesus Just Left Chicago
      5. Little Feat: Trouble
      6. J. Geils Band: Whammer Jammer
      7. Eddie & The Hot Rods: Get Out Of Denver
    • LP 2
      Side 3: Blue Boar Blues 
      1. Robert Palmer: How Much Fun
      2. Terry Reid: Dean
      3. The Motors: Dancing The Night Away
      4. The Records: Starry Eyes
      5. Roy Harper: When an Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease 
      Side 4: The Monstrous Regiment 
      1. Sandy Denny: Solo
      2. Marianne Faithful: Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
      3. Joan Armatrading: Down To Zero
      4. Kate and Anna McGarrigle: Heart Like A Wheel
      5. Richard and Linda Thompson: Dimming Of The Day / Dargai

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