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The Maze


Tidying up my record collection (isn't it amazing how it can take hours to tidy up a record collection, yet you never actually achieve in doing very much to it) I came across my old Maze EP. Reissue I believe! emoticon

Anyway, whacked it on the turntable and gave it a spin. Wow! Great tunes! I'd forgotten how good this band were. The Harlem Shuffle is a cracking little track, and the ballad What Now is excellent.

Great organ playing, and excellent vocals from Evans. Plus Paice on drums shows his early potential.

Anyone else a fan of The Maze? What other recordings are there out there? My EP has 4 songs, Harlem Shuffle, The Trap, What Now and I'm So Glad. What else did they do, and is it available?







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Sometime during 1966
The MI 5
People involved
Chris Banham (kbr); Rod Evans (vcl); Eric 'Jack' Keene (bss); Roger Lewis (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).
Recorded one single, before changing their name to "The Maze".

Albums & singles
You'll Never Stop Me Loving You/Only Time Will Tell : UK 1966 Parlophone R 5486


Material from above appears on...
The Deep Purple Family Album [cd] : UK 1993 Connoisseur RP VSOP CD 187

 
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1966 to February 1968
The Maze
People involved
Chris Banham (kbr); Rod Evans (vcl); Eric 'Jack' Keene (bss); Roger Lewis (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).
The MI 5 became The Maze and released three singles - one of them in Italy, in Italian! - and an EP. Says Roger Lewis: "The EP we made was recorded in Italy (Milan), in Feb/March 1967, released in France ... It was recorded live - that is, without overdubs as we wanted to reproduce the sound we used to get on stage."

Albums & singles
Hello Stranger/Telephone : UK 1966 Reaction 591009
Aria Del Sud/Non Fatemio Odiare : Italy 1967 Polydor NH 59801
Harlem Shuffle/What Now/The Trap/I'm So Glad [ep] : France 1967 Vogue Int. 18136
Catteri, Catteri/Easy Street : UK 1967 MGM Records MGM1368


Material from above appears on...
The Sound Of The Sixties [lp; Various Artists] : Europe 1984 Eva Records EV12021/2
Sixties Years - Vol 3 [cd; Various Artists] : France 1997


(from the Highway Star's Deep Purple + Members' Discography(s) )

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Re: The Maze


According to THS they did the following:

Hello Stranger/Telephone : UK 1966 Reaction 591009
Aria Del Sud/Non Fatemio Odiare : Italy 1967 Polydor NH 59801
The Maze (Harlem Shuffle/What Now/The Trap/I'm So Glad) [ep] : France 1967 Vogue Int. 18136
Catteri, Catteri/Easy Street : UK 1967 MGM Records MGM1368

The UK 1967 single is available on "Pre Purple People". The Italian single and Harlem shuffle are on the "Odd Ditties" boot. And LLRO contains the two recorded MI5 songs...




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There are two MI5 tracks on the LLRO Boxset CD 1.

You´ll Never Stop Me Loving You and Only Time Will Tell.

You know those?
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quote:

Milan Fahrnholz wrote:

There are two MI5 tracks on the LLRO Boxset CD 1.

You´ll Never Stop Me Loving You and Only Time Will Tell.

You know those?



I've got You'll Never Stop Me Loving You, but ain't heard the other!

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quote:

MrEd45 wrote:

Sometime during 1966
The MI 5
People involved
Chris Banham (kbr); Rod Evans (vcl); Eric 'Jack' Keene (bss); Roger Lewis (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).
Recorded one single, before changing their name to "The Maze".

Albums & singles
You'll Never Stop Me Loving You/Only Time Will Tell : UK 1966 Parlophone R 5486


Material from above appears on...
The Deep Purple Family Album [cd] : UK 1993 Connoisseur RP VSOP CD 187

 
0004
1966 to February 1968
The Maze
People involved
Chris Banham (kbr); Rod Evans (vcl); Eric 'Jack' Keene (bss); Roger Lewis (gtr); Ian Paice (drm).
The MI 5 became The Maze and released three singles - one of them in Italy, in Italian! - and an EP. Says Roger Lewis: "The EP we made was recorded in Italy (Milan), in Feb/March 1967, released in France ... It was recorded live - that is, without overdubs as we wanted to reproduce the sound we used to get on stage."

Albums & singles
Hello Stranger/Telephone : UK 1966 Reaction 591009
Aria Del Sud/Non Fatemio Odiare : Italy 1967 Polydor NH 59801
Harlem Shuffle/What Now/The Trap/I'm So Glad [ep] : France 1967 Vogue Int. 18136
Catteri, Catteri/Easy Street : UK 1967 MGM Records MGM1368


Material from above appears on...
The Sound Of The Sixties [lp; Various Artists] : Europe 1984 Eva Records EV12021/2
Sixties Years - Vol 3 [cd; Various Artists] : France 1997


(from the Highway Star's Deep Purple + Members' Discography(s) )



Yeah, I got the French EP (pretty sure it's a reissue) and it is excellent. Well worth hearing for fans of British beat pop.

Cheers for the info guys!



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That is the lot - 2 tracks as MI5 and 10 as Maze. The stuff on the EP is the best.

If you add it all together it is just under 40 minutes.

The DPAS was looking at issuing a CD quite a few years back. If I recall correctly, they were going to add some Shindigs tracks, but then there was some confusion over whether they had the right Shindigs.

If there is nothing else, I think they should just release the obvious 40 minutes' worth.

Do you know any more, Nigel?
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