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Help Yourself - Strange Affair FLAC album

Performer: Help Yourself
Genre: Rock
Title: Strange Affair
Style: Prog Rock, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1967 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1777 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1229 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 612

The eponymous debut album, Help Yourself, was recorded from late 1970 to early 1971. Malcolm Morley, (cals) wrote all the songs on this album, which was recorded with another former Sam Apple Pie member Dave Charles (als), ex member of Monday Morning Glory Band, Richard Treece (nica) and former Growth member Ken Whaley (bass) "Street Songs" a track that would later appear on the second album Strange Affair, was issued on a United Artists double album sampler All Good Clean Fun.

Opening with the hefty chimes of the title track, Strange Affair moves on through a kaleidoscope of moves and movements, ranging from the gently and certainly Beatles-ish "Deanna, Call & Scotty," and onto a clutch of songs that would not have sounded out of place on the American West Coast - a touchstone that, again, would soon become a pub rock ideal.

Deborah (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. Old Man (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. Running Down Deep (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. Paper Leaves (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. Street Songs (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. I Must See Jesus For Myself (From The Album 'help Yourself') Help Yourself. Can't Help Yourself Can't Help Yourself.

Help Yourself recorded their debut self-titled album in early 1971. The songs on that album were completely written by Morley. Ken Whaley left the band after the debut, to be replaced by Ernie Graham (guitars), who had just released his solo album on Liberty. Help Yourself were experiencing some financial difficulties at this time, as were a number of other bands in England, so they teamed up with bandmembers from Brinsley Schwarz and moved into a rented house in Headley in 1971-1972 called the Grange, where Led Zeppelin had recorded Led Zeppelin IV earlier that year. Graham and Glemser left during the recording of Strange Affair and were replaced by Paul Burton for the completion of the album. The lineup of Burton, Morley, Treece, and Charles recorded another album almost immediately, Beware the Shadow, which was released at the end of 1972.

Help Yourself - Brown Lady, 04:44, . MB download mp3 full version here. Artist: Help Yourself. Album: Strange Affair. Download Help Yourself - Brown Lady. Strange Affair: Best 2 songs. Help Yourself - Heaven Row 04:18.

Help Yourself - Strange Affair 03:25. Help Yourself - Brown Lady 04:44. Help Yourself - Movie Star 05:47. Help Yourself - Deanna Call and Scotty 03:48. Help Yourself - The All Electric Fur Trapper 09:32. Help Yourself - Many Ways of Meeting 03:54. The Return of Ken Whaley - Help Yourself. Help Yourself - Help Yourself. Beware the Shadow - Help Yourself.

Street Songs (from the album 'Help Yourself') - 5:35 07. Strange Affair (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 3:26 08. Brown Lady (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 4:46 09. Heaven Row (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 4:18 10. The All Electric Fur Trapper (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 9:32 11. Many Ways of Meeting (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 3:55 12. Deanna Call and Scotty (from the album 'Strange Affair') - 3:50 13. Alabama Lady (from the album 'Beware The Shadow') - 4:05 1. American Mother (from the album 'Beware The Shadow') - 7:48 03. Mommy Won't Be Home for Christmas (A & B sides of singles) - 3:24 04. Johnny B. Goode (A & B sides of singles) - 3:37 05. Candy Kane (from the album 'The Return Of Ken Whaley') - 4:15 06. Who Killed Paradise? (from the album 'The Return Of Ken Whaley') - 3:45 07. It Has to Be (from the album 'The Return Of Ken Whaley') - 12:21 08.


A Strange Affair - Mono 3:21
B Strange Affair - Stereo 3:21

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Wellchart Music
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute


  • Producer – Anton Mathews*, Help Yourself


Mono / stereo promo.
Same track both sides

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP


A1 Strange Affair 3:21
A2 Brown Lady 4:40
A3 Movie Star 5:45
A4 Deanna Call And Scotty 3:44
B1 Heaven Road 4:00
B2 Excerpts From "The All Electric Fur Trapper" 11:55
B3 Many Ways Of Meeting 3:54

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Rockfield Studios
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Mixed At – Olympic Studios
  • Published By – Wellchart Music
  • Printed By – Druckhaus Maack KG


  • Bass, Guitar, Vocals – Paul Burton , Richard Treece
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Dave Charles
  • Guitar – JoJo Glemser*
  • Guitar, Vocals – Ernie Graham
  • Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals – Malcolm Morley
  • Producer – Anton Mathews*, Help Yourself
  • Written-By – Ernie Graham (tracks: A3), Malcolm Morley (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B3)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): UAS 29 287 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): UAS 29 287 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label runout, stamped): UAS 29287 A - 1U Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label runout, stamped): UAS 29287 B - 1U Made in Germany
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAS 29287 Help Yourself Strange Affair ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29287 UK 1972
UAS-5591 Help Yourself Strange Affair ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS-5591 US 1972