THE PLACE I LOVE
The Place I Love LP (front cover, U.S.A.)
The first Dark Horse album, released in September 1974. In Billboard, the LP peaked at #81.
This first Splinter album contains their only top 100 single in the U.S.A., "Costafine Town" which peaked at #77 in the Billboard charts.
In Australia, "Costafine Town" made it into the Top 10.

Catalog #: Dark Horse AMLH 22001, released September 20, 1974 (U.K.)
[has white lettering for the front cover title and smaller type size on back cover; triptych gatefold cover with lyric sheet]
[front cover |
U.K. LP credits | side 1 U.K. label | side 2 U.K. label | LP sleeve]

Catalog #: Dark Horse SP22001, released September 25, 1974 (U.S.)
[has black lettering for the front cover title and larger type size on back cover; gatefold cover with lyric sheet]
[
LP with Costafine Town promo sticker | U.S. LP credits | label 1 | label 2 | LP sleeve | lyrics insert 1 | lyrics insert 2 | cassette full outside | cassette front | cassette inside | cassette 1 | cassette 2 | test pressing label 1]

released in Brazil on Dark Horse XDHL-13001 [front cover | back cover | sleeve 1 | sleeve 2 | label 1 | label 2]
released in Spain on Dark Horse 88-356-I [label 1 | label 2]
released in France on Dark Horse 985 005 [front cover | back cover | center gatefold]
released in Argentina as "El Lugar Que Ama" with Spanish titles
releases in Uruguay as "El Lugar Que Amo" with Spanish titles [front cover | back cover | label-A side]


Bill Elliott interview by Tom Brennan (September, 2014)

YouTube lyric videos for The Place I Love LP

SIDE 1:
1. Gravy Train [Robert J. Purvis] (4:09)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitars: George Harrison and Alvin Lee
bass: Klaus Voormann
electric piano: Billy Preston
drums: Mike Kelly
horn arrangements: Mel Collins
2. Drink All Day (Got To Find Your Own Way Home) [Robert J. Purvis] (3:24)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
6 and 12-string guitars, dobro, harmonium, jew's harp, percussion: George Harrison
acoustic bass: Klaus Voormann
drums: Jim Keltner
3. China Light [words: Robert J. Purvis & William Elliott; music: Robert J. Purvis] (4:35)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin: George Harrison
bass: Willie Weeks
piano: Gary Wright
organ: Billy Preston
drums: Mike Kelly
4. Somebody's City [Robert J. Purvis] (5:53)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
6-string, 12-string and electric guitars, percussion: George Harrison
bass: Klaus Voormann
piano: Gary Wright
drums: Mike Kelly
horn arrangements: Mel Collins

SIDE 2:
1. Costafine Town [words: Robert J. Purvis & William Elliott; music: Robert J. Purvis] (3:12)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
bass and 8-string bass, harmonium, percussion: George Harrison
piano: Gary Wright
accordion: Graham Maitland
drums: Mike Kelly
2. The Place I Love [Robert J. Purvis] (4:29)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
acoustic & electric guitars, percussion: George Harrison
bass: Klaus Voormann
electric piano: Gary Wright
drums: Mike Kelly
3. Situation Vacant [Robert J. Purvis] (4:01)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal:
Bob Purvis
backing vocals: George Harrison, Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitars: George Harrison
bass: Willie Weeks
piano: Gary Wright
drums: Jim Keltner
horn arrangements: Mel Collins
4. Elly-May [Robert J. Purvis] (2:45)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
backing vocals:
Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
acoustic guitar, moog synthesizer: George Harrison
acoustic bass: Klaus Voormann
piano: Gary Wright
drums: Mike Kelly
5. Haven't Got Time [Robert J. Purvis] (3:58)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis
harmony vocal: Bill Elliott
guitar, percussion: George Harrison
guitar: Alvin Lee
bass: Klaus Voormann
piano: Gary Wright [not listed in album credits]
drums: Mike Kelly
horn arrangements: Mel Collins

The Place I Love, back cover photo

Produced by: George Harrison
Recording & remix engineer: Phil McDonald
Assistant engineer: Kumar Shankar
Recorded at F.P.S.H.O.T.
Photography: Terry O'Neill
Cover design: Jack Katz/Fabio Nicoli/Nick Marshall

Billy Preston appears courtesy of A&M Records
Alvin Lee appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Gary Wright appears courtesy of Island Records

All songs published 1974 Ganga Publishing B.V.

Dark Horse Records bio: [cover | page 1 | page 2]
thanks to BarbAlan Atkinson

Promo photos:
Standing in stream on stones with George Harrison (from cover photo session, black & white)
Portrait (from cover photo session)
Sitting on rocks
from the collection of BarbAlan Atkinson and Tom Brennan

other items:
The David Geffen tape
cover from Melody Maker (August 31, 1974) thanks to Philippe Colinge
"Harrison's Dark Horses" from Melody Maker (Aug. 31, 1974): introduction (part 1) main text (part 2) thanks to Philippe Colinge
album ad from Circus Raves magazine
album ad from Billboard (green background) from the collection of Tom Brennan
album review from Melody maker (Sep. 21, 1974) thanks to Philippe Colinge
album review from Indianapolis Star (Nov. 01, 1974) thanks to Dag
album review from Cincinnati Enquirer (Nov. 03, 1974) thanks to Dag
album review from Milwaukee Journal (Nov. 06, 1974)
album review from Chicago Tribune (Nov. 24, 1974) thanks to Dag
"Splinter, Pilot: pop's dark horses" from Melody Maker (Nov. 30, 1974): introduction (part 1) main text (part 2) thanks to Philippe Colinge
'Splinter' Group Pure Quality - UPI article (1974)
album review from Rolling Stone (Jan. 02, 1975) thanks to Dag
12-string Harptone acoustic guitar

Splinter and George Harrison at Friar Park


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