Godfrey Townsend: A Brief Discography

 

 

 

The recording debut of "The John Entwistle Band" was a CD single from the "Music from Van-Pires" CD.

It contained a song entitled, "When The Sun Comes Up" that was written and sung by Alan St. Jon and

Godfrey Townsend. It also contained the track "Horror Rock", which was the theme from "Van-Pires".

 

 

 

 

"Music From Van-Pires" was a full-length CD with 14 tracks. It was the soundtrack for a computer animated kidís series that aired on Saturday mornings on Fox. Leslie West of "Mountain" appeared as a guest on the CD. The TV show ran for only one season and the soundtrack album was never officially released. Godfrey co-wrote 4 tracks on it.

 

 

 

    

 

The John Entwistle Band toured often and this live compilation CD entitled, "Left for Live" chronicled the bandís high energy shows from itís 1998 "Left For Dead" tour. It was released in 1999 on J-Bird Records and then again in 2002 on Eastworld Recordings as a European Import. It was mixed at Entwistleís own Hammerhead Studios in England by Bob Pridden, long time monitor engineer for The Who.

 

 

 

 

"Left for Live" Deluxe" was a double CD set containing a compilation of previously unreleased "live" tracks from The John Entwistle Bandís "Left For Dead" tour, along with the complete previously released "Left for Live" CD. It was released on Koch Records several months after Entwistleís untimely passing in the summer of 2002.

 

 

 

 

The Ox Anthology  "So, Who's The Bass Player ?" recently released on Sanctuary Records. The cd includes 4 live tracks from the previously released, "Left For Live", featuring Godfrey performing while on tour with The John Entwistle Band. It also includes 4 studio tracks from the "Music From Van-Pires" cd.

Two of the tracks were co-written by Godfrey.

 

 

 

 

Godfrey was also asked by Jack Bruce to play some guitar on a new album he was recording in New York City.

In between rehearsals for the BB Kingís shows, they laid down tracks for several songs.

Only one, "Kellyís Blues" made it to the final track list.

Godfrey plays acoustic guitar on this track.

The title of the CD is also a reference to Godfrey.

Click the link below to read an interview with Jack explaining it.

http://www.jackbruce.com/more_jack_interview.htm

 

 

 

 

Godfrey sang backup vocals on "We Will Survive" and "Game Of RockíníRoll" from Joe Lynn Turnerís

"Hurry Up And Wait" CD. (Pony Canyon Records, 1998)

 

 

 

 

 

Godfrey played guitar on Bad Companyís "Moviní On", from Joe Lynn Turnerís

"Under Cover 2" CD (Pony Canyon Records, 1998).

Other guitarists featured on the album were Rick Derringer, Leslie West, Vernon Reid, Al Petrelli, Joe Bonamassa, Tony Bruno and Jeff Golub.

 

 

 

 

Godfrey played guitar for several tracks on Murray Weinstock's "Tails of the City" CD (Love Notes Records, 2004), 

an album dedicated entirely to songs about dogs. Other musicians featured on the album were 

Dr. John, Hugh McCracken, John Sebastian, Joe Lynn Turner & Phoebe Snow.

 

 

 

 

 

Godfrey's own debut solo album, "Easy Journey To Other Planets" (Misty Bridge Records, 2007)

was finally completed and released in March of 2007. 

It is available on CD Baby...www.cdbaby.com

 

 

 

 

This is a DVD of The John Entwistle Band, filmed in High Definition in 1999 in Manchester, Tennessee

at the Itchycoo Park Festival. Includes: Horror Rock, The Real Me, Had Enough, Success Story, Trick of the Light, Shakin' All Over, Summertime Blues, and Young Man Blues.

 

 

 

 

This is a DVD of The Alan Parsons Live Project, recorded live in 2004 at the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain. The 48 tracks of digital audio were mixed by Alan Parsons himself. The band performed to a crowd of over 15,000 people. This DVD is currently only available at APLP shows and on Alan's website. www.alanparsonsmusic.com

 

 

 

 

In 1998, I was asked by bassist Bobby Held to help out on a movie that he had written a screenplay for.

It was my task to provide back line gear and sound equipment for any of the shoots that included musical

performances. I'm credited as "live stage consultant".. The shoots took place at Wetlands in NYC, 

Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, Queens and Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. 

This is also where I first heard the great vocal sounds of Kenny Vance & The Planotones.

Not much later I was asked to join the group and stayed with them for several years.

 

 

 

 

Just recently, in August of 2006, this John Entwistle documentary "An Ox's Tale", was released.

It features interviews with Peter Frampton, Billy Squier, Chris Squire, 

Pete Townshend and more...also, as a bonus feature it contains part of our performance

at Woodstock '99...click on the link above to go to Amazon.com.

I'm going to buy a copy myself...

 

 

 

Bootlegs

 

The John Entwistle Band

Live at JAXX

Springfield, Virginia

October 23rd, 1998

 

 

The John Entwistle Band

Live at Juanita's

Little Rock, Arkansas

October 26th, 1998

 

 

The John Entwistle Band

Live at Trump Marina Casino

Atlantic City, NJ

June 2nd, 2001

 

 

The John Entwistle Band

Live at BB King's

New York City, NY

June 8th, 2001

 

 

The John Entwistle Band

Live at BB King's

New York City, NY

June 9th, 2001

 

 

A Walk Down Abbey Road

Live at The Chronicle Pavilion

Concord, CA

June 28th, 2002

 

 

A Walk Down Abbey Road

Live at the Montalvo Winery

Saratoga, CA

June 19th, 2001

 

 

A Walk Down Abbey Road

Live at Westbury Music Fair

Long Island, NY 

July 19th, 2001

 

 

A Walk Down Abbey Road

Live at Fukuoka Sun Palace

Fukuoka, Japan

November 13th, 2001

 

 

A Tribute to the Nazz & Utopia

Live at The Triad Theater

New York City, NY 

October 2nd, 2002

(DVD)

 

The Cream of Jack Bruce

Live at BB King's

New York City, NY 

October 18-19, 2002

 

 

Denny Laine

Live at The Cotton Club

Tokyo, Japan

January 2006

 

 

 

 

There are several other bootlegs circulating around out there from the 

John Entwistle Band and Walk Down Abbey Road tours...I'd be interested in obtaining any of them...

Please contact me through this site if you have any...

 

 

 

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