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Two Yanks in England
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1966 (US) [1]
Recorded14 May – 3 June 1966
Genre Rock and roll [2]
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Dick Glasser
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Allmusic [2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music [3]

Two Yanks in England is an album by The Everly Brothers, released in 1966.

The backing band on half the recordings is actually The Hollies, and eight of the twelve songs featured are credited to L. Ransford, the songwriting pseudonym of The Hollies' Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are also purported to play on the record as session musicians. Also, in an interview with Nash on David Dye's World Cafe, it was claimed Reggie Dwight (a.k.a. Elton John) played on the album. Despite the album title and packaging, only half the tracks were recorded in England; six of the twelve tracks were recorded in Hollywood.

Two singles were released from the album in the US; " Somebody Help Me" b/w "Hard Hard Year" in late 1966 and "Fifi the Flea" b/w "Like Every Time Before" in early 1967. Both singles failed to chart. In the UK, where "Somebody Help Me" had already been a No.1 hit for The Spencer Davis Group shortly before The Everly Brothers recorded it, just one single was released from the album: "I've Been Wrong Before" b/w "Hard Hard Year" (August 1966). [4] This also failed to chart. "I've Been Wrong Before" should not be confused with the Randy Newman song of the same title recorded by both Dusty Springfield and Cilla Black the previous year, which Black had a modest hit with in the UK (No.17, May 1965). The last track on Side One of Two Yanks in England, " Pretty Flamingo", was a UK No.1 hit single for Manfred Mann at the time the recording of the album began (May 1966).

Track listing

All tracks composed by L. Ransford a.k.a. Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash; except where indicated

Side one
  1. " Somebody Help Me" ( Jackie Edwards) – 2:02
  2. "So Lonely" – 2:40
  3. "Kiss Your Man Goodbye" ( Don Everly, Phil Everly) – 2:35
  4. "Signs That Will Never Change" – 3:05
  5. "Like Every Time Before" – 1:56
  6. " Pretty Flamingo" ( Mark Barkan) – 2:36
Side two
  1. "I've Been Wrong Before" – 2:13
  2. "Have You Ever Loved Somebody?" – 2:55
  3. "The Collector" ( Sonny Curtis, Don Everly, Phil Everly) – 2:37
  4. "Don't Run and Hide" – 2:36
  5. "Fifi the Flea" – 2:42
  6. "Hard Hard Year" – 2:56

The Hollies versions

The Hollies have also released own versions of their songs:

  • "So Lonely" (1965, was B-side to " Look Through Any Window")
  • "Signs That Will Never Change" (1967, would become B-side to " Carrie Anne.")
  • "Like Every Time Before" (1968 European single b-side, 1988 Rarities album & "Butterfly" Bonus Track)
  • "I've Been Wrong Before" (1965, Hollies album track, as "I've Been Wrong")
  • "Have You Ever Loved Somebody?" (1967, Evolution album track, also released by The Searchers and Paul and Barry Ryan in 1966)
  • "Don't Run and Hide" (1966, B-side to " Bus Stop")
  • "Fifi the Flea" and "Hard Hard Year" (1966, Would You Believe? album tracks)

Recording details

Tracks 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 & 12

  • Recorded May 14, 1966, Decca Studio, West Hampton, London, UK
Don & Phil Everly (vocals); Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, Graham Nash and Bernie Calvert (instrumentation); with Jimmy Page (guitar), John Paul Jones (bass), Andy White (drums), Arthur Greenslade (keyboards).

Tracks 2, 3, 7 & 9

  • Recorded June 2, 1966, at United Recording Corporation, Hollywood, California, USA
Don & Phil Everly (vocals); James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Jay Lacy, Don Lanier, Bud Coleman (guitars); Terry Slater (bass); Jim Gordon (drums); Don Randi, Billy Liebert (keyboards).

Tracks 1 & 6

  • Recorded June 3, 1966, at United Recording Corporation, Hollywood, California, USA
Personnel same as June 2 session, but with Leslie Milton (drums) in place of Jim Gordon, and the addition of Larry Knechtel as another keyboard player. Knechtel also overdubbed some keyboard parts onto the June 2 session tracks.


  1. ^ Warner Bros. albums 1960–70
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN  978-0195313734.
  4. ^ "The Everly Brothers Discography - UK - Page 2 - 45cat".

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