|Ass - Front Cover
|Ass - Rear Cover
|Ass - Inner Sleeve
|Ass - C.D. Front Cover
|Ass - C.D. Rear Cover
|The Beatles Contribution:
|No Beatle had any part in this album.
|8th March 1974
|U.K. L.P. Chart Detail :
|Did NOT Chart
Pete Ham (1947-1975) - Guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals
Tom Evans (1947-1983) - Bass, vocals
Joey Molland (1947) - Guitar, piano, vocals
Mike Gibbins (1949) - Drums, vocals
All songs written and arranged by Badfinger
Produced by Chris Thomas and Badfinger, except tracks 4 on each side which were Todd Rundgren.
Although all the songs on the album were originally credited to Badfinger as a collective, they were in fact solo composing efforts as shown on the tracklisting below.
"Ass" was the last album Badfinger recorded for Apple. In the U.K. it has the undeserved distintion of being the most
obscure. With no hit singles it is rarely written about and even more rarely played.
The first track to be recorded was "Do You Mind", which was eventually rejected from the final line-up. It was attempted three times during the sessions and one of those appears on the 1996 remastered re-issue as a perfectly suited bonus track.
It was in the middle of the sessions for Ass that Badfinger signed to Warner Brothers, on a promise of a million dollars.
Pete Ham, in particular, had been reluctant to leave Apple as he saw it as not just a record label, but a spiritual home.
But with Apple streamlining itself and a huge advance cheque from Warners dangling in front of their eyes, the decision was
all but made for them. Pete exorcised his anguish about the break in a song which was issued as the only single to be taken
from Ass, and was a fitting final release by the label ... "Apple Of My Eye".
The sleeve design was by Peter Corriston and David Heffernan, with photographs by Tony Beresford-Cooke and Peter Corriston.
In September 1996 the album was digitally remastered from the original two-track stereo master mix tapes by Ron Furmanek,
and engineered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios.
To see where this album release sits in the apple releases, see the Apple Records Album Listing.
|Apple Of My Eye
|When I Say
|I Can Love You
|Do You Mind
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