Babe Ruth/Stealin' Home

Babe Ruth/Stealin' Home

by Babe RuthBabe Ruth


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Babe Ruth was formed in 1971 in Hatfield, England, and adopted their name after the legendary American baseball player. The band, lead by Alan Shacklock (guitars, vocals) and consisting of Dave Hewett (bass), Jenny Haan (vocals), and Ed Spevock (drums), was signed to the Harvest label and released their debut album, First Base, in 1972. The album didn't make much impression in England, but went gold in Canada and was a strong seller in the U.S. The band's second album, Amar Caballero, also released on Harvest in 1973, was a repeat of the debut and sold similarly well in North America, but not in England despite aggressive marketing. In 1975, the band went through some lineup changes and released the self-titled, album early in the year. Later in 1975, Shacklock left the band to be replaced by Bernis Marsden on guitars and vocals and the group recorded a second album that year, Stealin' Home. It was released on the U.S. Capitol Records label. This reissue on the British-based B.G.O label pairs the two 1975 albums together on a single CD. While both albums are not the band's strongest works, Babe Ruth contained some memorable moments, including a delightful version of Morricone's "Fistful of Dollars," as well as the hard rock song "Jack O'Lantern" that was a concert favorite. For the Stealin' Home album, the band moved away from the hard rock experimentation of their early works and into a more commercial driven hard rock blues based sound. The band would record one more album, Kids Stuff, in 1976 with yet another lineup before breaking up later that year. This set has been remastered from original master tapes, and the package contains an in-depth essay on the history of the band along with photos and reproductions of the original album graphics.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261204912
catalogNumber: 491
Rank: 49476


  1. Dancer
  2. Somebody's Nobody
  3. A Fistful of Dollars
  4. We People Darker Than Blue
  5. Jack O'Lantern
  6. Private Number
  7. Turquoise
  8. Sad But Rich
  9. The Duchess of Orleans
  10. It'll Happen in Time
  11. Winner Takes All
  12. Fascination
  13. 2000 Sunsets
  14. Elusive
  15. Can You Feel It
  16. Say No More
  17. Caught at the Plate
  18. Tomorrow (Joining of the Day)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Babe Ruth   Primary Artist
Bernie Marsden   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Gurl   Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Piano (Grand)
Chris Karan   Percussion
Alan Shacklock   Guitar,Percussion,Conductor,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Mellotron,Vibes
Ed Spevock   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Gurl   Composer
Ashley Howe   Engineer
Steve Rowland   Producer
Alan Shacklock   Arranger,Composer
Ed Spevock   Composer
Alan Clayson   Liner Notes
Mike Doud   Art Direction
Paul May   Original Sleeve Design
Aldous Huxley   Author

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