Come With Me / Honey Chile

Columbia : DB 8549 DJ

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  • Artist: Fourmyula
  • A Side: Come With Me
  • B Side: Honey Chile
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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We have documented this formidable New Zealand group before. When we listed their highly regarded version of THe O'jays "I Dg Your Act." Unlike that 45, "Come With Me" had a brief UK release in 1968 that has remain beyond-rare all these decades since.

Top side written by group guitarist Wayne Mason and vocalist Ali Richardson, produced by manager Howard Gable, this was the group's big push to break into the UK market, after running with their new name "Fourmyula" fir two yeas, after rising to become of New Zealand's best loved bands of the late 60's, to conquer the United Kingdom was their next aspiration. Unfortunately that never happened, with this single sinking without trace. Only to rise again as an highly collectable Psyche Rock rarity decades later. By drawing inspiration from Keith West (Keith Hopkins) styled productions.

Big production with full-on vocal choruses, gliding over big haunting arrangements.

"Come With Me" could have easily been a hit, it represented the mood of the time but failed to get airplay. Flip it over, the group awareness of a Soul recording how itself again as the deconstruct Richard Morris & Sylvia Moy's hit "Honey Chile" taking it on a trippy journey of Prog Rock. Other than the lyrics this rendition is almost unrecognisable, bristling with guitar breaks, crashing cymbals, heavy percussion, swirling Hammond and frantic fuzz..

This side is where the real value lies, a lost now cult recording that very few collectors can boast of owning.

Although they earned a huge reputation in London for their live Prog Rock performances during their stay in Great Britain, the group split-up in 1971. After no further breakthrough into the record release market, indeed Parlophone and British EMI ignored their next and most famous release "Nature" altogether. The hopes and dreams fir UK success undeservedly fell at the first post. This was to be Fourmyula's one and only vinyl release.

Dog-rare 1969 rock with a killer flipside that remains most off the radar of even the most attentive collector, rarity is solely to blame for that injustice.

Condition Report

Two clean green ad white promo labels, vinyl reveals on the finest of sleeve storage hairlines under direct light. Housed in company sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Come With Me

    B Side

  • Title: Honey Chile
  • Year: 1968
  • City: United Kingdom