If you have any feedback on how we can make our new website better please do contact us. We would like to hear from you. 
 

All CD’s & DVD’s listed below are currently available
 

PRICES  (with effect from 1st May 2009)
 

ALL CD’s. Double DVD’s and the Souvenir Book…....£10 each
The new 24 page suppletmentary booklet will be
included with all orders for Box Sets or Souvenir books, but will
cost £5 if purchased separately. 

Any 2 items for £18

Any 3 for £25.  Any 7 for £50. 

CD's no. 32 and 33.  Sold together as a special souvenir for just £5

You can mix CD’s, DVD’s and the books to make up discount quantities.

12 CD BOX SETS complete with Souvenir Books  £80 each 

All discs sold separately at above CD prices

50th Anniversary Souvenir Book sold separately  £10
24 page supplementary booklet  £5 

HOW TO ORDER 

 You can now pay by Debit or Credit card through PayPal.
1.  Send me an e-mail detailing the items you want to order, along with the delivery address.  My e-mail address:  tonygoodacre@hotmail.com
2. I will e-mail you with an invoice.
3. Paypal will send you an e-mail requesting payment.
4. As soon as your payment is received, I will mail your order to you.

OR

SEND YOUR CASH, CHEQUE OR POSTAL ORDER 
(payable to A.Goodacre) to

11 Saunton Avenue, REDCAR, TS10 2RL, U.K.

  All U.K. orders sent post free, except Box Sets (Add £5 each box set towards p & p costs)
 
Overseas orders: add postage and packing costs.
Europe: Add £1.50p for 1 item, £2 for 2, £2.50 for 3 or more.
Rest of the World: £2 for 1 item, £3 for 2, £4 for 3 or more. 
Euros and American dollars in cash at current exchange rate accepted. 

For album numbers 25, 26, 27 & 38,40,41&42 see the cdbaby.com website for digital download prices for albums and individual tracks.

 

 

e-mail for information:  tonygoodacre@hotmail.com

                  Either browse through the full list, or scroll down to find details
                                            about the CDs or DVDs you want

  The CDs are listed first.

1.   Recorded Live 'Round the World

2.  Completing the Collect38on

3.  Man in the Sky

4.  Snow Covered

5.  The Millennium Project

6.  40th Anniversary Album

7.  Livin' on Lovin'

8.  Sylvantone Souvenirs Volume 1 - Jeannie Dee

9.  Sylvantone Souvenirs Volume 2 - Stu Page

10. Sylvantone Souvenirs Volume 3 - Various Artistes

11. Tony Goodacre sings the songs of Geoff Ashford

12. 50th Anniversary 12 CD Box Set (12 different CDs all also available separately).

13. Box Set Disc 1.  Roaming 'Round in Nashville

14. Box Set Disc 2. Grandma's Feather Bed

15. Box Set Disc 3. Thanks to the Hanks

16. Box Set Disc 4. Written in Britain

17. Box Set Disc 5. Mr. Country Music

18. Box Set Disc 6. You've Made My Life Complete

19. Box Set Disc 7. Recorded Live in Ilkley

20. Box Set Disc 8. 25th Anniversary Album

21. Box Set Disc 9. Red Roses

22. Box Set Disc 10. The Tony Goodacre Collection

23. Box Set Disc 11. Country Favourites

24. Box Set Disc 12. Something Special

25. The Country Side of Britain  (also available as digital download)

26. More Songs from the Geoff Ashford Songbook (also available as digital download)

27. Sylvantone Singers and Songwriters.  Various Artistes compilation.  Tony Goodacre, Stu Page, Mick Haley, Jeannie Dee, Geoff Ashford, Duncan Calcutt.
                                    (also available as digital download)

28. 50th Anniversary Box Set Sampler

29. 12 CD Box Set No.2  The CD Years 1996 to 2012

30. Box Set No 2. Sampler.

31. The Chart Hits (24 track compilation album)

32. Recorded Live at the Ivy Leaf - The Tony Goodacre Trio
33. Recorded Live at Luddington - The Tony Goodacre Trio

34. I Believe

35. Sing, Sing, Sing.

36. Pure Nostalgia

37. Country Classics, Traditional Style

 

38. Country Music is my Life  (also available as digital download)

 

39. 2015 Compilation Favourites

 

40. 26 More Favourites to Download  (digital download ONLY)

 

41. Your Choice (digital download ONLY)

 

42. 60th Anniversary Album (2016 Compilation) (digital download ONLY)

 

43. The Old Rugged Cross.  (digital download ONLY)

44. The Sylvantone Years - Geoff Ashford  (also available as digital download)

45. From the Desert to the Sea.  (Digital Download only)

 

               DVDs  (all double DVD sets)

1. In Sussex In Concert

2. Award Winning Performance

3. 25th Anniversary Show

4. Floralia Memories

5. I Won't Forget You

6. Tony Goodacre and his Sensational Session Band 1984

7. Together Again

8.From A to Z

9. The Tony Goodacre Story

10. Music and Memories

11. Australia 1990

12. Country Music Travels

13. Round the World with Tony Goodacre

14. Tony Goodacre 25th Anniversary Book (88 page book)

15.  Tony Goodacre 25th Anniversary Book Supplement. 2006 - 2012.

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1.  RECORDED LIVE ‘ROUND THE WORLD

 CD RELEASE 2008

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1. Before I Met You.   Brighton Country            Music   Club, 10th   September 1987.  Trio 
2 .No Tomorrow For Yesterday’s Dreams.  BBC Pebble Mill for BBC Radio 2 Country Club, 7th August 1984. Band 
3. Loving You.  Theatre in the Forest, Grizedale, 16th August 1997. Band 
4. Wabash Cannonball.
BBC Radio Shropshire, 31st May 1993.  Band 
5. No One To Sing For But the Band. 
Royal Hall Harrogate, 26th May 1984.  Duo 
6. Mississippi Fireball.
 Golders Green Hippodrome, London for Radio 2 Country Club, 22nd December 1977. Band  
7.
     Bye Bye Love.  Hollygarth Social Club, Ilkley,  February 1990. Duo 
8.
     Cottage in the Country.  Floralia C.M.Festival, Oosterhout, Holland, 10th August 1997.  Band 
9.
     Ballad of a Young Woman.  BBC Radio London for Bob Powel’s ‘London Country’, 28th January 1978.  Solo 
10.
Oh Lonesome me. Silver Dollar C.M.Club, Mildura, Australia, 13th January 1988.  Band 
11.
Look At Us.  Worthing Pavilion Theatre, Sussex.  14th July 1999.  Band 
12.
The Three Bells.  Floralia C.M.Festival, Oosterhout, Holland, 9th August 1992.  Duo 
13.
Skiffle Medley.  Border Television Studios, Carlisle, 25th October 1982.  Band 
14.
California Blues.  Noosa Heads C.M.Festival, Queensland, Australia, 15th September 2001.  Band 
15.
A Little Bitty Tear.  State Theatre, Invercargill, New Zealand.  31st January, 1988.  Duo 
16.
How Many Lovers?   End of the Trail C.M.Club, Worcestershire, 12th December 1987.  Duo 
17.
Country Music in My Soul.  Barrow Civic Hall.  20th November 1983.  Duo 
18.
Nashville Rain.  Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, U.S.A.  14th May 1977.  Band 
19.
Dear Old Sunny South By the Sea.  Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree, Nashville, U.S.A. 14th May   1977.  Band 
20.
Desert Blues.  Hollygarth Social Club, Ilkley.  February 1990.  Trio 
21.
Cold Cold Heart.  Corowa C.M.Festival, Nr. Albury, N.S.W. Australia.  10th January 1988.  Band 
22.
Lights on the Hill.   Coomealla Country Club, Mildura C.M.Festival, Australia.  5th October 2001.  Band 
23.
Nashville Marathon/Hanks Medley.  Grapevine Opry, Nr. Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. 12th March 1988.  Band 
24.
Mama Don’t Allow.  Rooty Hill R.S.L. Club,Nr. Sydney, Australia, 16January 1988.  Band

Please be aware that these are NOT studio tracks, but were recorded live at various venues between 1977 and 2001, and re-mastered from radio, TV, video and cassette recordings.  Any loss of studio sound quality is more than compensated for by the playing time of over 79 minutes, offering great value for money, and a lasting souvenir, not only of Tony Goodacre’s live shows, but also a tribute to the many wonderful and highly talented musicians who have worked with him over the years from around the world.
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Another new CD for 2008

2.  COMPLETING THE COLLECTION

jpg_small_CD_Comp_CollectionMaybe you thought you had already purchased all of Tony Goodacre’s recordings, including his 50th Anniversary Box Set, and that you had got the complete collection of Tony’s recordings.  Not until you’ve got these, perhaps you haven’t!!  Taken from E.P recordings, especially recorded for Holland, Guernsey and Sequence Ballroom dancing in the 1980’s, cassette only releases for his publishing company, a couple of live recordings, or mixed artiste CD’s of all Sylvantone songs.  And as for the songs he recorded with his Father and Brother on 78’s in 1958, this really is from the archives, (and he makes no apology for the recording quality…………..after all, it’s part of Tony’s country music history).  Why not COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION now!   You’ll probably enjoy it.  19 songs;  55min 38 secs.
1 Remember You’re Mine;  2 Guernsey I’ll Keep Coming Back To You;  3 Sarnia Cherie;  4 There’s a Reason;  5 I’m Not Worthy;  6 Don’t Play Your Cheating Heart;  7 Hasta Luego;  8 Remembering;  9 Tomorrow Came;  10 Don’t We All Have The Right To Be Wrong;  11 Cross the Brazos at Waco; 12 Worried Man Blues;  13 Home on the Range;  Ballad of Jessie James;  15 All I Have To Do Is Dream;  16 Walk Right Back;  17 The Floralia Gardens at Oosterhout;  18 Holland I’ll Keep Coming Back To You;  19 Rock Island Line

 

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First released in 2007
3. MAN IN THE SKY
  jpg_CD_Man_in_the_Sky_jpeg 12 songs of Belief, Faith and Thanks.

As requested by many of his fans, this CD includes all of Tony’s previously recorded Gospel flavoured songs (plus one new one), all on one album.

1.  Man in the Sky

2.  Place in the Choir

3.  The Old Rugged Cross

4.  No Such Place as Heaven

5.  One Day at a Time

6.  The Three Bells  (Jimmy Brown Song)

7.  Ballad of the Grand Ole Opry

8.  Sing a Song

9.  Why Me Lord?

10. Call of the Wild            11. Throw Down a Line
12. How Great Thou Art
             


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Released in 2004

       4.SNOW COVERED

JPG_Snow_Covered_CD_inlay_front_picture1.      Mama Tried
2.      Rose of my Heart
3.      My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
4.      My Own Peculiar Way
5.      It’s Not Love But It’s Not Bad
6.      Long Gone Daddy Blues
7.      Crying Time
8.      A Woman Captured Me
9.      I Don’t Wanna Cry
10.   Once A Day
11.   Seashores Of Old Mexico
12.   Waiting For A Train        13.   Singing the Blues  
14.   I’ve Got A Funny Feelin’


Tony sings cover versions of some more of his favourite songs.  Steve Isherwood, who spent ten years on the road with Tony on many of his duo, trio and band bookings, provides much of the instrumental backing, playing acoustic guitar, lead guitar, slide guitar, bass and percussion.  John Davis came into the studio to play pedal steel guitar, and Tony’s daughter, Sandy, (along with Geoff Ashford on track 7), provides the vocal harmonies.

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                               Released in 2001

 5.THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT


small_jpg_CD_Front_Millennium_project1.      I never Really Knew You ‘Til You Said Goodbye
2.      California Blues
3.      Top Of The List
4.      The Way Love is
5.      I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
6.      You’re The Reason
7.      Help me Make It Through the Night
8.      You Gotta Be The Best
9.      Tall Tall Trees
10.   Brass Buttons
11.   I Won’t Say I Love You ‘Til I Do
12.   Where’m I Gonna Live

    13. Hey Good Looking

    14. Mississippi Fireball.

 

Tony’s usual winning formula, mixing a few country standards, original British written songs and cover versions of lesser known material.  Recorded at his Cupboard Recording Studio in Hyde park (Leeds not London), Steve Isherwood again provides the musical backing on guitars, bass and percussion, with studio guest musician Andy Diggle (keyboard), Maurice Hipkiss (dobro), Graham Metcalf (pedal steel guitar), Geoff Ashford (harmony vocals) and Tony’s nephew Mark Goodacre (harmonica).

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                                                 Released 1996

    6. 40th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM

 

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          1  Goodnight Kisses
2     Don’t Close Your Eyes

3        Cottage in the Country

4     Waltz With Me

5         Lights on the Hill

6         Wedding Bells

7         Leave a light

8         Lights Across The Valley

9       9  Loving You

10   10 Lyin’ Eyes

       11 Rags to Riches
12    You Don’t Miss the Water     13 I Don’t Hurt Anymore

        14 How Sweet Love Can Be        15 Baby Blue  
        16 Crazy.                          17 I Couldn’t leave You If I Tried.

        18 Green Green Grass of Home.  19  Sweet Anna 
       
20  Silver Wings.                 21 For The Boys
                  

To mark Tony’s 40th Anniversary of singing country music, Tony wanted to release a really special album. And he certainly did with this one.  21 days spent in the studio; a playing time of over 73 minutes; a range of styles, from acoustic bluegrass style and Cajun to traditional country from the 50’s to the 90’s; 10 original British Written songs, and musical backing from no less than 12 different top musicians, too numerous to mention here.  If you like fiddle and steel guitar with your country music, listen out for Maurice Hipkiss on both pedal and lap steel guitars and dobro, and top Dutch fiddle player Joost van Es.

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Maurice Hipkiss on both pedal and lap steel guitars and dobro, and top Dutch fiddle player Joost van Es.

Released 1992
7. LIVIN’ ON LOVIN’


small_jpg_Livin_on_Lovin_CD_front1. Livin' on Lovin'            
2. No Such Place As Heaven
3. Face in the Crowd
4. When We First Fell in Love
5. The Three Bells (Jimmy Brown Song)
6. With This Ring
7. Raise the Flag
8. Love is Just Like Fishing
9. The Best We're Gonna Get
10 Song of the River
11. The South Will Rise Again
12. Edinburgh Song       13. Life Turned her That Way
14. Bird on the Wing    15. How Many Lovers? (duet with Jeannie Dee)
16. Ballad of a Young Woman   17. My Music City Friends
18.A Part of Me           19. Something Special
20. I Need You                21. Love's A Losing Game
22. Mr Country Music

Tracks 1 – 12, all new 1992 recordings.  Tracks 13 –22 previously released on LP records which had been deleted at the time.  (since re-released as part of the 12 CD Box Set).  More superb musical backing, with special mention for the harmony vocals of Patty Vetta and Geoff Ashford and Maurice Hipkiss on pedal steel guitar, dobro and fiddle.  67 minutes playing time.


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SYLVANTONE

     It was in 1980 that, along with his wife Sylvia, Tony set up Sylvantone as a separate company to operate under three different banners.  Sylvantone Promotions was for promoting the concerts he had already been putting on in Harrogate and Ilkley, and also to promote his forthcoming 25th Anniversary Show at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, in 1981.  Sylvantone Records was a label on which to release his own as well as other artistes recordings, and it was songwriter Stewart Ross, who’s song ‘You’ve made My Life Complete’ had done so well for him, who suggested that he set up Sylvantone Music as a music publishing company to help promote this and the many other original songs he had been recording over the years.  

     How things quickly changed, especially in 1984.   This was the year that, following her tour with Tony and the ‘Sensational Session Band’, Jeannie Dee asked Sylvia and Tony to manage her on a full time basis, as did Stu Page, just three months later.  It was also the time when he was introduced by his record producer Bill Clarke to the prolific songwriting talents of Geoff Ashford, someone who had already enjoyed songwriting contracts with major London based companies like ATV Music, Shapiro Bernstein and CBS’s April Music, as well as recording contracts with CBS, Decca and Warner Brothers.

1985 saw the release on LP and cassette of ‘The Sylvantone Showcase’ 14 original British written songs performed by Sylvantone artistes and written by British writers.  The album was chosen by Gerry Ford from B.B.C. Radio Scotland as his 1985 British Album of the year, and following the success of Geoff Ashford, Stu Page and Jeannie Dee, all within the first 12 months of concentrating his efforts on their careers rather than his own, B.B.C. Television in Leeds rang Tony to make a short documentary about Sylvantone and their success.  In 2005, to mark the 25th Anniversary of Sylvantone, Tony released a set of three CDs, under the name of 'Sylvantone Souvenirs, Volume 1,2 & 3.
                

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     8. SYLVANTONE    SOUVENIRS VOLUME 1 JEANNIE DEE
      (Tracks 5 & 16 duets with Tony Goodacre)

jpg_small_cropped_Jeannie_Dee_PhotoIn 1984, Tony invited Jeannie and her husband Duncan to tour Britain with him as part of his 9 piece ‘Sensational Session Band’, singing backup vocals as well as featuring them in their own part of the show.  Although already well known in their native West Yorkshire, this was their first nationwide tour.   The response was amazing……’The best female country singer in Britain’ was the opinion of many, a view shared by the those who voted her among the top 3 country singers in Britain for 3 consecutive years.  Within three months of completing the tour, she asked Tony and Sylvia to sign her under full time management.  The first task was to release her first album ‘Introducing Jeannie, and all 12 of the songs on this album,  with musical backing by members of Tony’s Session band including Derek Thurlby, Gerry Hale and Bill Clarke, are included on this release. 

1.  Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad        2. Crazy
3. You and Me (duet with Duncan)         4. Blue Eyese Crying in the Rain
5. How Many Lovers?                       6. Crazy Arms
7. Fight and Scratch                       8. Falling Apart at the Seams
9. What I've Got In Mind                 10.One of a Kind (Duncan)
11.Stand by your Man                      12.Peaceful Easy Feeling (Duncan)
13.There's A Reason                       
14.Me Or The Bottle                  15.I Fall To Pieces                         16. We Belong Together                17.Standing Tall

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9. SYLVANTONE
     SOUVENIRS VOLUME 2
               STU PAGE

       

small_jpg_Stu_Page_CD_Front1.  Rambling Fever
2.  Heroes Songs
3.  Don't Get Above Your Raising
4.  Night Life
5.  Black Mountain Rag
6.  Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
7.  One More Broken Heart
8.  Stay Here and Drink
9.  Eyes of a Child
10. Alive and Kicking
11. Honeysuckle Dreaming
12.  Walk Right Back           13. Listen to the Radio                 
14.  Evangelina                  15. Lying in the Arms of Mary               
16.  Rambling Man              17. Diane.                                     
18. Today I Started Loving You Again.   
19. Through the Morning, Through the Night.                                 
20. Nathan's Reel              21. Radio Nights  
22. Texas Music                23. Your  Leaving Song        24.Country Picker              25. Golden


This album includes all 25 of the songs recorded by one of Britain’s finest singer/songwriters and guitarists between 1985 and 1988 on a single album.  Stu asked Sylvia and Tony to manage him shortly after forming his band Remuda following his return to the U.K., after having played throughout 20 states in the U.S.A.   Like Jeannie, within 1 year he was nominated among the top three country bands in all the award polls in the UK.


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         10.SYLVANTONE
   SOUVENIRS  VOLUME 3. 
     VARIOUS ARTISTES
 

small_jpgSylvantone_Showcase_Vol_3_CD_Front1. Don't Play Your Cheating Heart
2. Guernsey I'll Keep Coming Back To You
3. When We First Fell In Love
4. Rags to Riches
5. Me Or The Bottle
6. The Best years of my Life
7. Radio Nights
8. Livin' on Lovin'
9. You've Made My Life Complete
10.The Best We're Gonna Get
11.How Sweet Love Can Be
12.Top of the List              13.A Little Piece of Heaven
14.Bird on the Wing            15.Song of the River                        16.Out and Free                17.Face in the Crowd                   18.What's Right Tonight       19.Ballad of a Young Woman               20.She's in Love With Me      21.Three Wishes                            22.You Do Love Me Don't Ya?  23.Floralia Gardens at Oosterhout.     24.Holland I'll Keep Coming Back to You    
25.Mr Country Music
  
Tracks 1,2,9,14,16,19,22,25 Tony Goodacre;  Tracks 4,10,12,13,18,20,21 Geoff Ashford;  Tracks 3,15   Brian Letton;  Track 5 Jeannie Dee Trio;  Track 6 Manson Grant & The Dynamos;  Track 7 Stu Page & Remuda;  Tracks 8,17 Ivy Somerfield;  Track 11 Siobham Stott;  Tracks 23,24 Tony Goodacre & Sarah Jory.

 All songs published by Tony and Sylvia's own publishing company Sylvantone Music.

              The following song information written by Tony Goodacre in 2004

 1.Don’t Play Your Cheating Heart.  My recording of a new, previously unreleased track.  Songwriter Geoff Ashford provides all the musical backing and sings the harmonies.   A superb song retaining the finest values of traditional country music lyrics and melody.   Sure to be another favourite with the fans.

 2. Guernsey I’ll Keep Coming Back To You.  Between 1980 and 1984, I made many appearances in the Channel Island of Guernsey, and was asked to record a new version of the Guernsey ‘National Anthem’ ‘Sarnia Cherie’, as a waltz in strict dance tempo for sequence ballroom dancing.   Released as a single, I wrote this song for the ‘B’ side, again keeping to a strict quick step sequence dance tempo.  It paid off, as a year later I received a phone call from the organiser of a dance festival, saying that the British sequence ballroom dance champions had developed a special dance to my recording called ‘The Guernsey Glide’, and could he buy as many copies as I had left, to sell at the festival.   They all sold!!!

 3. When We First Fell In Love.  The original 1990 No.1 Australian hit version of Brian Letton’s own composition, recorded at the famous Lindsay Butler Studios near Tamworth in Australia, and released on Brian’s Album ‘The Man From W.A. (LBS001).

 4. Rags To Riches.  When Geoff Ashford first sent me a batch of songs to consider for publishing, I picked this one out to enter in the prestigious 1985 ‘International Isle of Wight Song Contest’.   My faith in the song paid off, as, from over 1,000 entries, a panel of music industry judges voted it ‘Best Country Song’.   As a result, we released a single, taken from the original  1985 ‘Sylvantone Showcase’ album.

 5. Me Or The Bottle.  Another Geoff Ashford composition, sung by our first Sylvantone Promotions managed act Jeannie Dee, and originally  released on ‘The Sylvantone Showcase’ in 1985.

 6. The Best Year Of My Life.  Songwriter Robert MacMillan lives in Arisaig, near Mallaig in the North West of Scotland.   Manson Grant is based even further north near Wick.  I first met Manson when he was keyboard player with The Dynamos, a showband based in the far North of Scotland and I was booked to appear with them when I was touring Scotland in 1977.   In recent years they have worked mainly as a trio.  Manson Grant & The Dynamos (Manson, Robert Cameron & David Shearer) went to Nashville to record their excellent album ‘Golden Memories’ from which this track is taken.   You can find out more about them from their websiteor e-mail robertcameron29@hotmail.com

  7. Radio Nights.  A Stu Page song which I entered in the 1985 Isle of Wight Song Contest, and this one also reached the final 10 from over 1000 entries.  This song, originally released on the Sylvantone Showcase album, is one of the 25 tracks recorded by Stu Page & Remuda for Sylvantone between 1985 and 1987 which can be found on Volume 2 of this series.

 8. Livin’ on Lovin’.  Known as Australia’s ‘First Lady Of Country Music’, Ivy Somerfield & I first met when we were both booked to appear at the 1990 Parkes Country Music Jamboree in 1990.  Later on that same Australia tour, I did several shows as Ivy’s special guest around Sydney and New South Wales, and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Ivy and her husband at their lovely home in Winmalee in the Blue Mountains.  Sadly, both of them died within a year of each other shortly after we got back to the U.K., so our plans for Ivy’s British tour for Sylvantone never materialised.   A sad loss for Australian country music.

 9. You’ve Made My Life Complete.   It was Inverness based songwriter Stewart Ross’s idea that I should create Sylvantone Music as a music publishing company.  This followed the tremendous airplay success of this song, the title track of my 1979 album.  I even got shops in Carlisle phoning me to order copies of the album after it was voted by listeners to the Sunday request show on B.B.C. Radio Carlisle (Radio Cumbria as it is now called) as the most requested song on the programme for two consecutive years, an achievement repeated on Tex Milne’s Country by Request show on B.B.C. Radio Humberside.

10. The Best We’re Gonna Get.  Geoff Ashford’s original demo version of a song I recorded on my Livin’ on Lovin’ album in 1992. and also recorded by Chuck Layburn.

11. How Sweet Love Can Be.  Another original demo recording.  For this one, Geoff took a young singer, Siobhan Stott, still a teenager at the time, into Bill Clarke’s studio to record a female version of his song.  I later recoded the male version on my 40th Anniversary Album in 1996.

12. Top Of The List.  Still one of my favourite Geoff Ashford songs, this was a newly written song when Steve Isherwood and I recorded it on our ‘Millennium Project’ album in 2001.  This is Geoff’s original demo version to which we added Derek Thurlby’s pedal steel guitar.  As country as it comes!!!!

13. A Little Piece Of Heaven.  Aimed firmly at the Irish audience, this Geoff Ashford demo recording hopes to find favour with Irish artistes looking for original songs to record or perform.

14. Bird On The Wing.  It was in 1970 when working with my band Goodacre Country at the Leicester Country Music Club, we were asked to provide the backing for a young singer/songwriter from Peterborough called Terry McKenna.   One of the songs he sang was his own composition ‘The Key’.   The following year saw the first year of the Wrangler Song Contest, sponsored by Wrangler Jeans as part of the Wembley Country Music Festival held every Easter.  Terry entered and won it with this song.  In 1974, when I was looking for original songs to record for my album ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’ Terry was one of the first songwriters I contacted.   Since then, I have recorded several of his songs.  ‘Bird on the Wing’, one of my favourites, was first released on my 1978 album ‘Mr. Country Music’.

15. Song Of The River.  Another original version of a song written by the songwriter, ‘The Man From Western Australia’, Brian Letton,

16. Out And Free.  With his band ‘Country Craze’, Dez Craze was way ahead of his time, singing many of his own compositions at country music clubs in the late 1960’s.  I first worked with Dez in 1969, and this song written around that period when Johnny Cash was enjoying success with several of his prison songs, was written with Johnny Cash very much in mind.  Sadly, Dez never got the great J.C. to record it, so I did it in 1974 for my ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’ album.

17. Face In The Crowd.  Another of the best loved songs written by Australian singer Ivy Somerfield.

18. What’s Right Tonight.  Again Geoff Ashford does the arrangement and provides all the backing for another of his newer songs.

19. Ballad Of A Young Woman.  Recorded for my 1977 album ‘Written in Britain’, I remember the sessions well, as we had no less than eleven musicians crammed into Bill Clarke’s studio at the same time.  (no overdubs in 1977).  However to give these poignant Terry McKenna lyrics added emphasis, we gave most of the musicians a coffee break, and just kept Terry himself on acoustic guitar, Pete Sayers on dobro, Gerry Hale on fiddle and Gordon Huntley on pedal steel guitar to record the backing, whilst I sang it ‘live’.   I also remember singing this song solo, live on B.B.C. Radio London one morning when ‘London Country’ presenter Bob Powel left me with a live microphone for 15 minutes to sing and present my own songs.  Things like this just don’t happen these days, more’s the pity.

20. She’s In Love With Me.   Another fairly new song from Geoff Ashford.  Geoff proves once again that if you’re going to do a demo and send it to an artiste or publisher, make sure it’s a good one.  It’s a lesson I learned when, on my 1977 visit to Nashville, I was invited to attend a recording session at Bradley’s Barn.  The session had been booked by Coalminer Music, Loretta Lynn’s publishing company, and the writers singing the demos were L.E.White & Lola Jean Dillon.  Obviously, they hoped that the song would be recorded by Loretta and her recording partner Conway Twitty.  However, when the recording company heard the finished track as it was, they released it as a single, and it became a country top ten hit for L.E. White & Lola Jean Dillon themselves.

21. Three Wishes.  Originally recorded in 1985 as one of the two ‘B’ side tracks for Geoff Ashford’s award winninG single ‘Rags to Riches’

22. You Do Love Me Don’t Ya?   I always like to include a ‘fun’ song, and this one, written by Terry McKenna,  originally came from my 1977 album ‘Written in Britain’.

23. Floralia Gardens at Oosterhout.  I wrote the lyrics and Geoff Ashford wrote the music, after being asked to write a theme song by the organisers of one of Europe’s biggest country music events, The Floralia Festival in Holland.  I was first invited to sing there in 1982, the second year of the festival, and this was the beginning of 13 consecutive appearances for me, to be followed by one in 1997, and an invitation to appear again for their 25th anniversary event in 2005.  Geoff and I wrote the song in time for my appearance there in 1985.  It was at this time that we were looking after the career of a young teenage steel guitarist, later to become a star in her own right, Sarah Jory, and who was working with me as part of the Tony Goodacre Trio right up until 1988.  So, I invited Sarah to join me in Bill Clarke’s studio to record the single of this song, playing steel guitar and singing harmonies.

24. Holland I’ll Keep Coming Back To You.  As with track two on this album I needed a ‘B’ side for a single,.…but quickly.  Why not change a few words, keep the same melody, and record some new backing at Bill’s studio?  So, this track was recorded at the same time as the Floralia Gardens at Oosterhout song.   Whatever next?  ‘Milton Keynes I’ll Keep Coming Back to You’.  Endless potential!!!!

25. Mr. Country Music.  After hearing me described as Britain’s ‘Mr Country Music’ by country music radio station presenters (including B.B.C.Radio 2), songwriter Terry McKenna wrote this song especially for me.   It became the title track of my 1978 album recorded in Nashville.

All 25 of these songs are published by Sylvantone Music.  Several of them have been re-released in more recent years, but if you want to be sure of an album of all original songs, this is the one for you.   There is also an album of no less than 23 songs, all written by Geoff Ashford, and sung by Tony. 

 

 

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   11.TONY GOODACRE SINGS
          THE SONGS OF
         GEOFF ASHFORD


DVD_front_TG_sings_GA1. My Name Is Billy
2. Lucky Guy
3. Top of the List
4. Cotton Candy World
5. Five Minutes to Midnight
6. Big Muddy
7. The Best
8. Old Enough to Know
9. Sing an irish Song
10.I Pretend That I'm Loving You
11.Don't Play Me No Love Songs
12.The Artist                   13.A Woman's Touch
14.How Many Lovers?           15.No Such Place as Heaven             16.Throw Down A Line          17.Down In Waikiki                        18.Rags to Riches               19.The Edinburgh Song                     20.Love Is Just Like Fishing    21.Leave A Light                            22.How Sweet Love Can Be     23.Goodnight Kisses

           Tracks 1 - 10 are all new songs, recorded by Tony in 2001.
       Tracks 11 - 23 were all released on previous Tony Goodacre albums


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                                 Released in 2006

      12. 50th ANNIVERSARY 
          12 CD BOX SET



Box_Set_FrontTo mark his 50th Anniversary of singing country music, Tony released a 12 CD box set, re-mastered from 12 of his LP albums recorded between 1974 and 1989.  He was the first British country artiste ever to have an album of this kind released, which comes complete with an 88 page souvenir book, featuring nearly 200 photographs.  A real ‘must-buy’ for any Tony Goodacre Fan.


 FULL TRACK LISTING FOR EACH OF THE 12 DIFFERENT CDs DETAILED BELOW.

Disc 1. ROAMING ‘ROUND IN NASHVILLE.   (CDSTON 1974)
  
Small_jpg_L.P._sleeve_4019Tony’s first album, with 14 of his favourite songs. Originally released on L.P., cassette tape and 8 track cartridge,  Outlet SBOL4019 on 5.12.74.    

14 tracks:  1 Canadian Pacific, 2  Peach Picking Time in Georgia,  3  Welcome to my World, 4  Country Hall of Fame,  5 Abilene,  6 Golden Rocket,   7 There Goes my Everything,  8 I Wonder where you are Tonight,  9 Jody and the Kid,  10  Satin Sheets,   11 The Year Clayton Delaney Died,  12 Why Should I be so Lonely,  13 Don’t it Make you Wanna go Home, 14 Your Cheating Heart.

Musicians: Tony Goodacre, vocals and rhythm guitar:  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:  Cliff Ledger, guitar and harmony vocals:  Shay Brogan, bass and harmony vocals: Merle Dempsey, electric and acoustic lead guitars:  Glyn du Monte, drums.

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small_jpgGrandma%27s_Feather_BedOriginally released on L.P., cassette tape and 8 track cartridge,  Outlet SBOL4021 on 26.9.75.  14 tracks, includiong 8 original British written songs:  1 Grandma’s Feather Bed, 2 Idaho, 3 Out and Free,  4 The Streets of London,  5 When A Woman leaves Home  6The Morning Past The Night Before, 7 Jimmie The Kid, 8 Ballad Of The Grand Ole Opry,  9 That’s You And Me,   10  Kelly’s Wife,   11 Old Shep,   12  All That Glitters,   13  The Key,  14  Nashville Rain.

Musicians:  tracks 1,4,10,13.  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Pete Sayers, guitar and dobro:  Gerry Hale, fiddle:  Allan Smith, double bass:  Nick Barraclough, banjo, guitar  harmony vocals:  Ann Barraclough, mandolin, harmony vocals.  Recorded and produced by Ian Grant at the Grand Ole Opry Studio, London.  Tracks 2,5,12.  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Bill Clarke, guitar, bass guitar:  Sammy King, guitar, keyboard, percussion, harmony vocals.   Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studios, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.   Tracks3,6,7,8,9,11 Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Cliff  Ledger, guitar;  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:   Jim Cumberbatch, pedal steel guitar:  Kel Dennis, drums. Merle Dempsey, lead guitar:  Shay Brogan, bass guitar:  Recorded and produced by Keith Murray and Cliff Ledger at New Marske Studio, North Yorkshire.  Playing time 39 min 02 sec.

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     Disc 3.  THANKS TO THE HANKS.    (CDSTON 1976)   

small_jpg_Thanks_to_the_Hanks_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P., cassette tape and 8 track cartridge, Outlet SBOL4024 on 4.7.76.  17 tracks.  A tribute to Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson & Hank Locklin:  1 Thanks to the Hanks, 2 and Thanks to George Hamilton IV,  3 Wild Side of Life,  4 From Here to there to You,  5 Pan American,  6 Rockin’ Rollin’ Ocean,  7 My Front Door is Open,  8 A Fool such as I,  9 We’re Gonna go Fishing,  10 Blackboard of my Heart, 11 Teardrop on a Rose, 12 The Last Ride,  13 Send me the Pillow you Dream on,  14 Standing on the Outside,  15 This Song is just for You, 16 I Don’t Hurt Anymore,  17 The Blues Come Around.

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Don Ange, keyboard:  Bill Clarke, lead guitar, piano, harmonica, harmony vocals:  Sammy King, bass guitar, harmony vocals:  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:  Colin Marchant, drums:  Pete Sayers, 6 & 12 string guitars, dobro.  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 42 min 52 sec.

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      Disc 4.  WRITTEN IN BRITAIN.  (CDSTON 1977)   

small_jpg_Written_in_Britain_LP_FrontOriginally relesed on L.P. and cassette tape, Outlet SBOL4027 on 13.10.77.  14 tracks, 5 standards and 9 originals .  1 Written in Britain,  2 Let Me Be There,  3 Call of the Wild,  4. The Last Farewell,  5 Let’s Live the Good Life Again,  6 Turn me Round,  7 Mississippi Fireball,  8 Ten Guitars,  9 Ballad of a Young Woman,   10 A World of our Own,  11 Close to my Heart,   12. Come Back to Me,  13 Yesterday,  14 You do Love me, Don’t Ya?

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Pete Sayers, acoustic guitar, dobro, harmony vocals:  Billy Ayling, acoustic guitar:  Terry McKenna,  acoustic guitar:  Stewart Barnes, lead guitar:  Bill Clarke, lead guitar, dobro, bass, harmony vocals:   Steve Hughes, bass:  Rick Woodrow, bass:  Alan Holmes, drums:  Gordon Huntley, pedal steel guitar:  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:  Don Sykes, piano:  Gerry Hale, fiddle, harmony vocals:   Nick Barraclough, banjo, harmony vocals:   Ian Anderson, mandolin:   William P. Carter, banjo:  Sammy King,  Harmony Vocals:  Ann Barraclough, harmony vocals.  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 38 min 13 sec

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       Disc 5.  MR. COUNTRY MUSIC.  (CDSTON 1978).  

small_jpg_Mr_Country_Music_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Outlet SBOL 4029 on 13.11.78.  12 tracks, 6 recorded in Nashville: 
1 My Music City Friends, 2  Do You Know you are my Sunshine?   3 The Old Rugged Cross, 4 Susan Flowers, 5 My Elusive Dreams, 6 Mr Country Music,  7 Bird on the Wing,   8 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,   9 Merry go Round of Love,   10  China Doll, 11 My Little Son, 12 Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea.
 

Musicians:   Tracks 1 to 6:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Sonny Garrish, pedal steel guitar, dobro:  Gregg Galbraith, lead guitar:  Jack Ross, bass:  Jerry Kroon, drums:  Mike Davis, acoustic guitar, harmonica:  Curtis Young, Sudie Baker, Rita Figlio, backing vocals.  Recorded and produced by Bernie Vaughn at Doc’s Place Recording Studio, 394 West Main Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee.      Tracks 7 to 12:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:  Tony Cervi, piano:  Sammy King, harmony vocals:  Bill Clarke, acoustic and lead guitars, bass, drums, dobro, keyboards (but not all at the same time).   Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 32 min 44 sec.

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Disc 6.  YOU’VE MADE MY LIFE COMPLETE.  (CDSTON 1979).  

small_jpg_Life_Complete_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Outlet SBOL 4034 on 2.10.79.  12 tracks. All original songs sent to Tony by British, American and Canadian songwriters.  1 You’ve Made my Life Complete,  2 Burn Atlanta Down, 3 The Railway Bridge at Crewe,  4 I Love You in an Old Fashioned Way   5 High on your Love,  6 Bingo Bill,   7 Country Music is my Life,   8 It’s Not the End of the World After All,   9 A Loaf of Bread (a jug of wine),  10 The Only Way to say Goodbye,   11 International Ambassador of Country Music,  12 Show Me a Sign.

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Derek Thurlby, pedal steel guitar, lead guitar:  Don Ange, keyboard:  Dick Schuyler, bass:  Bill Clarke, Guitars, percussion, and on tracks 2,5 and 12, everything except some of the vocal harmony.  Ann & Nick Barraclough, harmony vocals.  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 37 min 33 sec.

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   Disc 7.  RECORDED LIVE IN ILKLEY.  (CDSTON 1980).  

small_jpg_Live_in_Ilkley_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Sylvantone STON 8003 on 1.10.80.   17 tracks.  All songs requested by members of the Tony Goodacre Fan Club.   1 Country Music in my Soul,   2 Red River Valley,   3 The Mermaid,   4 Back Home Again,   5 the Great El Tigre,   6 Triad (instrumental by Arthur Layfield),   7 I Love You Because,   8 One Day at a Time,   9 Railroad Bum,  10 The Lord Made a Hobo out of Me,  11 Slowly,   12 What’s Wrong with the Way that we’re Doing it Now,   13 Forty shades of Green,   14 The Letter Edged in Black,  15 Travelling Blues,   16 Tennessee Border,   17 Rose of San Antone (instrumental).

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals, rhythm guitar:  Arthur Layfield, Hawaiian steel guitar:  Pete Sayers, acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo:  Colin Marchant, drums:  Bill Clarke, bass, harmony vocals.  Added lead guitar in the studio before mixing.   Recorded live at the Hollygarth Social Club, Leeds Road, Ilkley and later mixed and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike.  Playing time 52 min 32 sec.

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    Disc 8.  25TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM.  (CDSTON 1981).  

small_jpg_25th_Anniversary_LP_frontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Sylvantone STON 8108 on 6.12.81.  14 tracks.  1 Every Day Love,   2 Love Me Tender,   3 Blue Hawaii,   4 Californian Cottonfields,    5 Through the Eyes of Love,   6 I’d Love to Lay you Down,   7 Why Me, Lord?   8 Another Long Day,  9 Desert Blues,   10 Mr Ting-a-Ling,   11 Pick Me Up on Your Way Down, 12 Wait a Moment, Wendy,   13 Honey Girl,   14 Skiffle Medley; Worried Man Blues, Midnight Special, Cottonfields, Freight Train, Wabash Cannonball, Putting on the Style, Rock Island Line.

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Derek Thurlby, pedal steel guitar, lead guitar:   Don Sykes,keyboard:  Jamie O’Dwyer, fiddle:  Arthur Layfield, trombone on track 9,   Nick Barraclough, banjo, harmony vocals:  Ann Baker, harmony vocals:  Bill Clarke, guitars, drums, bass, dobro, washboard on track 14.  All musical backing on tracks 8 and 13 recorded at Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith’s studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, and featuring, among others, Arthur Smith, Dick Schuyler, Don Ange and Maggie Griffin. Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.   Playing time 37 min 45 sec.

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          Disc 9.  RED ROSES.  (CDSTON 1983).  

small_jpg_Red_Roses_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Sylvantone STON 8301 on 23.6.83.  13 tracks.  1 Red Roses for a Blue Lady,   2 Walking the Floor over You,   3 Funny Face,   4 Sail Away,   5 There’ll Never be Anyone Else but You,   6 Country Boy,   7 Lucy Ain’t Your Loser Looking Good?   8 Before I Met You, 9 Annie’s Song,   10 Saginaw Michigan,   11 If Heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie.  12 Roses in the Winter, 13 Old Flames.

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Bill Clarke, rhythm and lead guitar, bass:  Derek Thurlby, pedal steel guitar, lead guitar:  Gerry Hale, fiddle, harmony vocals  Don Sykes, keyboard:  Paul Fenton, drums:  Keith Appleton, keyboards, strings etc;  Ann Baker, harmony vocals:  Sandy Goodacre and Andrea Birkbeck, added vocals on track 3.  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 36 min 25 sec.

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        Disc 10. THE TONY GOODACRE COLLECTION. 
                          (CDSTON 1986).
  

small_jpg_Tony_Goodacre_Collection_LP_FrontOriginally released on L.P. and cassette tape, Sylvantone STON 8607 on 28.11.1986.  15 tracks.  1 Nashville Marathon,   2 It’s Almost Tomorrow,   3 A Girl I Used to Know,   4 Working my way Through a Heartache,   5 Have I Told you Lately that I love You,   6 Down in Waikiki,   7 I Wonder who’s Kissing her Now,   8 Man in the Sky,  9 A Woman’s Touch,   10 No Tomorrow for Yesterday’s Dreams,   11  Place in the Choir,   12 Mocking Bird Hill,   13 You’ve Made My Life Complete,   14 Country Music is my Life,   15 Ain’t Got Nothing to Wear (sung by the ‘Major and the Moaner’)……well really it’s Jeannie Dee and Tony ‘hamming’ it up, but they didn’t want to use their own names.   You’ll know why after hearing the track!!!!

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Sarah Jory, pedal steel guitar, harmony vocals:  Stu Page, acoustic classic guitar:  Geoff Ashford (harmony vocals),  Sue and Tony Curtis (Spill the Beans), harmony vocals:  Bill Clarke, lead and rhythm guitars, bass, percussion and all keyboards.   For the following re-released tracks, musician credits can be found listed under details of the original recordings. Tracks 2 and 7 originally recorded and released on the ‘Red Roses’ 45 rpm E.P. for sequence ballroom dancing in 1983.  For musician and production credits, see Disc 9 above.  Track 10 originally recorded and released on 1984 on the ‘Sylvantone Songbook Volume 1’ cassette only recording. Musician include Derek Thurlby and Bill Clarke.   Tracks 13 and 14 originally recorded in 1979 on ‘You’ve Made My Life Complete’, (see Box Set disc no.6).  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 44 min 48 sec.

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small_jpg_Country_Favourites_L.P.FrontOriginally released on cassette tape only, Sylvantone CSTON 8806 on 1.7.88.   12 tracks.  1 Good Hearted Woman, 2 Always on my Mind, 3 The Gambler,  4 Does Fort Worth ever Cross your Mind,  5 Daydreams about Night Things, 6 Rockytop,   7 How Geat thou Art,  8 Paper Rosie,  9 Let’s Chase Each Other Round the Room,  10 Making Believe,  11 I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry,   12 Jambalaya.

Musicians:  Backing musicians unknown, but believed to be Nashville based.  (A big favourite with the fans, but read Tony’s  C.D. liner notes explaining why it is his own least favourite album).  Added harmony vocal by Geoff Ashford.    Produced from pre-mixed backings by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmondwike West Yorkshire.  Playing time 36 min 35 sec.

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small_jpg_Something_Special_Lp_FrontOriginally released on cassette tape only, Sylvantone  CSTON 8904 on 5.6.89.  12 tracks.  1 You are my Sunshine,   2 Life Turned her that Way, 3 Did you Think I was Lying? 4 Tumbling Tumbleweeds, 5 Something Special, 6 Love’s A Losing Game, 7 I Need You, 8 Just a Little Lie, 9 Little Brother,  10 Why Did I have to Fall in Love?  11 Tennessee Waltz,  12 Redback on the Toilet Seat.

Musicians:  Tony Goodacre, vocals:  Sarah Jory, pedal steel guitar, harmony vocals:  Geoff Ashford, harmony vocals:  Bill Clarke, harmony vocals, plus all other musical backing.  Recorded and produced by Bill Clarke at Box Studio, Heckmonwike, West Yorkshire.  Playing time 36 min 13 sec.

                                                    
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       25.  THE COUNTRY SIDE
            OF BRITAIN

                                              
                                               (CDSTON 0810) 

CD_Front_The_Countryside_of_Britain(A compilation of 12 of the most popular and successful British written songs recorded by Tony over the years.  Released mainly as a promotional album to country music radio presenters and the country music press.   This album, as well as individual tracks are also available as digital downloads, see the 'latest news' page for details.

1. Mr Country Music
2. Top of the List
3. Man in the Sky
4. A Woman's Touch
5. Guernsey I'll Keep Coming Back to You
6. How Many Lovers?                    7. You Don't Miss the Water
8. You Gotta Be the Best               9. No Such Place as Heaven        
10. Bird on the Wing                    11. No Tomorrow for Yesterday's Dreams
12. Rags to Riches
The album comes complete with an 8 page inlay, details about each track, where and when it was recorded and the names of the main studio musicians.
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26.MORE SONGS FROM THE

       GEOFF ASHFORD    SONGBOOK
(CDSTON 0111)

 

CD_Inlay_front_Tony_Goodacre_-_More_songs_from_Geoff_Ashford_songbook1. Goodnight Kisses
2. My name is Billy

3. Waltz With Me

4. Don’t Play Me No Love Songs

5. The Best

6. Down in Waikiki

7. Cotton Candy World

8. Leave A Light

9. Sweet Anna

10. Lucky Guy

11. Love is Just Like Fishing

12. Sing an Irish Song          13. The Best We’re Gonna Get
14. Lights Across the Valley    15.Throw Down a Line

 

In November 2010, Tony uploaded a brand new compilation album ‘THE COUNTRY SIDE OF BRITAIN’ on to the  www.cdbaby.com website, making the whole album (or the 12 tracks individually) available as digital downloads. Included on that album, sung by Tony, are five Geoff Ashford compositions, ‘Top of the List’, ‘A Woman’s Touch’, ‘How Many Lovers?’, ‘No Such Place As Heaven’ and ‘Rags to Riches’.  The positive feedback about Geoff’s songs has resulted in the digital release of this new compilation album, featuring 15 more of his songs, available as downloads on cdbaby.Geoff also appeared as part of Tony’s duo, trio and band, playing bass and singing harmony.  The picture on the front inlay, taken on the balcony of the ‘Theehuis’ at the Floralia Festival in Oosterhout, Holland, one of Tony’s 16 annual appearances at this, one of Europe’s top country music festivals, attracting daily attendances of over 10,000 people.

 

GEOFF ASHFORD was always interested in music from an early age, playing cornet in the school band.  After leaving school, his first band consisted of school friends playing pubs and clubs in the Leeds area.  Next came a group called The Fairy Tales, and they travelled to Germany to work the Star Palace Circuit.Next, he joined the resident band at the Golden Palms in Blackburn called the Alan Paul Set.  They had a recording contract with Decca, and released one of Geoff’s own compositions ‘Wish a Little Love’ produced by Jack Baverstock.  The next contract was with Warner Brothers, and another of his compositions 'Charmer’ produced by Irving Martin was released as a single and became an airplay hit.  He was also signed to ATV Music as a writer under the direction of Tony Hiller, who made regular trips to Nashville pitching UK written songs.  Unknown to Geoff at the time, one of his songs ‘Sweet Old Fashioned Love’ became a No. 1 Country hit for the Kendalls in America.  It was many years later when Geoff received a royalty cheque for a UK release of the song on a compilation album called ’20 No 1 Nashville Hits that he discovered that the Kendalls had changed one word in the title to ‘Sweet Desire Old Fashioned Love’ which meant that Geoff had not got any credit or royalties for the American release. 
Apart from adding this one word, it was otherwise exactly the same song, and even Geoff’s own guitar lick had been copied on the Kendall’s version.  By the time Tony Hiller investigated the matter, the American publishing company involved no longer existed, so Geoff had to wait a bit longer for recognition as a top country music songwriter.  Another of Geoff’s songs, ‘Buddy Sang Peggy Sue’, released on Warner Brother label and produced by Irving Martin was also a big success.  Irving kept in touch with Geoff over the years, and the theme music he wrote for a children’s TV cartoon programme ‘The Legend of White Fang’ became a huge royalty earner for Geoff, thanks to daily showings on both German and Canadian television.
It was Tony’s record producer Bill Clarke who introduced Geoff’s songwriting talents to Tony in 1984.   From the first batch of songs he received, Tony selected the song ‘Rags to Riches’ to enter into the
prestigious ‘Isle of Wight International Song Writing Contest’.  From over 1,000 entries, Geoff’s song won first prize as ‘Best Country Song’, and nearly all the country songs written by Geoff since then have been published by Tony’s music publishing company Sylvantone Music.  International chart success (based on airplay and unfortunately not sales) has also been enjoyed by ‘Top of the List’ and ‘No Such Place as Heaven’.  Tony picked all three of these songs to include on his album ‘The Country side of Britain, released in December 2010.
Now enjoy 15 more of Geoff’s great compositions, highlighting Geoff’s versatility as a writer.  Many styles of country are included, with a touch of Gospel, Cajun, Easy Listening, Novelty, Irish, even Hawaiian – enjoy them all
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  27. SYLVANTONE SINGERS
       & SONGWRITERS           (       (various artistes)
                                             CDSTON 0411
                      Released in June 2011


    The CD inlay design can be found on the photos music page of the website

                             
                  song                                        singer                                  songwriter
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1.  My Music City Friends           Tony Goodacre           Tony Goodacre
2.  Honeysuckle Dreaming            Stu Page                 Stu Page       
3.  I Can Live With That            Mick Haley              Michael Percy
4.  Nashville Marathon               Tony Goodacre          Geoff Ashford
5.  Radio Nights                     Stu Page                 Stu Page
6.  Falling Apart at the Seams      Jeannie Dee             Geoff Ashford
7.  Don't Play Your Cheating Heart   Geoff Ashford        
Geoff Ashford
8.  The Railway Bridge at Crewe     Tony Goodacre         Tony Goodacre
9.  One of a Kind                    Duncan Calcutt          Duncan Calcutt
10.We Belong Together              Tony & Jeannie         Donald Grieve
11.Cheatin' Again                    Mick Haley              Michael Percy
12.Let's Live the Good Life Again   Tony Goodacre          Terry McKenna
13.Me or the Bottle                  Jeannie Dee             Geoff Ashford
14.Rags to Riches                    Geoff Ashford           Geoff Ashford
15.You Do Love me Don't Ya?       Tony Goodacre           Terry McKenna



Fifteen more songs from the publishing catalgue of Sylvia and Tony's publishing catalogue Sylvantone Music.   Recordings by Tony and some of the acts managed by Sylvantone Promotions  in the 1980's to new recordings by a newly signed singer to Sylvantone Music in 2011, Mick Haley. 
Another album, the third, available by digital download from cdbaby.com and their partner companies like iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, Zune and many more, or from this website as a physical CD.   Click on the latest news page for further details, and on the CDbaby website for full details about each individual track.

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 28.  50th ANNIVERSARY 
       BOX SET
SAMPLER
   Promotional album made available for general release 2011
                         (STONBS 2006)

 

Box_Set_Sampler_Front1.  A Woman Captured Me
2.  Peach Picking Time in Georgia
3.  Grandma's Feather Bed
4.  Pan American
5.  Written in Britain
6.  Do You Know You Are My Sunshine
7.  You've Made My Life Copmplete
8.  Another Long Day
9.  Lucy Ain't Your Loser Lookin Good
10.Working My Way Through a 
Heartache.    11. Let's Chase Each opther 'Round the Room
12. Life Turned her That Way.  13. My Music City Friends.


When the 12 CD Box Set was released in 2006, this promotional 'sampler' CD was sent to the country music media and many radio stations for airplay.  Now, five years later, only a few box sets are still available. (Order yours now if you want a unique lasting souvenir of all Tony's earlier recordings). Therefore, this seemed an appropriate time to make this album available to everyone.  The first track is a little known Hank Snow song, typical of the kind of music Tony sang in the late 1950's and originally rleased on the 'Snow Covered' CD in 2004.  There follows one song from each of Tony's studio albums recorded between 1974 and 1989 (not live), and the closing song is a song Tony wrote as a thank you to some of the great musicians who have backed him over the years. 
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 29.   C.D.BOX SET NO.2
 THE C.D.YEARS-1992 to 2012
Box_Set_2_Front_corrected_jpgTony's 2nd. 12 CD Box Set which includes the following CD's from the above list. Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 25, 26, 27, 28.
 1. Livin' on Lovin'.
 2. 40th Anniversary Album.
 3. The Millennium Project.
 4. Tony Goodacre sings the songs of

       Geoff Ashford.
 5. Snow Covered.
 6. Man in the Sky.
 7. Completing the Collection.
 8. Recorded Live Round the World.
 9. The Country Side of Britain.
10. More Songs from the Geoff Ashford Songbook.
11. Sylvantone Singers and Songwriters. (various artistes)
12. 50th Anniversary Box Set Sampler.

A total of 204 tracks on the 12 CDs.  Although a few of the more popular original songs may be duplicated on some of the compilation albums, this new box set represents superb value for money, and a 'must buy' for all Tony Goodacre fans.
Also included in the price is the 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book plus the new supplementary update, with many more photographs and news compiled since 2006.

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30.  BOX SET No.2 SAMPLER

CD_Box_Set_Sampler_No.2_Front_picture1. I've Got a Funny Feeling
2. A Woman Captured Me
3. The Old Rugged Cross
4. Guernsey I'll Keep Coming Back To You.
5. Song of the River
6. Waltz With Me
7. Lucky Guy
8. Sarnia Cherie
9. Down in Waikiki
10. I Can Live With That. (sung by Mick Haley)
11. Help Me Make It Through the Night
12. Skiffle Medley. Worried Man Blues, Midnight Special, Cottonfields, Freight Train, Wabash Cannonball, Putting on the Style, Rock island Line. (Backing by The Moat Brothers)
One song from each of the 12 albums to be found in Box Set 2
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       31.THE CHART HITS

CD_Front_The_Chart_HitsA 24 track compilation album released
in 2012. With over 70 minutes playing time, this is a value for money CD for
Tony's record buyers who may not be
country music fans.  All the songs have been big hits, based on the U.K. popular music charts from 1952, sheet music sales charts prior to 1952, or the Billboard country music charts in the U.S.A. All songs are compiled from Tony's studio albums recorded between 1974 and 2001.
1.A World of our Own: 2.It's Almost Tomorrow: 3.The Last Farewell: 4.Hey Good Looking:  5.Yesterday,  6.Remember You're Mine:  7.Green Green Grass of Home:   8.There'll Never Be Anyone Else But You:  9.Help Me Make It Through the Night:  10.Ten Guitars:  11.Old Flames:  12.Annie's Song:  13.Let Me Be There:  14.Mocking Bird Hill:  15.Always On My Mind:  16.Love Me Tender:  17.Red Roses For A Blue Lady:  18.Crazy:  19.You Are My Sunshine:  20.Blue Hawaii:  21.The Gambler:  22.Tennessee Waltz:  23.Have I Told You Lately that I Love You 24.Skiffle Medley (part of Worried Man Blues, Midnight Special, Cottonfields, Freight Train, Wabash Cannonball, Putting on the Style, Rock island Line.) 

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32. RECORDED LIVE AT THE IVY LEAF.  THE TONY GOODACRE TRIO with ARTHUR LAYFIELD and GEOFF ASHFORD

Tony_Goodacre_Trio_for_CD_frontNot available as a commercial product, but as a souvenir for fans to mark the sudden death of Arthur Layfield, aged 74 in October 2012.  Along with CD no. 33 Recorded Live at Luddigton, can be purchased at cost for a total of £5, which includes postage and packing in the UK.  For full track listing, see below.

33. RECORDED LIVE AT LUDDINGTON.

Tony_Goodacre_Trio_for_CD_front_LuddingtonEarly in 1994, Arthur bought a new D.A.T. (Digital Audio Tape) recording machine, which, though small in size compared to the old reel to reel and cassette recording machines, seemed to offer a huge increase in recording quality.  So, in order to try it out, he took it along to a show we were doing at the village hall in Luddington, Lincolnshire.  He just placed it at the back of the stage, and left it to see how it worked.  Later in the year he took it to a dance at which we were playing at the Ivy Leaf Club in Burnhope, Co. Durham.  These two CD's are the result, and whilst the quality may not be up to my usual studio standards, I still think they are very good indeed, and a wonderful souvenir of a typical show the three of us would perform at literally hundreds of similar clubs.  A few songs may be on both albums, but there are surprisingly few repeats.  Arthur and Geoff knew a wide range of my songs, so we never used set lists - just ad libbed as we went along.  And when Geoff went on guitar, believe it or not, that's me playing bass - a rare sight.

Songs included on 'Recorded Live at the Ivy Leaf'
1.Wedding Bells:  2.If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie:  3.Waiting for a Train:  4.Welcome to my World:  5.Rags to Riches (Geoff):
6.Place in the Choir: 7.Blue Tahitian Moon (Arthur instrumental):
8.Livin' on Lovin':  9.Seven Spanish Angels (Geoff);  10.The Best (Geoff):  11.Bingo Bill:  12.Good Hearted Woman:  13.Crazy:  14.Redback on the Toilet Seat:  15.Don't Close Your Eyes: 
16.Grandma's Feather Bed/Would You Mind (medley):  17.All I Have to do is Dream:  18.Blue Spanish Eyes (Arthur):  19.Let Me Be There:  20.Crying Time:  21.A Girl I Used to Know/A Woman's Touch (medley):  22.Raise the Flag:  23.The Union Mare and the Confederate Grey (Geoff):  24.The Three Bells (Jimmy Brown Song).
Songs included on 'Recorded Live at Luddington'
1.Wedding Bells:  2.I Recall A Gypsy Woman:  3.No Such Place as Heaven:  4.The Three Bells:  5.Place in the Choir:  6.Maggie (Geoff):  7.Raise the Flag:  8.China Doll:  9.Blue Tahitian Moon (Arthur):  10.I Need You:  11.Rose of San Antone (Arthur):  12.Rags to Riches (Geoff):  13.Bye Bye Love:  14.Lament of the Inseminated Cow:  15.Devil Woman:  16.Livin' on Lovin':  17.Once a Day:  18.Tennessee Waltz/There Goes My Everything (medley):
19.One Day at a Time: 20.Good Hearted Woman: 21.You're My Best Friend:  22.Achy Breaky Heart (Geoff):  23.Red River Valley:  24.Wabash Cannonball.

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I_Believe_CD_front_picture     34. I BELIEVE
Fourteen new recordings of popular
hymns and gospel songs on a new album released to help raise funds for St. Mark's Church, Marske by the Sea, Sylvia & Tony's local church
Thanks to son John, who with professional quality recording equipment and microphones at his home recording studios near Cambridge, plus his musical abilities and knowledge of computer based music technology, production costs were kept to a minimum, but the recording quality is excellent.  Well worth adding to your collection.
1.I Believe: 2.Just a Closer Walk with Thee: 3.Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho: 4.What a Friend We Have in Jesus: 5.I Saw the Light: 6.He Touched Me: 7.Wings of a Dove: 8.Scarlet Ribbons: 9.Me and God: 10.Where Could I Go but to the Lord: 11.All That Thrills my Soul is Jesus: 12.He's Got the Whole World in His Hands:  13.Blessed Assurance: 14.Bless This House
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1.I'm Gonna Sing Sing Sing.
2.In the Garden.
3.Tell me the Story of Jesus.
4.Dust on the Bible.
5.Sweet Hour of Prayer.
6.Three Wooden Crosses.
7.Church in the Wildwood.
8.Say a Prayer for the Lonely Ones.
9.Down in the River to Pray. 10.For the Beauty of the Earth.
11.I Love to Tell the Story. 12.Jesus Take a Hold.
13.You Walk with Me.        14.I Feel Like Travelling On.
Seven country gospel favourites, five old hymns from the 19th Century and two new songs, written in 2013 by Geoff Ashford, making up a great new addition to Tony's gospel flavoured albums.

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Pure_Nostalgia_JPG_front_picture  36. PURE NOSTALGIA
         Some favourite numbers
  78's, 45's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 75.
And now for something completely different.  Tony sings some of the songs he sang to his old 78rpm and 45rpm recordings he bought and played on his parents' wind-up gramophone and Dansette record player in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Now he's recorded them at the age of 75!  A mixture of standards, pop songs, chart hits and a bit of country, some of which he's never even sung before on stage.
1.Makin' Whoopee: 2.Swinging on a Star: 3.Don't Fence me In: 4.It Doesn't Matter Anymore: 5.Answer Me: 6.The Black Hills of Dakota: 7.Hello Mary Lou: 8.Memories are Made of This:  9.Love Letters in the Sand: 10.A White Sport Coat: 11.A Lttle Bitty Tear: 12.Take These Chains from my Heart: 13.It's Almost Tomorrow: 14.Hawaiian War Chant.
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Country_Classics_CD_photo_front 37.COUNTRY CLASSICS
         Traditional Style  
I thought it was time for another album of classic country songs, sung and played in the traditional style I have always loved best. If you like Hank Williams, Hank Thompson, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Charlie Pride, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Leroy van Dyke, Ernie Ashworth, etc, you'll enjoy this album.
1.The Older the Violin, the Sweeter the Music: 2.Tangled Mind:
3.I Can't Help It: 4.Devil Woman: 5.Make the World Go Away
6.Talk Back Trembling Lips: 7.Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town: 8.Carroll County Accident: 9.Crying My Heart Out Over You: 10.Walk on By: 11.Rhumba Boogie: 12.On the Other Hand: 13.El Paso: 14.Murder on Music Row.
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38.COUNTRY MUSIC IS MY LIFE

CD_front_picture_Country_Music_is_my_LifeA compilation album of seventeen more songs from the publishing catalogue of Sylvantone Music.  Songwriter names shown after each title.  1.Country Music is my Life (Stewart Ross)..  2.Face in the Crowd (Ivy Somerfield).  3.Big Muddy (Geoff Ashford).  4.With This Ring (Geoff Ashford).  5.Song of the River (Brian Letton).  6.Ballad of a Young Woman (Terry McKenna).  7.Something Special (Robert Macillan).  8.You've Made My Life Complete (Stewart Ross).  9.Livin' on Lovin'  (Ivy Somerfield).  10.When We First Fell in Love (Brian Letton).  11.I Pretend that I'm Loving You. (Geoff Ashford).  12.How Sweet Love can Be. (Geoff Ashford).  13.A Part of Me. (Stewart Ross).  14.Five Minutes to Midnight. (Geoff Ashford).  15.The Artist. (Geoff Ashford).  16.The Edinburgh Song. (Geoff Ashford).  17.You'll Be Home. (Stewart Ross)

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39.  2015 COMPILATION FAVOURITES

2015_Compilation_Favourites_CD_front_picture26 Songs not previously released on any other compilation CD album currently available

1. I Never Really Knew you 'til you Said Goodbye.  2.Tennessee Waltz.  3.Susan Flowers.  4.I Love you in an Old Fashioned Way.  5.Cottage in the Country.  6.Wings of a Dove.  7.Honey Girl.  8.Take These Chains from my Heart.  9.ou Don't Miss the Water.  10.My Elusive Dreams.  11.Don't Fence Me In.  12.Call of the Wild.  13.Abilene.  14.Let Me be There.  15.Hasta Luego.  16.Seashores of Old Mexico.  17.Rockin' Rollin' Ocean.  18.Red Roses for a Blue Lady.  19.The Key.  20.Why Should I be so Lonely.  21.Loving You.  22.I'm Just a Country Boy.  23.Wait a Moment Wendy.  24.The |Older the Violin, the Sweeter the Music.  25.Mr Ting a Ling.  26.MississippiFireball. 

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40.   26 MORE FAVOURITES TO DOWNLOAD

CD_front_26_more_favourites_to_Download 1.Lucy, Ain't Your Loser Looking Good. 2.Susan Flowers.  3.Why Me Lord?   4. A Woman Captured Me.  5. Honey Girl.      6. Peach Picking Time in Georgia.  7.Californian Cottonfields.   8. I Wonder who's Kissing her Now.  9.A Loaf of Bread, (A Jug of Wine).  10.Help Me Make it Through the Night.  11.Do You Know you are My Sunshine.  12.I Love You in an Old Fashioned Way.  13.I Never Really Knew You 'til you said Goodbye.  14.Rockin' Rollin' Ocean.  15.Pan American.  16.Wait a Moment Wendy.  17.Red Roses for a Blue Lady.  18.The Old Rugged Cross.  19.Mr. Ting-a-Ling.  20.Another Long Day.  21.Through the Eyes of Love.  22.Sail Away.  23.Pick Me Up on Your Way Down.  24.I Need You.  25.You're the Reason.  26.Mississippi Fireball.

Tony has picked out no less than 26 or his favourite tracks, and made them available through CDbaby.com and many of your other favourite download and streaming sites.  Previously, only original songs from the publishing company of his own company, Sylvantone  (or on the music page of this website), have been legally available to download as MP3's.  On CDbaby, you can download individual tracks for 99cents (they will convert it to pence for you) but can get all 26 songs for U.S.A. $9.99 - convert this to pounds sterling or your own currency, and you get a real bargain.  So why not start downloading now.

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41.  YOUR CHOICE

CD_Front_Your_Choice29 tracks from these three albums  can now be digitally downloaded or streamed from CDbaby or your usual download sites.  Previously the individual albums had been uploaded illegally.  However, after two years, the problem has now been settled amicably by Arran Records, as they realised that Tony has always owned the worldwide copyright to all his recordings. So on this compilation you will find all 14 tracks from Grandma's Feather Bed, 11 tracks from Written in Britain, and 4 from Roaming  Round in Nashville.  Most of the remaining tracks will be found on future download albums.  1.Grandma's Feather Bed;  2.Idaho;  3.Out and Free;  4.Streets of London;  5.When a Woman Leaves Home;  6.The Morning Past the Night Before;  7.Jimmie the Kid;  8.Ballad of the Grand Ole Opry;  9.That's You and Me;  10.Kelly's Wife;  11.Old Shep;  12.All that Glitters;  13.TheKey;  14.Nashville Rain;  15.Written in Britain;  16.Let Me Be There;  17.Call of the Wild;  18.The Last Farewell;  19.Let's Live the Good Life Again;  20.Turn Me Round;  21.Ten Guitars;  22.A World of our Own;  23.Close to my Heart;  24.Come Back to Me;  25.Yesterday;  26.I Wonder Where you are Tonight;  27.The Country Hall of Fame;  28.The Year Clayton Delaney Died;  29.Don't it Make you Wanna Go Home.  Why not download the full album, 29 songs form the price of one download album - a real bargain.

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42. 60th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM

(2016 Compilation)  Digital download only) 

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An opportunity to download 26 more songs, compiled from the many albums tony has recorded over the years.  2016 marks 60 years since his first professional engagement to sing country music, singing songs from Jimmy Rodgers (track 26) to George Strait (track1).   1.I've Got a Funny Feeling;  2.A Girl I Used to Know:  3.It's Almost Tomorrow:   4.Working my way Through a Heartache: 5.Roses in the Winter:  6.Come Back to Me:  7.Jody and the Kid:  8.The Last Ride;  9.Forty Shades of Green:  10.I Couldn't Leave You if I Tried;  11.Rose of My Heart:  12.Canadian Pacific:  13.My Little Son:  14.Crying My Heart out over You:  15.Say a Prayer for the Lonely Ones:  16.Turn Me Round:  17.Send Me the Pillow You Dream On:  18.The Way Love Is:  19.Blue Hawaii:  20.Cottage in the Country:  21.Life Turned her that Way:  22.Sarnia Cherie:  23.I Love to Tell the Story:  24.I Don't Hurt Anymore:  25.Country Boy:  26.Dear Old Sunny South By the Sea.

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43. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

5_INCHThe_Old_Rugged_Cross_pictureDigital and Streaming from CDbaby.com  and most major music download sites)

A compilation of 18 of the most popular gospel songs recorded by Tony, and regularly performed by him since 2011 at Paul Wheater's annual Whitby Gospel Music Convention.

1.The Old Rugged Cross.  2.No Such Place as Heaven.  3.I Love to Tell the Story.  4.Why Me Lord?  5.Joshua Fought the Battle 'Round Jericho.  6.Say a Prayer for the Lonely Ones.  7.Wings of a Dove.  8.The Three Bells (Jimmy Brown Song).  9.Place in the Choir.  10.All That Thrills my Soul is Jesus.  11.I'm Gonna Sing Sing Sing.  12.What a Friend we Have in Jesus.  13.Throw Down a Line.  14.He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.  15.Tell Me the Story of Jesus.  16.Scarlet Ribbons.  17.Three Wooden Crosses.  18.Man in the Sky.

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44. THE SYLVANTONE YEARS - GEOFF ASHFORD .
                                                        Also available for donwnoad and streaming.

Geoff_Ashford_new_photo_for_CD_A new 24 track album, including several songs never heard before, written and performed by Geoff Ashford.
1.I Do Believe,  2.Run Back to Me
3.Our Anniversary,  4.What's Right Tonight,  5.King of the Rodeo,  6.Two Glasses of Loneliness,  7.Cotton Canmdy World (duo with Tony Goodacre),  8.The Door,  9.Atomic Wars,  10.The Artist,  11.Return of the Conquistador (insturmental),  12.Sidewalks of Nashville,  13.Far, Far Away,  14.We Were Right,  15.Little Brother,  16.Top of the List,  17.Little Joe,  18.Don't Play your Cheating Heart,  19.Boy to a Man,  20.Danciong on the Moon,  21.Say a Prayer for the Lonely Ones,  22.She Still has my Picture,  23.My Name is Billy,  24.Rags to Riches.

Go to the LINKS page of this website to download or stream this album



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FROM THE DESERT TO THE SEA - TONY GOODACRE
                                    
(Digital Download only)

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From Desert Blues (track 1) to Sail Away (track 26), Jimmy Rogers to Kenny Rogers, Arizona to Alaska, join Tony on his musical journey, as he makes more songs from the catalogue of Sylvantone Records available for digital download.
1.Desert Blues,  2.Thanks to the Hanks, 3.Teardrop on a Rose, 4.Skiffle Medley,  5.Love me Tender,  6.My Elusive Dreams, 7.Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - vocals Jeannie Dee,  8.Crazy,  9.Blue Hawaii,  10.Redback on the Toilet Seat,  11.Silver Wings,

12.Seashores of Old Mexico,  13.Texas Music - vocals Stu Page,  14.Tennessee Waltz,  15.Baby Blue,  16.Why Should I be so Lonely,  17.Peaceful Easy Feeling - vocals Duncan Calcutt,  18.There'll Never be Anyone Else but You,  19.Loving You,  20.Bingo Bill,  21.The Only Way to Say Goodbye,  22.Life Turned her that Way,  23.Funny Face,  24.Take Thjese Chains from my Heart,  25.Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You),  26.Sail AWay.

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        NOW LET'S LIST ALL THE DOUBLE DVD's  
  First of all, 6 from the archives


       FROM THE ARCHIVE

A SERIES OF DOUBLE DVDs RELEASED IN 2008 AND 2009 DIGITALLY TRANSFERRED FROM OLD CAMCORDER, BETAMAX AND VHS FILM FOOTAGE, SOME OF IT ORIGINALLY FILMED NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO, GIVING A LASTING SOUVENIR OF SOME GREAT MOMENTS IN THE  MUSICAL CAREER OF TONY GOODACRE.

  From the Archive Series No 1.

  1. IN SUSSEX IN CONCERT

 

 

small_jpg_DVD_SussexDisc 1.  Introduction from Tony.  Brighton Country Music Club 10.9.1987.  Tony Goodacre Trio featuring Sarah Jory & Tony Kaempf - 2 songs: Before I Met You and Working My Way Through a Heartache.  

Chichester Country Music Club 1999 Christmas Show.  ‘Tonibell’ along with Alan Forsyth (bass), Steve (Rudolph) Isherwood, and Chas Bartlett.  Complete Christmas Chaos as they somehow get through the following songs:  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Blue Christmas, It’s In the Book, Gilly Gilly etc, Silver Bells, The Twelve Day of Christmas, Mistletoe and Wine, Mary’s Boy Child, Winter Wonderland, Jambalaya.  

A short ‘sampler’ taken from what will be No 2 in the ‘From the Archives’ series.  Tony Goodacre Duo featuring Sarah Jory.  Just 3 songs; Mr Ting a Ling, How Many Lovers? Rock Island Line.

Disc 2. Tony Goodacre Band, featuring Alan Forsyth (bass guitar and harmony vocals), Steve Isherwood (lead guitar) and Chas
Bartlett (drums and harmony vocals) in concert at the Pavilion Theatre
Worthing, 14th July 1999.  A total of 24 songs.  Wedding Bells, California Blues, I Never Really Knew You ‘Til You Said Goodbye, Welcome to my World, Livin’ on Lovin’, Tall Tall Trees, Silver Wings, The Great El Tigre, Chattahoochie, Brass Buttons, Where’m I Gonna Live, No Such Place as Heaven, Do What You Do Do Well, Sweet Anna, I’m A Lonesome Fugitive, Don’t Close Your Eyes, Lights on the Hill, China Doll, The South Will Rise Again, The Old Rugged Cross, Crystal Chandeliers, Old Shep, Redback on the Toilet Seat.

Total playing time:2hrs.55mins

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From the Archive Series No. 2

2. AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE
 

small_jpg_Award_Winning_DVD_frontDiscs 1 & 2.  Recorded live at the End of the Trail Country Music Club, Farmers Arms, Kempsey Common,Worcestershire on December 12th 1987, enjoy nearly three hours of superb country music entertainment.  The inspired teaming of one of Britain’s foremost international country singers, Tony Goodacre, already at the time in 1987 with over 30 years musical experience, with the amazing talent of a teenage Sarah Jory, acknowledged by many of her peers in the U.S.A. to be one of the finest steel guitarists in the world, led to many awards and accolades throughout Europe.

On this one concert alone there are no less than 51 songs (including 9 steel guitar instrumentals and two songs from Sarah), far too numerous to list here.  But in addition, there is the bonus of 15 more songs, recorded at a private birthday party booking in Devon, several of which you have probably never heard Tony sing before, (and may not again).  Some of you may have seen a little bit of this on Tony’s ‘A to Z’ DVD, but this is the full 40 minute final set, and Tony and Sarah are definitely ‘in party mood!!!’.
                           Total playing time: 3hrs 33mins.

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3. 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

DVD_front_small_jpg_25th_Anniversary_Show_jpgDiscs 1 & 2.  The whole concert, plus footage of some of the afternoon soundchecks and of the audience as they arrive.  Over 1350 people from all over Britain supported the show.  If you were there, this double DVD is a wonderful souvenir of a great evening.  If you missed the live show back in 1981, here’s a wonderful chance to share a memorable country music event. Artistes appearing: Tony Goodacre & his Sensational Session Band, Arthur Layfield, Slim Pickins, The Hillsiders, Patsy Powell & the Goodtimers, Yvonne & Norman Champion.

As a result of this tremendous success, Tony Miles, head of Resort Services Department, Harrogate & District Borough Council rang Tony, asking him if he would arrange a Fund Raising Concert at the brand new, soon to be opened, Harrogate Conference Centre.  Although there was less than three weeks to put everything together, this was another highly successful concert.  Sadly, very little of the show was recorded, but there is just enough time left on Disc 2 to include most of what was available, including video clips of international concert pianist, John Ogden, Tony’s own favourite British country singer, John Aston, Arthur Layfield and Snuffy Garrett.        

Total playing time:  3hrs 52mins.

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From the Archive Series No 4
4. FLORALIA MEMORIES
 

small_jpg_DVD_Front_FloraliaDiscs 1 & 2.  Tony Goodacre first appeared at the 2nd Floralia Country Music Festival in Oosterhout, Holland in 1982.  For the next thirteen years, he was booked every year, working initially as a solo artiste, but also as a duo with both Geoff Ashford and Sarah Jory, four piece and six piece band, and with his full 8 piece Sylvantone Roadshow.  There followed further bookings in 1997 and 2005.  Unfortunately, apart from a few photographs, there is no film or video record available for several of those years, but there is more than enough to make up nearly four hours of great entertainment, including a little footage with some other Dutch or European flavour.  As well as several songs from Tony, solo, duo or with his 6 piece band, there are also contributions from some great international acts from Holland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, America, Canada, Switzerland, Hungary & Yugoslavia.

Total playing time:  4 hours.


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From the Archive Series No 5.

5. I WON'T FORGET YOU

small_jpg_DVD_Front_I_Won%27t_Forget_YouDiscs 1 & 2.  A Musical Tribute to mark the 30 Anniversary of the death of Jim Reeves, starring Paul Wheater, singing many of the songs originally recorded by Jim Reeves, with Tony Goodacre narrating the Jim Reeves story as well as singing a few songs himself.   The script for the Jim Reeves story was checked and approved by Mary Reeves Davis, Jim’s widow, who had met both Paul and Tony, and who gave the show her complete blessing and approval.   The Paul Wheater Band, featuring American keyboard player Race Newton who also acted as musical director, Gerry Hogan on pedal steel guitar (who backed Tony on his songs) and the Julie Kinsey Singers on backup vocals, plus lead guitar, bass. fiddle and drums, give each song a genuinely authentic Jim Reeves sound and arrangement.   The show was recorded at both the Royal Hall, Harrogate, and Middlesbrough Theatre, with backstage interviews with Paul, Race and Gerry recorded in Tony’s dressing room at the London Palladium, the venue at which the touring show played on the 30th Anniversary of Jim's death on 31st July 1994.   If you like the music and songs of Jim Reeves, this double DVD is a must for you.
                           
Total playing time: 2hrs 31 mins.

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From the Archive Series Double DVD No. 6

6. TONY GOODACRE and his SENSATIONAL SESSION BAND 1984

small_jpg_Session_Band_DVD_Front_coverDiscs 1 & 2.  The full 9 piece band, which featured Gerry Hale on fiddle,  Derek Thurlby on lead and pedal steel guitar and Bill Clarke on guitar and musical director, toured Britain in 1984.  The 3 hour long show, which also included The Jeannie Dee Trio and the band Southbound, was filmed on Betamax tape by a member of the audience at the Quarterdeck Club, Milford Haven in South Wales.  A copy remained in Tony’s attic for over 20 years, but when he saw it again, although the picture quality was far from perfect, the sound and historical value of this great event (rated by many at the time to be the best British country music show ever to go ‘on the road’) made it well worth while transferring to DVD and releasing for his many fans to share.  If you went to one of the shows, this will be a wonderful memory.  If you missed it in 1984, now’s the chance to see what you missed!   And to make up for any lack of picture quality, there’s an hour of film taken by Tony on his 2008 holiday to the Canadian Rockies and Alaska. 

Total playing time: 4 hours (plus a bit)

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7. TOGETHER AGAIN
 

small_jpg_Together_Again_DVD_Inlay_front39  different songs, recorded live at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton on
Sunday 23rd September 2007 – a lasting souvenir of the month-long ‘Together Again’ tour, featuring from the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, George Hamilton IV and Britain’s ‘Mr Country Music’ Tony Goodacre, with his band, Tim Albins, Chas Bartlett, Bob Haskell & Ray Phillips. 
Disc 1 features Tony and the Band playing Cold Cold Heart, Do What You Do Do Well, Mr Ting a Ling, No Such Place as Heaven, Good Hearted Woman, China Doll, Mississippi Fireball, Cool Water, Mr Country Music, International Ambassador of Country Music.  George Hamilton IV singing solo Country Music in my Soul, Me And My Old Guitar, The Way Old Friends Do, A Couple More Years (That’s All), We Will Meet Again, Keep on the Sunny Side, England, Forever Young.

Disc 2 features Tony & the Band playing Ballad of the Grand Ole Opry, Wabash Cannonball, Devil Woman, Cross the Brazos at Waco, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, Nashville Rain, Charlie’s Shoes (sung by Ray), Green Green Grass of Home, The Three Bells.  The band then back George on Good Old Mountain Dew, Out Behind the Barn, Truck Driving Man, Abilene, Early Morning Rain, Canadian Pacific, Break My Mind, Life’s Railway to Heaven.  Tony then joins George and the band for I Saw The Light, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, One Day at a Time.   The full show, unedited, plus a short introduction from Tony.

Total playing time:  2hrs 45mins.

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8. FROM A TO Z

small_jpg_From_A_to_Z_DVD_FrontFilmed entirely on location during Tony’s 2001 singing tour of Australia and New Zealand, with stopovers in Malaysia.  Add to that his 1999 visit to Las Vegas, where you will see several of the huge hotel attractions, The Grand Canyon and Arizona, including a helicopter flight around Sedona, and a drive through Zion National Park, Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon.  In New Zealand, there’s more wonderful scenery around Mount Egmont, Auckland, Orewa and Manaia, and from Malaysia, the island paradise of Langkawi.  There’s 30 songs from Tony, either performed live on stage or on the soundtrack, with additional musical contributions from several of the Australian, New Zealand and American based artistes who worked with him at the Country Music Festivals  in Mildura, Parkes and
Noosa. 

                                         Total playing time:  3 hrs. 3mins
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9.THE TONY GOODACRE STORY
 
DVD_Front_The_Tony_Goodacre_StoryOriginally released on video in 1998 to mark Tony’s 60th birthday).  Share just some of the highlights of Tony’s life and career to date, as he tells his own story.  Share with him his teenage love of steam trains, meet his family, and in addition enjoy the musical contributions from some of his highly talented friends. You’ll hear the following songs from Tony.
 
You’ve Made My Life Complete, The Railway Bridge at Crewe, Canadian Pacific, I Don’t Hurt Anymore, Skiffle Medley, Wedding Bells, Baby Blue, Mr Ting a Ling, Cottage in the Country, Silver Wings, Nashville Rain, Nashville Marathon, Redback on the Toilet Seat, Lights on the Hill, Lights Across the Valley, Desert Blues, Grandma’s Feather Bed, Place in the Choir, How many Lovers? Floralia Gardens at Oosterhout, The Three Bells, Abilene, Green Green Grass of Home, Leave a Light, I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried, Don’t Close Your Eyes, Wooden Heart, Heartbreak Hotel, Poor Boy, Travelling Light.

Total playing time: 3 hrs.4mins.

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10. MUSIC AND MEMORIES

small_jpg_DVD_Music_and_MemoriesA 3 hour feast of music, scenery and wildlife.   Join Sylvia & Tony on the flight deck of their Quantas Jumbo 747, at the start of their 1995 tour of Australia.  Visit The Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Greenmount Beach, Kirra Beach, Surfers Paradise, Launceston in Tasmania, Currimbin Sanctuary, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Ettamogagh Pub, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Mildura, Murray River, Win TV, Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights, Rainforestation, Pamagirri Dancers, Terranorra Lakes and much more.  Go on safari in Kenya and see the wild animals, visiting the national parks of Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Amboseli.

There are 25 songs from Tony, either live on stage or as part of the soundtrack.  There are also musical contributions from the Hillbilly Boogiemen, Paul Wheater, Smoky Dawson & Trevor Knight, Tony O’Connor and an un-named band from Kenya.  Enjoy the amazing talents of Peter Kaye as he and Tony appeared in a top class cabaret show at what was then one of Australia’s leading clubs, the Terranora Lakes Country Club in New South Wales.  There’s also a few highlights of Tony’s appearances at the Floralia Country Music Festival in Holland in 1994,1992 and 1990, including an off-stage chat with George Hamilton IV.

Total playing time: 2hrs.46mins.

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11. AUSTRALIA 1990

1_jpg_DVD_Australia_1990Following Tony’s highly successful three weeks in Australia as part of his 1988 ‘Round the World’ tour, he was invited back in 1990 to headline country music festivals in Parkes N.S.W. and Mildura. A seven week long tour was arranged, from Tamworth to Tasmania, and there’s the opportunity to join Tony on tour, see the sights and enjoy the sounds from all these places, and much more.  Visit the wildlife parks and see kangaroos, wombats, koalas, emus and Tasmanian Devils.  There’s also plenty of country music.  From Tony there’s thirteen songs filmed at his live shows, plus a further 12 songs on the soundtrack, mixed in with an interesting commentary.  And thanks to the co-operation of so many of the artistes with whom he appeared, Tony has been able to include songs from a wide section of Australian country music talent, giving the viewer a real taste of the Australian country music scene.  In alphabetical order, these include:  Keith Blinman, Corinne Cordwell, Christy Chamberlain, John Forwood, Craig Giles, Angela Hayden, Wayne Horsburgh, Reg Lindsay, Tina Martyn, Shane Parle, Charmaine Pout, Ranjit, Joe Reeves, Ivy Somerfield & Blue Misty, Rebecca & Felicity Urquhart.

                                   Total playing time: 3hrs 4mins.

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12. COUNTRY MUSIC TRAVELS  

small_jpg_DVD_Front_Country_Music_TravelsIn  1988, Tony filmed no less than 27 hours of film on his ‘Round the World’ tour.  He only used 3 hours of it, so on this DVD, enjoy another 90 minutes or so you haven’t seen before, visiting once again, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the U.S.A.  But you can also visit the Orkney Islands where Tony sang on many occasions, the 1989 Floralia Festival in Holland, and enjoy Christmas 1989 with Tony in Yorkshire and Somerset.  Musically there 12 songs from a specially filmed session with Tony’s Trio, featuring Arthur Layfield on Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Geoff Ashford, who also sings a couple of his own songs.  There also 7 more songs from Tony filmed in New Zealand, Australia and England, plus a soundtrack of an additional 15 of Tony’s Recordings. 

                                             Total Playing time: 2hrs.59mins

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13. ROUND THE WORLD WITH TONY GOODACRE  

small_jpg_DVD_Front_Round_the_WorldTony has always liked to  celebrate special birthdays and anniversaries, so to mark his
50th birthday in 1988, he arranged a three month long round the world tour.  It took nearly 18 months to plan, arranging bookings in
Australia, New Zealand and America, flights, car hire, and some of the accommodation.  After a 3 night stopover in Singapore, Tony spent three weeks in Australia, during which time he performed 14 different shows.  These included five shows in Tamworth, where he became the first ever non-Australasian act to appear at Australia’s biggest country music event.  He also represented Britain at a huge show in Parramatta near Sydney, where he performed in front of an estimated crowd of 35,000 people.  Four weeks in New Zealand included 13 more shows, including singing in a circus in Alexandra, and then what was to have been two weeks holiday in Hawaii on  both the islands of Oahu and Kawaii, but even here he sang at three more shows as a guest.  Then on to the U.S.A. taking in sightseeing in Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco.  Next, a flight to Texas where he appeared at the Grapevine Opry near Dallas, up to Chicago, Ohio and Kentucky and on to Tennessee for a live TV appearance on ‘Nashville Now’ and a return booking at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree with Justin Tubb.  There are interviews with both Hank Snow and Boxcar Willie backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, then after more Nashville sightseeing and visiting friends, a flight to Florida for more sightseeing, taking in Walt Disney World, the Epcot Centre, Sea World, Busch Gardens and the Everglades.  This really was Sylvia and Tony’s ‘trip of a lifetime’.  Share it with them, as you spend 3 hours travelling ‘Round the World'.

                                            Total playing time:  3 hours

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 14. TONY GOODACRE
50th ANNIVERSARY
 SOUVENIR BOOK
  

jpg_small_Souvenir_Book_front_for_album_brochure88 pages, nearly 200 photographs, some in colour full A4 size packed with many interesting features and information, this is a ‘must have’ for any fan of Tony Goodacre.  Originally published to include with the 50th Anniversary 12 CD Box Set, the book is also available separately.  So great was the demand among Tony’s fans, that a re-print had to be ordered in time for the 2007 tour with George Hamilton IV.  So make sure you get your copy without delay!

Features include a day by day report on the 1988 Round the World tour as well as highlights of Tony’s visits to America in the 1970’s.  Learn more about Tony’s early years;  Tony’s eye-witness report about seeing Hydrogen Bombs explode when he was serving in the R.A.F. on Christmas Island;  Chapters about Holland, his 25th Anniversary Show and the Sensational Session Band;  Read more about the Sylvantone Promotions managed acts like Jeannie Dee, Stu Page, Geoff Ashford, Sarah Jory and the Hillbilly Boogiemen.  There are features about comedian Al Kilham and dance band leader Bertini (with whom Tony did many shows in the early 1960’s), Arthur Layfield, Steve Isherwood, Tony’s first country band Goodacre Country, Hank Snow, and George Hamilton IV.  A few words of congratulations from Frankie Laine (Tony’s recording favourite as a teenager), as well as congratulations from and features about British country music media veterans like Jim Marshall, David Allan, Bryan Chalker and Tony Byworth.  A book to read and leave on your coffee table – it makes a very interesting read for anyone. 




Page_70_col_1_no_2_JPEG_On_stage_Grand_Ole_OprySaturday 14th May 1977.  Singing on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, U.S.A.
Backing musicians included on lead guitar Jimmy Capps (evening), Leon Rhodes (afternoon).  On pedal steel guitar Weldon Myrick (evening) and Sonny Burnette (afternoon), Joe Edwards on fiddle, Ralph Davies on rhythm guitar, and members of George Hamilton IV's band the Numbers, Don Ange on keyboard, Dick Schuyler on bass guitar and Paul Collier on drums.
You can hear the actual broadcast of Tony singing the Terry mckenna composition 'Nashville Rain' on Tony's 'Recorded Live Round the World' CD and on the 'Tony Goodacre Story' double DVD, you can also hear the commercial for Beech Nut Chewing Tobacco (sponsors for Tony's spot on the Opry), the introduction  by George Hamilton IV and the kind comments from Hank Snow who followed Tony on stage.


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Recording a full week of TV programmes on The Carl Tipton Show for Channel 5 TV Nashville.

The programmes were broadcast every weekday morning at breakfast time, which led to Tony being recognised whilst walking round Opryland with Sylvia that weekend.


Page_8_JPEG_Hank_SnowHank Snow, Tony's biggest influence when he first started to sing country music in 1956.
You will be able to read in the book the full story
how Tony first heard a Hank Snow Recording (I'm Moving On), how he travelled to see him on stage in Liverpool in 1969, and read copies of the letters from Hank agreeing to write the sleeve notes for Tony's 'Thanks to the Hanks' album in 1976, after getting permission from Jerry Bradley at RCA to write notes for non-RCA artistes.  At the Opry, Hank always shared a dresssing room with Marty Robbins, which is how Tony came to be joined by marty for a never to be forgotten 'jam session' with Marty playing guitar and singing harmony to Tony's songs.




Page_40_Col_2_No_2_JPEG_Cliff_presents_gold_discOn behalf of Outlet Recording Company, Cliff Ledger presents Tony with a Gold disc at Tony's 25th Anniversary Show at the Royal Hall,  Harrogate, May 1981.
You can enjoy a double DVD of the whole show featuring all the other surprise presentations to Tony, music from his special guests The Hillsiders, Patsy Powell and the Goodtimers, Arthur Layfield, Slim Pickins and Yvonne & Norman Champion as well as backstage during sound checks and the audience arriving.



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Christmas Island, Mid Pacific, 1958, Tony sees two Hydrogen Bombs explode, 20 times more powerful that the Atomic bombs exploded in Japan in 1945.
In the book, Tony gives a full 5 page eye-witness report detailing every minute of the build up to the explosion as well as information about the Island and Tony's involvment with the entertainment group.







These are just five of the many photographs you will find in Tony Goodacre's 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book.  There are nearly 200 more for you to enjoy.


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Award_picture_2007Tony, with British Country Music's first ever LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

presented to him on stage by David Allan at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green on Sunday 4th February 2007.

This photograph can be found on the front cover of the new Souvenir Book Supplement, which is included with all new orders for Box Sets, as well as the 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book.

There are also over 30 new photographs in the new booklet, including those below:



 

 
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