Bown, Andy

Band members               Related acts

- Chris Belshaw - bass guitar

- Andy Bown - vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, piano
- Peter Frampton - guitar

- Jimmy Horowitz - piano
- Micky Waller - drums



- The Herd

- Judas Jump

- Status Quo





Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Gone To My Head

Company: Mercury

Catalog: SRM 1-625

Year: 1972

Country/State: London, UK

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: gatefold sleeve; small red stain along lower edge

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4747

Price: $9.00

Cost: $66.00


I'll be the first to admit that I get multi-instrumentalist Andy Bown confused with Alan Bown.  


I do know 1972's "Gone To My Head" is Bown's post The Herd solo debut and that it's surprisingly good.  Produced by Jimmy Horowitz and backed by former Herd cohort Peter Frampton (along with Lesley Duncan), the album showcases Bown as a surprisingly accomplished writer and singer with an ear for melodic and commercial material.  Bown's at his best on uptempo numbers such as the rocking title track, 'P.S. Get Lost' and 'Pale Shadow (of His Former Self)'.  Had he focused on those, this one have been a killer debut.  Unfortunately, roughly half of the set features slower material.  Taken individually tracks such as 'The Mourning Leaves' and 'Open Your Eyes' aren't bad, but the effect starts to become numbing by the time you're half way through the second side.  In case you care, Mercury tapped the album for two singles, though neither did anything commercially:


- 1972's 'Pale Shadow (of His Former Self)' b/w 'Pale Shadow (of His Former Self)' (Mercury catalog number DJ344)

- 1972's 'Open Your Eyes' b/w 'Oh, James' (Mercury catalog number 73282)


"Gone To My Head" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Pale Shadow (of His Former Self)   (Andy Bown) - 

2.) Gone To My Head   (Andy Bown) - 

3.) And If My Love Wants To Know   (Andy Bown) - 

4.) P.S. Get Lost   (Andy Bown - Preston) -

5.) The Mourning Leaves   (Andy Bown) - 

6.) Open Your Eyes   (Andy Bown) -  


(side 2)
1.) Oh, James   (Andy Bown) - 

2.) Eventually   (Andy Bown - Preston) - 

3.) Etcetera, Etcetera   (Andy Bown - Preston) - 

4.) If It's All the Same To You   (Andy Bown) - 

5.) Please Remember Me   (Andy Bown) - 


There's a nice (if somewhat skimpy) Bown website at:




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