WICKED LESTER SESSIONS II 
WICKED LESTER (bootleg)
The Original Wicked Lester Session II

Original Recording: 1972
Produced by: Ron A. Johnson
Time: 68:
45
Recorded august 1972 (Final mix)
01 Simple Type (2:42) Simmons
02 She (3:06) Coronel/Simmons
03 Too Many Mondays (3:40) Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil
04 When The Bell Rings (3:20) Austin Roberts/Christopher Welch
05 Molly (aka Some Other Guy) (2:33) Stanley
06 Love Her All I Can (2:35) Stanley
07 Sweet Ophelia (3:02) Barry Mann/Gerry Goffin
08 Keep Me Waiting (3:13) Stanley
09 What Happens In the Darkness (3:08) Tamy Lester Smith
10 We Want To Shout It Out Loud (2:44) The Hollies
   
Recorded august 1972 (First mix)
11 Love Her All I Can (2:40) Stanley
12 Simple Type (2:35) Simmons
13 She (3:10) Coronel/Simmons
14 Too Many Mondays (4:04) Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil
15 Keep Me Waiting (3:24) Stanley
16 Molly (percussion mix) (2:29) Stanley
17 When The Bell Rings (3:13) Austin Roberts/Christopher Welch
18 Sweet Ophelia (3:11) Barry Mann/Gerry Goffin
Recorded spring 1972  
19 Long, Long Road (remastered) (4:20) unknown
20 Simple Type (alternate version) (2:48) Simmons
   
Recorded august 1972  
21 Too Many Mondays (Gene;vocals) (4:02) Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil
22 Molly (a-capella mix) (2:25) Stanley






(bootleg) released 1998 by KSWL Music entertainment

LABELS :
USA : KS Records (KSWL Music entertainment) -compact disc - 7243-854363 93

Band line-up / guest musicians (according to detail inlay) :
Gene Simmons (bass & lead vocals)
Paul Stanley (guitar & lead-vocals)
Ron LeeJack (guitar & banjo)
Brook Ostrander (Piano & Horns)
Tony Zarella (drums)
(Steve Coronel (guitar on track 19, 20)

NOTES :
Produced by Ron A. Johnson. 
Recorded at the Electric Lady Studios, NYC, between November 1971 and August 1972.

Digital Remastered by KS records 1998.


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Extra NOTES :
"Too Many Mondays" and "Sweet Ophelia" were songs originally released on Barry Mann's 1971 LP, "Lay It All Out", and were covered the same year by Wicked Lester. While Barry did better as a song writer, usually with his wife Cynthia Weil, or Gerry Goffin (co-writters on each of the tracks respectively), his own recordings didn't do so well. What is interesting, from the point of KISStory, is that the audio engineer at Electric Lady Studios, where the album was recorded, was one Ron Johnson, later the producer of the Wicked Lester album. 

The Hollies song "I Wanna Shout" (covered by Wicked Lester as "We Want To Shout It Out Loud") closed their 1970 album "Confessions Of The Mind" and is from one of their more obscure albums...


Infinity recorded "(What Happens) In The Darkness" in 1972 ...

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Audio Samples 


Simple Type
She
Too Many Mondays
When The Bell Rings
Molly
Love Her All I Can
Sweet Ophelia
Keep Me Waiting
What Happens In The Darkness
We Want To Shout It Out Loud

BARRY MANN - Too Many Mondays
BARRY MANN - Sweet Ophelia
The HOLLIES - We Wanna Shout
INFINITY - In The Darkness


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Ron Leejack (KISSfaq 2000)


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