Unit 4 + 2

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In London's swingin' 60s Unit 4 + 2 were a major part of the "scene". That their massive global hit Concrete And Clay knocked the Rolling Stones off the UK No. 1 chart spot while they were supporting them live, is just part of the story.

Best Of Unit 4 + 2 Vol 1 contains the authentic original live band (before multitrack) Decca Recording Studio recordings, supplied to Chance MUSIC by Decca Records.

Tommy Moeller with his life time musical cohort, co-writer and close friend Brian Parker (1939 - 2001), were the founding members of Unit 4 and then Unit 4 + 2. Brian chose not play live with Unit 4 + 2, after the first single Green Fields. Yet Brian and Tommy remained as co-writers up to and after Unit 4 + 2 disbanded in 1970. Tommy was front man and lead singer from the first performance and record release on Decca Records, to the last show and disc released on Fontana.

Musically diverse before others were, the Unit 4 + 2 varied kit of musical styles, crossed a devotion to the Everly Brothers, with their own "white man's" R&B, Soul & Gospel styles in The Girl From New York City, Cotton Fields and Couldn't Keep It To Myself. The Woman From Liberia and 500 Miles have an Elvis feel, while Cross A Million Mountains, Rainy Day and the lush harmonies of Sorrow and Pain, deliver the quintessential sounds of 1960s pop music.

Tommy Moeller with his life time musical cohort, co-writer and close friend Brian Parker (1939 - 2001), were the founding members of Unit 4 and then Unit 4 + 2. Brian chose not play live with Unit 4 + 2, after the first single Green Fields. Yet Brian and Tommy remained as co-writers up to and after Unit 4 + 2 disbanded in 1970. Tommy was front man and lead singer from the first performance and record release on Decca Records, to the last show and disc released on Fontana.

Tommy Moeller was 19 when he sang and co-wrote the UK #1 & Billboard #28 Hit Concrete And Clay as frontman in Unit 4 + 2. The Time album by Tommy Moeller released 2011 commemorates 10 years since Brian's passing, and has a new version of Concrete And Clay. New recordings of 3 more songs from Tommy and Brian post 1970 were also included by Tommy Moeller in his Time album tribute to Brian, being; Such A Pretty Girl, Winter Days and Mona.

For a more detailed history on the discography, band member lineup changes go to the Wikipedia page for Unit 4 + 2 and the Wikipedia page for Concrete And Clay.