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  • March 18, 2014
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Margo Guryan 27 Demos

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On April 29, 2014 Oglio Records released on CD and digital Margo Guryan's "27 Demos."

Inspired by Oglio's 2001 release of "25 Demos," this new release is lovingly remastered by Bernie & Dale Becker under the guidance of David Rosner. In addition to the audio refresher, two new tracks "Why Do I Cry" and "Under My Umbrella" are added to the album necessitating the name change.

"27 Demos" will also replace the outgoing "25 Demos" on digital download and streaming services worldwide.


1 What Can I Give You
2 Something's Wrong With The Morning
3 I Love
4 Sunday Morning
5 Can You Tell
6 Think Of Rain
7 Sun
8 Most Of My Life
9 The 8:17 Northbound Success Merry-Go-Round
10 Love Songs
11 Thoughts
12 I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You
13 Come To Me Slowly
14 Timothy Gone
15 It's Alright Now
16 Values
17 I Think A Lot About You
18 The Hum
19 Please Believe Me
20 Yes I Am
21 I'd Like To See The Bad Guys Win
22 California Shake
23 Shine
24 Hold Me Dancin'
25 Good-Bye July
26 Why Do I Cry
27 Under My Umbrella

About Margo Guryan
Margo Guryan grew up in the suburbs of New York City and took piano lessons from the age of six. At Boston University she fell in love with jazz and in her junior year switched her major from piano to composition. She was primarily a jazz songwriter; her first recorded song was "Moon Ride", performed by Chris Connor on Atlantic Records. One day a friend, the jazz pianist and composer Dave Frishberg, urged her to listen to the song "God Only Knows" from the album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. Margo loved it and was moved to try her hand at writing in this vein. Subsequently, her songs were recorded by Spanky And Our Gang, Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell, Cass Elliot and Jackie DeShannon, among others, plus famously unreleased recordings by Harry Nilsson and Dion.

In 1968, Bell Records released her album Take A Picture, full of rock and jazz-tinged pop melodies. Due to Guryan's refusal to perform, the album was under-promoted and failed to make an impact. Guryan continued to write, produce other artists (with her husband, David Rosner) and once again studied classical piano, eventually becoming a teacher.

Take A Picture was reissued in 2000 in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. A collection of demos entitled 25 Demos has also been made available. This was followed in 2009 by a box-set retrospective released South Korea. A video was produced for Margo's song "16 Words" which generated many `hits' and comments on YouTube plus a 2007 enhanced-CD release in the U.K. on Pure Mint Records. In the late '90s "The Chopsticks Variations", a piano composition, was published, and a recording was made available in 2009 on Oglio Records.

For additional information, contact Oglio Records at 702-800-5500.

Margo Guryan – Take a Picture & 25 Demos

Margo Guryan's 1968 album "Take a Picture" completely remastered with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Beautiful digipak with 12-page full color booklet which includes lyrics and biographical info, as well as liner notes from current artists and journalists.

Routinely selling for huge sums of money on the vinyl market and making its way into the collections of pop fanatics as far afield as Japan, Take a Picture has taken on a dynamic life of its own since its 1968 release, especially for an album that went relatively unheard at the time. It is not difficult to figure out what all the retroactive acclaim is about once you hear the sweet, delicate strain of gently kaleidoscopic music on the sole album from Margo Guryan. It is the soft pop of which gauzy dreams are made, full of the hazy changes and transitory variations of autumn, an album that you invariably want to wrap up in.

Sunday Morning
Love Songs
Don't Go Away
Take A Picture
What Can I Give You
Think Of Rain
Can You Tell
Someone I Know

As a companion to Oglio's excellent reissue of Margo Guryan's sole album, 1968's Take a Picture, 25 Demos is useful primarily to die-hard fans, the musical equivalent of the "suggested outside reading" list in AP English classes...

What Can I Give You
Something's Wrong with the Morning
I Love
Sunday Morning
Can You Tell
Think of Rain
Most of My Life
The 8:17 Northbound Success Merry-Go-Round
Love Songs
I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You
Come to Me Slowly
Timothy Gone
It's Alright Now
I Think a Lot About You
The Hum
Please Believe Me
Yes I Am
I'd Like to See the Bad Guys Win
California Shake
Hold Me Dancin'
Good-bye, July

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