Billy Fury - Wondrous Place Live

Q Magazine review, July 2000

Recently discovered early demos and late live tracks from one of the UK's few great rock'n'rollers.

The early demos of Fury running through seven of his own compositions for the benefit of his studio band. These include Phone Call and Don't Say It's Over from his 1960 debut album, The Sound Of Fury, and despite terrible tape hiss you can still hear the magical, vulnerable quality in his voice which convinced impresario Larry Parnes to put the young Liverpudlian deckhand on stage the same night he gatecrashed a dressing room audition in 1958. Other tracks include Cheating With Love and an even earlier shop-booth recording of Presley's I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone.