Best of Vol. 1 has 10 original recordings made by Decca Records London including the #1 UK and worldwide hit Concrete and Clay.
It also has Cross A Million Mountains that only appeared on their first four track extended play release.
In London’s swingin’ 60s Unit Four Plus Two 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.
Brian chose not play live with Unit Four Plus Two, after the first single Green Fields. Yet Brian and Tommy remained as co-writers up to and after Unit Four Plus Two 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 Four Plus Two 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.