Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)

Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today) is the seventh studio album by Kevin Ayers, released in June 1976. This LP marked Kevin Ayers' return to the leftfield Harvest label. Producer Muff Winwood employed a straightforward pop production that clipped some of Ayers' usual eccentricities from the tapes.

Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1976
RecordedSpring 1976
StudioBasing Street Studios, London
GenreRock
Length35:17
LabelHarvest (UK)
ABC (USA)
ProducerMuff Winwood
Kevin Ayers chronology
Sweet Deceiver
(1975)
Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)
(1976)
Rainbow Takeaway
(1978)
Singles from Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)
  1. "Falling In Love Again"
    Released: March 5, 1976 (Europe only)
  2. "Star"
    Released: April 22, 1977 (UK only)
  3. "Mr. Cool"
    Released: 1977 (US only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Village Voice4.5/5 stars [2]

The band comprised Rob Townsend from Family on drums, Taste's Charlie McCracken on bass, B.J. Cole's steel guitar and Ollie Halsall's guitar.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Kevin Ayers except where noted.

Side 1
No.TitleLength
1."Star"4:18
2."Mr. Cool"3:00
3."The Owl"3:14
4."Love's Gonna Turn You Round"4:52
5."Falling In Love Again" (Reginald Connelly, Friedrich Hollander)2:36
Side 2
No.TitleLength
6."Help Me"2:40
7."Ballad of Mr Snake"2:02
8."Everyone Knows The Song"2:33
9."Yes I Do"3:08
10."Blue"6:26
2009 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleRecording sourceLength
11."Mr. Cool"John Peel Show, 13 July 19763:01
12."Love's Gonna Turn You Round"John Peel Show, 13 July 19764:44
13."Star"John Peel Show, 13 July 19764:42
14."Ballad of Mr. Snake"John Peel Show, 13 July 19762:23
15."Shouting in a Bucket Blues"BBC Paris Theatre, 30 September 19765:26
16."Star"BBC Paris Theatre, 30 September 19764:40
17."Mr. Cool"BBC Paris Theatre, 30 September 19763:44
18."Ballad of Mr. Snake"BBC Paris Theatre, 30 September 19762:39
19."Blue"BBC Paris Theatre, 30 September 19766:24

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References & SourcesEdit

  • NME - Album review (June 1976)
  • Original LP sleevenotes