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01.13. Too Many Mondays
When Wicked Lester recorded their album with Ron Johnsen little of the material they would ultimately used was original. Like "Sweet Ophelia" this song came from songwriter Barry Mann's "Lay It All Out" album (1971). It was written by him and his wife, Cynthia Weil. The two comprised a famous and highly successful songwriting team. Ron had been the sound engineer on Barry's album, indicating how the song came to Wicked Lester. Barry's version of the song had been released as a single (New Design 1006) in the US, though it didn't chart. The song has also been covered by BJ Thomas (1971 - another Ron Johnsen connection) and Mary Travers (1973). While Paul Stanley sang the song on the rejected album, a demo recording with Gene on lead vocals also exists. Regardless, Gene's vocal harmonizing starts the song. This song was recorded during a 15 hour session at Electric Lady on May 20, 1972.

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