THE MYDDLE CLASS - 'Gates Of Eden' / 'Free As The Wind' (Tomorrow 45-7501) Nov 1965
This very talented group of teenagers hailed from New Jersey and released three singles on Tomorrow, all of which sold in decent quantities locally but outside of their home territory bombed.
Even today The Myddle Class are something of a mystery. Hardly any of their songs have been compiled and several demos remain in the vaults, although these tapes or CDRs do surface in private trades.
'Gates Of Eden' /'Free As The Wind' was The Myddle Class debut and really should have done better than it ultimately did. When many bands were electrifying Bob Dylan songs and having huge hits The Myddle Class chose his sombre 'Gates Of Eden' and made it into a folk rock gem but attracted little attention.
'Free As The Wind' is high class 60s pop with these memorable lines:
'You never miss the water in the well
'Till the well runs dry.
And I never missed my baby
Until she said goodbye.
Now she's free as the wind.
'Free As The Wind' was the top side and charted at number 12 in Albany, New York during mid March 1966. Both sides were produced by the song writing team of Goffin & King.