Bass guitarist/vocalist in The Quiet Five until 1968, Richard Barnes became known for possessing a Lou Christie rivaling vocal range, and epic singing style. Manager Gerry Bron partnered Barnes to his published writer Tony Hazard to help produce song demos- which they did for Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Tremeloes, Herman?s Hermits, Lulu, Gene Pitney, Andy Williams and Cliff Richard. Barnes then recorded singles and one LP, produced by Bron, and all released through Philips. His third single 'Take To The Mountains' hit the top 40 in the UK. Several singles, all penned by Hazard made the charts in France, Holland , Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and even a #1 in Lebanon! This Take To The Mountains album is a combination of the US and UK LPs, the singles and unreleased tracks. The track 'Tomorrow Never Comes' is an absolute standout. It has soul, hits every octave, sweeps along pulling the emotional heartstrings. RPM. 2007.