King of Siam (song)

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"King Of Siam"
Single by East of Eden
from the album Kings Of Siam - Rare Tracks (1968-1970)
B-side"Ballad Of Harvey Kaye"
Released25 July 1968
GenreProgressive rock
Songwriter(s)Dave Arbus
Producer(s)Glazier, Collier

"King Of Siam" is the debut single by East of Eden, released on 25 July 1968 on the 7" 45 rpm vinyl record format. It was written by Dave Arbus.[1] The band's then vocalist guitarist Al Read believes they were the first British band to be signed to the Atlantic label.[2]

The song isn't featured on any official compilations but appears on the unofficial Kings Of Siam - Rare Tracks (1968-1970) album released in 2013 on the French label Verne Records.[3]

Track listing[]

1968 7" UK single
Side one
1."King Of Siam"Dave Arbus 
Side two
2."Ballad of Harvey Kaye"Geoff Nicholson 


  • Dave Arbus - violin
  • Ron Caines - alto saxophone
  • Geoff Nicholson - guitar, vocals
  • Terry Brace - bass
  • Al Read - guitar, vocals


  1. ^ "45cat". Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ 1909-1987., Read, Al (2003). The rock years 1969-1988. Brace, Terry. Bristol: Broadcast Books. ISBN 1874092826. OCLC 851743737.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "East Of Eden (2) - Kings Of Siam - Rare Tracks (1968-1970)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
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