The Appletree Theatre was a studio group of American musicians who released the album Playback in 1967. The project was set up by brothers Terry and John Boylan, with leading jazz session musicians including Larry Coryell and Eric Gale. The album was essentially a loosely-woven concept album, comprising a collage of interlaced vocal narratives, sound effects, song fragments, and quality pop songs such as "Hightower Square" and "I Wonder If Louise Is Home". It was issued on the Verve Forecast label, and was finally reissued on CD in 2007. John Lennon referred to it as one of his favourite albums. In the wake of the set's commercial failure Terry went solo, releasing three albums as a singer/songwriter, while John reappeared as a member of the short-lived Hamilton Streetcar before turning his attention to production with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and others.
01 - Altogether Overture - In The Beginning - Hightower Square 02 - Lullaby 03 - Saturday Morning 04 - Nevertheless It Was Italy 05 - I Wonder If Louise Is Home 06 - Chez Louise 07 - 'e' Train 08 - Meanwhile-Brother Speed 09 - You're The Biggest Thing 10 - Don't Blame It On Your Wife 11 - Sorry State Of Staying Awake 12 - Barefoot Boy 13 - Lotus Flower 14 - What A Way To Go